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One of the biggest thing that I am concerned about as I begin this journey is regain. I promised myself while I was laying on that table that I was not going to ever do this to myself again. I promised myself that I was going to work on the things that I needed to work on that I am no longer going to use food as my lover as my companion as my confidant. So to ensure that I continue on this journey I decided that I was going to go public. It is so easy to stay behind the scenes but I know myself. So today I made a YouTube video and now it's kind of crazy and it's not really for other people is just for me to Chronicle my journey and to keep myself accountable. I know this might be viewed as real silly because really it is a personal Journey but I feel that at this moment I don't want to be a secret anymore. Many bad things has happened to me because of Secrets and going public is actually cathartic. I don't know of any other people feel the way that I do but I guess we all have our own way of coping and embracing this new Journey. Mine is still very very new. I just have been on here and I have to tell you that knowing that there's somebody out there and the responses and support that I have received has been amazing. So I'm thankful to this community for making me feel less isolated and feel welcomed. I hope that I can continue to be a blessing to somebody as you guys have been to me

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37 minutes ago, walk the talk said:

One of the biggest thing that I am concerned about as I begin this journey is regain. I promised myself while I was laying on that table that I was not going to ever do this to myself again. I promised myself that I was going to work on the things that I needed to work on that I am no longer going to use food as my lover as my companion as my confidant. So to ensure that I continue on this journey I decided that I was going to go public. It is so easy to stay behind the scenes but I know myself. So today I made a YouTube video and now it's kind of crazy and it's not really for other people is just for me to Chronicle my journey and to keep myself accountable. I know this might be viewed as real silly because really it is a personal Journey but I feel that at this moment I don't want to be a secret anymore. Many bad things has happened to me because of Secrets and going public is actually cathartic. I don't know of any other people feel the way that I do but I guess we all have our own way of coping and embracing this new Journey. Mine is still very very new. I just have been on here and I have to tell you that knowing that there's somebody out there and the responses and support that I have received has been amazing. So I'm thankful to this community for making me feel less isolated and feel welcomed. I hope that I can continue to be a blessing to somebody as you guys have been to me

Sent from my SM-J737VPP using BariatricPal mobile app

You have to do what works for you...there is no wrong or right in going public or keeping WLS private, it's basically up to each individual so no it's NOT silly what you did it was your choice and no one is here to judge you. I've actually watched several inspirational wls videos on youtube and picked up a few tips as well.

Remain positive and you will succeed. You got this girl ✌️

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Wow good for you for thinking through what you think will help you. The approach of going public makes sense. I too am fearful of the regain possibility which is why I'm keeping news of my surgery mostly quiet. But I can see how this thought process may be seeing me up for failure because it could be that I don't have enough confidence in myself that I will not regain. Something for me to think more about. Good luck to you on your journey.

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That is awesome! I don't keep the WLS a secret but I don't broadcast it either, I feel fortunate in that I have a lot of supportive people around me, and it is funny I remember talking to one of my neighbors and she was like telling me how great it is and then she said something else that really sat with me, she said if you don't share what your going through how are you ever going to get support when you need it? It really resonated, As people we can be so fearful of other peoples opinions (don't get me wrong we might not all share the same train of thought), but I sat down and was like how many times am I over in corner struggling to keep things together that are tough, when a burden shared is so much easier to carry when you share it if that makes any sense. I just love that you are holding yourself accountable and wish you a lot of luck on your journey!

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