Years of obesity takes it toll on the body. Back pain, joint pain, and other types of chronic pain are common ailments even after we’ve dropped our excess weight. Anyone who suffers from chronic pain understands the time between pain medication refills or doctors appointments put you under a lot of stress. And when you […]
If you were to ask, most people are not going to say that they want to be more unhealthy — naturally, they want to be healthier. But putting those words into actions isn’t always easy. Because the problem is that most people set goals that are outside their comfort zone. And then what happens is […]
Some people still don’t understand the vital importance of building lifelong good health habits that contribute to weight loss. Whether we lose weight through bariatric surgery, a supervised weight loss program, weight loss drugs, etc, those are temporary solutions rather than lifelong habits to lose weight. Consider that if we had built habits to lose […]
Weight and sleep have a direct relationship with one another. Worse still, it’s reciprocal. Being overweight can make it a lot harder to stay asleep at night, just as losing sleep can cause a hormonal imbalance that ruins your metabolism and causes you to gain weight faster depending on what you eat. However, sleep quality […]
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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. ...