Weight loss surgery is an amazing tool that provides so many people with success on their weight loss journey. Bariatric patients can drop weight extremely fast after surgery and it truly is an amazing feeling. However, this can also be a dangerous thing for patients because we can get obsessed with the scale. This can backfire and cause us to go to the complete other extreme after weight loss surgery.
Yesterday, I woke up and stepped on thescale and did not see any movement. I felt discouraged and sat there and evaluated everything I had done the day before to see what I needed to do differently. I was really frustrated because I have been working extremely hard. I went on with my day and continued to make healthy choices, even though I was feeling really down.
After weight loss surgery, you will be tracking how much weight you lose and it will feel amazing watching the scale go down. However, there will come a time when the scale slows down and you must be prepared for that. As bariatric patients, we sometimes get obsessed with the scale. It is important to remember that the scale is not everything and there are other victories on this journey.