I was explaining the band to someone I've been hanging out with, and this was the most important thing I felt I had to communicate. When I was bigger, I felt like explaining my choice to have weight-loss surgery to others was almost easier because they could see that I was struggling with my weight. It is a very different experience now, because I "pass" as a skinny girl. A friend recently told me he didn't recognize the girl in my old photos on facebook, and looking at me now he couldn't believe I ever looked different. I was then tempted to introduce him to the belly, haha.
I do not believe I could have lost weight without having surgery. I believe that for many of us, our calorie level has to be much lower than for most people to lose weight, and that trying to get to that low level without our hunger and intake being regulated is near impossible. The band really changed that, and in turn, I changed me.
What do you think is the reason the band has worked for you? Do you have any lines you've used to explain the band or your choice to others that you found especially useful?
Mini-Goals and Statistics
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
100 lbs down!!