Gastric Band??!!

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

UKbee: It’s absolutely bizarre that anyone would suggest gastric band surgery to you, not to mention just plain rude. I don’t blame you for feeling a bit hurt by the comments, but I wouldn’t waste too much time being worried about it, given how silly and ignorant these people were being. It’s really much more a reflection on them than you.

Keep up the good work and healthy lifestyle – you look great and any other changes will just be icing on the cake 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

UKbee:  Haha, I totally hear you about the boobage weight – try and factor that into a BMI calculation! I don’t know why you’d get two comments like that at all. Sometimes people just have really strange ideas about things they don’t understand. Alternatively, if these people were aware of your medical issues, maybe they were actually trying to be sympathetic by suggesting an alternative. Either way, they are waaaaay off base, and I can’t imagine why they would think it’s appropriate to say anything like that to anyone.

You’re right, in that gastric band surgery is a very serious procedure for people who have not had success with any alternative method of weight loss and who are at severe risk from obesity-related health issues. Your weight and lifestyle are not even in the same galaxy as that and your image definitely looks lighter than you say you are. You must have great muscle tone!

I would honestly not give this any more thought. It’s totally normal to feel a bit uncomfortable with it for a little while, but then shake it off and move on if you can. Just think about how if you followed their ridiculous advice, you’d end up with a barbie-sized waist and nothing to balance out you’re fantastic womanly chest. It would be a nightmare – you’d barely be able to stand 😉

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You have to have a BMI over a certain point to qualify for gastric bypass, so the alternative would be lap band. I work in the health care industry and I would NOT get either. I would see a therapist who specializes in eating disorder/obesity as well as a nutritionist. That would be money and time much better spent. 

Post # 6
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245 posts
Helper bee

You really do not look 220lbs!! & clearly don’t need a gastric band, how bloody rude! Just keep doing what you’re doing. Good luck.

Post # 8
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1205 posts
Bumble bee

Suggesting that you should get a gastric band is insane. Seriously. And suggesting it to someone with a history of disordered eating is unforgivable. People are unbelievable!

Honestly, you look perfectly fine. At my most brutally honest I would say you look normal sized but like *you* would probably wish you were smaller. Which pretty much sums up most women and isn’t a reflection of your size at all. 

Carry on with your healthy eating and exercise and shake off the negative comments!!

Post # 10
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163 posts
Blushing bee

UKbee:  firstly – congrats on the 4lb loss in your first week, i remember your post from last week re SW so nice to see youve given it a try. how are you finding it?

Secondly – hell to the NO do you need a gastric band!!! jeez i wouldnt even consider you over weight in your pics! i would take no notice of these people keep doing what your doin with the gym and healthy eating and youll be fine! 

Post # 13
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643 posts
Busy bee

I can’t believe that one person – let alone two – would say something so rude. If it was the case, I’m sure your doctor would have mentioned it versus a helpful outside. I likely would have said something rude back, so you are more mature than I am! Lol. 

Post # 14
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

UKbee:  wow people are boldly rude. Gastric bypass and lap band are not “quick” fixes and come with very serious complications. I recently put on a large amount of weight and my mother suggested I get lap band but I’d never get it done unless I developed diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. And even then, healthy diet and exercise routine need to be my 1st options.

You need to forget about the BMI and find out your Body Fat %. The percentage of fat to muscle ratio is the most important indicator of health. 20 – 30% body fat is a good range for women. 

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