Motivation is one of the biggest things for me. There are some many WLS graduates out there that are a huge inspiration to me. I follow their youtube, facebook & blogs, just to learn more and as much as I can. I look at motivational pictures and it helps me when I feel like giving up. I think the one quote I stumbled upon was this.
"When you feel like giving up on recovery,remember why you've held on for so long!"
Some have asked why would that apply its about recovery & addiction, and the simple answer is that food is an addiction. Most who get WLS are addicted to food and that how we got ourselves into the mess we created with our bodies. So we are in recovery and our band,gastric bypass, & sleeve are our tools to help us recover and break that addiction.
So when you feel like you can't do look back on your journey and think about how far you have come and how close you are to the better you.