I never gave much thought to not telling people about the band. Basically bc you all know by now I am an open book :) There is no shame in my game. Also, if you tell just a few people at work...trust me...before long everyone at work will know. So I am just open an honest. If someone says, "Wow you look great" I don't say THANKS I HAVE THE LAPBAND. But if someone asks me HOW I have lost the weight, I tell them I was banded. I also tell bc I feel like we should be ambassadors of our band and help inform people (if they want to be informed).
So, Friday's at work we have our weekly staff meeting. This is a chance for all of the departments in Corporate Development to come together and touch base. Most everyone works in the same building, but some of us our housed other places. For example, my department has it's own building and its just the three of us here. Today after we had come back from the meeting I get a call from one of the ladies in HR. She is in her 50's, and overweight (I guess. I never think of her that way bc she is really stylish and knows how to dress herself to de-emphasize her weight).
She called me and said, "Okay I got to ask...how much have you lost and since when?" I told her almost 70 pounds and I was banded on January 27th. She then opened up to me about how she has been thinking about WLS bc she has gotten to the point where her health is keeping her from doing things. She has seen me losing weight and felt that it might be time to act. She talked to Deanna (my coworker who had gastric bypass), and Deanna shared my info with her. So I explained the band to her a little and then ended up sending her a long email with more detailed info. She told me that I was looking wonderful (which is always nice to hear yes?) and that she hoped I wouldnt lose my bubbly personality (I told her not to fear...it's only going to get worse).