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Do you notice your weightloss??

#1
Hello all

I'm new to the forum so go easy, I've have been doing soul source for 10 weeks now, and have lost almost 5 stone, which is truly amazing for me.

The only thing for me is, though everyone I speak to notices my dramatic weight loss, when I look in a mirror I don't notice it, does anyone else have this problem??

P.s its great reading everyone elses success on here it's a real booster
 
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S: 20st0lb C: 16st7lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 3st7lb(17.5%)
#2
Hi and welcome and well done!!

It's a common issue Davey and we have to work hard to overcome. I think half the problem is that even when we were bigger we had an image in our head of how we looked that didn't relate to reality. We've had a distorted view of how we looked for so long that it's hard to shake that no matter what size our actual body.

But IMHO I do think it is something you have to work hard to address or else there is a risk of ending up with body dysmorphia (like when anorexics think they are fat even though they are wearing children's clothes). How to do that is the problem...... I remember always feeling much bigger than a friend a few years back who I thought had a lovely figure...and then one day she persuaded me to try on a pair of her jeans and although they were a bit tight in the waist they actually fit me and were a better fit on me through the hip that her. I was really shocked as I never "saw" myself as being a similar size as her.
 

sumayyah

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S: 23st6lb C: 17st7lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 44.8 Loss: 5st13lb(25.3%)
#3
can sometimes take the head a while to catch up

i look in the mirror and think im bigger than ever but i know that cant be right

so i put my before pic next to my now pic so my head can see what reality is
 
#4
First of all welcome and well done on your weight loss , fabulous achievement :)

I am exactly the same , I have lost 7.5 stone now and still 'fell' the same as I did before !! I am far more critical of myself now as before i used to avoid mirrors at all costs and also knew I looked fat in everything so took no notice of what I wore , but now I am always critising myself and always think I look fat ... but I still get huge shocks when I catch sight of myself in shop windows etc ... think it just takes a while for the mind to catch up with the body !!!
 
S: 17st7lb C: 16st13lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 36 Loss: 0st8lb(3.27%)
#5
i'm the same. i see my faults, not how much i've lost. i see my bulges rather than my thinner self. it's crazy.
 
S: 20st0lb C: 16st7lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 3st7lb(17.5%)
#6
It's odd CD don't have some guidance/advice about this side of things... or do they and we just haven't discovered it?
 
#7
Cheers everyone, its nice that I'm not the only one, I do think it's a case of it takes the mind a bit longer to catch up, its just amazing that I truly don't notice, it's always frustrating aswell because people think it's attention seeking when you say I don't feel any different, as if I'm fishing for compliments?

But well done to everybody, as I'm still a 100% ss after ten weeks which I hope i don't rebound and put the weight back on because I won't be able todo this again haha
 


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