Learn new skills and be willing to grow and change. Take the time to learn healthy ways to cope with life’s ups and downs—before you get hit. Learn new stress management skills. Set up a healthy bedtime routine so you get better sleep. Try new foods and recipes. Find new active hobbies and spend less time on sedentary activities.
Recognize that surgery is a tool and that you will need to live a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight if you want to have a healthy weight. Surgery did not cure your morbid obesity, but it put it into remission–it’s up to you to keep it there. You don’t need to have perfect habits (whatever those might be), but you will need to make lifelong efforts to be healthy.