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Tomorrow makes one week from surgery and things have been pretty good. It's a challenge to get in my Protein and Water each day but I'm getting better. The pain is manageable and I've already lost a few pounds. What I've found the most difficult is the mental aspect! I see commercials for food and I think about how delicious a big mac would be right now. Really, any kind of bread has been what I'm craving the most. Tell me this will go away!

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Kind of makes you realize how much of an addiction food can be. I tried comparing food addiction to alcohol addiction in a conversation with my brother once and he wasn't buying it. I hadn't done any research on the subject at the time, it was just a thought. I know now after researching WLS that it's a real thing. I can imagine that an alcoholic might have the same self destructive and impulsive thoughts when a commercial comes on about alcohol. I think about all of the bad foods that I love that got me into this mess while driving around but the scars on my gut quickly remind me why I shouldn't give in to the urge.

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I also see food as an addiction like alcohol. I'm 3 months post op and starting to struggle with cravings for certain foods. I was driving by a chicken fast food restaurant and the smell of it had me pulling in the drive through. I wasn't hungry, it was like a memory of something I used to do and without thinking did it. I talked myself out of it. It was just amazing that the urge was so strong.

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I'm so glad that my stomach quickly reminds me that I do not actually want or need but the cravings and habits are very hard to break!

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