Wednesday, March 7, 2012

NSV & Motivation

I have been thinking about what I want my NSV to be. I came to the conclusion that the one thing I would like is to be able to wear a cute bathing suit. Last summer we said that would be my last "fat" bathing suit... I wore it once all summer. It was ok looking but not want I wanted. So it is official, my NSV is to wear a cute bathing suit! So my mission this week is to look for one I would like! I'm not sure if I want a bikini or a tankini. So we will have to wait and see!

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.


  1. Thanks for that. I needed to hear that today b/c I just got told by my doctor that I have arthritis in my knee and I can no longer walk. I started walking 7 months ago at 417 lbs. I started at 30 seconds and made it up to 5 miles. I was going to do a 5K and even run the Disney Princess Marathon. But then my knee started bothering me. I had an MRI and he told me the bad news today. I have arthritis all over my left kneecap and I have been told no more walking/jogging. And that I need to swim instead. SWIM??? No! I don't want to be in a bathing suit for all the reasons you said!! But I guess I will up until I make my way into a skinny one lol. And yes...I am a food addict through and through . When I forget this is when I stumble. Because I eat the donut which is my crack. Wow you hit on lots of good things here!!

    1. You are so welcome! I am sorry to hear about the arthritis in your knee. Dont let it discourage you though. Just keep working at it. We all have our weekness when it comes to food mine is cheesecake. You are doing amazing and stay strong sweetie.