Anyway, I've been a HAES believer and somewhat of an activist for years. A few years ago, I started having back problems that I couldn't resolve. My Chiropractor spoke plainly to me, and I had an epiphany moment that at my size, I wasn't healthy. I researched the lap band and decided it was for me.
My loss hasn't been that fast, (well, normal for the band) which I think is letting me get used to my self. I've lost 25 lbs, but more importantly, my back pain has decreased significantly.
That's my back story--the reason I'm posting, though, is a concern. I keep running into people who have less than 100 lbs to loose who are being talked into RNY. Don't get me wrong, RNY is a great option for the right people. I think doctors are really pushing though, as a one procedure fits all approach to WLS. Post-RNY, these patients seem to have the same gaunt, ill look (at least the ones I"ve seen).
Anyway, thanks again for creating this!