I was banded 7-21-08. I have lost 55 pounds and have reached the goal that I originally set for myself, but my BMI is still not where it should be for the best health. It is at 26.6. I want to get to 25 or a little below.
My problem is that I have gotten off track since about October and don't know how to get back on the "band" wagon. For one thing, I need a fill. I am going to get that done on Tuesday for starters.
Those habits that I really thought were changed are so easy to fall back in to even after two and a half years.
There are only a couple of people that know I have the band. I just did not want all the hassle that I saw my co-worker go through. Everyone knew that she was getting the band. She didn't exactly follow the rules and people were always asking her "Are you supposed to be eating that?".
She lost almost 90 pounds,but has gained about 30 back, but she is okay with it all.
Has anyone out there tried to do this alone? I sometimes think that is part of my problem. Then how do you tell people after it's been so long? I am really a very private person and don't like the focus being on me.
People notice that I have lost a lot of weight and ask me what I am doing. I just say that I just don't eat as much as I use to. I feel like I am not being honest and that bothers me, but my weight has always been such a personal issue with me I also don't feel like I owe anyone an explanation.
Well, that's all I know for now, but I am open for advice.