Since my surgery in June and the subsequent 80 lb. weight loss, obviously my physical appearance has become a major topic of conversation. It is a rare day that goes by without someone commenting on my appearance.
But some days, not very often but SOME days, I want to be talked to about something other than weight-loss surgery, my new "diet", how much weight I've lost, etc. I feel a bit like a broken record...
How much weight have you lost so far? Oh, a little more than 80 lbs.
Wow! Do you feel amazing? Oh yeah. I feel totally different. I have more energy, I enjoy being active, (etc. etc. etc.)
So, do you ever miss eating? (laughing) I still eat. Five or more times a day. It's just smaller portions and better quality food. But no, I don't miss it. I suppose I might if I was hungry all the time, but I'm never really hungry."
And the conversations go on and on like this, day in and day out for almost nine months now. Like I said, I really do enjoy the compliments and I don't mind sharing my story with others at all. I am happy to answer questions about what this experience has been like for me.
But sometimes I just get tired of answering the same questions and having the same conversations over and over again. I know its because the changes in my appearance are still a "shock" to people. And I'm changing from week to week, so that will continue for a while still.
Nonetheless, I feel like a broken record.