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3 month post op. Although I am losing weight and finding my clothes becoming looser, I still have this feeling of shame / embarrassment and thinking how shameful I feel of putting on so much weight in my late twenties. Only my parents know what surgery I had and I didn’t tell any of my friends. I’ve told them I’m on a diet. Was feeling little bit like my normal self yesterday until i was asked out for a meal with distant family and realise I can’t go as I can’t eat much.

Anyone else feeling anything Similar?

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You can always say you have changed the way you eat. Plus you can take a doggie bag home. I told my best friend that I was having surgery and I felt she was a little judgemental. I said to myself whatever. It's funny because she has never been skinny ever and I only started having weight issues after having children.

You have to live your best health for you.

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Half way into the meal just say “something is upsetting your stomach” or “tastes funny” or something.

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No reason to feel guilty. You've made a healthy decision and you're going to benefit from it. I just made it through a two week cruise eating very little with friends and explaining that I'm "on a diet and trying to lose weight" which was all it took to satisfy their curiosity.

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