Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Has Anyone Ever Asked you.......?

First and foremost... I totally forgot to weigh myself this morning because I was in a hurry, but I will give you all a weight update tomorrow after I get my adjustment, since my surgeon will take my "official" weight anyway.

So... my question:  Has anyone ever asked you if you had Weight Loss Surgery?

A strange thing happened to me yesterday at work. 

The team I work with does two non-work related things VERY well: "make food and get pregnant" (in the words of my pregnant co-worker yesterday).  So we had our quarterly birthday bash at work.  Luckily it was a dip party, where everyone brought various dips: Mexican Cheese, Red Pepper Pecan, Spinach, Lemon Poppyseed, Peanut Butter cinnamon greek yogurt dip, Funfetti cake dip, Chocolate Fondue...just to name a few.

Let's just say, I was stuffed! 

After eating, one of my coworkers came to me at my desk and flat out asked if I had Lap Band surgery.  I was totally shocked.  I thought maybe she had overheard me talking to someone, because 3 of my coworkers do know, or that maybe someone had gossiped, but when I asked her how she knew, she said "Well, you have obviously lost a lot of weight, and we eat as a group often and you never eat much now, so I just assumed."

I was surprised to be asked like that, but strangely not bothered.  At least it means someone is noticing I'm losing weight!  haha


  1. Nobody has asked about lapband but quite a few people have asked what my secret is and that it can't just be eating right and exercise...I usually try to change the subject..because I don't want to share my surgery with them.

  2. Nobody has flat out asked me yet, but I try and talk about all the changes that I'm making so that it defusses the situation before it comes to that point.

  3. I'm pretty much completely 'out' with my surgery, and if anyone asks what I'm doing to lose weight, my standard answer is something like, "well, after trying pretty much everything, I had lap band surgery, and that really made me commit to being healthy - but also made me realize that everyone needs to find what works for them."

    At that point, they can think what they want about me, I'm old enough to not care :)

  4. I have had a lot of people ask me about my weight loss. But no one has ever came out and asked if I had surgery. That was pretty forward of her!

  5. I pretty much tell everyone - I like to see the look on their face. And then I challenge them to a bike race! HAHA!