Topic: RE: Having my weight loss noticed or not...
I enjoy the positive attention and revel in compliments! My favorite compliment is when people say, "You look so happy!" My second favorite is anything to do with my muscles, because I work hard for them at the gym. LOL
I have realized that I don't need to be invisible -- I am a beautiful, healthy, kind, smart, compassionate person who doesn't deserve to be ignored. I am much more comfortable being in the spotlight now, more than ever before in my life. I can thank my counselor for helping me to overcome the need for invisibility.
I am totally open about my surgery and love sharing information about it, especially if it will help someone who has ruled out bypass and lapband and doesn't know anything about the sleeve. So far, 3 people have had sleeve surgery, or have a date set, because of me. I work at a hospital, so I also like to educate other health care professionals about the sleeve, so compliments and questions provide an opening to do so.
That being said, I really don't care if people don't say anything. I certainly don't need to be the center of attention and don't feel slighted if someone doesn't compliment me or ask me about my weight loss. People don't need to compliment me, and some people may not be comfortable discussing another person's weight. Once in a while, if I'm having an off day, I may not feel like mustering the energy it takes to respond to all the questions and compliments, but that's pretty rare anymore, because I'm usually happy and energetic as a rule, now.
" I am not at all concerned with appearing to be consistent. In my pursuit after Truth I have discarded many ideas and learnt many new things." Ghandi