There are a number of issues that bariatric patients will need to address before and after obesity surgery. Prior to weight loss surgery, there will be an evaluation to determine the patient’s overall physical condition and to assess whether the individual is an appropriate candidate for bariatric surgery. Bariatric patients will not only establish an intimate relationship […]
September: As a grade-schooler this month always signaled the start of the school year that was ushered with the purchase of school clothes. While my classmates went shopping at the local hot spot known as “The Mall,” the place to see and be seen, Mom and I would schlep over to the “Chubbies” department at […]
My experience with my bariatric surgeon’s support group is that it was useful in preparing me pre-surgery and for a short-term post-op in managing my new anatomy. However, it did little to educate me on how to maintain permanent weight loss. My surgeon told me, “I do the surgery. The rest is up to you.” So, […]
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Thoughts on self #forgiveness:
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I feel the bad things we do, or have done, or the bad decisions we have taken, could not have been done differently by the person we were. Nobody takes a bad decision knowing the consequences will be very hard to live with. We do what we do mostly in self-defense and based on our own self-image. A thief is really saying to himself 'I steal because I am a thief'. An abuser is saying to himself 'I abuse because I am an abuser'. People with self-respect and self-love could not imagine stealing or abusing. It would be unimaginable to them. When we don't love ourselves, if we think of ourselves as a thief or an abuser, that is exactly how we will behave. Sadly, that cycle always starts when people are treated badly, or are shown a bad example, when they are very young. Through guilt we force ourselves to live and relive our past. Our past remains our present, and becomes our future. Self forgiveness is the only way of renewing our hearts and minds, giving us the self-respect that makes the idea of behaving badly unimaginable to us. And self- forgiveness is something that only we can give to ourselves. But once we have, we can respect and love the people around us, because our self-image of who we are, is changed. Once we respect ourselves, we are naturally respectful to the people around us. So the more we forgive ourselves, the better we become as people. How simple is that :-) So do something wonderful today and every day. Forgive yourself and become the wonderful person you are, that is, when you and only you realize it. ...