I didn't take the easy way out......
Lapband Girl posted a link to this wonderful article on her Facebook page.
If you've got a minute, read it. It won't take long, I promise.
It couldn't have come at a better time for me.
These three simple opening sentences somehow comforted me.....Let’s start off by clarifying a few things. Weight-loss is hard. Weight maintenance is harder.
(the rest of the article is great too.....especially helpful in realizing that weight loss surgery is an essential option in the fight against obesity, the fight for good health and the fight to live!)
Sometimes it's easy to think that it is or that it should be.
But, it's not.
Yes, I have lost the weight with a tool that made all the difference for me.
Now, I have to keep it off.
Funny thing....after four years of living with my beloved Lap band....I'm very familiar with it and I know how to work around it---which means that I know what I can safely get past my band without any major issues.
Sometimes knowledge can be a very dangerous thing.