Not fishing for compliments....

Discussion in 'Lighter Life Forum' started by Poppysparkle, 18 January 2009 Social URL.

  1. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    ....honest!!!!!! But I have uploaded a before LL pic (I probably got a little bigger than this too!) and one taken today in my signature.

    When I look at other people's before and after/during, I can see a massive difference, but on mine I can't see four stone off (nearly!).

    It's extraordinary, I know that I've lost weight, and I can see that in the pics, but not really four stone worth!

    I know that the mind plays tricks and looking in the mirror isn't really accurate in your head, but I thought photos would be!
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. futureyummymummy

    futureyummymummy Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    56
    Start Weight:
    22st0lb
    Current Weight:
    17st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st9lb(21.1%)
    Diet:
    Lean in 15
    You look amazing hun although your baby really steals the limelight in the first pic ;), loving your hair xXx
     
  4. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    LOL FYM, maybe I should try fishing for compliments more often actually! Hee, hee! The only photos I have of my fat days are that one and one taken on my birthday - on both I'm sat down and I wasn't happy they were taken, as you can see from the face! I usually cover my face with my hands so the photo would be useless anyway, but was a bit preoccupied feeding the baby in that one so not much I could do about it!
     
  5. daisydoll

    daisydoll Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,609
    Likes Received:
    60
    Start Weight:
    12st6lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st12lb(14.94%)
    Diet:
    was LL now diet chef
    fish away!
    you deserve the compliments hun, you are looking gooood!
    daisy x
     
  6. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

    Posts:
    9,908
    Likes Received:
    343
    Start Weight:
    258lb
    Current Weight:
    228lb
    Goal Weight:
    168lb
    Lost(%):
    30lb(11.63%)
    Diet:
    cambridge
    Hah! I just commented on your new pic on another thread even before seeing this one, saying what a big difference there is! ;)

    Try this - I did this earlier, as I still look at myslef wrong. Cover over your face in a photo - just block it with your hand and look at just your body. DOes it look different to you without your face attached to it? It did for me.....just thuoght that was interesting.

    ANywayy you look great! And it is quite noticeable!! :)
     
    slendablenda likes this.
  7. somewhere_inside_is_me

    somewhere_inside_is_me Silver Member

    Posts:
    722
    Likes Received:
    33
    Start Weight:
    19st3lb
    Current Weight:
    19st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    Better go back to the optician! I see loads of difference - your face is more defined, your neck is slimmer, and even with the horizontal stripes I can see your shoulders, arms and chest are smaller!
    Well done on your achievement!
     
    Poppysparkle likes this.
  8. futureyummymummy

    futureyummymummy Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    56
    Start Weight:
    22st0lb
    Current Weight:
    17st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st9lb(21.1%)
    Diet:
    Lean in 15
    You deserve every compliment you get hun xXx
     
  9. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    Ah!! I never thought about that! And do you know, it does make a difference!! My brain is so mean!! I'm going to have to keep on taking pics until it sinks in!! I was just reading the other thread and someone suggested taking video (think it was you or SB) and think this is a great idea! That would be very interesting.

    Daisy, thank you!! There is no doubt that you are going to be stunning in your after pics because you already are!!! ;-)

    PS - BS, that blue looks so fab on you!! I love it!
     
  10. Trendytracz

    Trendytracz Full Member

    Posts:
    363
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    16st13lb
    Current Weight:
    14st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st10lb(16.03%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers
    yeh i can notice a differnce on ur arms and face u looking g8
     
  11. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    LOL Somewhere!! I've just got new glasses too - you'd think I'd see clearly through them wouldn't you!! ;-)

    I've just tried BL's suggestion and scrolled the page so you can't see my face on the photos, and do you know I can see the difference!!!!! What IS that all about?!!
     
  12. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    Can I delete this thread now?? I've embarrassed myself!!! ROFL!!!
     
  13. daisydoll

    daisydoll Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,609
    Likes Received:
    60
    Start Weight:
    12st6lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    1st12lb(14.94%)
    Diet:
    was LL now diet chef
    no you can't ,cos you wrote something nice about me on it!!!
    daisy x
     
  14. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    :8855:
     
    mandye likes this.
  15. mandye

    mandye Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    65
    Start Weight:
    21st7lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    10st13lb(50.83%)
    Diet:
    CAMBRIDDGE DIET SS
    Where to start

    Gorgeous baby

    Love the hair cut to just showing my hair dresser for when my hair grows back fully .

    As to 4 stone loss you can see a difference in the new hair cut pics to todays so you can deffo tell you have lost weight but you have to take it off from all over you body so 4 pound from thigh 4 pound from left bum check and so on . It is harder for you to accept the amount as we see it all in on 4 stone lump not in portions ,(hope that made sense it does in my head but my head is a strange place to be LOL:8855:)
    Anyway I am now 9 months down the line and today I suddenly looked at my legs and thought they were slim :eek: then when I tidied my kitchen draw out found a pic and didnt reconsie myself but hey as i said my head is a strange place .But it may explain why my son walks past me in town ,his other half had to tell him I was there then he didnt see me first time he looked back lol.(Maybe he was just hoping not to have to talk to me but then he wouldnt get no sunday dinner so dont think that was it really )

    Great weight loss hun xx
     
    Poppysparkle likes this.
  16. snannapuss

    snannapuss Full Member

    Posts:
    70
    Likes Received:
    4
    Diet:
    lighter life
    Hi, just wanted to say well done. You can see such a difference. You even look younger! What a fab achievement xx
     
    Poppysparkle likes this.
  17. charlies30

    charlies30 Full Member

    Posts:
    107
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    19st7lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st8lb
    Lost(%):
    6st6lb(32.97%)
    Diet:
    W8 for Life
    PS - you look fab & it's a real inspiration for us new(ish) joiners! Plus baby, very gorgeous.
     
    Poppysparkle likes this.
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    That little baby is now seven months old and happens to be called......Charlie!! :p

    Thanks for the comment!! Can't believe I'm actually and inspiration now!! YAY!
     
  20. Poppysparkle

    Poppysparkle Silver Member

    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    55
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st6lb(20.96%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge SS
    Thanks Snanna!! That's lovely - at 38 I can use all the years off that I can get!! ;-)

    Mandy, thanks so much for the lovely comments too!! I'm so delighted you like my hair and have printed out the pic!! LOL!! I've got lovely ones that my hairdresser used if you want me to send them to you!! Honestly, that really made me feel so complimented! I've just been telling my hairdresser (and friend!) on Facebook!! ;-)
     
  21. DeckingJim

    DeckingJim Full Member

    Posts:
    236
    Likes Received:
    10
    Start Weight:
    19st1lb
    Current Weight:
    14st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    13st4lb
    Lost(%):
    4st13lb(25.84%)
    Diet:
    LL then band on 10 Mar 2009
    4 STONE WOW - YOU LOOK GREAT
     
  22. somewhere_inside_is_me

    somewhere_inside_is_me Silver Member

    Posts:
    722
    Likes Received:
    33
    Start Weight:
    19st3lb
    Current Weight:
    19st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st9lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    I do think we (and other people close to us) have a mental blueprint of how we look. So when you see your face you automatically convert what you see in the pic to "fat me". I know it took me a long time to see myself as big (I was a very slim child and young adult), not recognising myself in shop windows/mirrors etc. Now the "fat me" image has taken over, and I look forward to reversing the process!

    And no, you can't delete this thread - come back to it it a couple of months and see where your head is then!
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...