Monday, November 24, 2008

The Jurnee so far...

So after deliberating for a while, on Friday 21 November I went and saw my surgeon for the lapband only with the intention of "just seeing what he says and considering all options blah blah blah"... I am now booked in for December 15th! It just happened so quickly and I honestly was a bit shocked with how fast it happened and honestly it is a bit of a crappy time for me. It's in between my birthday, my boyfriend's birthday [now that's a whole other blog to be done soon] and Christmas and a few friend's birthdays around the date as well but like they all say... there is no time like the present and I might as well start becoming that SkinnieMinnie now (as well as healthier & happier which are the most important things to me, lookin hot in a pair of Bettina Liano's is just a perk).

I am a bit concerned about telling friends and acquaintances though, I know I shouldn't care what they think but naturally you just do. Is it wrong for me to tell a little lie about my weight loss? I know there will be some negative comments and people thinking I am taking the easy way out but I know how hard it has been and how hard it will be.. has anyone lost a lot of weight and how did people react? Obviously there will be the positive stories and the "friends who turned out not to be real friends" but how did you cope?



Tracey said...

Hi there Minnie, only found your blog today, so I am catching up!

I am telling everybody, even my neighbour over the fence on the weekend. I am loving everyones interest and curiosity factor.

I have only heard one negative remark and that was from someone that I have known for many years. I qualified that because I wanted to tell you that what she said was based on ignorance, and as soon as I explained the process,she understood better.

What she said to me was, "oh, taking the easy way out, huh?".

Now, I have read where people say that have heard this, and I think, what the? Who would think it was easy? Not really beleiving that anyone would say, but there i was, confronted by it myself.

It pissed me off. and I know why. Because I am fat, have been all my life, I am sick and tired of people assuming that I am fat because I am greedy and lazy. So, when she or anyone else inferrs that I am "taking the easy way out", i think they are calling me lazy.

Anyway, after all of that, I just wanted to tell you that I feel way better knowing that everyone knows. Even having that conversation with that lady.

Good luck with your journey, I will be reading.


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