Sunday, March 4, 2012

Banded Buddies

I spent the afternoon hanging out with a lovely woman named Maria. She works in my surgeon's office and I met her at support group. She is banded too, as is her husband. There were several of us who were supposed to go to a park and go walking today, but one person had a sick kid, one got called in to work for an emergency, and the weather was looking really crappy, so I just went for a quick run/walk and then met Maria for some shopping and lunch. It's really awesome to hang out with someone who understands...

  • What it's like to have NO idea what size you wear or even what section to shop in.
  • That all shirts must have sleeves because you hate your arm flappages.
  • That you're only willing to shop the clearance section because you have no idea how long you'll be in any one size.
  • That soup and salad is the whole lunch, and not an appetizer.
It was a really nice afternoon and I'm looking forward to doing it again!

7 comments:

Lap Band Gal said...

Fun! :)

A.J. said...

I have been having serious clothing crisis too. The whole "have to shop in clearance bc who know how long this will fit" thing has Taken a lot of the fun out of shopping. I think when I get to a maintenance weight shopping will be way more fun, but for now it's still a big chore.

Christina said...

Sounds like you had a great day! I would love to meet some other bandsters in my area; I'm seeing my new doctor today (thus a new support group) so there's hope yet!

Stacey said...

Clearance and Goodwill are my salvation! I love clothes and need a large variety, so yeah, I need savings where I can get it!

FitBy40 said...

OH how I wish I had a band buddy! Great fun.

Jessica said...

Sounds like fun!

Beth Ann said...

Totally awesome!