I miss those words… even though I didn’t believe them back then. I got into a conversation with a coworker about gastric sleeves (weightloss surgery). She has a friend who is thinking about doing it. I am opposed to them, mainly because I have taken care of patients who have had complications from them, but also on the principle that the vast majority of obesity is due to phychological factors- bad habits, poor choices, etc. You can’t fix a psychological problem with a surgery. You have to get your head straight in order to lose the weight. If you don’t, all of those issues are going to chase you around. I was explaining my points and mentioned, I’m not overweight because I’m hungry- I have a weight issue because of my choices. She didn’t contradict me. It made me remember when people used to say “you’re NOT fat” but I didn’t believe them, even though in hindsight, it was true.
The conversation got me thinking. I think maybe I should see someone. I’m afraid of being labeled or judged. Might be worth a shot though?