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    The weird zone

    Hi, all,

    I wonder if anyone else has experienced this? I've lost around 75lb from my heaviest, and have around another 35lb to go. What I'm experiencing is that somehow I've gone from the extraordinary class where no one mentions weight loss to a place where I'm near enough to normal that everyone feels like they can comment and be rude about my weight.

    When I was grossly overweight no one mentioned it, but now I am almost 'normal' overweight I feel fatter than ever, and these last pounds are so much harder to lose than the first set.

    Ta... (and sorry for the *****ing )

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    Diet: Cambridge
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 10th December
    Start Weight: 23st10lb
    Current Weight: 22st7lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb
    Goal Date: 2014

    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 50.5
    Current BMI: 47.9
    Goal BMI: 25.5

    Total Weight Loss: 1st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 10st7lb
    % Lost 5.12%
    I think people don't want to mention weight when it is in the obese/morbidly obese range, as they fear offending, upsetting, causing more emotional pain.
    When it is just being overweight, people find it easier to comment, as it is not such a massive weight loss to go until the healthy range.
    75lbs is effing amazing. The weight of an average 10 year old you have lost. That IS amazing.
    Your joints are under less pressure. Your heart and organs are working more efficiently. You have done so well. Look at where I am in my goal......I can only wish for the will power that you have demonstrated
    1st Goal - 20st
    2nd Goal - 17st
    3rd Goal - 15st
    Final Goal - 12st

    Personal Goals
    * Resume swimming
    * Wear size 14 jeans
    * Be under 38 in bra size

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    Hi, Lucy, yes I am sure you're right.

    One of the things you get with long distance weight loss is that it's pretty hard to remember the "you" at the beginning of the journey. Four years is a long time.

    Maybe it's a "trading up" kind of problem

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    Diet: Calorie Counting
    Height: 5ft8in
    Start Date: 01/08/2011
    Start Weight: 21st7lb
    Current Weight: 11st2lb
    Goal Weight: 11st7lb
    Goal Date: 18/04/2014

    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 45.8
    Current BMI: 23.7
    Goal BMI: 24.5

    Total Weight Loss: 10st5lb
    Weight to Lose: -0st5lb
    % Lost 48.17%
    Well done on the 75lbs, that's brilliant. To be honest, the only person who's ever been rude about my weight is my husband, lol. I've certainly had the opposite problem though, which is also quite common I believe, of people telling me I don't need to lose any more. It probably started around 2 stones back, and I'm still around 5lbs from target - you're so right about the last part being the hardest, it really is!! xx

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