dawnz75 wrote: »
I so enjoy this thread. It is one of those things only certain people will understand. Our brains get all confused. I just started again at the beginning of this year, so only down 8-10 lbs... But some days I feel thinner than I am and then look down and say, Oh yeah I am just starting again. I think for some of us that are used to yo-yoing a bit, our brains forget where we are in the process.
For that reason I try to just put my head down and live life a week at a time, then come up for air and weigh in and figure out where I am. Anyone else relate?
bmeadows380 wrote: »
I did replace my wardrobe when I got down to 200 lbs because I simply had to - I could see that my clothes were falling off. But I still can't get my mind to accept that I'm in a 22W pants. My brain will accept 24's, which is progress since I was in 30's, but it still can't quite get to the 22's yet. I'm also always reaching for 4X shirts when I can get into 3's and probably 2's though I don't like my clothes tight so I don't wear 2's.
I did keep a couple of shirts and i think a pair of pants to compare to, though!
conniewilkins56 wrote: »
I hear you loud and clear but I am obsessed with my scales...I used to weigh once a week but now I like to see my weight graph going down lol...I am the queen of yo yo dieting and HUGE food binges, you have no idea if you are not a binge eater!...sometimes I think since I have lost weight that I look as thin as my head thinks I am and then I look in a mirror and get a harsh reality check...other times I feel like I still weigh as much as I used to and I forget I am starting to look better than before....it’s all a bit confusing!
maureenkhilde wrote: »
Speaking of clothes, I was talking to one of my friends describing this journey. And explained how I had refused to buy pants larger than the 28's I was in at the very start in May 2018. But as I started to lose weight they went from being too tight, to comfortable, to slightly loose, to I could take them on and off without undoing the buttons or zipper. When they get that lose that is when I am like time to donate. So I have gotten rid of quite a few of dress pants in a variety of sizes. And now in size 16, and still working on getting more weight off. I do have some jeans in varying sizes I think smallest is size 18 and a few 20's nothing bigger. Tops same thing, but I wore 3X way too long. Someone pointed out time to get rid of the sacks.
One thing I read quite a bit of on MFP, and see on main threads so often in success stories, and see it all over the web as well. Is all these people obessed with taking picture after picture of themselves. Um no? After I lost about 65 lbs I took an upper body, head shot. And now am taking pics every 10 lbs for me to see my journey. And have started to take some of my measurements as well. But those before letting it all hang out pictures, just not going to happen. Even when I take pics, what I think I see and what a few friends have commented on, really surprises me.
The hands/fingers getting so much thinner. I never expected that, so I have cheap ring guards so I do not lose my rings. Eventually I will get them professionally sized.
I am convinced that Fat Brain, often causes me to have Fat Eyes, that are not really seeing the truth.
maiomaio71 wrote: »
Does anyone have the opposite? I feel really good, feel so much fitter and my clothes fit well, I'm fitting smaller sizes but then I see my reflection or a picture and I think - am I still that big? I've still got a way to go, but really? Surely I should be waaaay smaller by now!
merph518 wrote: »
I get that sometimes. I went from feeling slimmer in November to feeling really overweight in January, when my weight itself hadn't changed at all.
My month at maintenance was good in some ways, not so great in others.
speyerj wrote: »
I'm kind of the opposite right now. Perhaps I have thin brain. I was in such denial about having gained weight, I couldn't see it when I looked in the mirror. Looking at before pictures shocks me. Now, that I'm down some 80 pounds, I feel more like me, which is irrational because for most of my adult life I carried at least 30 pounds and typically more like 50 to 80 more pounds than where I am right now.
And now I hate weighing loose clothes that cover my body. Tunics, swing dresses used to be my stock and trade. Now I can't stand to wear them, so off to the donation pile they go. I'm still far from skinny - I'm wide, have a big lower pooch, and still technically "obese" according to the BMI, but I am wearing the most body snug clothes I can find. I probably look ridiculous, but I feel cute, so that's all that matters.
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