Aw shucks, thanks Debbie and Irene - you are both so sweet!
I don't feel slim - isn't it wierd? When I was at my biggest I avoided all reflective surfaces which is how I never recognised myself in my shameful fattist episode (detailed in boring introspection elsewhere
). I'm still not terrific at looking at myself now and when I do it's very much in the style of "hmm, well that fat roll is still there/your thighs are like tree trunks/you're kidding no one lady!" etc. Yet a few weeks ago I was out shopping and I saw a girl wearing a nice white shirt and thought "she looks nice - ....oh it's me!!)
Me - a girl - LOL!!!
I think we need to be a whole lot kinder to ourselves - v. hard after years of humiliation/teasing/rudeness re size etc.
Other important things (IMHO) are good supportive bras, Sloggi hold-it-in knickers, modern corsets and a whole lot of sucking your stomach in whenever you remember!
Oh, and scales are evil things and should only be used once a week and even then their readings should be looked at in conjunction with your measurements/how your clothes feel!
Love from a sad scales-aholic (perhaps I should start a self help thread for us scales addicts
PS Sorry Louisa - rather hijacked your thread - keep drinking the water and shaking for England xxx