Doing the things you didn’t think you could

Updated on July 24, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Success Stories
6 on July 13, 2019

My friends invited me to go see a waterfall with them, and that involves some hiking. I’m thinking to give it a try as I’m feeling confident these days!

Does your surgery allow you to try things you didn’t even think of trying before?

 
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1 on July 14, 2019

That sounds like fun; I hope you go blackdust.  I’ll be rooting for you to make it to the top!  I haven’t had my surgery yet, but I’ve slowly started on the diet.  I’m looking forward to seeing what  I can do once some of the weight comes off.  

on July 16, 2019

Thank you very much, Quill. I’ve been doing exercises to shake the weight away, so hiking sounds like a checkpoint to see whether I’m doing it the right way. I didn’t think about motivating myself with these things specifically before, so maybe you can give it a try.

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0 on July 16, 2019

Great question!  I’ve always avoided rides at the fair because I figured I was too big to get on anything.  Even though it’s been six months since my surgery and my incisions have obviously healed, I didn’t ride a roller coaster or anything that intense, but I got on some of the other rides and had a great time.  I also stayed away from the food areas so I wouldn’t be tempted to scarf down a funnel cake or three.  

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0 on July 16, 2019

Congratulations @blackdust and @BeyondObesity on losing weight and for being brave enough to try new adventures.  I love these types of questions because the answers are so inspiring. 

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0 on July 18, 2019

My answer might be not that spectacular as hiking or riding a roller coaster because I tried eating vegetables now. I normally eat meat or bread, but always avoided vegetables as it doesn’t look appetizing. It doesn’t taste bad as I thought before, and I’m liking a few of them now that I’ve tasted them.

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0 on July 24, 2019

Those are great ideas, everyone! George, don’t be discouraged. Above anything else, it’s a step towards a better and healthier self, so even something small already means a lot. Maybe someday you will feel like being more adventurous.

On a side note, I did go hiking with my friends. What an experience!

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