Reach out to those who can help you on your journey
As you get ready for your surgery, support from your friends, family and healthcare team will make things much easier for you. Now that you’re starting a new, healthier lifestyle, it’s important to reach out to caring people in your life for help and encouragement. Plus, you can share your weight loss success together.
Let your loved ones help
Getting your family and friends involved will help ensure your success, so it’s important to guide them to understand the surgery and weight loss process. Bring a loved one to a seminar, or your appointment so they can better understand how to support you throughout your journey. The more they know, the more supportive they can be.
You’ve got an entire team
Our entire team is here to offer valuable support. In addition to your healthcare team, the “The Lean Team” support group organizes patients and staff to help you stay positive, focused and motivated. The support group team consists of people who are making, or have successfully completed, the same transformative journey that you’re beginning. Their experiences can inform and inspire you. “The Lean Team” meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month starting at 5:00 PM at WindberPlace. The first hour is an informal social gathering for patients. At 6:00 PM, we begin our presentation for that month.
Support comes from within, too
Don’t forget another important person you can look to for support is yourself. You can develop a journal and other motivational goals to track your successes on your way to achieving your weight loss goals. Examples and support tools can be found at LapBand.com.
Celebrate every success
And speaking of goals, remember to measure your success in more than just lost pounds: shopping for new clothes in your new size. Feeling healthier. Enjoying exercising. Whatever your personal milestones, make sure you and your loved ones celebrate all of them as you progress on your weight loss journey.