Cyndie explains how quickly she lost weight and how she handles the extra attention after gastric bypass surgery.
When I first started seeing results, it was within the first month. I lost 21 pounds the first month, and it’s not that I could see it, it’s that everybody else could see it. I had even to this day I still say I am just me. People are shocked and amazed, and I understand because of course I can see myself in the mirror, but I don’t see what they see because I am not looking at myself; they are looking at me.
So, sometimes I’ll catch my reflection in a store window and that will surprise me. You know, that will, I’ll be like, “Wow, look at me,” but still, you know, I am just me.
It’s a very different change when you are not accustomed to attention, and then all of a sudden you are getting it from everywhere. And I always felt invisible unless it was somebody mean, you know, but now it’s like, you are on the outside, you know, and you are not used to all the attention. It’s not a bad thing; it’s just not something I am not used to.
The way I handle the attention, depending upon who it’s coming from, most of the time I am just polite; you know, I say ”thank you.” When people go on and on and on, it kind of, you know, makes me feel uncomfortable, but again, I am just polite. Other attention from especially men, that’s something I am not comfortable with, you know, and I usually just ignore that attention, but of course I have been married for 22 years.