At the end of each year, some take time to reflect on their experiences over the past year. Now is a good time to take stock in how you are doing with your Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) journey. Some things to think about are:
What have you accomplished this past year?
What are you most proud of?
What was your biggest success(s)?
What was your biggest challenge(s)?
How did you overcome that challenge(s)?
What did you learn about yourself?
What do you wish could have done better/differently?
What event or individual most influenced your WLS journey?
The above questions can help you understand how far you have come, where you have been and also help you figure out where you would like to be in 2017. Based on your responses to these questions, you can determine what weight loss goal(s) you want to set for the upcoming year.
Having goals helps us stay on track, remain focused and minimize setbacks. People who set a goal that is truly meaningful, usually have a much better chance of reaching that goal, rather than making a generic New Year’s resolution.
What are your goals for 2017? We would love to hear what plans you have below!
Have a Happy and Healthy 2017!
Dietitian’s Corner is a monthly column for post-op and pre-op patients of bariatric surgery in NJ written by Prime Surgicare’s Lori Skurbe. Lori has been a dietitian for over 20 years with an extensive background in weight management, bariatric nutrition and diabetes education.