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What nobody tells you about losing weight



  • dhiammarathdhiammarath Posts: 771Member, Premium Member Posts: 771Member, Premium Member
    I'm trying to decide if I've goofed up my sunglasses and that's why they seem so wide, or if I've just lost weight from my head. I should go try on some new sunglasses just to see, because I've always had trouble with finding sunglasses because I got a wide head. If more fit, then it might be the head.

    I lost fat in my scalp and around my face. My glasses (and sunglasses) all got too lose and I remember one day when I was like, "Dang something's different," and then had a double take because my glasses looked so much larger and it was a shock. So... I'd say it's definitely possible that your head changed shape!

    I do carry a decent amount of weight in my face (it definitely shows in my face when I gain weight) so you might be right! I used to be jealous of people who had "normal" looking faces when they were overweight, but now I realize that it's helped me in the wrinkle department and overall youthful look of my face to have the extra weight there now that I'm in a normal weight range. I was recently mistaken for 25 when I'm 32, and I wasn't even wearing any makeup.

    Yes! I get that too. I look younger than my age as well. XD
  • smantha32smantha32 Posts: 7,026Member Member Posts: 7,026Member Member
    You get stabbed a lot more - belt buckles, arm rests, stuff in your pocket - without the fat to cushion it is just stabby, stabby all the time.

    I ordered cushions on Amazon for the armrests on my desk chair. lol
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 3,299Member Member Posts: 3,299Member Member
    kenyonhaff wrote: »
    SERmom3 wrote: »
    That even when you’ve lost the weight you’ll still feel fat/squishy.

    I’ve had a goal of 140 for years. I’m just a few pounds away from that, but my stomach is still carrying a lot of extra weight. I guess it should be expected. I had 3 kids (2 c-sections) and a gallbladder surgery all in the span of 5 years.

    I know I’ll have to move my goal, but I want to hit it first and celebrate it before the next leg of the journey.

    When you reach your goal weight, you will still have the same basic body, just smaller.

    That might mean your tummy still has a little pooch or your hips are still doesn't mean you necessarily end up with a supermodel figure. Your "problem areas" are often just less of a problem. I lost 44+ pounds and I still can't pull off a bikini, but then I never could. Still happy I lost the weight, though.

    Agreed, "tight in the shoulders" has been my mantra no matter what size I am. It's just that now I can easily size up, but I've found I don't like to because then clothes are loose in the stomach.
  • mmdeveaummdeveau Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    rhwiblin wrote: »
    That right before a woosh your fat gets all squishy and soft. It is like a giant stress ball right on your abdomen! You look weird when you squish it and your 13 year old laughs at you. Lol. No? Only me?

    @rhwiblin - You're not crazy!! I happened upon this thread a while ago and it was enlightening: I think some of the links and explanations sound a bit like broscience, but it could also be that the professionals who gave the poster the information were trying to make it easy to understand.

    So it's not only you!
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