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I am very new to this -

I have gone to 2 seminars and my first consult. I am 5' tall and 211 with a BMI of 41 -

My insurance will cover the Banding due to my thyroid disease and history of depression. Not to mention diabetes and heart issues run in my family.

The only dilemma I have is do I do it or not? I am more afraid of not being able to eat after surgery than I am about the dumb surgery - go figure! I am a chef by trade and love to eat. I am so afraid of falling deeper into depression if I cannot eat.

I know that I will love the results because being 34 seeing myself in pictures with my 3 year old is disgusting. Besides, my husband wants me to have at least one more child. If I get pregnant...oh boy...watch out...I'll be even more huge. The funny thing is....I work at a Curves gym and gained 7 pounds in a year. LOL:lol:

Please...someone share good news with me to calm my eating addiction fears.

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I am very new to this -

I have gone to 2 seminars and my first consult. I am 5' tall and 211 with a BMI of 41 -

My insurance will cover the Banding due to my thyroid disease and history of depression. Not to mention diabetes and heart issues run in my family.

The only dilemma I have is do I do it or not? I am more afraid of not being able to eat after surgery than I am about the dumb surgery - go figure! I am a chef by trade and love to eat. I am so afraid of falling deeper into depression if I cannot eat.

I know that I will love the results because being 34 seeing myself in pictures with my 3 year old is disgusting. Besides, my husband wants me to have at least one more child. If I get pregnant...oh boy...watch out...I'll be even more huge. The funny thing is....I work at a Curves gym and gained 7 pounds in a year. LOL:lol:

Please...someone share good news with me to calm my eating addiction fears.

You will surely be able to eat. The band helps control the amount you eat, but in my experience I can eat anything. So, there will always be alot of attention that you must give to not letting the head hunger or eating addiction continue to rule you. THAT's the hard part...not the restriction.

The positive...if you let the band do its job, you will still be able to eat the things you like, but in moderation. Weight loss in this way is slow, but if I was a person who could follow all of the healthy eating rules, I wouldn't have needed a band! Make sense?

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