doinitagann Posted August 20, 2008 Report Share Posted August 20, 2008 I have a dear friend in Canada and email her all the time. I went to visit her a year ago and I can tell she was a bit surprised to see me large.(I met her when i was 140). I told her then that I was thinking of having the band done and she just about flipped. "Just go on a diet". I told her I have been on diets and never kept the weight off. I always gain the weight back. She did not understand why I could gain the weight back after i lost. Once I lose weight shouldn't I be able to maintain. She said. "It's not a diet, it is a life change" -like I haven't heard that before. Well during our chat last night she suggested we go on a diet together. I refuse to tell her about the surgery cuz I know how she feels about that. She has 15 pounds to lose and lets see I have 140. . She gave me a bunch of weight loss tips, like drink water, don't snack, Like DUH. It made me realize that some people do not live the life that is as hard as mine in my obese body. to some food is a fuel or a perk. to me food is my friend, my enjoyment, my crutch but most importantly-my enemy. It is there whenever I need it and there is plenty of it. I plan to succeed on the band, simply because it will put the wall between me and all the negative sides of eating. I know we all have friend out there like this. It is great to be surrounded by people who understand. I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you. You are my inspiration. Your words are ten times meaningful as most of my skinny friends because I know you know what I am going thru. Good luck to all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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