The LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest is out: Check your email Inbox or go directly to online archive to read the weekly newsletter: Digest October 14, 2014
"We didn't ask for obesity and we didn't ask for the fight of a lifetime to keep it under control. Treat yourself kindly. Find your personal hell-bent determination. You already know how courageous and powerful you are: you learned that when you underwent bariatric surgery. The 5 Day Pouch Test will help you find that place again through the course of five days focused on your mental and physical wellness. Pull out your strength and reserves and let's do this together.."~Kaye Bailey page 21,
5 Day Pouch Test Manual
It is time we turn the table and exercise self-compassion and self-kindness. Doing so is the first step in taking positive action to manage our weight and health using the surgical tool we so desperately needed. Our featured article, "Encouraging self-compassion for a positive body image" is a good starting place to launch your campaign for self-kindness. Follow that with some "me time" spent on the LivingAfterWLS Personal Self Assessment, your quarterly review of your goals, progress, and plans. Download the worksheet for free: Self-Assessment Worksheet.
Other features in today's Digest include some fact-filled links on the big health headline: Ebola Virus Disease; updates from the new and improved LiviingAfterWLS Blog; a great recipe for Beef with Soba Noodles; and a quick study on the health benefits of walking.
Link to Digest in our Archive