There are many threads on LBT dealing with Tell/or not Tell. I told only one very close friend, my sister and my wonderful sweet husband. I didn't share my banding with co-workers, I just felt it was a private part of my life. Today was the first time I had lunch with a large group of them. I was nervous that I would PB right at the table or something. We went to Applebee's and I ordered one of their weight watcher meals (550 calories). I cut it into tiny pieces and paid attention to my chewing. I had no problems at all. I felt like a normal person. No one even noticed anything different and that was a relief to me.
I packed my workout clothes ahead of time and took them to work this morning. I don't know about you guys, but I have to stop on the way home or I won't do it! Once I sit down, it's all over. I burned 238 calories at the gym, did 100 situps (25reg crunches, 25 obliques both right & left, then 25 leg lift crunches). I also burned 20 minutes on Wii Step which burned another 100 calories. That brings my total miles for January to 11! CHA-CHING!