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What nobody tells you about losing weight

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  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,450Member Member Posts: 2,450Member Member
    That one day, you will no longer look/seek for anything with an X or W or PLUS on the tag or section of clothes, you even completely stop/no longer look for these sizes, as they won't fit you at all. Even one day, you will also no longer look for size LARGE--just mediums and even smalls will be your target size you'll look for. This is THE BEST feeling/knowledge ever. It WILL happen to/for you if you so desire--it's just going to take time.

    I'm starting to run into this. I've been still shopping larges at Goodwill because brands all fit differently, and find it's now become an exercise in disappointment, haha. We wouldn't get the fancy brands that tend to size way small in our town, so they're pretty much all too large.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,450Member Member Posts: 2,450Member Member
    That one day, you will no longer look/seek for anything with an X or W or PLUS on the tag or section of clothes, you even completely stop/no longer look for these sizes, as they won't fit you at all. Even one day, you will also no longer look for size LARGE--just mediums and even smalls will be your target size you'll look for. This is THE BEST feeling/knowledge ever. It WILL happen to/for you if you so desire--it's just going to take time.

    I'm starting to run into this. I've been still shopping larges at Goodwill because brands all fit differently, and find it's now become an exercise in disappointment, haha. We wouldn't get the fancy brands that tend to size way small in our town, so they're pretty much all too large.

    Shopping at Goodwill is so WISE, you'll find really excellent stuff at 1/2 or way less than the original price too. Also, it's smart to shop there because as you're getting down to size, you don't want to invest in certain sizes as even though the scale may not be moving as much as you'd like, the inches will be decreasing like crazy (at least it did for me). You don't want to be spending lots of money on sizes that will be too small sooner or later.

    I went from a size 22w to now size 8's (which are starting get too big in the waist for me--even though my stomach area still needs a lot of work--it's weird, but I don't want to rush anything, slow and steady has won the race thus far with no loose skin, so I will continue to wait for my flat(ter) stomach to arrive. I made the mistake of buying too much stuff as I got to a size 16w and 14w only to drop down to a size 12 and 10 actually faster than I'd imagine. So when I got to sizes 12 and 10 I only purchased a few things and now that I'm a size 8. I'm glad I didn't buy a lot of 12's and 10's.

    I'm starting to size out of some of my transitional clothes too! The difference between a size 8 and 10 is also smaller than the measurement difference between a 16 and an 18, so the transition continues to speed up. I remember the first time I lost weight, I actually skipped size 8 and went from 10 to 6 because I waited a while before shopping again.

    I also like thrift shopping because it gets me out of my comfort zone with style. I'm more willing to try something on just to see and have found some gems and styles I didn't realize I'd like.
  • Neightyre29Neightyre29 Posts: 47Member Member Posts: 47Member Member


    My thing for this week is that my belly is no longer big enough to support the laptop in my favorite position in bed.

    Omg haha my cats are gonna be DEVASTATED! I didn't even think about that!
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,450Member Member Posts: 2,450Member Member


    My thing for this week is that my belly is no longer big enough to support the laptop in my favorite position in bed.

    Omg haha my cats are gonna be DEVASTATED! I didn't even think about that!

    My cat's normal kneading spot (my collar area) has become a no-go zone because there isn't enough fat there anymore, so she's moved to my stomach lol.
  • pinuplovepinuplove Posts: 12,435Member Member Posts: 12,435Member Member


    My thing for this week is that my belly is no longer big enough to support the laptop in my favorite position in bed.

    Omg haha my cats are gonna be DEVASTATED! I didn't even think about that!

    My cat's normal kneading spot (my collar area) has become a no-go zone because there isn't enough fat there anymore, so she's moved to my stomach lol.

    Mine seem to gravitate toward the boob area. Also less there than used to be :lol:
  • dhiammarathdhiammarath Posts: 644Member, Premium Member Posts: 644Member, Premium Member
    That you have this artery in your abdomen and when your cat presses her little ankle into you just so, you can feel it throb. Even better, when you're asleep, your dreams then turn into weird and horrifying things where your insides are writhing.

    The cat is going to need some sleep adjustment. XD

    I never knew this. But now that I know there's an artery there, I can feel it from my sternum down. I am super weirded out by this!!
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,450Member Member Posts: 2,450Member Member
    kmalik5 wrote: »
    I feel like I agree with like 90% of the ones posted here, but I've got a couple more :smile:

    - I feel WAY more comfortable saying I'm hungry. It's like I'm no longer the fat girl obviously asking for food, lol.

    - My self-image fluctuates way more than my weight does. Some days I feel like I'm the new hot girl on the block and I'm proud, but others I feel like I haven't lost a single pound.

    - I feel SO much more comfortable not looking my best. I used to have to look cute and have my hair/makeup done all the time, but now I'm confident in an old t-shirt. I think my mentality used to be, "since I'm fat, I have to prove that I actually do care about my appearance."

    Man, you hit the nail on the head with these three. The one about being unashamed about being hungry especially. I was starting to get into "lazy" mod with my dress, but then I started having acne problems and it made me feel like I needed to be "made up" to feel comfortable again.

  • andja87andja87 Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    And when you think about it, most of those people who are too busy to look at you or notice your flaws, are probably thinking about their own. It's a vicious cycle!
  • kmalik5kmalik5 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member

    Man, you hit the nail on the head with these three. The one about being unashamed about being hungry especially. I was starting to get into "lazy" mod with my dress, but then I started having acne problems and it made me feel like I needed to be "made up" to feel comfortable again.

    Honestly I hadn't even noticed I was being more vocal about food until my close friend (who is in shape and super proud of me for getting there) pointed out that I back her up more often when we suggest the group get food. She asked something like, "Have you gotten hungrier more with working out?" and I was like, "No, I can just ask for food now that I'm not the hungry fatty." and we had a good laugh :lol:
    edited June 27
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