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Old 09-01-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Interesting day....

I think something is wrong with me...I went shopping today..Had some extra money and all my clothes are falling off..I had NO nice clothes to wear, and several things coming up that I need some dressy clothes for. Go to my favorite store...Old Navy, cheap enough to not feel bad lol...Pick up some 16 shorts/petites in various styles of pant...All too big...So I have graduated down to a 14 in Old Navy land (which probably is like an 18 at a normal store LOL, but the vanity sizing and affordablility keeps me coming back)...

The thing is, I look in the mirror, and I see myself fatter than ever. My boobs look smaller, my belly is still poking out..I just feel like I LOOK like crap. I thought I was supposed to look smaller as my pant sized dropped, but I honestly feel like I look fatter than I did at a tight size Old Navy 20. I KNOW that is not possible..There HAS to be a difference between a 20 and a 14. I just WISH I could see it.

OK I vented. Go away tears..
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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It is hardest for us to see it, because we are living it. The small changes don't feel big, the lost weight doesn't go quickly. It's tough, but you know you are losing weight, you know your body is changing. You can buy a smaller pant size! That is awesome! Sometimes our brain sucks and plays tricks on us, sometimes mirrors are not our friend, but close your eyes and FEEL how different you are. Feel the smaller pants, the smaller waist. You are doing an excellent job, and your hard work is paying off...keep it up!
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:07 PM   #3
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35 pounds lost!!!!!!!That is a great achievment,
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:40 PM   #4
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I second Fluffy, you are truly beautiful.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
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Crazy eyes and brains! I had a similar feeling yesterday. Area #1 shrinks and I get excited, then area #2 next to area #1 that I was comparing #1 against shrinks too and it feels like I'm back to my original shape. What is hard to see is that OVERALL my body is getting smaller. We just can't get frustrated by the tiny tricks our brains and eyes play on us. You are shrinking, plain and simple!
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:47 PM   #6
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Thank you guys for the support

It's just so frustrating to know I am making progress, but I am blind to it. I still see the same person in the mirror I saw back in March. Stupid Crazy Brain.
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:07 PM   #7
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You're doing a great job, Mary! I know it's hard to see sometimes since our shape really doesn't change much. Keep up the good work and trust those of us that tell you you're looking fabulous!!
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:47 PM   #8
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Hang in there Mary! You are doing so good! To go from a 20 to a 14 is an affirmation of your hard work. You will see it! I think this is where 'before' pictures come in handy. You would be able to see the difference then. The people around you see it, so when a friend/co-worker/family member recognizes it....please believe them and smile. Be proud of your progress!
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:50 PM   #9
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It's like watching an ice cube melt!! If you see it the whole time, you swear it's the same size when it is getting smaller, but someone who goes away from it and comes back in 10 minutes will notice the difference!!

You see yourself everyday, so it's all gradual to you -- if only we could have a life size poster of our "old selves" like they have at the movie theater to stand behind, we could definiately see the difference!!!
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:32 AM   #10
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Hang in there, your eyes will catch up with your body eventually.

You're doing fantastic.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:55 PM   #11
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Mary, I haven't worn a 14 in thirty years. I'd be crying too, but for a different reason. Oh, if only we could summon our old self to stand next to our new self in the mirrir. As often as needed. Got any before pics? Take a new one in the same pose, wearing clothes that fit well, and compare. That should bring enuf objectivity to make you feel good.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:30 PM   #12
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Go find a picture of yourself when you wore that size 20... I'll bet you see some differences after looking at that!
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:51 PM   #13
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Hang in there! You'll probably look in the mirror someday (very soon), and be like "wow, what happened?!?" You'll see it all at once!! It will be great!

Just keep up the good job, and don't give up!
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:35 PM   #14
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I saw your progress pics, you are definitely smaller!! In my case, I know I get a lot more critical of myself. I start feeling good when the scale goes down and then wonder why I still have fatty areas and the seem to be twice the size they were. You are doing great, try not to be discouraged and keep up the great work!
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:37 PM   #15
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When you are heavy and start getting the weight off, I think it is hard to accept it. You have gone from a 20 to a 14!! that is a great thing. You should be so proud.
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