I figured out the secret to succeeding at this WLS thing: There is no secret. And if you are reading this blog thinking that Scott’s Journey will make mine that much easier to face, I greatly apologize, but I am probably going to burst your bubble. This post will probably test just how honest I want to be with you the reader and how honest Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin wants me to be with you the patient.
My weight is maintaining at about 255 pounds. Still down about 120 pounds from one year ago. That is the good news. The bad news is that I have been failing at this process for about the last six months. Yes, I am eating less and eating healthier than before. I am able to do more and can be more active than I was before. But just because I can do more doesn’t mean that I am. I am not taking full advantage of the benefits of this surgery.
There are ways to cheat this surgery. There are ways to cheat anything. I will not share the specifics with you because, let's be honest, many of you who are reading this are already familiar with the cheating and lying to yourself. God knows that I am. In many ways I feel like I am becoming my own self-fulfilling prophecy. I went into this worried in the back of my mind about failure and here I am taking steps towards failure.
The hospital and I have talked about putting a “sunset” date on my blog writing. But I have asked for more time. I have taken steps in the last few weeks to get back on the path I need. The surgery helped with the physical part of this, now I have to deal with and face the mental aspect of it. I would be honored to be able to keep informing those of you interested in the progress I can make. Thanks for reading.
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hello Scott. I have kept up reading your blog entries and really hope the hospital does not "sunset" it. Your honesty is inspirational. We all have our challenges in life and you have choosen to share some very personal information.I applaud you!! I wish you continued success!!
Scott-I really hope the Hopsital does not sunset your blog. It's great that you have chosen to share your journey. It should be a real eye opener to those thinking about having the surgery. There is no magic solution. It takes a look of hard work and you have shown that to those of us who read your blog. That said, I will continue to look for your blog and sincerely hope you can continue on your way to achieve the results you want from your surgery. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Scott, I am SO inspired by your honesty. I had surgery with Dr. Wallace 5 years ago. I lost 100 pounds and slowly continue to put some back on (30 so far). I am a single mom who trusts God, why can't I just deal with my emotions instead of eating? Let me know if you find the answer:)
btw - I loved Dr. Wallace and the staff - they were lifesavers to me!
- Jeanie Euler