No one has said that to me, but I live in a small town where everyone knows everyone's business. Three of us have had lap-bands placed and are being watched closely. We seem to be doing well, so the novelty has worn off and the gossip has gone on to other topics. I haven't been sorry one minute that I had it placed and will say so if asked.
It is great to be wearing smaller clothes that actually fit. My overall health has improved and I look forward to each new day!
I agree, it is not an easy way out. I have been fortunate hat no one has said this to me. If they do, I plan to just agree to disagree. People who make these kinds of judgements are over confident in what they know. I'll never change that and don't plan to debate the issue.
A couple of years ago a man mentioned that I had lost a lot of weight and I told him I had WLS. He said I took the easy way out. I wanted to reach across the counter and slap him. If he only knew what we went through, the testing involved, the endless years of dieting and now having to be so careful about what we eat, taking vitamins forever, etc.
But I'm sure glad I had the surgery!
Pounds lost: 118.0
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There have been times when, having learned that I am a WLS patient, insensitive people have said to me "Oh, you took the easy way out!". Interestingly, I've found that many of those willing to make that statement have a weight problem themselves. Has anyone ever said that to you? And if so, how did you respond? If you've never experienced it, what do you think you would say to a comment like that?
For me, I have generally said, "Oh, how I wish that were true! Fact is, though, it's just as hard, if not harder, to lose weight this way, but the results are definitely worth it!". Now, what I say inside my head is an entirely different thing
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