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gastric bypass jerks

I realize they are not all like this, but has anyone ever had an issue with someone who has had gastric bypass, lost all their weight and is now judgemental about overweight people?

I've met a couple of them, but one in particular really sticks out in my mind. He is all of the time talking about people who are overweight, and making fun of fat people riding bikes, walking down the street, etc.

I want to tell him at least they didn't have to get their stomach stapled to lose weight...jerk.

Anyone else experience this?

Wed. Jun 27, 1:02pm

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yup, there is a lady at work like that... she was very overweight and had gastric bypass surgery, she had some complications and got very ill. all her friends who were also overweight took care of her and got her through it all. then she dumped her friends that took care of her as soon as the weight melted off and turned into a slut.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 2:28 PM

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I haven't experienced this...I don't know anyone who has had a gastric bypass, however it does make me think of former smokers who suddenly become very anti-smoking once they quit. To the point of being really rude to people who smoke. I think it's an example of people who don't work through their issues as to why they overate/smoked in the first place and now just attack the thing they hate about themselves in other people. Sad :( I really think everyone would benefit from spending some time in therapy and figuring out stuff about themselves. The world would be a much happier place :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 2:32 PM

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that's sad! i'll bet the people who lash out at others must be very unhappy with themselves and probably carry a lot of shame from being so heavy. i wonder if they prescribe follow-up mental therapy in addition to the follow-up physical therapy?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 2:41 PM

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Whenever someone makes fun of someone else, or shoots them down it is because they feel so bad about themselves. Don't worry everything I have heard is their problems will come back because they have not dealt with the real problems. Stay strong, focus on you, and ignore their harshness, they are unhappy people.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 3:25 PM

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I have had a gastric bypass.....but here is what puzzles me.....prior to surgery weren't they walking in the other persons shoes...? Heck, I am FAT now.....I was HUGE before (I have lost 190 pounds since surgery), but as anyone who knows me would tell you....I still struggle with food issues...the surgery was on my tummy not my head....and I would never ever make fun of someone where I was or still am.....

I hate to hear of such unhappy people, becuase they give the rest of us a bad name....

Choosing surgery, which was life saving in my case, was a personal decision, and while I do share with people that I had the surgery, it is a highly personal decision and not one to take lightley. We should all have some compassion for our fellow man.....losing weight, and keeping it off takes hard hard work, not people making fun, or teasing, or ridiculing you...

Sorry, I guess this got me really fired up.

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 1:35 AM

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