During the honeymoon phase of our weight loss surgery, it can be easy to forget that this is a life long change. The life long part gets a little hazy sometimes. We are dropping pounds right and left, and forgetting that we still need to be on guard, and still need to work out.
The gastric bypass (or band, or sleeve) is just a tool. It won’t do the work for us forever. Sooner or later, the honeymoon phase is over, and it is up to us again to be in control. It’s a very fine line between putting a toe in the water, and having a few bites of cake at a birthday party, to jumping all the way in and going back to dessert every night.
Once we lose that sense of control, it can be very hard to get it back. But, we can use our tool again! Getting back to basics, back to protein first, no drinking while eating, exercising every day, no sugar, can get us back on track! Use the tool and reach out for support! This is a lifelong journey, and slipping isn’t a shameful thing. If you did get off track, grab a support buddy (or two, or three), go on support pages, reach out, and get back on the path. Everyone has bumps now and then, but as long as we never stop working at it, we will be successful!