I have never made a secret of the fact that I've had Weight Loss Surgery but, now that I'm almost four years out and have been a normal weight for over three years, it's not a subject that comes up much. I have worn my "Surgically Altered Freak" shirt to work and drank from my Bariatric Bad Girls Club blender bottle. But I am sure that most people haven't picked up on that and have no idea.
Yesterday the people I was eating lunch with were giving me a hard time about how little I eat (again). One of them said something about your stomach being the size of a fist so most of them were probably eating too much. I piped up and said that my stomach was actually the size of a Pilot Pen ... only longer.
So I told them about the surgery and showed around the pictures of myself at my highest weight.
Well that caused a stir as you can imagine!
I have mixed feelings about this. For one thing, I have enjoyed being at a job where no one knows me as "that gal who had 'that' surgery and lost all that weight." Also, I read recently that a study showed that people not only think less of fat people but, if they find out you used to be fat, they then think less of you than if they thought you were never fat.