There was certain things I thought I wouldn’t have to deal with after I lost some weight and some things I don’t anymore but other things I still do but in different ways. For example pre surgery I use to get asked if I really needed a second plate of food but now I get asked if that’s all I’m going to eat.
I’ve come to realize that people think they have the right to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing with your body even if it doesn’t affect them at all. Everyone has an opinion which I suppose is a good thing but not all things need to be said. Another example of peoples opinions is when I told people I was going to have weight loss surgery and was told I would just be trading in fat for excess skin. Is it true sure but I can live a healthier life with excess skin I couldn’t really do that with excess fat. I knew that I wasn’t the best person I could be with all the weight. I knew that inside there was a runner screaming to be let out. There was a hiker that wanted to move and discover new trails. I knew that I wanted to be able to play tag with the kids and soccer and whatever else they want to play. I want to have energy all day and not have an afternoon slump.
I know it’s hard for people to understand the new me and it’s shown me my true friends for sure. But I am healthy and I am happy and living the life I’ve always wanted to live.