wunderkindking wrote: »
That it might take a while to start dropping sizes, but once you do it will be rapid and kind of annoying.
It's the onion thing, I think. The bigger around you are the more fat loss it takes to influence your size. The smaller you get the faster it happens.
speyerj wrote: »
How your relationship with safety pins will change:
I used to never have enough safety pins around. I needed them to pin dresses shirts and blouses that buttoned up in the front to prevent the dreaded "gaposis". Now, my only use for safety pins is to pin my race bib to my shirt on race days.
NicolaCross2 wrote: »
That sustainable weight loss is slow and steady. All these adverts for apps and programs that promise to get you to lose 10lb a week or whatever, make you really demotivated when you look at the scale and you've "only" lost 0.5lb. One you stop expecting huge losses you start to focus on the long term and stop losing motivation when you don't see them.
Also, well meaning friends will always tell you that you don't need to lose weight as if they think you're only trying to because you hate yourself and they want to make you feel better. I heard a great quote once that I tell them - "I don't workout because I hate my body, I workout because I love my body" and I think it's great because it helps you to focus on why you're losing weight. Because I love and respect my body and want it to be as healthy as it can be, not because I hate myself. When you think more positively, it really helps keep the motivation up.
Anne_R91 wrote: »
That your hormones as a female can get out of whack from losing weight. My long term pms'ing and random in between bleeding is not a lot of fun, but my obgyn told me everything looks normal and healthy so I just have to hope it'll get back to normal at some point. No clue if anyone else has experienced this?
wonderingfab wrote: »
That losing weight would be relatively easy but then I would feel unable to decide on a strategy to keep the weight off long term. Losing weight feels safe, going into, or towards, maintenance feels like such a risky decision! And then, I do not know how I'll ever be able to keep the weight off once I go back to my "normal" job and half the year, I'll eat 3 meals a day in restaurants .
I do love feeling healthy and having a healthy BMI though .
cyaneverfat wrote: »
How much you can eat or what you can eat, and still lose weight or maintain it. Everyone is constantly questioning my choices which is super annoying. I'm tempted to start a thread about it, unless someone has a link to one?
My mom said to my doctor, "it's like she's living in two seperate worlds, one where she wants to lose weight and be super healthy, and the other where if she exercises she gets to eat McDonalds." She can't have it both ways. Umm actually I can?
BrightEyedAgain wrote: »
Nobody told me how much of this journey is about facing fear and not letting it stop you. Fear of what it will mean to be thin, fear of failure, fear of change, fear of the gym, fear of looking stupid, fear of other people's responses, fear of injury, fear of being strong, fear of saying no. All these fears I didn't even know I had are now coming up along with memories/emotions from years back that I thought I'd already dealt with.
I'm only 11 lbs down so far, but I already feel like a new person because of all the fears I've had to face and conquer just to DO this thing--especially the strength/fitness part. I've realized that most of my weight issues are really IDENTITY issues, and that a lot of what I'm doing is breaking off old agreements with family/friends to be a certain way. Now I'm finding out who I really am, one workout and one logged meal at a time, and it's incredible. I never ever want to go back to living with all those fears. Not ever.
As awesome as the weight loss is, discovering my true self is even better. Now I'm just eager to see what that person's body ends up looking like because I honestly don't know!! I've yo-yo'd weight before with various methods, but I've never logged calories and tracked macros. And I've nevered combined diet with consistent strength training/exercise. The combination is already producing VERY different results than I've seen before--both physical and mental. For the first time in my life, I'm starting to believe that I could be an honest-to-goodness ATHLETE, like nothing's off the table if I'm willing to work for it. And for once, I don't mind not being good at things initially because I know I will get better. And that maybe this really WILL be the final time I have to lose this weight. This is an inner shift I've never felt before, and I'm so excited to see my future unfold!!
Somebody around here said there comes a point where you're just READY to lose the weight, and I think I'm there. Reading this and the other MFP threads has helped me a lot, and I know that will continue. So thank you all for posting. It really does matter.
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