Friday, March 11, 2011

Plan for strong feelings

The NAWLS Small Bite for March 11th is

Plan for strong feelings. 
After WLS, a flood of feelings may wash over you. Strong emotions can be unsettling. Remember, you are not dealing with feelings the same way anymore. Prior to surgery, you were probably en emotional eater, food was your comfort. Find ways to control your good intake now may create stress and depression. 

You can channel stron gemotions in a constuctive way. A constructive way is not exchanging one self-destructive behavious for another, like drinking alcohol instead of overeating. Strong emotions do not have to rule you. Recognize them as symptoms of change, and find a way to dispel them without harming yourself or others. And remember, all strong feelings with pass. 

Action for the day:
Construct a plan for times when strong feelings arise so that they do not harm you or detail your WLS efforts. 

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