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Mind games

KayakerJoeKayakerJoe Posts: 13Member, Premium Member Posts: 13Member, Premium Member
I’m enjoying the support this community gives me. Quite comforting!

Does anyone else find that your mind plays tricks on you? The scales will say you’ve lost weight but looking in the mirror, you’re convinced you are putting on again.

Another watch out is good mood vs not so good. Looking in the mirror when you’re in a good mood “you’re doing so well” when you’re not as upbeat “I think I’m putting on weight”

So funny!

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  • motivatedmarthamotivatedmartha Posts: 960Member Member Posts: 960Member Member
    Yep - that happens! Some days I feel reasonable trim and some days I still feel 4 stone overweight. :D
  • KayakerJoeKayakerJoe Posts: 13Member, Premium Member Posts: 13Member, Premium Member
    So annoying.
  • SisterSueGetsFitSisterSueGetsFit Posts: 945Member Member Posts: 945Member Member
    Yes. It gets better in time. Just takes the mind a while to catch up.
  • maureenkhildemaureenkhilde Posts: 232Member Member Posts: 232Member Member
    So true you nailed this one perfectly!
  • hobbitses333hobbitses333 Posts: 158Member Member Posts: 158Member Member
    I have lost nearly 50 lbs and I just dont see it when I look in the mirror. Before and after pics I do see it, and lifting 50 lbs of potatoes at the grocery store says "ooof that's quite a bit of weight"...but I dont see it... I still see huge and 4XL even tho that size falls off me now...warped eh?
    edited October 15
  • KayakerJoeKayakerJoe Posts: 13Member, Premium Member Posts: 13Member, Premium Member
    It really is warped. Apparently the Rock suffers with it too. Many body builders look in the mirror and think they are not ripped when they actually are.
  • TacklewasherTacklewasher Posts: 6,430Member Member Posts: 6,430Member Member
    Not quite what you are talking about, but this kinda sums up how I feel at times.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10697701/i-still-have-chronic-obesity-even-a-year-into-maintenance/p1

    I'm ~210 but still think I'm 330+ at times.
  • lollitakennedylollitakennedy Posts: 33Member Member Posts: 33Member Member
    Hi I especially feel heavy when I look in the mirror at the gym while doing exercises. I dont feel that way when I look in my mirrors at home. I cant tell which is true. I gained my 30lbs back since 2013. I am back and working on it again. I have this beautiful winter coat that I bought 30lbs lighter. I find having that motivation piece of clothing hanging in view all day helps me stay on track. Plus counting my food is a big help.
  • Womanvsfood18Womanvsfood18 Posts: 65Member Member Posts: 65Member Member
    This is true! I’m having a fat day but my scales haven’t moved
  • ata1antaata1anta Posts: 80Member Member Posts: 80Member Member
    I need to hear it from other people because I don't see it when I look in the mirror (though i'm starting to). What hit was the other week I was sitting in the local bar and the owner looked at me and said, "You've lost a lot of weight." Getting a compliment out of him is almost as hard as a free drink! LOL
  • thelegendofsakura89thelegendofsakura89 Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    I'm at 167 down from 205 and it's a mixed bag--either I'm shocked at how much better I look, or I don't see a difference and I still feel like that same fat sack of crap that I was.
    ...but yesterday I saw a friend that I haven't seen since before I lost weight, and he said he didn't recognize me at first lol. So maybe I just need to accept my progress and feel good about myself for a change.
  • motivatedmarthamotivatedmartha Posts: 960Member Member Posts: 960Member Member
    I'm at 167 down from 205 and it's a mixed bag--either I'm shocked at how much better I look, or I don't see a difference and I still feel like that same fat sack of crap that I was.
    ...but yesterday I saw a friend that I haven't seen since before I lost weight, and he said he didn't recognize me at first lol. So maybe I just need to accept my progress and feel good about myself for a change.

    Yes, yes you do! That's nearly 40 lbs and is a great loss 😁😁
  • kdbulgerkdbulger Posts: 286Member Member Posts: 286Member Member
    I am a woman so there are actual big differences in how I look and the fit of my clothing from one week to the next, even when the scale doesn't show much of a difference. The week after my period I call Skinny Week because I am at my trimmest.
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