When Good Habits Turn Bad

The establishment of healthy habits after weight loss surgery is key to gaining and maintaining the benefits of this type of therapy. While habits are hard to build and require significant effort to establish, one post-operative patient reveals that a certain amount of flexibility is needed as well. After ignoring the scale for years before reaching a point of seeking surgical intervention, she presumed that weighing herself daily would be a natural part of maintaining her new healthier weight. She soon discovered that the scale can surprise you. Fluctuations in body weight occur not linearly, but rather in a fashion that can feel quite random. As a result, a daily step on the scale may prove more frustrating than motivating. Rethinking one’s relationship with the scale may prove beneficial in the long run.

Key Points:

  • 1One of my main goals after having gastric bypass surgery has been to establish better and healthier habits going forward which will support me in maintaining my 70 kilo weight loss for the rest of my life
  • 2I have a slightly addictive personality and it became something that I couldn’t not do every single day.
  • 3One huge lesson I have learnt through this journey is that the relationship between what goes in my mouth and the weight that shows up on the scale

Weighing myself weekly is going to be my new routine. I am in my second week of not weighing myself daily now and as the days pass I think less and less about needing to jump on that scale each day. The last few days I haven’t even thought about it to be honest with you!

Read the full article at: https://melissalosesit.co.nz/2016/11/03/when-good-habits-turn-bad/


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