I Can, Therefore I Will
They say a change begins the day you say, “I can, therefore I will.” This quote proves true when I look back on the past 2 years of my life. After having the sleeve weight loss surgery I lost a total of 80lbs within the first year; a tremendous physical change. However, this year has been dedicated to transforming my mind, the way in which I live my life in my new body. Maintaining my weight loss has been an eye opening experience and has enabled me to try and experience new things that I had never thought possible before.
During this time I mainly focused on the way I eat. I have mastered meal portions and eating for my new stomach. My meals are more frequent with smaller portions at a time. I learned how to meal prep in advance for my cravings and hunger when it arises. I also feel differently about food, the surgery has allowed me to truly taste and savor what I eat, due to my reaction after having a meal. For example my stomach gets upset if I have a meal that’s too oily or greasy, therefore teaching me that those foods are not only unhealthy but can have serious affects on my surgery.
In addition, I also needed to educate myself on staying active. Fitness has played a major part in maintaining my weight loss surgery. I now go on daily walks and tone my skin by lifting weights. I have even invested in a Fitbit device in order keep constant count of my steps and calories burned. Staying active is a huge part of maintaining my weight and benefiting my health.
As you can see my life has been completely transformed from outer to inner throughout this process. This past year having worked on the inward, by adjusting my lifestyle, decisions, and daily routine, I have learned most about myself. Many blessings to all that have been with me from the very start, I am truly grateful for this opportunity and this second chance at a new and improved life.