I have come out of the lapband closet. I have had people ask me what I have done to loose weight but I have been pretty picky on who I tell. Well today is 1 month with the surgery so I finally said...who cares..let me be an inspiration since its so noticeable. Who cares if people have a problem with it.
To my face, I have only gotten positive remarks but I have learned how fast gossip travels.
I live and work in Fayetteville, AR - that is the north part of the state. I work on our satellite campus for a university hospital in the state. I used to live and work at the main campus in Little Rock - but rarely if ever talk or see pretty much anyone there but one or two people. I told one person in LR about my surgery and swore her to secrecy until I was ready. Like a great friend she abided by my wishes and did not tell a soul.
I was talking to her today and discussing the huge difference in those two pics below and she was like...oh yeah so and so asked me why I did not tell her about your surgery. I was like..how the hell does she know. I have not seen her...even through video conference in almost a year! Apparently madame so and so did not want to share her gossip trail but proclaimed "What? Its not even a secret!"
How many people over the past month have sat around the lunch table in two areas of the state discussing my weight loss? I thought it was just me and my close friends and family but apparently its an entire college within said university hospital. Mind you - me and this particular group of people do not get along that well and have a "work history" that is tainted like a bad relationship where your best friend dates your one true love in junior high....YEAH one of those.
I just can not get over how madame so and so and all these other people know. I tell a few people on my campus and BAM its front page university news.
All and all I really do not care...as I was prepared for this and I accept it now since I have got past the 20 lbs loss mark but still...nothing irks me more then people who gossip about me....especially those people where we have a tainted past.