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Catching up?

#1
If it takes about a year for your body to catch up with the weight loss, how long does it take for your mind to catch up with it too?

Last week I got in my daughter's size 12 combats and they fitted easily. Today I tried on a couple of size 12 dresses in a shop and they were too big. Yet I still feel fat and think I must need a size 16.

I know I have to start believing that I really am smaller now but I just can't see it myself and does anyone also understand the feeling of being scared to pick up the smaller sizes in shops?
 
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#2
I am exactly the same!! I have some small tops now and even a size 10 but in my head I am still a great big lass! Umming about bmf classes and got very worried that someone would have to lifte me up (teambuilding exercises) can't quite believe I'll be similar in weight to others and this is no longer an issue...all v v strange.
 
#3
It does take aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages

Im now a 16 but still think i need 22's ..and im shocked constantly at 16's fitting..even though im the 'correct' size for them

Odd aint it
 

Lizzylocket

Winning a losing battle!
#4
I was having this discussion with my CDC the other day as I can't see that I'm now a 14 bordering on a 12. I still look at the 18's and am always amazed when a 14 fits!

She has been maintaining for over 2 years and still sees herself as fat so unfortunately, I think it's something we just live with!

Can't be such a bad thing getting a buzz everytime you try something on that's a few sizes smaller than you think you are!
 
#5
got very worried that someone would have to lift me up
My DS1 picked me up the other day and told me I'm not heavy.

Yep in a nice way I guess.

Can't be such a bad thing getting a buzz everytime you try something on that's a few sizes smaller than you think you are!
That's a good way of looking at it. Trouble I'm finding it hard to know what suits me although I have noticed I no longer look at things to disguise my weight!
 
#6
Hey there

I'm 18 months into maintenance and the head still hasn't caught up!!

x
 

Wales

Silver Member
#7
I struggle knowing how to compare myself to other people - am I fatter or thinner than people I know - I was always fatter! You could put a line up of people in front of me ranging in sizes and I wouldn't be able to tell you where I fit (like on Gok!). However, I had a couple of photos taken last night with family and was stunned to see how small I looked alongside them. I am shorter but also didn't look twice as wide and in one picture the sensible side of me knows I look the smallest but my head just won't let me believe it. Strange. And I have to check the size 14 label in my jeans in case it has changed into an 16 overnight.
 
#8
Hey there

I'm 18 months into maintenance and the head still hasn't caught up!!

x
You look fabulous though!

I struggle knowing how to compare myself to other people - am I fatter or thinner than people I know - I was always fatter! You could put a line up of people in front of me ranging in sizes and I wouldn't be able to tell you where I fit (like on Gok!). However, I had a couple of photos taken last night with family and was stunned to see how small I looked alongside them. I am shorter but also didn't look twice as wide and in one picture the sensible side of me knows I look the smallest but my head just won't let me believe it. Strange. And I have to check the size 14 label in my jeans in case it has changed into an 16 overnight.
I know what you mean. I went to Drayton Manor Park on Monday with my daughter. The photo taken of us both dangling at the top of the Apocalypse showed my legs were just as slim as my daughter's yet I can't accept it in my head.
 

Wales

Silver Member
#9
I think I might offend "slimmer" people if I compare myself to them, as if they would say "how dare you say you are the same size or smaller than me" Definitely a self worth issue for me? For so long being slim was the ultimate prize, and all these slim people 'had it' - but obviously there were just themselves which happens to be slim. Whereas I thought there was some special club that I couldn't join due to being fat which therefore made me less worthy. Perhaps now I still think that I can't join in... Apologies for the ramble
 
#10
I still feel fat sometimes, but know I'm a lot slimmer. I am constantly asking my BF if this or that looks thin. I have no idea how I compare to other people and am still convinced that the size 12 clothes that I have are just big 12's! I think I must have found the most forgiving clothes for some reason.
 


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