Re: Dieting before Surgery, and depression
I did go through a grieving period after the surgery because it was such a big change and I couldn't turn to food anymore to comfort myself. Eating was such a big part of my life prior to banding that I really felt the loss when it was gone.
On the plus side, the post-surgery blues didn't last very long. Maybe a week or two? Then I started focusing on my success and filled my life w/ other activities (I started taking a sewing class) and it's only improved since then. Without my fat to feel depressed about or bad eating to feel guilty about, I feel much better mentally.
BANDED on 2/23/10!!
82 lbs down, 23 more to goal!
Made it to Onederland on 10/24/10!
No longer obese, just fat, as of 11/7/10!
You find comfort among those who agree with you and growth among those who don't. ~ Unknown