I was once so very much against surgery for weight loss. I felt that unless you were physically unable to exercise, you should take responsibility and do it on your own. I developed this mentality because I saw one, two, three, four friends undergo the RNY procedure and fail it. At first, they dropped a lot of weight and their health improved. After about 8 months to a year, not so much anymore. They were usually sickly, or had some health issue related to the surgery. Then they began gaining their weight back. It was quite sad to watch.
Granted, anyone can succeed at the WLS available out there if they are willing to do that work. If you follow the proper nutritional program, you can't fail. However, when you are faced with health problems/stresses it can emotionally set you back and you begin to eat the way you did before. I feel this is what happened to my friends.
I do not regret my decision for VSG vs. RNY. This surgery has been a cakewalk for me, and I've had no complications, I'm not dumping, I'm not malabsorbing the intake, but I also am mindful of what the intake consists of. I wanted to try something new and something that made sense to me.