I came across these words of wisdom while surfing the web this morning and had to share:
Don’t stoop to anyone’s level
just because they can’t rise to yours.
No matter WHERE you are in your weight loss surgery experience – pre-surgery, recovery, or post-surgery, don’t let anyone make you feel “less than” for getting help. Don’t let anyone – even and especially those you love and care for – hold you back from getting the results you deserve!
You deserve a healthier, stronger body AND mind – and taking charge of your health is just the first step. Imagine how much stronger you’ll be in a day, a week, a month, a year of really focusing on doing the right things for your body and mind.
If you are pre-surgery and working with your doctor, keep going! Everything that you are doing now – changing your eating habits, undergoing medical tests, consulting with health care professionals – gets you one step closer to your goal. Keep track of your timelines – if you have questions about your progress and what you need to do next, make that phone call and ask those questions. Medical professionals are often overwhelmed with the sheer volume of things that need to be done and the number of patients they are responsible for. Be that “squeaky wheel” in a positive way – stay in touch often, make sure to ask “What’s my next step?” and then take notes and take action! During my pre-surgery preparation period, I stayed in touch with the medical team on nearly a daily basis – always courteous and polite, always asking what my next step was and when I could check back with them.
If you are pre-surgery and not yet working with a doctor – figure out what’s holding you back! Have you attended a live information session at a medical center near you? Why not? Find out when the next session is and BLOCK OUT that time on your calendar. Don’t let anything or anyone hold you back from getting the information you need to make an informed decision about YOUR health. Get all the information you need in the form YOU need it – audio, printed materials, video, live visits with your doctor – whatever you need.