This is one of those "me getting real honest with you about my life" episodes...a few tears were shed during this recording.
But it was important for me to be real with you and let my emotions flow, because THIS is so often the missing link to long-term weight loss surgery success.
What I hear too often is, "I can't stand who I was before I had surgery...I was a loser...I was a failure...I had no self-discipline or self-control..."
If you don't get clear on who you were and WHY, pre-surgery, and make peace with yourself...you'll be at odds with yourself and your weight loss surgery journey until you do.
This comes down to self-compassion, understanding who you were before surgery, and sending a big hug to your pre-surgery self for all you were going through then.
You can't do anything good for yourself - for an extended period of time - when you're feeling bad about yourself, when you're beating yourself up.
Let's work on sustainable practices - heart & mindset shifts - to get you on the road to living your healthiest and happiest life with weight loss surgery.
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My goal is to help you live your healthiest and happiest life with weight loss surgery by cultivating a peaceful, fresh approach to following the fundamental bariatric surgery guidelines. I’m a Life Coach and Weight Loss Surgery advocate. I’m not a medical or mental health care professional. Your participation in this podcast means you agree and understand that what I’m teaching is for informational purposes only and not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice. Always speak to your doctor or other professional healthcare care provider before undertaking or making changes to any health program.