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Feeling very low this evening!

S: 16st10lb C: 13st13lb G: 9st4lb Loss: 2st11lb(16.67%)
I know it's utterly ridiculous seeing as I've been well aware of my size for years but sometimes something can just knock you right out when you're least expecting it.

I've been on Slimming World for about a week now and was feeling really good about it. Had a bad day at work today (I'm a teacher and one of the kids got very belligerent with me) but managed to avoid breaking the diet and was beginning to feel a bit better. Came upstairs and logged on to Facebook to find that a girl I know had uploaded several photos from New Years Eve and tagged me in loads.

I. looked. like. a. WHALE. Not kidding. I couldn't even see my facial features, so squashed together were they by all the fat on my cheeks. As for my body, the least said the better.

The worst part was that there were a couple of photos in the album in which I looked ok. Those she hadn't tagged. Just the bad ones. Of which there were many.

It's weird but normally I almost forget quite how fat I am. I'm quite capable of looking in the mirror and thinking 'yeah I look alright'. And then it takes one photo to completely crush you. I think I'd just not considered quite what a monumental task I'm facing to shed it all.

Gutted. Completely gutted. Sorry to post and potentially bring people down but had to write it down to get it all out. xx
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On A Mission!
S: 17st9lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 23.3 Loss: 7st0lb(39.68%)
It is a painful thing to be faced with something like that, I hate this tagging ability on facebook too. It just feels like your sense of privacy has been invaded.

The thing is you have made a positive start to change all that, and in a few months you may even enjoy looking back at those old pics as the new you is revealed.

I know you feel crushed right now, but just look to the future, you are going to get thinner and more healthy as time goes by, im sure you will be looking fabulous for next New Year so concetrate on that.
S: 16st10lb C: 13st13lb G: 9st4lb Loss: 2st11lb(16.67%)
It does feel like an invasion - I know it's totally silly of me to say so when I'm voluntarily on FB but I like to be able to choose what photos my 'friends' see.

I'm still determined to carry on with the plan. No running downstairs for a consoling plate of cheese for me! Just seems so daft that someone I don't even know that well has managed to make me feel so absolutely wretched without even thinking about it.


addicted to minimins
S: 13st4lb C: 11st6lb G: 10st9lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st12lb(13.98%)
Ick, ick, ick, I HATE that! Just today I untagged myself in a photo in which I had been caught offgaurd and looked obsurd, awkward and so very tubby!

I definitely empathize with that. :( Tag yourself in those good pictures and untag yourself in the others! :patback: Keep up the good work, you are clearly gaining self control. :)


Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
oh honey i totally empathise too. :( my friend too pics of me the other from behind and i thought she had taken a picture of someone else looked so fat. :( x
S: 16st10lb C: 13st13lb G: 9st4lb Loss: 2st11lb(16.67%)
Thanks guys, I really appreciate your lovely words. They really helped me.

First weigh in tonight - been on Slimming World a week and lost 8.5 pounds. I think I'm now what's known as back in the game!


Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
woop thats fab! well done x

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