I've been all over the boards for the last few days and have seen a couple of trends that make me happy, as well as a couple that make me sad.
Happy is seeing people recommit to their goals. Folks are doing liquid diets to break stalls. They are adding in exercise and more of it and I'm seeing so many people post their before and after pictures. It's inspiring and thrilling to see folks getting to their personal goals.
What doesn't make me happy, though, is seeing how judgmental we can all be. Someone posts a picture of a meal and others have to jump on the person. I've seen comments ranging from "You can't eat that!" to "That's not allowed!" Really, folks? A sleever can eat anything they want to eat. I have always allowed myself to eat whatever I want on holidays. I actually ate a tiny slice of pecan pie on Easter! Oh, the horror!
Truthfully, I don't eat too much junk on a regular basis, but I didn't have this surgery to deprive myself forever. I had this surgery to LIVE. Unless I see someone saying they eat bread every day and drink nothing but soda, I'm not going to comment on someone else's diet unless they specifically ask "What could be causing me to stall?"
Most of us have enough issues without someone tearing us apart because we eat red meat, or because we don't eat red meat.
I'd love to see the WLS community learn to be much more supportive of one another. Boy, would that be something to write home about! :)