I overheard this conversation recently between two friends in the cafeteria.
Friend 1: How are you doing since your stomach banding?
Friend 2: I'm okay. But I'm not losing much weight.
Friend 1: Why? What foods are you eating?
Friend 2: I try to eat the same things every day so my new stomach can handle it okay.
Friend 1: What are you having for lunch today?
Friend 2: Same thing I had yesterday. I got an enchilada with rice, sour cream, and an avocado. I drink it with some diet Coke.
Friend 1: Maybe you just need to give it more time.
I'm paraphrasing some here but this is the essence of the conversation. You got to love good friends who support you through thick and thin.