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my neighbor (who is over weight) said you look good you have lost weight I said yes i have and i had a lap band she said oh you took the easy way .I said it is not really easy then she said her sister had gotten banded so she must have heard how fun it is hahaha .I knew i would run into one of these people someday i asked if she had seen me on my bike or walking she said yes she sees me alot exercising so i said the band is a tool it takes all the tools to get results i walked away smiling.

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Gotta love those people! It is definetly not the easy way. I use to blab about my surgery all the time. Now I only tell select few. People love to rain on your parade. Keep up the good work!

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Good for you a lot of people think that. You doing what she will not do she rather stay fat just goes to show how stupid people are her sister is probley banded and sitting on fat butt wondering why the weight not just falling off. It takes a lot of work and displine you keep it up my friend and as you lose give her your clothes and tell her hope she gets good use of them cause your not going back there anymore and just smile and wave as you go by her house. Best of luck you be there before u know it.

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As much as I love my band, it was by NO means the easy way out! If anything, I'm putting more thought into my daily life than I ever had before. It's easy to be on a diet and decide to cheat and eat a cheeseburger or few slices of pizza. For my and my band, there is no cheating. Big bites and certain foods lead to some serious discomfort. Right now I feel like I couldn't eat unhealthy even if I wanted to! It's amazing how people think WLS is "easy". It isn't the hardest thing I've done, but it's by no means a walk in the park!!

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Next time she drives somewhere you should suggest she walk instead of taking the easy way and driving her car!

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Just ignore her. I'm sure she was just as rude to her sister. Probably her personality ( or lack thereof).

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People are stupid

I was actually told by many people when I had colon cancer and was undergoing chemo and got down to 152 how LUCKY I was to have lost so much weight

My response do you want to trade places with me right now and have cancer….that usually made them run away……… People are stupid

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That is actually the reason I only told half-a-dozen people, all sworn to secrecy. It's none of their business, and most who don't know don't understand.

But you can't let other people's opinion rule your thoughts.

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I told no one except one or two people. Co- workers are beginning to notice that I have lost weight.I just say thanks and change the subject. But, one person said " that was fast! Did you have surgery?" I just said no, and changed the subject. Some people can be so rude.

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I HAVE NO PROBLEM TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT MY LAPBAND THAT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER . I KNOW IT OPENS ME UP TO COMMENTS BUT I HOPE IT WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE ME A STRONGER PERSON.

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Next time she drives somewhere you should suggest she walk instead of taking the easy way and driving her car!

LMAO !! Good one !!

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You know it's not the easy way. We can only educate the world one person at a time and you have a done a great job informing your neighbour. Whether she chooses to learn the message or not is not your responsibility.

Keep up the great work!

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I've only had one nay-sayer in my extended group of friends tell me I'm taking the easy way out.

And my response was, "So what if I am?" (Not that I believe this is the easy way out, ya know risking your life getting cut open and not eating solid food for a month and a few days every month after fills and having scars and having to take four Vitamins a day, having to take time out of my schedule every month and drive across the city for doctor appointments etc. etc.)

But really, so what if this is the "easy" way. It's working and I'm healthier.

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Oh I hate that easy out word!!!!! Walk in our shoes it's not that easy! It's still hard work, it's giving up some of our favorite foods, it's a different social setting at times. Not the easy way out, and maybe yes it's a way to get healthy so I can live longer with my family...for our health.

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It sure was the easy way out of morbid obesity for me. i don't see anything wrong with taking the easy way because the hard ways I have tried over the years didn't work. I don't really understand why people get so offended by it. I guess it's all in how the comment was said and how the bandster takes it sometimes. It may be sort of like the cup being half empty or half full..........

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