16 January 2006

A Bevy of Compliments

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.

6 comments:

Sandi said...

Congratulations on hitting the century mark, an incredible accomplishment! Good work on a difficult task!

Holly said...

i understand. i think my calves and lower thighs, butt and hips are looking fabulous... but my belly, sides, back, and arms.. BLECH!

mayablue said...

Congrats on hitting the magical 100 lb mark. You are now officially in the century club!

cee cee said...

CONGRATS on losing the 100 pounds!! i am so happy for you and best wishes for the other 39 :)

The Catapillar said...

Keep up the great work. Wow 100 lbs. I cant wait.

Kaye Bailey said...

Congratulations! You are doing fantastic!

Kaye