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Shrinking Assets - Team Chat AUGUST 2021

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  • angelic843
    angelic843 Posts: 252 Member
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    UserName: Angelic843
    Weight in week: August Week 4
    Weigh In Day: Friday
    PW (Previous Weight): 376.6
    CW (Current Weight): 374.4
    This week’s loss: 2.2 pounds
    Total LTD (Loss to Date): 47.8 pounds
  • TheMrWobbly
    TheMrWobbly Posts: 2,541 Member
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    No specialist skills @PatriceFitnessPal just putting in sleepers, laying a new pad and turfing the garden. More manual labour than anything. This weekend is out as I am working Saturday, family outing Sunday and sorting the house Monday. My son has returned from Uni so we converted the Utility that I made into a gym into a 'lounge' for him. No self-respecting 21 year old wants to be hanging out with his parents!

    Now I have all the stuff we piled up in that room floating around needing sorting.

    Got a 10k in this morning which was nice. The knee is keeping the pace really slow but miles under the feet are all that matters.

    Hope you all have a great weekend!
  • chublet25
    chublet25 Posts: 833 Member
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    socajam wrote: »
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    chublet25 wrote: »
    I've lost 65 pounds (still 34 to go) and, well, I look like the Michelin man with a big flat saggy tire around his middle. Sorry if that's TMI, but what on earth can I wear so that I don't look awful? Do I need to get some shapewear? I've been wearing huge baggy shirts (well, my old shirts, to be honest!) because anything close-fitting looks perfectly hideous with lumps in unexpected and unattractive places. As an instructor I have to stand up in front of a whole lot of university-age students and I really don't want to look terrible or to get distracted thinking that they're staring at my flat tire! Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Shapeware is expensive and often ill fitting. I would recommend Marshall’s or TJ Maxx to start with. Name brands at lower prices. I’ve bought some from Walmart that just rolls up or down. Skip Amazon unless you are buying a brand you are already familiar with the sizing.

    I bet you do not look as bad as you think you do!!!

    You are right, there are extremely expensive
    I would add Burlington's as well as Ross Stores - if you have them in your area
    socajam wrote: »
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    chublet25 wrote: »
    I've lost 65 pounds (still 34 to go) and, well, I look like the Michelin man with a big flat saggy tire around his middle. Sorry if that's TMI, but what on earth can I wear so that I don't look awful? Do I need to get some shapewear? I've been wearing huge baggy shirts (well, my old shirts, to be honest!) because anything close-fitting looks perfectly hideous with lumps in unexpected and unattractive places. As an instructor I have to stand up in front of a whole lot of university-age students and I really don't want to look terrible or to get distracted thinking that they're staring at my flat tire! Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Shapeware is expensive and often ill fitting. I would recommend Marshall’s or TJ Maxx to start with. Name brands at lower prices. I’ve bought some from Walmart that just rolls up or down. Skip Amazon unless you are buying a brand you are already familiar with the sizing.

    I bet you do not look as bad as you think you do!!!

    You are right, there are extremely expensive
    I would add Burlington's as well as Ross Stores - if you have them in your area

    I live in rural Nova Scotia, so I have not heard of many of the stores people are listing! I think I might have reached the point, however, of just thinking, "screw it; if people want to stare at my spare tire, let 'em." It's not like many of the students look any better! I might check out a compression top though. They're presumably built for runners, so surely they wouldn't creep up on me. And it'd be something I'd have to wrestle myself into only once per day (not every time I went to the bathroom!) I wore a nice shirt yesterday and I think it looked ok after all. I guess we all tend to judge ourselves too harshly. But I really appreciated everybody's feedback. Buying shapewear sounds even more complicated than buying a decent bra!!!
  • jazzadesigns
    jazzadesigns Posts: 476 Member
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    Jazzadesigns
    Saturday weigh in
    PW: 219.4
    CW: 219.8 (+0.4)

    Sorry not a good week.
  • hipari
    hipari Posts: 1,367 Member
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    Ugh. 3 more weeks to go before maternity leave. My Saturdays seem to be all rest no fun lately. My husband went on a weekend hike with some friends so I’m home alone (and can freely take up the entire bed, yay!) but it also means he’s not here doing grocery shopping or cooking.

    I did some laundry and baby stuff organizing in the morning, took a nap, and then went to get groceries so I could make myself some dinner. I got the groceries but now I’m too exhausted to actually cook, so I ended up ordering delivery. At least I have groceries ready for a lunch tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow I have more energy to do something.
  • hipari
    hipari Posts: 1,367 Member
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    chublet25 wrote: »
    socajam wrote: »
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    chublet25 wrote: »
    I've lost 65 pounds (still 34 to go) and, well, I look like the Michelin man with a big flat saggy tire around his middle. Sorry if that's TMI, but what on earth can I wear so that I don't look awful? Do I need to get some shapewear? I've been wearing huge baggy shirts (well, my old shirts, to be honest!) because anything close-fitting looks perfectly hideous with lumps in unexpected and unattractive places. As an instructor I have to stand up in front of a whole lot of university-age students and I really don't want to look terrible or to get distracted thinking that they're staring at my flat tire! Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Shapeware is expensive and often ill fitting. I would recommend Marshall’s or TJ Maxx to start with. Name brands at lower prices. I’ve bought some from Walmart that just rolls up or down. Skip Amazon unless you are buying a brand you are already familiar with the sizing.

    I bet you do not look as bad as you think you do!!!

    You are right, there are extremely expensive
    I would add Burlington's as well as Ross Stores - if you have them in your area
    socajam wrote: »
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    chublet25 wrote: »
    I've lost 65 pounds (still 34 to go) and, well, I look like the Michelin man with a big flat saggy tire around his middle. Sorry if that's TMI, but what on earth can I wear so that I don't look awful? Do I need to get some shapewear? I've been wearing huge baggy shirts (well, my old shirts, to be honest!) because anything close-fitting looks perfectly hideous with lumps in unexpected and unattractive places. As an instructor I have to stand up in front of a whole lot of university-age students and I really don't want to look terrible or to get distracted thinking that they're staring at my flat tire! Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Shapeware is expensive and often ill fitting. I would recommend Marshall’s or TJ Maxx to start with. Name brands at lower prices. I’ve bought some from Walmart that just rolls up or down. Skip Amazon unless you are buying a brand you are already familiar with the sizing.

    I bet you do not look as bad as you think you do!!!

    You are right, there are extremely expensive
    I would add Burlington's as well as Ross Stores - if you have them in your area

    I live in rural Nova Scotia, so I have not heard of many of the stores people are listing! I think I might have reached the point, however, of just thinking, "screw it; if people want to stare at my spare tire, let 'em." It's not like many of the students look any better! I might check out a compression top though. They're presumably built for runners, so surely they wouldn't creep up on me. And it'd be something I'd have to wrestle myself into only once per day (not every time I went to the bathroom!) I wore a nice shirt yesterday and I think it looked ok after all. I guess we all tend to judge ourselves too harshly. But I really appreciated everybody's feedback. Buying shapewear sounds even more complicated than buying a decent bra!!!

    I wholeheartedly agree with your intention to just screw it and let others stare if they so wish. What other people think about you is none of your business. Besides, you probably don’t like everyone around you or particularly enjoy the way everyone around you looks (you just said many of your students don’t look any better), so why should you expect everyone to like you? Some people will never like you or your appearance, just like you will never like every single person on this planet. After fulfilling basic criteria of being appropriately clothed and bathed, your appearance should be nobody else’s business and their opinion of it is none of yours.

    I know saying this is a bit harsh, but realizing this has been soooo liberating in my personal life and I want to spread the joy ;)
  • Beka3695
    Beka3695 Posts: 4,126 Member
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  • Megan_smartiepants1970
    Megan_smartiepants1970 Posts: 41,603 Member
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    Another new member heading your way ... Please welcome @ashleymullo6195 :)
  • PatriceFitnessPal
    PatriceFitnessPal Posts: 1,367 Member
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    Welcome to the ShrinkingAssets team @ashlymullo6195! … and thanks for introducing us all @Megan_smartiepants1970. I’ll post a more in-depth message in the September space tomorrow but wanted to be sure to welcome you. Best wishes in meeting your goals.
  • TheMrWobbly
    TheMrWobbly Posts: 2,541 Member
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    I think this is supposed to be in September now but just in case
    22/08 - 247.7...
    29/08 - 242.1...(5.6)

    A good week :smiley:
  • ashleymullo6195
    ashleymullo6195 Posts: 145 Member
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    Welcome to the ShrinkingAssets team @ashlymullo6195! … and thanks for introducing us all @Megan_smartiepants1970. I’ll post a more in-depth message in the September space tomorrow but wanted to be sure to welcome you. Best wishes in meeting your goals.

    Thankyou so much xx
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 10,233 Member
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