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Posts posted by daddyzbumblebee@aol.com

  1. i just sat down to read all of you wonderful words of inspiration and started to cry. Thank you all for your support. I am so thankful for all of you and this site. I realize i need to find my footing in my new life and self. And when I am feeling down I have all of you here to remind me what is important and what is not worth thinking about. Blessings to all of you.


  2. ok I know that I am fat and that is why I had lap band surgery on june 21 2011. I am losing weight to date about 20 lbs I am thrilled but I do not want to leave the house. I know I am large and I am working on my weight/mind issues. i just hate that no one know i am working on it they do not know the struggles I have or the effort I have to put into myself. All they see is a fat person and they make assumptions about me without knowing a thing about me. my family that i live with husband and two kids ages 7 and 2 know how hard i am working but all the other people in my life don't see what i have to do to make progress they just look at me and say or think oh what a waste she is still fat after all the money we spent to pay for the surgery. I know that I cannot let others bring me down or dictate how i feel about me. I just do not want to leave my house and deal with the looks or comments from friends and family or even strangers. I have isolated myself as much as possible before I had the surgery many of my friends and family that have not seen me do not know how big I have gotten.

    Wish i could hide away until i lose my weight. Having trouble dealing with my negative thoughts.

    Thanks for letting me get it off my chest. I could not speak them

  3. Hello Dave,

    I actually live in port orchard near bremerton. I had my surgery in everett but that is quite a drive for me to attend a group up there. I am a mother of 2 boys and am a full time student so my time is limited. I am out of school for the summer and am working on finding a group that is a good fit for me.

    I really appreciate your honesty about how you felt after surgery. For me it is hard to describe but you said it perfectly. I am just afraid of failure. It is nice to know I am not alone.Thank you for responding and the encouragement and also for the inspiration. You should be very proud of yourself!

    best of luck to you


  4. I really feel like I have hit the jackpot finding this site!! Such wonderful people and advice from people that are actually going though what I am about to do next week. I start the liquid diet tomorrow thank you for the tips on things to get ready for life after the band. I am excited and nervous so I am thrilled to have so many others knowing how I feel and what I will be feeling. Thank you to all of you that read this.:D

  5. Hello Kristi,

    Thank you first of all for responding. Sounds like we are both about to begin our journey to a healthier weight. Thank you for the pep talk I think I really needed that. I begin my liquid diet tomorrow and like you have said it sounds not so much fun but worth it in the long run. If you don't mind I would love to say a little prayer for you on Monday morning and a wish of better health and future sucess!! Also I would love to keep in touch and see your progress. I have been reading alot of post from here and it seems like an amazing resource that might be what keeps us going. Good luck to you on your journey.


    Hi Teresa.

    I am momma to 3 kids, ages 10, 8, and 4 (boy, boy, girl) and am 38....my date is June 20. I started out at 223.4 and have lost 10 pounds so far, hoping to lose a few more before Monday.... on the pre-op diet and HUNGRY all the time!!! But it's only for a short amount of time and in the end it will be worth it for me to be a healthier wife and mom!

    I'm currently reading "Bandwagon" which is very helpful, and coming to LBT daily to read about others' experiences.

    Best of luck to you!!!


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