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I keep hearing about food funerals and I know before I start my 2 week liquid diet I will indulge in at least one of my favorite foods, but I’m thinking about trying a self care binge instead of food!
I think I’m going to get my hair colored, toes done, get a little sun, and maybe a massage. Whatever makes me feel good.
I have always had food in my life, but not enough focus on me! I think it would be good to start the journey in a positive way rather then think of it as an ending when it comes to the food aspect.
Replace food with self care!?!?!
Has anyone else done this or had this kind of mind set before getting ready for surgery?

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One of my rules post-surgery was that I needed to stop using food as a “reward” for myself. I’m not a dog or a toddler, and it really has created some bad habits. So far I’ve been pretty successful at it, with the exception of nonfat lattes. I figure if some espresso and nonfat milk are the worst that I do I’m doing pretty well.

I love your idea. There’s a lot more to life than food, and there are many more enjoyable things out there than mindlessly eating all the time. I think you’re setting yourself up with the right mindset, and post surgery success is hugely dependent on that!

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@blackcatsandbaddecisions such good points that you made! I am going to remember this throughout my journey! Thank you for such great insight!

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@GreenTealael doesn’t it!! I’m just thinking it doesn’t have to be such a loss and as miserable as it could be!

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This is a fabulous idea. Such a positive way to start your weight loss. Make it a regular thing. Once a month book in for some beauty treatments. Pampering always makes me feel fantastic. Put yourself first for a change.

Good luck.

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18 hours ago, Elahnen said:

I keep hearing about food funerals and I know before I start my 2 week liquid diet I will indulge in at least one of my favorite foods, but I’m thinking about trying a self care binge instead of food!
I think I’m going to get my hair colored, toes done, get a little sun, and maybe a massage. Whatever makes me feel good.
I have always had food in my life, but not enough focus on me! I think it would be good to start the journey in a positive way rather then think of it as an ending when it comes to the food aspect.
Replace food with self care!?!?!
Has anyone else done this or had this kind of mind set before getting ready for surgery?

That’s a great idea. Wish I had thought of that.

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