A Golden Christmas Wish from Kim
To all of the subscribers at LAWLS,
This is my third Christmas as a post-op and I'm the healthiest that I've ever been in my entire life. How lucky am I? As you all know, nothing is easy about being a successful post-op. This time of year we must keep exercising and avoiding the high fat appetizer table. Just because the food is small, doesn't mean that it's a smart choice!
I wish you all a Golden Christmas that is full of love and laughter, along with a super 2006!
Holiday Greetings from Pre-Op Gale
GREETINGS FROM "whatsnewaboutme" ..I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A HEALTHY HAPPY HOLIDAY...I'M STILL PRE-OP..HOPING TO BE DONE IN JANUARY..IAM DIETING WITH SHAKES.,PROTEIN,FIBER,ETC IN ORDER TO HAVE THE SUGERY...HAVE MET WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND NEVER LAUGHED SO MUCH IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IN MY LIFE..THE SUPPORT GROUPS ARE WONDERFUL..I CAN'T WAIT TO BE POST OP..HOPE EVERYONE'S NEW YEAR IS WONDERFUL!!
Merry Christmas from Regina:
I did want to share my own thoughts on just one of the ways WLS had changed my life. I have always been overweight and what was lovingly refered to as a "healthy eater". I dove into every meal with gusto! Cleaning my plate, enjoying the food, and was never afraid to try new foods. I would roll my eyes at my other (thinner) women friends who picked at their food, or fussed that they couldn't eat this or that. Refusing desert. I felt they were being finicky and prissy when they acted like that. Why not just eat it and enjoy it I would think. Nothing wrong with digging in and trying it all. Right!? You only live once!
Well little did I know I was the unhealthy eater; eating everything in site (overeating everything I should say) . I didn't have a healthy appetite, I was a stuffer! WLS has changed all that. Now I am the careful eater. Yes...I have become a prissy eater. Taking small bites, chewing carefully, mulling over each choice of food I make. Thinking about what is healthy, safe, sugar free. I am now a dainty eater, a very lady-like nibbler. Taking small portions and regularly leaving food on my plate. I remind myself at every meal, you are NOW a healthier (and soon to be thinner) eater. I have the word "Dainty" posted beside my work computer, along with the Living After WLS big four to remind myself every day that I must change my eating habits and that.... I have arrived!
Merry Christmas to each and every member of the LAWLS family, may all your dreams come true in 2006.
Holiday Greetings from Sandi:This is my first season post-op and I'm so excited about the year ahead. I can't believe I'm getting another chance to live the life I've always dreamed of. Yet so far, the greatest gift I've received from the surgery is the many new friends I've made online who understand what I'm feeling and what I'm going through. I gain valued insight from you. Though we may never meet in person, you have touched me and made my journey richer. I thank you and send you the warmest of holiday greetings and hopes for all good things in the year to come.