Support is Important!!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I haven't been on SP very much over the last year....I'm coming up on my 3 year surgery anniversary in September. Can't believe it's gone by so fast. Something I've realized over the past couple of months is that I will always need support in keeping all of the weight I lost off forever. Maintenance is really hard. It's harder than the losing part. I originally joined SP and was close to a group of women that all had surgery within a week of each other. We have stayed "friends" on FB, but the day to day contact and support is gone. I miss them and I miss being able to share my triumphs and missteps with other people that are going through the same thing. They're not kidding when they tell you it's a life long commitment! I'm still at my goal weight, give or take 2 pounds on any given day. Some days I make bad food choices, but I'm always conscious of those choices and the consequences of them. I have told myself should I go up 5 pounds from my goal weight, that's the time to nip it in the bud. So far, so good. I still think I made the best choice for me and my circumstances.