“It’s too much…it’s not good…”

So, I’m in the break room at work and this woman walks in and says just that to me. She said I am losing weight too fast and it doesn’t look good. I told her that it’s between me and my doctor, which she should have interpreted as it’s a medical issue so mind your own damn business, but no…she kept at it. And then she said she doesn’t understand how I am doing it because she is doing diet and exercise and it doesn’t work. I ended up telling her I had gastric bypass and am under the care of a doctor but I appreciated her concern. She shut up. 

I have to say most people have told me how great I look and how happy I look. Which is how I like to project myself even when I am not having a good day. 

I have told some of my closer work friends and most of my family but not all. I assume that people will tell other people but I have found that people are pretty good about keeping medical information private. It surprises me really, but we deal with a lot of confidential information at work, so perhaps that’s why. 

When I first decided to have the surgery, I was embarrassed and concerned about what people would think. I’ve found that as I get closer to my goal, I am way more open. I don’t care what people think. I have yet to have anyone say I took the easy way out, but I have a good comeback for that one. 

2 thoughts on ““It’s too much…it’s not good…”

  1. Christina November 3, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    ha, i just posted about WLS being the “easy way out”. i was such a fool to think that- and i haven’t even had the surgery yet. i, too, am embarrassed that it’s come to this for me, but i’m also so ready for it to happen. so ready.

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    • Marilyn November 3, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      I look forward to following your journey. You will go through such a range of emotions. Hang in there. It’s a hard path but so very worth it.

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