What I didn't understand pre-band...
Is that even with the the band I would need to watch my calorie intake. All food has calories and if you take in to many calories you will NOT lose weight. DUH! Sounds simple enough... but with a life full of over eating, I apparently never REALLY thought about it that seriously.
Now that my entire eating pattern is based on losing weight I can really understand what I have heard for years. Calories do count!
The good news is that with the Band I do not feel near as obsessive about food and the concept of Food = Fuel is actually FINALLY sinking in. Plus I am getting full on about 1 cup of food... that right there is an amazing thing.
With the right tool (my lap band), the impossible becomes possible.