Looking for inspiration

Updated on December 18, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Success Stories
5 on December 12, 2019

Weight-loss surgery is a journey with physical, emotional and psychological aspects. Patients about to go under the knife often look up to their doctors for support. Co-workers, family members and friends can also come in handy. Do you think it would help if people focused more on success stories or motivational quotes relatable to weight-loss efforts?

 
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0 on December 13, 2019

It might.  I know I love reading success stories and find them inspirational.  It lights a fire under me to stick with it and reach that next goal. 

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0 on December 13, 2019

I’m highly motivated by before and after photos, both mine and others who have had weight-loss surgery. Belonging to a forum like this one and chatting with you guys is motivational for me too.  I love celebrating our wins and just having that camaraderie with those who get it.

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0 on December 13, 2019

I found a lot of support on Instagram as well as message board and Facebook groups. It was great to hear from people who have actually gone through what I was going to go through, as their perspective will always be different than doctors. Even though I trusted their expertise, they don’t know first-hand what it is like to go through it.

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0 on December 15, 2019

Yes, our psychological state gets a boost when we focus on success stories. We can count on the support of others too, but this will not always be forthcoming. Motivation has to start from within us.

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0 on December 18, 2019

I really like reading success stories. They give me hope that I can do it, too. Motivational quotes are also great. 

I’ve joined a couple of Facebook groups for weight-loss surgery. Everyone there encourages each other, and it’s a big help if you are having a down day or doubting your ability to be successful. 

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