My Gastric Sleeve Journey

My Gastric Sleeve Journey

Coffee, Why Has Thou Forsaken Me?

on January 6, 2015

Sunday was my last coffee day. We broke up. It was the last day for that delicious hot creamy beverage to wake me up and soothe me as I have never been soothed before. Coffee and I had a special relationship, even at work. It was just the excuse I needed to get up from my chair, stretch and take a quick walk and talk to some friends along the way. My team partner, Katie, got me an awesome TARDIS mug for Christmas and it loves coffee too! (yes, I am a Doctor Who lover. Deal with it. 🙂 )

Despite our love, the break up was necessary.  And so, so hard! However, it got me to thinking about all the stuff in my life that I will have to break up with once my surgery is completed. I made a quick list:

  • The unattainable idea of the perfect flat smooth tummy
  • Hiding out in my apartment, not answering my phone
  • Thinking people are staring at me at the gym and not going because of it
  • Feeling bad about my size and deflecting compliments
  • Not asking for help
  • Of course – donairs!

As you can see, this list needs to be broken up with. It is debilitating, crippling, twisted, brutish, nasty and short (added just for you Thomas Hobbes enthusiasts) and holding me down. With all of that ugliness out of the way, think of all of the awesomeness my life could take on!  Long walks in the neighbourhood! Long walks in a friend’s neighbourhood! Real gym time. Genuinely accepting compliments! Real me time! Positivity will reign and there will be no time for despair or gloom.

Do you have a list that you need to break up with? It’s that time of year to make new starts. Maybe we should always take stock into what we need to do to make sure fears and negative actions are not getting in the way of a beautiful life. So take action! Love yourself! Do what is best for you and those you love. That’s an order. 🙂

Thanks again for your support! I appreciate it more than I can say. And now, for no reason at all, a picture of a hamster tending bar –

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