Anyone else tired of seeing the magazine headlines, the articles saying “He/She lost xx amount of weight WITHOUT surgery!” Like a slap in the face to those of us who did have surgery! Like those of us who used surgery as a tool to help us get healthy somehow makes it less of a accomplishment.
Maybe before publishing those articles, they should talk to one of us who actually went through the surgery. One of us who fought with insurance companies, attended endless classes and appointments, stuck up for ourselves with friends and family who thought it was a bad idea, and went through the pain and healing of having our insides rearranged!
Bariatric surgery is NOT cheating! It’s not the easy way out. No more than someone using Weight Watchers or Slim Fast is cheating! It’s all tools that we use to make our lives and our bodies healthier. So don’t let anything make you feel like we shouldn’t be just as proud of our accomplishments as someone who didn’t have surgery. We earned every right to do a happy dance for our weight loss!