Monday, April 30, 2012


So we all have those people in our lives, whether close or not, that think WLS is a crazy option.  I recently had another issue with someone at work.  It is a drastic decision, yes, but crazy – not really.  It got me to thinking and then I came across this link today.
So really is the LapBand or other WLS really that crazy – no, it is a tool, I eat 1200 to 1500 calories a day, and am not constantly in starvation mode.  While it is surgery and aside from those associated risks, I don’t think it is that much worse for you then some of the diets listed in the link (admittedly, I have tried more than one of them).


  1. I don't mind a lively debate. What kills are people that think there is no possible way they are wrong. They can't even open their minds to the possibility that there may be another side to the story. As for the crazy diets...seriously? Who can live off grapefruit and cabbage soup for the rest of their lives? They say insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So wouldn't trying these diets over and over and failing be defined as insane?

  2. I defitely thought that WLS surgery was too extreme for people that weren't about to drop over dead immediately. But then once I was educated, I realized that it was the right option for me. Those around me have been educated by my example and I hope that happens more and more.

    I agree with you that WLS is less risky than many diets, but people aren't educated enough to know the difference. Like Manda said above, it is when they don't open their minds to learning that it really gets frustrating.

  3. I thought it was crazy...and then one day, I woke up and realized that my life wasn't worth living in the state I was in. There was no future, no happiness. That's when I made my decision. No more wacky diets.