Something that someone I know said in one of her posts has been resonating with me and I realized that over the last month-ish... I too no longer FEEL skinny.
I feel average. I'm still the same size, no change in my weight. But I think its my perception.
In Edmonton, people tended to be on the heavier side so I found myself (erroneously or not) comparing my body size in relation to theirs. Here in Vancouver, the population is largely Asian and as a rule, they tend to be rail thin. So now, I find myself comparing to their body size and I don't feel "fat" but I certainly don't feel like I'm among the slimmest.
Such a head game.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.
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