Any hospital stay is a challenge for your whole family – including a planned weight loss surgery. Still, with the right preparation you can make it safer and more pleasant. Here’s a three-part plan for making the best of being hospitalized…
Everyone can fall prey to negative thoughts at times. It’s like watching a movie that begins with clear skies and happiness and seeing it turn into dark clouds and horror. The bad thing about real life? There’s no eerie music to alert us when that turn takes place in our minds from positive to negative. We seem to only be able to tune into our thoughts once in a while to see how we’re doing.
When most of us think about working to improve our health, we think about changing our eating plan, taking vitamin supplements and exercising – especially if you are considering (or already have had) weight loss surgery. What we may not consider that could help us most in the long run is the power of positive thinking.
As my mind receives a daily workout from life’s events, I give my body the physical workout it deserves.
I am determined to build a fit mind and a fit body. I realize that I only have one physical body, so I am determined to take care of it the best way I can. There are no shortcuts or “cheats” to having a healthy mind and body. The only way I will reach my goals and experience success is to do it the right way.
My body and mind work together, so how I think definitely affects how I feel, and vice versa. Therefore, I will exercise my mind and keep my focus on positive thoughts and emotions.
Everyone has times in their life when they feel inadequate and incompetent, but some of us feel that way more often than others. If you’ve undergone weight loss surgery, you’ve likely heard some of the misconceptions around your surgery and what the uneducated and ill-informed think about those of us who chose the surgery.
Many people are so busy putting themselves down in various ways that they forget what it’s like to support someone in a positive, yet challenging endeavor. The “haters”, if you will, often fail to thrive in life, stop trying to learn new skills, stop trying to better themselves, and become discouraged and depressed.
Do you feel like you were on your way to becoming one of these people? Perhaps the decision to undergo weight loss surgery was an extremely difficult one for you – as it was for me. I knew I needed help, but wasn’t sure if WLS was the ultimate answer. I had a significant amount of self-doubt to work through before I could begin to be successful.
You already know how important it is to make healthy food choices now that you’ve undergone weight loss surgery. But you, like most people, have to figure out how to fit the best food choices into your busy life?
You’ll be thrilled to know that a hectic life doesn’t mean that every meal has to be fast food on the run! Sometimes it’s difficult in our fast-paced world to make healthy changes, but with a little planning and know-how, it can be done successfully, and on a consistent basis.
Here are some strategies to help you make healthy choices: