My concern about the retreat was the time commitment away from my family, and my fear of getting out of my safe place and making myself vulnerable to others.
But I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and to acknowledge that I have regained weight, and that I am terrified that I will regain back all my lost weight.
As an introvert, I loved that the group and Katie did not force me or anyone to participate who was not ready to participate. Yet, she guided me to do some introspection and self-work.
I experienced unconditional love and acceptance of myself and my struggles on my WLS journey from a group of incredible women who started off as strangers and became lifelong friends. I got the strength and empowerment to admit that I have a food addiction and cannot continue the WLS journey alone, and I deserve time for me. I found out that my struggles and fears were like many other women who have had WLS. I am not alone on this journey.
I learned that I am worth the time to focus on my WLS journey. I learned that I deserve more than breadcrumbs when it comes to making time for me in my everyday hectic life.
I would absolutely recommend Katie’s Renewal Retreats to others. I really felt like it was all about me during the retreat, and I can lose the weight I have regained.
The retreat was worth every penny I invested. I have started saving to attend the next retreat.