Life goes on. My band works, when I work with it. In terms of how do I manage my weight? I don't eat very much, and I barely ever exercise. And I drink beer. BUT I don't really eat much. I've gotten to the point with friends that they know I'll never order a full meal or eat even half an adult portion (grin, one of my besties is getting fat cos he ends up eating the half of the meal I didn't eat)
Socially my life is very very different, maybe I'll get to writing about it here.
I'm not sure how much this is part of my weight loss - I guess a lot of it is. I have learned to let go of "ideals" and be perfectly happy with the "not very good".
Instead of looking at what I don't have, I can look at what I do. That's a step forward for me.
I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that WLS gave me to be a more mature and happier person now than I've ever been. I've stopped hating myself. I quite like myself. But the flip side of that is that now not everyone who used to tolerate the "fat friend" finds me so easy to get along with; and I see through people who were previously just using me
Hope this makes some sense :) comments welcome!