Yes I felt exactly the same. Though I only needed to lose three stone, I think I felt as tied down as you did. Physically, I can't imagine how much different you must feel though. You've lost almost half your body weight?
Losing so much weight really give us a whole new lease on life and as the weight comes off so fast, it takes a long time for our heads to catch up. There were even times I didn't feel I deserved the weight to be because SS+ really was so easy.
I know you aren't quite at the end yet but all the best with moving up the steps and maintenance. Now the hard work begins but the effort is so so so worth it.
ETA - I was just trying to find a link for you as I became really emotional as I was losing the last bits too. Apparently there's more oestrogen in our last most stubborn fat cells or something like that so when they are being zapped, more hormones are released so we become more emotional. I have explained things badly but hopefully you get the point.
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Diet: Cambridge Diet
Start Date: 8th August 2011
Start Weight: 20st6lb
Current Weight: 18st9lb
Goal Weight: 10st7lb
Goal Date: Before my 30th in August
Start BMI: 43.5
Current BMI: 39.7
Goal BMI: 22.3
Total Weight Loss: 1st11lb
Weight to Lose: 8st2lb
% Lost 8.74%
Zoe what you are feeling is natural. Well done it's amazing what you have achieved. xx
I'm not there yet, but have often thought that for so long i have defined myself by my weight problems that i do worry who i will be when i get to target, so can completely understand how you must feel.
You have every right to be proud of loosing the weight but in many ways i think your journey is only just beginning
Awww hugs for you hun!! xxx
Goal 1 - To get through the first week Goal 2 - To lose a stone Goal 3 - For size 16s to not be tight! Goal 4 - To lose 2 stone Goal 5 - To get back into those 14's! Goal 6 - To lose 2 and a half stone! Goal 7 - to see 12 stone something on the scales! Goal 8 - to lose 3 stone! Weight Loss: Week 1
Zoe, Thank you so much for sharing what you are going through. I think I can understand how strange it must feel.
You have had incredible strength in getting to where you are now so I am sure you will find a way through this and come out the other side feeling happy with who you are.
Start date 26th Nov 2012
Week 1 - 6 kilos gone
Hi Zoe,spent ages writing long and detailed reply to your post earlier-then couldn't send it d'oh!
Anyway wanted to say that I know how you feel,I never knew what it was like to be slim until I was 25,until that time believed I was ugly and no one would ever want me....unless as the end of the night girl.
Worked so hard at school,uni and my career because that's where I got my sense of achievement-my academic success and work was my life I thought I would never get a family of my own. True I had great fun with my pals and their blokes,always being so lovely and funny so I was popular for my personality as I was nevwer going to be looks wise.
Then at 25 bingo suddenly lost 5 and a half stone,and experienced what it was like to feel confident to flirt, swap stories of conquests and spend too much money on clothes etc. It was also nice not having to be the joker to be accepted.
I often pinch myself that I have the life now that I always wanted,but didn't think I was worth and that I am married to someone I fell madly in love with,not just someone who would have me.
Mind you good job in a way I lacked confidence and buried my head in the text books,as academically wouldn't have done as well and would probably have settled down before stumbling upon Mr T at the age of 28.
I wish sincerely that I could have enjoyed my student days as a slimmer person,I feel sad for that young woman and the girl at school who threw herself into exams instead of sneaking into pubs and flirting in the common room.
To any one reading this please don't think I'm saying if your obese you can't have find a nice bloke etc-this is just what my low self-esteem led me to believe.
The thing to remember Zoe is that when we were obese there were also many happy times,but sadly the overwhelming memories are about the negative feelings we had towards ourselves. x
I wish I could just go *poof* and make you not sad anymore. I know you feel a bit disappointed in yourself that it took you this long to make a change in your life but the thing is - you did! Many many people go through their whole lives overweight or obese and constantly talk about "tomorrow, next week, next year - I'll make a change". You actually did! You busted your tiny buns to get to where you are today. Sure - you could have done it earlier, but was your mind in the right place to do so? Was your life in the right place to do so? Were your finances? Was your support system?
You made the change and you succeeded - how flipping fantastic is that! If you're still feeling sad after considering all that, make yourself a deal. Negatate all of those years of being bigger by staying slim. Be a happy and successful maintainer and agree to let the past go by doing so.
Best of luck darling - I can only dream that my losses will be as good as yours.
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Zoe thank you for this detailed post!! loved reading every single word.!
Im struggling this week big time, feel as if i can pick myself up and get back on the wagon in the morning.xxx
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Start Date: 17/01/2010
Start Weight: 21st10lb
Current Weight: 21st10lb
Goal Weight: 13st0lb
Goal Date: Dec 2010
Start BMI: 42.4
Current BMI: 42.4
Goal BMI: 25.4
Weight to Lose: 8st10lb
% Lost 0%
Hi Zoe. I really enjoyed reading your posts. I can empathise with all the things you say. I am just at the very start of my journey (literally day 1), so a long way to go, but I feel its time to get 'me' back. I hide behind my personality and smile, pretending I am ok, but I'm not. I can't get clothes, or if I can they look terrible, so I only have a few. I have always put on weight easily, but when my marriage started going wrong, that's when the pounds started going on and now it seems I have a huge mountain to climb. But you prove its possible and I am determined this time. For me and my kids. PS You have a wonderful husband. The bit you wrote about him loving you regardless of your size brought a tear to my eye. Enjoy your new life, you deserve it!!
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