Three moments in particular rang true to me, ranging from the hilariously embarrassing to the actually kind of sad.
First, the unfair clothing swap: After a sleepover, Mindy cuddled up to her new guy Josh in his button-down shirt, a classic guy fave.
PHOTOS: Hollywood's most talked-about bodies Showing off her incredible new shape to Us, Manzo says she feels "amazing. I wanted to try to lose weight on my own for a while." PHOTOS: Biggest reality TV bombshells And, indeed, although Manzo avoids salt, sugar, carbs and fat with her new diet regime -- and endures intense sessions with trainer Guy Del Corso -- she still loves to eat. "I can't drink liquid egg whites for the rest of my life.
Getting the lap band was the best thing I've done in my life." She admits to Us that she initially kept the lap band surgery secret. "I didn't want to feel like I was letting them down." She cautions of the device: "It's not a miracle button that lets you eat whatever you want . So I've learned a lot of great ways to cook now .
The most obvious problem here is that kids sometimes outgrow their weight problems; allowing a 14-year-old to get Lap-Band surgery discourages them from sticking with diet and exercise.
But there’s another problem: the Lap-Band system has only been around since 2001.
Many patients struggled with the shift in mindset required to deal with their desire and ability to eat and some considered the band to be no different to dieting.
They said losing the opportunity to eat as a coping strategy left them struggling to cope with distressing life events.
All these surgeries are performed laparoscopically, providing the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, which include faster recovery, better pain control and less potential complications."We always advise people wanting to lose weight to try to do so by following a healthy, balanced diet high in fruit and vegetables and low in fat, sugar and salt combined with physical activity."Weight loss surgery can be a way of losing significant amounts of weight for people who are obese.What could best be described as "sweat-leggings" on my ample bottom half were a baggy saggy mess on him. Mindy had an equally reasonable response: "Leave your tie, I'm gonna use it to hang myself."Second, the petty refusal to return an ex's belongings: I'm not saying this is sane or recommended behavior, but when Mindy said to her hot British coworker, "Hey man, you were mean to me and I'm never gonna give you back your watch," I laughed. Remember when I confessed to you guys that I took my ex's phone after I discovered he was cheating on me? ) Luckily for my dignity and criminal record, I backed off, but sometimes I still imagine I had just stomped it to smithereens like I wanted to.So in sum: In real life, be rational but in fantasy/TV land, hoard that crap until he has to break into your apartment to get it.