So I'm down 30 lbs since my surgery. I had gastric bypass done on 11/1. I'm down a total of 80 lbs since I started the 6 month program prior to surgery.
I have to say... I really had no idea all of the different ways I would have to make adjustments in my life... This whole thing really is completely life altering. I'm still getting used to the changes... Having surgery really doesn't change your attitudes towards foods it just changes the way your body functions... Examples: I got my period and I still crave chocolate. I watch a football game and still want beer and wings... Those cravings don't change, your mentality has to change. But my saving grace is that I physically can't eat those things if I wanted to. You have to chew your food so much that by the time it's ready to swallow you really don't want to ingest it anymore. And the things you can swallow quickly, like chocolate, make me nauseous. I know I'm only less than 2 months out so I know it will get easier but right now is quite the transition period.
Another big thing is that all along I've tried to keep me getting gastric bypass done my private business. However now I think I'm beyond the secret part... I've had differing comments from many co-workers and acquaintances varying from "are you ill and dying?" to "oh you HAD to have gotten gastric bypass." I feel like most of me is quickly melting away so I can only imagine what people are thinking... But part of me just wanted to make the changes in my life and get things going in a positive direction without any comments or interference. I can't explain my attitude right now but I have mixed emotions on how I should feel... Anybody experience these feelings or something similar?