Also new and have questions in Tell Your Weight Loss Surgery Story Posted August 5, 2011 In my opinion mind you...the Lap band is a tool and ONLY a tool. It means I am responsible for my loss...my choices to walk when I want to or not, what I eat or don't. Even with out tiny new tummies we can keep our metabolism running better by being aware of what and when we take in. For me, if I take in calories 3-5 times a day before 6 I always tend to lose on a consistent basis. Everyone is different and all of us have to own our own bodies and lifestyle changes...you wont fail if you keep success in your minds eye! Best of luck!