Friday, April 22, 2011

Rethink your goal weight.

The NAWLS Small Bite for April 21st is

Rethink your goal weight. 
A common attitude for many WLS patients is, "My surgeon said I should weigh about 150 pounds, but I want to weigh 135--the weight I was when I graduated from high school." 

While common, the desire to get down to a number you have assigned meaning to, whether the number is realistic or not, may sabotage your long-term weight loss. Your ideal weight is more a matter of the intersection between the sustainable lifestyle choices you make and how your body responds to weight loss surgery. Consider giving yourself permission to let your body weigh what it wants to weigh, with you eating and exercising at the healthiest levels you can sustain. 

Action for the day: 
Rethink your goal weight. Is it realistic? Is it sustainable? If you are not sure, do some research. Talk to your doctor and nutritionist. Then make a decision based on the knowledge you gain. 

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