Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017
Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:
Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:
Monday, March 12, 2012
I was lurking over on the LapBandTalk forums this weekend. I was surprised to read that some of the recent post-ops had this unfortunately false misconception about the lap band.
Here's a direct quote:
"I thought that I wouldn't be able to eat the bad stuff and I'm learning that I can."
That makes me kinda sad that they didn't know what they were getting into with the band.
I wonder if this bandster went to any support groups before they were banded to hear from other bandsters on what life was like with the band.
Going to support group for me is a lot like exercising. I never want to do it, but once I do, I am so glad that I did.
The most important information that I receive at support groups is usually the smallest piece of information that makes the biggest impact on me.
Example: I remember when I went to my band support group one night about six weeks prior to my surgery (September 2009). A banded woman there talked about how she had "run out of calories" for the day and that she was focusing on drinking her water for the rest of the evening. No more food for her that night.
Right then. I knew it.
I knew that to successfully reach my goal weight, this journey with the band was going to be a lot like Weight Watchers...but with some extra help on hunger control from the band. I would still have to track my food and make exercise a priority. Sigh.
So, anyways, just to make it crystal clear for any newbies reading this:
I can eat pretty much EVERYTHING that I ate before I was banded.
The band does not stop me from making poor food choices.