I've found a good online forum for weight loss surgery patients. It's always nice to hear the perspective and experiences of those who have gone through the same procedure I've gone through. I like to read about their success stories, their NSVs and often I'm able to truly relate to their joys and their frustrations.
Tonight I was chatting with someone who had surgery about 2 weeks after mine. This person has lost more weight than I have and I almost let those, "Gosh darn it! Why can't I lose weight fast?!" emotions creep in. When I was asked how I was doing, I shared my sleepiness and hair loss concerns and made mention that I'm losing weight slowly, but am happy that I'm losing. I noted that I'm averaging about 3.5 lbs per week and really had thought it'd be more significant than that. And then came the words that put it all into perspective for me. "Keep up the good work. 3.5 lbs per week is over 180 lbs per year!" Wow! I needed to hear that!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14