I think most of us can claim to be thankful for at least one thing, this year. And in this giving month of November (turkey day is HAPPENING, people), I wanted to share what I am most thankful for this year. It’s such a small thing, really. But it does rank high on the scale of being thankful. This small thing steers a clear path to ALL that I’m blessed with. What about you?
So. I polled some folks. I didn’t pose this specific question. But I was curious what (for them) was the best thing after weight loss surgery. I don’t want to diss the rest of the year, but having WLS and all that has come after, was a serious turning point in my quest to be healthy again. On the whole, WLS is definitely the bigger picture for which I’m thankful.
But this small thing. The best thing, really. It makes up for almost three years of spending most of my time in bed, lights dimmed or off, and the pain…oh, the pain.
Let’s forget that for a moment. I want to tell you what I am really most thankful for.
Here is my mine:
I am most thankful this year for getting my life back. For being able to move more, eat less, stay hydrated, and with a working metabolism – finally work toward a healthy weight for my body. What comes after weight loss surgery should never be considered easy. And I have worked my booty off (quite literally) to be where I am today.
For that? I am most thankful this year.
Let’s see what others have to say in this most giving month of the year…
You are most thankful for:
- Water (water water water and more water) – YES.
- No pain (not there yet, but I’m headed in the right direction, too) – YES.
- Less pain, more movement, smaller clothes – YES. A thousand times yes.
- Walking without having to stop and catch a breath – YES.
- Renewed energy – YES.
- Walking around on two feet, no wheelchair – YES.
- Doing more with family – YES.
- Being ALIVE – YES. An idea of where many of us were before WLS.
- Walking, just walking – YES.
- Surviving complications from WLS (it happens) – YES.
- Feeling normal in public (a BIG psychological affect and one that matters greatly as you travel the WLS path) – YES. So much YES.
- Feeling healthy, less meds, more energy – YES.
- Stomping out chronic issues (or at least reducing them greatly) – YES.
WOWZA. We certainly do have much to be thankful for, this year. Thanks to all who weighed in for this most important question. I am just as grateful for all of you as I am thankful for this new life.
For your health and mine,