Yep -- I added several 'tools' to my life to help me succeed at weight loss and weight management.
Before surgery, I went back to OA --- and got a handle on my Trigger Foods (abstinent from them for almost 3 years now)
I joined the local LapBand Support group (I am lucky to have multiple band-related groups in my area).
I attend monthly -- at least 1 meeting, and sometimes 2 -- one is run by my surgeon, the other is a members only type of group with no surgeon in attendance
I went back to WW and maintain my attendance there.
For me -- I knew that the band was only going to be a 'boost' to the other work that needed to be done.
I have a long history of being able to diet -- and to lose weight --- but no history of sustaining weight loss. So I really believed that I needed to have a plan in place for when the losing part was over.
I feel that my best accomplishment to date is not the weight loss, but the management and maintenance of it.
The weight loss was relatively easy -- I kept my 'eye on the prize' and put my head down and just did it --- the reward was the weight loss, and new clothes and people noticing, and feeling better, etc.
With weight maintenance it is so different -- there is very little external recognition, and I don't need anymore clothes in my size (small tops, size 8 slacks) ---- so, I reward myself differently ---- beads for my Pandora bracelet every month or so after my WW weigh in ---- hiking and running are new hobbies.