Seriously considering lapband surgery

Fat woman in a bikiniI’m not doing so well on my post-WW eating plan. Because I’m not holding myself accountable, which I know is what I need to do, or eating the things that I know I should be eating, because they’re not here or my schedule is crazy or I just don’t feel like it. I have a big attitude problem.

But really what I want is to be smaller. Not a skinny minny, just smaller so I can feel more comfortable in my body, fit into seats, find cute clothes that fit. I wouldn’t know myself as a skinny minny but I wouldn’t go into surgery obese and wake up thin anyway. It takes time.

There was a segment on 60 MInutes tonight about bariatric surgery and the changes in how it’s performed as well as the effectiveness on medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and chances for getting cancer. The post-op patient panel members were happy, enthusiastic, and successful. I wish more people with longer-term success had been included, but there are other places where I get that kind of information.

My doctor asked me back in March if I would consider the lapband surgery based on current research and patient experience, not on what I’d heard before. I’m not quite there but I’m a lot closer. I know that WLS isn’t an easy out or an easy adjustment to a lifestyle. But my current approach isn’t working and hasn’t for a long time.