Hearing about other people’s weight loss stories can be great. It can help you to stay motivated and makes you feel like you’re not alone. You can find lots of these stories online and in magazines, like the recent success story of a woman who lost more than 7 stone after getting gastric sleeve surgery and cutting out sweets. Hearing how she kept herself motivated and how happy she is with her achievements can be a great way to keep yourself going.
However, it can be important to share your own stories too. Having something to talk to can be a big help, especially if you’re feeling down or in need of a motivation boost. Who do you talk to about your weight loss?
Where to Talk About Weight Loss
You don’t have to get a magazine to cover your journey in order to talk about it, there are plenty of other places where you can share your experiences.
- Friends and family: having support from the people around you is important when you’re making significant long term changes to your lifestyle, so try to find someone who is a good listener and tell them how you’re feeling.
- Support groups: joining a local group of people who are losing weight or who have had a sleeve gastrectomy or similar weight loss procedures can be very helpful. You’ll be able to talk to people who understand what you’re going through.
- Online groups or forums: if you prefer to talk online, you could join a weight loss forum where you can give and receive support from people in similar situations.
- Doctors: your doctor is always there to support you when you need practical advice or emotional support, so feel free to get in touch with them when you need help.
- Therapists: talking to a professional therapist can help you to work through your feelings, deal with any underlying issues such as depression or anxiety and find ways of managing bad habits.
- Journaling: writing down your thoughts and feelings can work well if you’re not comfortable telling anyone else.