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When did people notice?

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  • Rhumax67Rhumax67 Member Posts: 192 Member Member Posts: 192 Member
    A friend I hadn't seen since Dec. asked if I was sick. I think I was down about15 lbs :)
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,884 Member Member Posts: 3,884 Member
    I think that the people who knew me for a while started noticing at like 35-ish pounds down, basically when I went from obese to overweight. I started a new job around the same time I started losing weight, and the people who I met at this job didn't notice until I was about 50 down. I think they didn't have a chance to really get "used" to me when I was obese, even though I was at my highest weight when I first started the job.
  • hafsatoheed2019hafsatoheed2019 Member Posts: 70 Member Member Posts: 70 Member
    I'm 5'1" and I've lost 70lbs. No one really noticed until I lost around 40-45.

    I’m the same height and need to lose same amount. Would you plz share some details food and exercise wise. What you think that remained consistent during the journey whict brought you success in losing 70 lb. I restart every day and mess up every day and stuck in a rut.
  • aries68mcaries68mc Member Posts: 173 Member Member Posts: 173 Member
    I really don't know. I will guess after about 20 or 30 pounds. People at work (in my Division, anyway), knew what I was doing. There was a rep from one of our vendors who knows me and comes in often, who noticed. A few other people in my building who I do not really see that often noticed and commented. So this has been several months ago. Within the last couple of weeks, 2 other different people that I passed in the hall didn't comment but I could tell they noticed by the way they looked at me. And these 2, btw, are obese. You might even say one is morbidly obese.
  • merph518merph518 Member Posts: 701 Member Member Posts: 701 Member
    I started getting a lot more comments from people not aware that I'm trying to lose weight around the -75 lb mark. I was a lot bigger than most to start, so that's probably part of why. Right around where I started wearing 2xl shirts and slimmer fitting jeans.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Member Posts: 13,347 Member Member Posts: 13,347 Member
    I had 20lbs to lose to get to a healthy weight, so when I lost the first 10lbs people really started to notice - 20lbs loss meant I went down 2 dress sizes and I think when someone has less to lose its more noticeable when they do.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Member Posts: 13,347 Member Member Posts: 13,347 Member
    Rhumax67 wrote: »
    A friend I hadn't seen since Dec. asked if I was sick. I think I was down about15 lbs :)

    It seems to be the case people automatically think we are sick when we lose weight.... :/
  • aries68mcaries68mc Member Posts: 173 Member Member Posts: 173 Member
    Rhumax67 wrote: »
    A friend I hadn't seen since Dec. asked if I was sick. I think I was down about15 lbs :)

    It seems to be the case people automatically think we are sick when we lose weight.... :/

    I agree they do if they don't know what you are doing. I did have someone last month that I hadn't seen for awhile, ask if I was healthy.
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,715 Member Member Posts: 10,715 Member
    I lost my first 50 lb so slowly that hardly anyone noticed except for my mom. When I say slowly, I mean it - about six years to lose 50 lb. I was a bit over 300 lb to begin with though so I understood it wasn't as obvious to others.

    When I started using MFP, I felt like people noticed the most around 40 lb lost. After that I still got a lot of comments, but that particular point when I was just a little over 200 is when people really seemed to notice the difference. I also had several friends take me aside about my clothes being too baggy around then. I proceeded to lose more in the next year after that, but a little slower and now tend to stay around the same range. I remember when I finally went under 200 lb. for the first time in like 20 years and I was surprised no one seemed to notice then.

    A few people always seem to notice (friends, mom, neighbors) while others don't as much (my husband is always super complimentary of my body but he says he cannot tell when I am up/down by 10 lb at all).



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  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,715 Member Member Posts: 10,715 Member
    I think that the people who knew me for a while started noticing at like 35-ish pounds down, basically when I went from obese to overweight. I started a new job around the same time I started losing weight, and the people who I met at this job didn't notice until I was about 50 down. I think they didn't have a chance to really get "used" to me when I was obese, even though I was at my highest weight when I first started the job.

    I can relate to this a little bit too. I started my current job more than midway through my weight loss so no one knew me at the size where I'd been for years. Now, I'm roughly 40 lb lighter. My boss commented the other day (after seeing a picture from my first year there) that she could NOT believe how much smaller I am than when I started because she didn't remember me being any larger. I've told her before (in conversation) that I have lost way over 100 lb but I honestly don't think she really gets it.
  • kiran6002kiran6002 Member Posts: 52 Member Member Posts: 52 Member
    I’ve lost 20/30 lbs and it’s only now ppl have started to notice. I wear quite a bulky work uniform so it’s not easy to notice the weight loss I think. The majority of ppl have said they can notice it most from my face and tummy. I’ve got another 10 lbs to go to goal and was started to lose a bit of motivation. But I’m determined to smash my goals and get to goal weight!!
  • kperk91kperk91 Member Posts: 225 Member Member Posts: 225 Member
    I've only lost the first 7 lbs of my journey since starting 8 weeks ago (40lbs to lose). My mom asked how much I lost because I already looked less bloated to her. It was a good thing to hear. I know the journey takes time and results can be slow to show - but sometimes I just want those results a little quicker :D
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