I plan on losing enough to stop having to use that thing!
That is one of my goals too. Most of my goals don't have to do with what the scale says, it's more about being comfortable in my own body.
Connie, I echo what sheryl_s said.... you need to do what is right for you, regardless of what other people think or say. I think it's good that you are trying out the post op diet, as suggested but it still will be different because your stomach will be a different size which adds to the hunger factor. Good luck!