I went to my parents' church yesterday for the first time in over a month. My guess is that most people there don't know I had gastric bypass ... some do but I think most don't. I went by myself which is a little out of the norm, but thankfully, my parents haven't told anyone what's going on with me and my husband. So, I didn't have to face that topic as well.
As everyone was exiting the sanctuary, I was stopped on my way out by a couple whom I've known for years. The husband asked if I'd lost weight. I told him, yes, I'd actually lost 100 lbs as of the day before, so he proceeded to ask how I did it. I didn't outright lie, but I didn't tell him about my surgery either. I'm not ashamed of it anymore (I was both before and early after surgery), but sometimes I just don't feel like explaining everything, you know? As we were talking, a few other people came up and were just hovering around listening in on our conversation. And, then when I finished up with the first couple, they proceeded to tell me how great I looked. And, while I was speaking with them, I noticed 2 other women (one of whom knows about the surgery) talking, looking at me and smiling. As I was making my way out of the church, someone else stopped me to tell me how great I looked. She asked if I wanted to lose much more, and I told her that I did want to lose more. And, she said that I looked like there couldn't be much more for me to lose. A very nice compliment, but if she could only see my lower half! With the exception of my bat wings, I am pleased with my upper body, but ugh, my stomach and legs. Every time I get on the elliptical or do my strength training I try to concentrate on my lower body, but it just doesn't seem to be doing any good. I know I'm losing weight (and gaining more hanging skin), but it just doesn't seem to be proportional. Hopefully, once I reach my goal weight, I'll be a little more even.