Melissa Bailey Arizpe, Psy.D.

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Just a little can make a difference

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

There is a great article on cnn.com today about how a young man lost 175 pounds.  He decided to lose the weight after having tingling in his legs and some random chest pains.  He decided that at 24 years he should be at the prime of his life and not worried about his health problems.  After much determination, he lost the weight.

The article goes on to say that according research that just even a little bit of weight loss can be beneficial health wise.  Even as little as five to ten pounds.  That is something to keep in mind as you are on your journey!  Just a little bit can be a healthy thing.  So many times I hear patients get frustrated when they have “only lost 5 pounds.”  Five pounds is good!  It is all relative.  Five pounds lost is better than five pounds gained!  Keep that in mind.  Whatever it is going to take to make sure that you keep your mind on the right track to lose weight.  I have said it before and I will say it again–one step at a time, one day at a time, one minute at a time if necessary.

Weight loss surgery is not the easy way out.  You have to put one foot in front of the other just like any other life changing plans.   It is more than just the surgery–it is changing your lifestyle.   You can’t just have surgery and expect that your life and weight is going to change without some effort on your part.

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