I knew going into the surgery that there would be some serious introspection and definitely some changes coming to my eating habits. By the very nature of having any bariatric surgery, the ability to eat as much as we used to is cut significantly.
Some folks see a therapist to work through stuff; I’m a tightwad. I don’t want to spend money to talk to someone when I could just post about stuff here.
The truth of the matter is I’ve always used food as a band-aid.
Bored? Grab a snack.
Tired? Might as well sleep on a full stomach.
Angry? Fuck it, a burger didn’t piss me off.
And that’s just the obvious beginning of it. Seeing the pattern and knowing that is one of the issues?
we I know the problem? How do I fix it?
I learn to replace those “solutions” with better (more productive or healthier… or both) solutions.
Bored? Find something to do instead of something to eat.
Tired? Drink some water. Check and see if I’ve had enough protein for the day.
Angry? Maybe it’s time to go for a walk or go to the gym (in a few weeks… Still not allowed to lift yet).
So… find the problem. Use self-imposed CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy… not that other CBT) to make positive changes and keep making progress. Right?
Stay with me on the journey and we’ll see how it goes!
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