Christie looks like he lost 50-60 lbs. Lapband is just a tool, you still have to diet & exercise. Its not like gastric bypass. Its a slower process. It helps you to not eat as much, you have to know when you’re full. Good food is harder to get down, you eat slow, junk food goes down to easy. Sometimes its not a pleasant experience if you overeat. Lapband you usually lose 2 lbs a week. Losing it slower, helps you keep the weight off. But the temptations are still there as long as you don’t partake. But you don’t have to deprive yourself all the time, if you want some eat it, but it cannot be everyday, pick one day a week, and eat healthy the other 6 days.
Losing weight is tough no matter how you look at it. The ice cream, cookies etc. is still calling your name. You are teaching yourself the right way to eat, and the reward is weight loss.