Cheated my way out of obesity? I beg your pardon!

The day before yesterday was one of those days in which it left me a bit dumbfounded and slightly shell-shocked. A message I received from an old acquaintance of mine that I met during a power walk left me feeling a bit numb. Although I was pleased to have met this person, I felt offended that he thought I cheated my way out of obesity. Even more so, I got lost in my own thoughts and started to overthink. What if this is the common perspective? What if people really think that I (and anyone that had weight loss surgery) actually cheated their way out of obesity?

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Weight Loss Surgery WILL not change everything.

One of the things that many people ask me about bariatric surgery is “Will everything in my life change?” Although most of the times my first reaction to this is, yes everything will change; I think I must clarify some habits won’t change, but they will evolve. Other things won’t change at all! There is a saying that goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” and I think I have started to get a deeper understanding of this lately.

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Solidarity: Always or when it’s popular?

We’re the lucky generation! Yes we are. Anyone born after 1980 in Malta only remembers governments that have tried their utmost best to better our lives in some way or another. That includes all their faults of course. Some succeeded way better than others and some did it in a much cleaner way than others did, but I’m not going to go into that today. Yet all in all, I trust that for the best part of the last 40 years we had the opportunity to grow up on an island that strived to improve itself.

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