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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

To Tell Or Not To Tell

When I first decided to get banded I told my husband I was only going to tell a few close friends and family.  I didn't want the judgement that sometimes comes with weight loss surgery.

However, since becoming banded my whole attitude has changed.  For once the scale is miraculously going down.  Is it just the band?  Hell no!  I have to track every morsel that enters my mouth before it is deposited on my stomach and thighs.  I have to exercise to get my non-existent metabolism going.  But, it is a tool that has made me VERY accountable.  And that in itself is magic............at least in my book.

So lately when I am approached and told how great I am looking, asked how many pounds I have lost and asked my secret I begin to tell the truth.  The band is my way to be accountable to myself.

I thought I would run into a few sceptics but so far I have not.   Maybe it is my enthusiasm.  Maybe they talk behind my back about how I could do it the "hard" way if I had just tried. 

The fact is.....I don't care!  I am happy with myself, my band and the way my life is headed. 

To me if I did not tell the truth I would feel that I had let someone down.  I know several people that are looking into the surgery because I DID tell them.  Maybe, just maybe I will give someone the courage to walk into a seminar and change their lives for the positive. 

And that is worth telling my secret any day!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you!! I would love to say that I am at that point...while there are a few people who know about my band, most people don't and I do feel guilty when someone who could benefit from being banded asks what I am doing and I don't tell the complete truth. I think that part of my journey is still a work in progress.

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