I ran across a blogger last night calling the stalled out lapbanders failures.
That pissed me off in a big way.
WE ARE NOT FAILURES.
We've lost a BUNCH of weight.
We are maintaining. At the most we may gain a few lbs.
If we do gain we are able to lose the excess fairly easily.
But you know what?
There is a 98% chance that you will be a failure the second you go off of your crash diet.
You say you are hungry all the time and it's all good?
Golf Claps for you.
That's what you chose.
I chose a medical intervention.
As I would if I suffered from depression or diabetes.
It's a tool.
I know I have to do the right things to lose the weight.
It's STILL NOT EASY.
Just because I'm not losing doesn't mean I'm a failure.
Two years ago I would have been GAINING.
Maintaining ANY weight loss is not FAILURE.
Your time will come.
You'll reach your goal at some point.
This lap band isn't our first go around with diets.
Do you think we haven't already been where you are right now?
We lost it.
And we gained it back.
I know you don't need it b/c you are God's Gift to dieters everywhere...but still,