How were you treated after weight loss?

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  1. kimlo

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    This is a thread which I thought would be interesting.

    There's no doubt that some people treat people differently based on their looks/weight so I was interested to see what people thought about this.

    For those who have lost weight, have you been treated differently after your weight loss either by family, friends or just differently in general when out in public?

    After losing weight, do you get more respect? Better service? Less dirty looks? More compliments? People sitting next to you more often? Etc, etc.
     
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    I cant say yet as i havent lost enough weight but i thought i would bump this thread back up to the top of the list because i'd be interested to here what people think to this too!

    Kate x
     
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    I'd like to know what people have found too

    I know that in the past wehn I lost a lot of weight the reactions I got off people were very different to when I was overweight - Especially from Men - It was like going from being something to scorn and ridicule to suddenly being important and worth being nice to...
     
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    I was definately treated differently when I was at my target weight (put some back on now but that's life).

    Cars would stop more readily for me to cross a road. When travelling, some bloke would always offer to put my bag up in the overhead lockers on a plane for me. I would be served quickly in a crowded bar and any refusal of food or insistence on my part for diet drinks would be met with horror and comments like, 'Oh, you don't need to diet!' I got loads of complements on my clothes too, even if they were just cheapo ones.

    Tracey
     
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    This has been a massive part of my journey. I am still coming to terms with how differently I get treated now I am smaller. It's not just men either, it's women too - I find people in general have more time for me now they perceive me to be smaller. I get smiled at more, I get served at the bar quicker, bus drivers are friendlier, people open doors for me (I get a lot of 'after you!), shopkeepers are more chatty. It is very odd and I'm not sure I like it. I am the same friendly person after all. I guess I never realised how 'invisible' I was as an overweight person until I started to lose weight.
     
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    I definately like how you get treated when you are slimmer and as you say it's not just men it is women too. I just think it's sad that it happens because of your weight because you are the same person.

    On the other side, I did get certain women 'friends' who started to treat me differently. I was suddenly perceived as a threat whereas beforehand I think my size made them feel better about themselves.

    Tracey
     
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    Although I am still considered obese by BMI standards, I had the surprise to notice such a big difference already. From my family wich is great ;) from my friends I'm loving it ;) and then I'm starting to see turned heads as I'm passing from strangers. That really surprises me a lot, I still feel I have a lot of weight to lose, therefore not considered a beauty by these standards. So it's nice and gives me even more confidence ;)
     
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    Even though I lost most of my weight last year - I still get comments from family members about how much I've managed to lose so far and how thin I look. Since losing weight, apparently I look much younger than ever and so I get ignored by people peddling things like insurance and TV subscriptions!

    Strangers, notably men, have been more likely to talk to me, but I'm not sure if that's because of my weight loss, or just my increased self-confidence makes me look more friendly/welcome to approach. I've noticed that I've had more opportunities to date people since the weight loss though.
     
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    I have been told I am more confident, and get checked out noticeably more.

    The best thing is going into an environment that you've never been in before, like a new job, and realising you aren't 'that fat person' as people didn't know you before!
     
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    Excellent news! This is what I like to hear. I was always so paranoid about being approached by men when I was a bit bigger (and still am!) like they are only doing it for a dare or something. It'll be nice to feel genuinely attractive for once.
     
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