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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Letter to Myself

Dear Self,

It's time for a reminder.

Time to remember and realize that what you eat and your food choices are never, ever going to fix your problems.

Food is not going to make you blissfully happy.

Food is not your friend.

Food is not going to make you feel less stressed about the busyness that is life.

Food is not going to give you the courage to change things in your life.

Food is not meant to be an escape from reality.

All that the bad food choices do is make you a big unhealthy fatty.  NOT happy, not better and improved you, just FAT.

It is just food and it can only delay and hide the problems by stealing your time.

Now, go ahead and clean up your greasy potato chip fingertips, put down that bag of chips, and move on.

Your Truly,
Lap Band Gal


  1. Thank you. I needed this today for myself as well. Pop-tart just went in the trash.

  2. YES! Love it. I needed this. (I ate ice cream and french fries last night. Just shoot me now.)

    But today is a better day and I've been healthified all day!!

  3. Love it!! Could have used it before my unhealthy lunch though LOL

  4. Oh I so need this today. I should put a letter to myself in my work cubicle.

  5. Perfect, and truly a great reminder to all of us. Food is fuel, and nothing else.

  6. You are so right. It's silly when you think about food having power. It's just food. The only power it has is the power we give it. While we do need food, our idea of needs and wants are whacked. But even though I know that, I am sure I will convince myself I "need" something I don't.

  7. One day at a time! It is my mantra today. This just adds to my motivation to be good TODAY. :)

  8. Love this post, thank you. Speak truth!