thanks for the comment on my blog, that last visit to the surgeon was well over a year ago, sept 2012, and i walked out of there filled with anger, over her telling me, lap band wont work for me i NEED gastric bypass, and also, I walked out of there determined to show her and the world., and i did, i walked and i worked out and i ate healthy and i lost 70 pounds, without her help or any magic miracles, just hard work. thanks again, and i was just having the conversation with my brother sat night, about the very thing you said, surgery is just a physical intervention, it does nothing to change the goals of the person, it does not keep them from being a food addict, or from abusing food or abusing themselves, even the ones who go thru extreme counseling. i have many friends who have had these surgeries and not one single one of them, NOT EVEN ONE, has gone more than 2 years without gaining part of the weight back, having to have bowel, or espogeal surgery, or kidney problems, etc. not for me, i would rather learn how to eat healthy, learn how to exercise and learn how to deal with my own addictions and live with them, maybe i will never lose all the weight, but i bet i will be alot healthier, thanks again.
I tried the peanut butter soft serve and it was OK. I'm just not a fan of ice cream or smoothies in general. But yea, crappy jobs will do that. I was 135 then gained weight because I was poor and unemployed out of college. Then got a job as a cashier at a discount clothing store. Gained 20 lbs. Then got a job in my field but crappy pay still and gained another 30 lbs in stress. Then I quit when I got my current job's offer and never looked back.