Someone who has helped me tremendously on this journey back to health is Dr. Brene Brown, renowned lecturer and author who speaks frequently about the effects of guilt, shame and fear on our lives. I think when it comes to weight loss, these three emotions play a huge role, whether we are aware of it or not. But more on that later.
Although I have never met her personally, some days I feel like she is right here, whispering in my ear. Her books and videos have helped quiet my inside voice, the one that frequently challenges my rational thoughts! We all have it, whether it’s called your inner voice, your ego, your conscience, the trickster, the devils advocate, or a few I can’t really mention here in print. Learning to overcome that voice and follow my instinct, as well as learning to love and trust myself, has given me the courage and insight to tell my stories out loud. Scary indeed, but to share my fears when I feel like they’re holding me back, and to see my flaws when they are blocking my path to success, is both freeing and exhilarating.
The video below is about perfectionism. Please take a few minutes to listen. I am far from perfect, and proud of it!! I hope you take away a similar feeling and hear the message that Perfectionism doesn’t keep us from being hurt…. it keeps us from being seen. And I don’t know about you, but there are few feelings worse than the feeling of never being seen.
Hear why Brené Brown says perfectionism is a 20-ton shield
Posted by SuperSoul on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Come build a community with me. I want to create a space where people can feel safe and comfortable talking about and learning about Bariatric Surgery and the effects that taking control of one part of your health can so quickly and drastically effect another. The information might suprise you. And whether or not you decide to actually have surgery or just follow a like minded way of eating and lifestyle, I want you here.
Sit comfortably with like minded friends as we share that this journey is not an easy one. In many cases it is one of the hardest decisions you will make. There are several paths and many options. The road can start out rocky, but as you begin to walk the path steadily, it will become clear that the struggle, the fear, and especially the benefits are so worth it!
My only regret after 15 months….not doing it sooner!