In my opinion, we can compare “Weight Loss Surgery” to an elevator. What does that mean? Allow me to explain.
We are going to travel 10 flights with the bariatric elevator.
We get on the first floor with the pre-op diet.
The Second Floor is your actual bariatric surgery.
The Third Floor is the first few weeks post-op.
The Fourth Floor is 6 months post-op.
The Fifth Floor is at 8 months post-op.
The Sixth Floor is where we are close to our goal but “not quite there yet”.
THIS IS WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE GET OFF THE ELEVATOR.
There are a lot of people on the 6th floor. They are all celebrating their victories and sipping on a Starbucks coffee. They are healthier and happier and in a good place. They start taking their diet a bit less seriously and some bad habits can start to creep back into their lifestyle.
GET BACK ON THE ELEVATOR!!! TAKE IT TO THE 10th FLOOR.
This is where we need to climb back on the elevator. We need to take it all the way to the TOP. Don’t get off and get settled. Get back on and fight to get to your goal. There are fewer people on the 10th floor. They have taken their journey to the end-goal. They are focused on maintenance and what comes next. It’s a great group to be in!
If the elevator is broken, then take the stairs ….
Remember, we can get back on the elevator at any time. If you haven’t reached your goals, it may be time to climb aboard and push the button on the 10th floor. The time is here and the time is now. There is no more time to waste.
We may not be in control of what is happening during 2020 BUT we CAN be fully in control of reaching our weight loss goals right now. Hop on my elevator and let’s rise to the TOP.
If you need assistance, take a look at my 1-on-1 Bariatric Nutrition Coaching. It’s a 3-week program to get you to the 10th floor.
Sheri Burke – Your Bariatric Nutritionist and Surgery Coordinator.