Did you undergo lap band surgery that meets your goals, but still find yourself at the beginning of your weight in your mind's eye? Are you afraid you'll wake up one morning and all the lost hard hit by a lap band? Are you still shopping for big size clothing? Want to help change your image to the size of your body after you change the size of your body? The following patient journey toward self-confidence and self-esteem as he changed from a high BMI in normal and healthy weight.I believe that self-confidence and self-esteem is something that we humans work every day, no matter what size we are or where we are in this journey called life. However, after losing 250 pounds can certainly skew one's self-image, and it is a tool that you can use to help you get over this challenge:
· Be your own cheerleader. Weigh yourself regularly and celebrate every pound you lose. Check yourself in the mirror and remember how much of a mirror image you covered when you begin your journey. · Find Friends support, teacher or coach. Bring someone with you when you go shopping for clothes, so that they can direct you to a smaller size and provide honest feedback about how you see the clothes. You may not see themselves through the eyes of both the world see you through. Use one to remind you that you can sit in a booth in a restaurant, you do not need to use the disabled toilet. · Look, really look at your significant other when he / she introduces you to someone or talk up success with someone. Maybe there will be a ray of pride in their eyes.
Pride for the success that has been achieved after your weight loss surgery, as well as how healthy you are and how you look. Your family can be your biggest cheering section. · Use your support group for what they support. Being part of a group of people like this is always useful and get a chance to celebrate your success to those who actually have the same problem. In addition to always learn something from your support group meetings to know that you are not the only ones that fear of fat every morning. · Pay the future. If you are a successful lap band patient, you can offer to give testimonials on your surgeon's information seminar. Every time I spoke with one of my reminded not to use the lap band I lost weight I would either die, or have a very limited quality of life. This allows a room full of strangers to be a cheerleader. · Use your surgeon's office with all the staff, physician assistants, nurses, patient facilitator for the support that you need to understand how far you've come. These people will be your best friend, your coach, your teacher and your conscience when you start your weight loss journey. They are there for you when you maintain your weight as well.
I have asked my surgeon if he thought I was cured of obesity in six years post-op and maintain my weight for more than four years, or if I'm in remission or undergoing treatment. The answer is "It depends on their own personal frame of mind you are and what you empower the most". Personal empowerment is an ongoing process. Getting people to help you along the way.