I was watching the most recent episode of Bariatric TV and one of the people interviewed was Katie Jay, who has done some research (fairly minimal – only 15 people) but came up with these 12 stages of weight loss surgery.
I did the same thing on myself a few months ago, so I thought it would be fun to compare:
- Decision Point
- Shock and Awe
- Grief and Loss
- The Miracle
- Testing Limits
- End of Invincible
- Give Up or Change
- Self Trust
Looks like her list starts a bit later in the process than mine and keeps going past where I am now. She is supposed to have some resources for when you find yourself in each stage and have problems, so I’m going to check those out. I think I’d like to see more than 15 people in the study, though, wouldn’t you?
Well, gotta get to my Weight Watchers’ meeting! Have a great day and be gentle with yourself and others – we all deserve it.