Judging by my e-mails and also comments after my CNN story, people are thinking that because I didn't have weight loss surgery that I think people who choose to are bad and wrong and terrible.
That is not at all what I think.
Yes, the surgery was not for me. I couldn't see doing it and still can't. I felt like if I had the power to move my body and eat right, I could do it myself. So I did.
But it's a personal choice. People have as much right to have that surgery as I do not to have it. This is still a free country (for the most part.)
Do I think it is a ridiculous procedure? Yes, I do. I think the surgery is something to be used in extreme situations where it is impossible for someone to lose weight.
Even if you have the surgery, you can still gain the weight back. The surgery doesn't teach you how to eat right, how to exercise or how to conquer your demons. That's all part of a lifestyle change that still has to happen.
I have a lot of friends that have had that surgery and while I might not agree with it or think that it was necessary, I'll defend their choice to do whatever they want.
Make sense? Sound off in the comments below.