My Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery Three Year Anniversary
Break out the party hats, today marks my three year anniversary of getting gastric sleeve weight loss surgery and taking control of my binge eating disorder. I can truly say that the last three years have been my most successful in so many areas when it comes to my eating disorder and my body. I'm so grateful for my gastric sleeve weight loss surgery anniversary and being achieve as much as I have since then.
Before Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery: My Binge Eating Disorder Was Out of Control
I had been struggling for so long with my binging and once my weight started to get out of control, I thought nothing, not even drastic intervention like gastric weight loss surgery, could help me. I had started to resign myself to the fact that I was doomed to eat myself to death. But then my binge eating disorder therapist suggested that I go to a weight loss clinic that performed gastric weight loss surgery.
My life changed when I went to the introduction seminar. I finally had hope that I could take back control, learn how to deal with my binge eating disorder, and didn't have to continue to be so miserable with my eating habits and my body image.
After Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery: I'm Free to Be Myself Again
Before I underwent gastric sleeve weight loss surgery, I felt like I wasn't even me anymore. I didn't look like myself due to the massive weight gain, I didn't feel like myself; I was trapped in this strange body that didn't respond how I expected. I was unhappy with my body, my feelings of guilt and shame over my binging, and my fears for the future that I wouldn't be able to stop binging.
When I started losing weight and regaining control, I realized something: I'm myself again. I'm not constantly stressed out over compulsive hunger. I'm not letting my mental illness dominate my life. I made mistakes along the way, but I learned so much in the last three years about myself and my eating disorder. I'm at peace with a lot of things that I never thought I would be okay with. I'm better prepared for life's events, expected and unexpected. Although I struggle sometimes, I'm always ready to get back up, dust myself off, and keep moving forward.
Is Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?
Gastric sleeve weight loss surgery is not right for everyone. But if you're interested in looking into this option for weight loss, controlling symptoms of binge eating disorder, and helping you to lead a more healthy life, talk to your doctor, talk to your therapist, and discuss it with your support system. There might be something else out there for you, but this could be an option as well.
LaBranche, S. (2015, August 13). My Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery Three Year Anniversary, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, September 29 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/bingeeatingrecovery/2015/08/my-gastric-sleeve-weight-loss-surgery-three-year-anniversary