Sunday, September 4, 2011

Single and banded...

There are a few things that I didn't expect to deal with when I got banded... things I just didn't think about. 
  1. I'm a single girl... and I attend an LDS singles ward. (It is an awesome group of kids.) Well I'm not ready to share with them my journey using the lap-band, though I know most of them would be 100% supportive. The other night my new roommate Amber was moving in and a boy (for this post will be called JJ) helped her. Afterwards we went to dinner. Well I ordered the chicken salad and went about eating it like I always do. This salad is HUGE! So I only ate about 1/8 and was full. Well JJ decided to comment on how much I didn't eat... it was interesting, I didn't know what to say. Amber, the roommate, knows because I didn't want her to worry about what I was or wasn't eating. But I've never been in the position to have people analyze what I didn't eat. (I didn't get this size by not eating.)
  2. People obsessing about you having a drink at dinner... case-in-point... I was asked multiple times at a BBQ if I needed a drink. Who knew people noticed? 
  3. What does one eat at a BBQ? I usually try to make a lettuce wrap; once again, people comment about the lack of a bun! Come on, how do you expect a chubby to lose weight?
  4. Dessert! Yes I would LOVE some, no, I'm not having any... i've got 85 pounds left to lose! :) Thanks though.
Do you think it is easier being married and banded or single? Pro's and Con's? 

~Rantings of a chubby single! 


  1. I can't wait to hear the answers to this one! great post! :)

  2. Being married has not helped my weight at all lol. BUT we are losing weight together and that is nice!

  3. Hi Miss Lorie, thanks so much for checking out my blog. I'm happy to say I'm all caught up on your blog and really look forward to hearing more as your journey goes on. x

  4. I think it's easier to be single, no one to enable your bad eating habits except yourself. lol