Dismiss Notice
Welcome to MiniMins! Be sure to check out our complete listing of diets on the front page including Slimming World, Exante, Weight Watchers, Cambridge Weight Plan, Herbalife, and hundreds more.

Weight loss... changes you've noticed...

Discussion in 'Dukan Diet' started by Maintainer, 18 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    Something Jacqs said in her diary reminded me of how I used to get very apprehensive before flying; not because I'm a nervous passenger, but because ONCE I'd had to request the pregnant woman's extension belt, and I was so mortified.

    So... as you lose weight, are there things becoming easier for you than before. Post here, and they might help us all in our tougher moments.

    I also recall being able to easily fasten my own laces, without having to contort...

    I also sleep far less... and am far more energetic generally...
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. LVLLM

    LVLLM Gold Member

    Posts:
    21,060
    Likes Received:
    65
    Current Weight:
    11st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Carb Cycling
    Great post Jo.
    I have more energy and less of a chinese telephone directory full of chins ;)

    I was in a shop the other day and was walking past the mirrors for sale and wondered who that person was with a decent set of legs (covered in jeans ) and butt - it was me! I suppose i only see my legs from looking down where they always look really fat but i was extremely happy! they look awful when im naked like wobbly, fat mishapen sausages, but covered in a size 12 pair of jeans i dont look too bad! (now just got to have my head feeling the same way as the mirror looks!)
     
  4. Bubblemum

    Bubblemum Silver Member

    Posts:
    779
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    14st4lb
    Current Weight:
    13st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st12lb(6%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    ooh My boobs are more like boobs and not just another roll of flab lol.
    Stuff I only used to wear to bed because they were tight round my hips with jeans on all fit me now, I have more energy, more supple, I keep thinking I have shrunk because my jeans are trailing on the floor
     
  5. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    Great idea for a thread, Maintainer! This kind of thing gives you such an incredible boost.

    I'm finding that I can fit back into some of my slimmer clothes - even if they are still a bit tight. When I look into the mirror, I now longer cringe quite so much at my belly - it's looking a lot flatter and my waist has most definitely returned!

    From a health viewpoint, I have asthma and was getting out of breath very easily when walking briskly anywhere, but have noticed that I don't anymore. Plus the arthritis I've had for most of my life isn't hurting my knees so much now.
     
  6. robinhood

    robinhood Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    10st9.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2.5lb(1.67%)
    Diet:
    Low carb
    I have more energy usually (October is a bit of a write-off for me thogh) and more motivation for just about everything.

    Am happier knowing that my risk of diabetes (and the rest) has been lowered.

    Am narked though;)! Bought new jeans (2 pairs) a fortnight ago and they're too loose now. Of course, I've worn them so no refund. Oh well, there's a positive in there somewhere - need size 40 jeans. Still need size 44 tops (but better than needing size 46!)
     
  7. scrumper

    scrumper Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,941
    Likes Received:
    12
    Start Weight:
    15st6.0lb
    Current Weight:
    12st6.8lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st8lb
    Lost(%):
    2st13.2lb(19.07%)
    Diet:
    Dukan / bodytrim
    lol i was thinking things yesterday lol
    my knees which have always podged out are going down (inwards im on about)
    thighs still podgy but dont cause friction burns when i walk anymore
    asthma again managed a fast walk up an incline this morning without keeling over
    my boobs are rapidly disappearing which is fine as since the kids they have been more spaniels ears , so not complaining
    and of course my tummy doesnt look like im 2yrs pregnant any more
     
  8. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    ooooh friction burns at the top of my legs when big and sweaty in the summer... oooh I remember that!
     
  9. LVLLM

    LVLLM Gold Member

    Posts:
    21,060
    Likes Received:
    65
    Current Weight:
    11st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Diet:
    Carb Cycling
    oh me too Jo!
     
  10. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    And jeans wearing out at the tops of the inner thighs!
     
  11. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    jeans? JEANS? I wore my very first pair ever at the great old age of 38! So another good thing - I now can wear JEANS!
     
  12. Vickki

    Vickki Full Member

    Posts:
    315
    Likes Received:
    2
    Diet:
    Dukan Diet
    My undies dont squeal everytime I go to put them on now :) :) I was convinced the dryer was shrinking them!! xxxxxxx
     
  13. kidsmademefat

    kidsmademefat Full Member

    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diet:
    dukan
    my boobs have GONE :( i used to be a B cup even when i was skinny back when i was a teenager and now i am an A!!!!!!!!! or less than that if they made them lol. My husband promised me a boob job before i had the kids if breastfeeding made them saggy but now i need an enlargement. Its the first thing everyone says to me when i see them for the first time since the diet.
     
  14. jaqys

    jaqys Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,487
    Likes Received:
    15
    Start Weight:
    18st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Diet:
    low carb
    Vickki the undies thing is great.

    One of my faves is towels not leaving a gap anymore.
    Was very excited about the hotel towels fitting round me :D

    The seats on the plane and in the cinema and theatre being less of an issue is terrific.

    Being able to do more walking without a rest. Dragging my suitcase to the bus station on sunday I was moaning in my head how heavy it was then realised it weighs less than I've lost and I used to carry all that extra round daily.

    My shuttle driver kept recommending pool parties I should attend, pretty sure no one needs to see me in a swimsuit but i doubt he would have recommended them to last year me.

    I'm getting more appreciative looks ;) I may still be big but now I have a figure again, not just a blob, I'm getting a bit more attention.
     
  15. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    There's absolutely nowt wrong with curves, jaqys - I bet you're looking great now! :)
     
  16. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    that's fabulous to read Jacqs...
     
  17. anjuschka

    anjuschka Dukan Ancestor!!

    Posts:
    1,775
    Likes Received:
    16
    Start Weight:
    76kg
    Current Weight:
    66.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    64kg
    Lost(%):
    9.7kg(12.77%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Dukan (Stabilized)
    I agree with everything said above - esp about jeans rubbing between the legs & chafing in summer...:eek:

    I am generally fitter now - I can do my usual cycle routes and not be out of breath when I get over the railway bridge (Cambridge is generally fairly FLAT...). There is a traffic light just after it and one evening I was stopped there and thought; "Hang on - I am usually getting my breath back right now" :D It was a revelation!

    I can do yoga better - and that's not just with practice. For 'tree pose' (Tree Pose (Vrksasana) - Yoga Poses at Yogatic at Yogatic) I can actually keep my leg up without having to hold it with my hand which is what I'd been doing for about 2 years. My balance is still not perfect but much much better. My hands can meet across my back, the list goes on and on.

    On the other hand, I have less padding and the floor is much harder now ;)

    And yes, my boobs have gone too. They were never huge (small B) and BFing two kids didn't help (down to A), but now :( AA ...

    People have been complimenting me on my clothes and figure, and I really noticed lots of glances at my new (knee length) skirt and legs in boots when I wore them for the first time last week. And I did not have to feel self-conscious because I knew they looked just right and I had nothing to hide! Up to this point I have only ever worn calf-length or longer skirts, because I was so self-conscious of my chunky calves! They are still on muscular side :D - that runs in the family, but they just look better proportioned now.
     
  18. dukandebut

    dukandebut Goat herder(ess)

    Posts:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    9
    Start Weight:
    10st0lb
    Current Weight:
    7st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st1lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(22.86%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    That's fantastic, Anja! How wonderful that you have so much more self-confidence now, and I'm seriously impressed with the tree pose. (I do Pilates, but I have no sense of balance so I think I would be hopeless at Yoga.)

    Yep, it's not just about looking better, it's about feeling better, too.
     
  19. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    Absolutely... "feeling better" is more than half the battle.
    (I can recall going on a beach in the South of France in a BIKINI weighing 16 stones... I had just lost 5 stone, and felt GREAT! I wouldn't now, I hasten to add!!!)
     
  20. anjuschka

    anjuschka Dukan Ancestor!!

    Posts:
    1,775
    Likes Received:
    16
    Start Weight:
    76kg
    Current Weight:
    66.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    64kg
    Lost(%):
    9.7kg(12.77%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Dukan (Stabilized)
    Hee hee I haven't OWNEd a bikini since age ~14!!

    Another thing I noticed, not sure if positive or negative: I feel the COLD much more. Wearing a vest already and always an extra cardi at work...
     
  21. Maintainer

    Maintainer ** Chief WITCH **

    Posts:
    11,757
    Likes Received:
    102
    Start Weight:
    141kg
    Current Weight:
    69.3kg
    Goal Weight:
    65.0kg
    Lost(%):
    71.7kg(50.85%)
    Diet:
    Self devised
    (yes - I'm permanently cold...)
     
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...