Hi! < stellar opening. I’m Melissa. I decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery a few months ago. So I’m still in the process of doing all the pre fun stuff. I was also told, as I see many of you were, to lose some weight on my own first. Not for insurance, they aren’t paying a dime of this, but just to get on a healthy track. And to be honest, I started off great. But now I find myself slipping back to old Mel ways. Feeling sad, feeling lonely, and using food to temporarily make me feel better until the guilt kicks in. Some have suggested to find a support group, and since I’m a homebody.. here I am internet I think I’m just to the point where I’m ready to get this done and start a new relationship with myself and how I treat myself and body. Waiting for the mind and body to connect to such logic, still. So.. hopefully I can connect with someone who might get me. Thanks. Melissa.