Friday was the first time in my life that I was happy to hear those numbers because it means I am potentially eligible for the lab band surgery. It was a bittersweet moment to hear those figures because on the other hand I'm mortified that I let things get to this!! I remember being 213 around my 30th birthday and that was mortifying. Ugh. Well I guess this is exactly why I'm exploring WLS. I clearly can't seem to get it under control on my own, and based on what i've read in the past few days, it sounds like a tool that will help me regain control and more importantly, keep it.
Funny thing. I haven't decided if I'm going to tell everyone I'm doing this (assuming I'm approved for surgery). My parents know since they're the ones (well Dad, really) who first suggested i look into it. I told my dbf - more on his reaction later. And the only friends I've told are two very dear and trusted friends who happen to be nurses. I know they'll offer invaluable insight and be good supports as i venture along. One is quite familiar with the programme that's been developed here and I actually called her on the recommendation of the other friend.... I was somewhat amused that her immediate reaction was that I can't possibly qualify for the surgery - you have to be at least 250 and have at least 40bmi... well as you can see above, I am well within the required limits. She said 'I hide it well' but I don't think I do.