When in doubt - blog it out

ok -I am going to give this a try. Just had my lap band placed on Tuesday the 20th. I am already feeling fearful - like "what in the heck have I done"?!!!

This is truly not like anything else I have ever done before. I can't take it back. I am no longer in control of what I put in my mouth - my stomach is going to govern my habits!

In some ways it feels as if I am losing some of my best friends, like popcorn, chocolate, cakes, cookies. In other ways it feels like I took charge of something that has had a hold on me for years and years.

Could it be possible to spend my remaining 30 or so years on this planet a thinner, healthier me? I don't know, I am scared and frightened that I will not succeed.

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What Have I Done Syndrome!?
by: Simply Me

I had my surgery Thurs Feb 22 2007- the whole weekend there was nothing on tv except pizza commercials and anything that wasn't a pizza commercial had people eating pizza! I cried and wondered what I had done! I will never be able to eat pizza again!! and I can't just go change this decision!!

It gets easier. Food becomes so much less a priority in life! Today- it is the best thing I have ever done! My kids look at my before pictures and say "WOW mom you were HUGE" I try to tell them they need to say "WOW mom you are so small!"

hang in there!!
simply me

When in doubt - reply
by: Tom

I think everyone that has the band put in says right after the surgery... what have I done.

I didn't do a pre op diet... my liver was small enough... the doctor weighed me 1 week after getting my band... I lost 17 lbs my first week. Right then and there I knew I had made the right choice.

I found it helpful to keep a food journal. I kept mine for the first 4 months.

Tom, Toronto
Banded July 6 06
Wt. Loss - 140 lbs.

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