I am curious what your opinion is on posting how much weight a person loses. I had a conversation with my mother in law today about telling people exact figures. I lost 7 pounds prior to Optifast which was due to a medication change from March 1st to May 23rd (start of Optifast) and at the beginning, I was explaining to friends and family that 7 lbs was from my change in thyroid medication, 10 pounds from Optifast and the rest after surgery. It got to the point i was repeating myself all the time so I started just saying to friends and family a total loss of weight. She feels that Im decieving people (especially people who are thinking of having it) and not telling them the true weightloss I encountered from "my weightloss journey" as I call it. To me its just easier to say the total loss but i have no problem going into detail.
I have been encountering a few problems since my surgery with my mother in law to begin with. She says she will support me anyway she can but on occasion i feel that some of the things she says, its just not called for. A couple of examples... We are at a restaurant and I told her that I wasn't going to come because of certain cravings i was having for eggs (I wasn't quite at the stage to eat eggs yet) and she quickly piped up and said, "see how is this going to work if you have cravings". I personally think thats normal, its more about using your mind to say no to things. Another incident was when we were shopping and I was telling her that apparently at this stage i should be eating more but that particular day, i could only eat half a scrambled egg (which now i can eat eggs). She quickly said to me, " well this is what you wanted" and kind of in a not so nice tone of voice.
Don't get me wrong, we get along great but I sometimes feel either there is resentment, jealousy or something else that bothers her regarding my surgery. This last issue about including my total weightloss is just another issue. She only knows someone through a friend who was not successful and gained all their weight back. She has never met anyone who has been successful.
So after all my writing, is it wrong to include the extra 7 pounds i lost prior to Optifast even though the people closest to me and who are supporting me are aware of it all?