Questions! Please Help!
My name is Sierra. I am a 21 year old college student in North Carolina. First of all your videos are AMAZING! I have watched almost all of them and your particular brand of sarcasm is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! anyway. I wanted to know if you think 21 is too young to get banded? I am 5'4'' 240 lbs. The reason why I have to make this decision is because I'm not going to be on my parent's insurance for long. I got a breat reduction my senior year in high school because I was a 44 DDD! Now since I gained weight the boobies are making a comeback! So I want to stop the problem all together and lose the weigh for good. I have seriously been OVERWEIGHT all my life. I think my doctor first told my mom I was obese was at like 9! It was first babyfat....then curves now its just NOT CUTE! Obviously you where in school during the transformation so what do you think?
I think that there will be a lot of scrutiny if you're going through your transformation at school. Kids at school aren't very understanding and are still very immature, so yeah it will be tough, but you can do it. I think the issue of whether or not you're "ready" for a lap band now is up to you and your family. It sounds like you've been obese your whole life and I totally relate to that, but you're still very young and have yet to go out and create your own life and take control of your diet and exercise. There's a chance you might get your own place, your own job, your own life and the weight might start falling off - but I know how hopeless it can seem when you've been overweight for so long So really when I say it's up to you, i mean this is a very personal choice and nobody else should be able to decide for you unless it's an issue of safety.
I have heard of people getting banded as young as 16, now I may consider that a bit early, but really it should be a case by case situation. Some people just NEVER FEEL FULL. Now a lot of the time that can be an emotional issue, they're turning to food to fill up something that's empty or to numb something they don't want to feel, but other times it's purely physical and you actually could eat 6 platefuls of food and still eat more. If you're built like that, chances are that you're going to overeat your whole life and thusly be overweight your whole life, beckoning a whole slew of health issues into your body. I'd rather you take a preventative measure and enjoy as much of your life as healthy as you can possibly be!
Do what's right for you and STAND UP FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR BODY. The people who you deserve to be around you are people who treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. If people are giving you shit or talking down to you, phase them out, man. This is your life and you only get one. Do what you gotta do.
Best of luck to you and please keep me posted!
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