Someone asked the question today ‘What are your thoughts on people who get weight loss surgery?‘
The replies were mostly supportive, with a couple that were less so. I couldn’t go past this comment from a lovely lady (who gave me her permission to share this).
What people don’t generally think about is the the struggle – the tiredness, the aching bones, the constant battle of mind verse body capability. And the depression – the sadness you feel when someone looks at you with pity, the embarrassment you feel when the look is of disgust, the guilt you feel when you can’t keep up with your kids.
Weight loss surgery isn’t just about losing weight like the name suggests. It’s about discovery. Discovering the real you. Discovering new passions, discovering new found confidence, discovering how the world treats you when they’re not too busy judging you.
So if you ever find yourself thinking something along the lines of ‘gross, why don’t they stop eating?’ Or ‘ew, how do they live like that?’ Perhaps try to think about what might be going on under the surface, because trust me, contrary to popular belief, there is so much more than just layers fat.