3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 20-Somethings

Is it ever hard for you to imagine yourself skinny?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Here we go again's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 327/270/199

Height: 5'11

Default Is it ever hard for you to imagine yourself skinny?

The reason why I ask, is because sometimes I feel great about how I'm looking and excited about losing weight.

Other times I feel that being big has been my identity ALL my life. I've always been big, I'm 5'11 so even if I was skinny I'd still be big, but it seems like that's always been who I am.

Back in my crazier days, it was oh don't mess with her she'll mess you up... lol I've changed a lot now a days.

But it's hard for me to imagine myself as skinny.... It's almost like I'm doing all of the right things now but deep down it's like I don't feel it could really happen or maybe I don't want to think about how I'll look because I won't like it.

Does anyone else ever feel that way or am I just crazy?
__________________
.


. 4 months from now, what you will look like if you quit and what you will look like if you keep going? 4 months is going to happen no matter what, what will be your choice?
Here we go again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
MindiV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,216

S/C/G: 220 (2007) 159 (now)/159/140

Height: 5 feet, 8.5 inches tall

Default

You're not crazy at ALL! I felt the same way as I was losing weight, and now that I've reached and surpassed my goal, I still can't really absorb that I'm not the "big girl" anymore.
__________________







MindiV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
Tiff
 
pipernoswiper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 491

S/C/G: 322/ticker/175

Height: 5' 7"

Default

no it's not crazy, if it is the i guess i'm crazy too. while i truely am happy about my weightloss, sometimes after if get a compliment, i feel all panicky, and start thinking oh god how can i hide in the shadows now? it almost always ends with a trip to the fridge. but i just keep on thinking, i'm doing this for my health, and i will get used to the new, smaller version of me in time
__________________

pipernoswiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
*insert inspiration here*
 
caligirl98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 505

S/C/G: 286/185/130

Default

Please, that is sooooooo not crazy. I've been big all my life...more on the round side. I honestly couldn't imagine being 'skinny' which is probably why I'm aiming more for 'thick'...aka 'curvy'. I haven't been in the 100s since I was like 10 years old, so I really can't remember what it's like.
caligirl98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
erinmagill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 129

S/C/G: 270/209/170

Height: 5ft 7

Default

I completely understand!
Its nice to know that its obviously a normal feeling. I just cant picture myself being skinny. Part of me almost believes its not physically possible for me. I know thats stupid, and realistically I can be any weight I want to be....I guess its just easier to convince myself of that in order to rationalize the weight I am now.
erinmagill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:17 AM   #6
Let's do this!
 
junebug41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 3rd cornfield on the left.
Posts: 3,815

S/C/G: 210/149/140

Height: 5'6.5

Default

I could not ever imagine myself at a normal weight. I had been big for my entire life and wouldn't even know how to imagine it.

I think that's why I would just sit there and poke my pelvic bone that stuck out I just couldn't believe it. But I think that makes the "shiny new car smell" stage all that more fun
__________________
Jen


2011- putting on the baby weight
2012- TAKING OFF THE BABY WEIGHT
junebug41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:39 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
nicoledg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 139

S/C/G: 313/see ticker/150

Height: 5'5

Default

I know how you feel...I lost a significant amount of weight a few years ago fairly quickly, and I was amazed at peoples reactions, people treated me differently, better than they used to, I attracted way more attention from men, meanwhile, you think all that extra attention would be great, but it wasn't, inside I still felt like the fat girl, and I was so disgusted with people's attitudes of "oh shes skinny now and therefore a better person" It was really strange to me, inside I was still the same person I was before I lost the weight, and it hurt me, the fat girl inside, that people would treat me so much better than before.
__________________
nicoledg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:44 AM   #8
KLK
Karen: La Cicciona
 
KLK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 745

S/C/G: Sz 24-26 / Sz 12-14 / Sz 6-8

Height: 5' 4"

Default

No, you're just crazy... (jk! lol )

I'm average height, but I've always been heavy, since as early as I could remember. When you live a certain reality for basically your whole life, it's sort of hard to imagine life any other way and I too often have trouble visualizing myself as thin. I've certainly lost weight over the last couple of years, but I have never been able to break through and become THIN, or even slender. I'm still fat and it's hard for me to imagine FINALLY pushing through the plateau I inevitably fall into (or ... onto... as it's a plateau) and actually being thin.
__________________
DECEMBER EXERCISE CHALLENGE: 267 / 1300 Mins.
KLK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 11:44 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Here we go again's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 327/270/199

Height: 5'11

Default

June- That's so funny. Even though my hips don't stick out I keep poking my sides and feeling all that muscle.

Erin- I think that's what I've been doing. It's easier to believe the bad over the good. But at least we haven't given up!

Cal- like 10 years ago when I was about 40 pounds lighter but still big, I would always tell everyone, I just want to be thick. I'm good just like I am. I think it was b/c I was scared to be skinnier.

Piper-I understand that too. Sometimes when I get comments or a marriage proposal from a stranger my first reaction is to think that they are poking fun at the fat girl, but then it just weirds me out. Well, the marriage proposals do. lol that's just strange!

Mindi- do you think that will go away in time?
__________________
.


. 4 months from now, what you will look like if you quit and what you will look like if you keep going? 4 months is going to happen no matter what, what will be your choice?
Here we go again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 12:01 PM   #10
Little Miss Random
 
sh3l5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 1,810

Height: 5 ft 6

Default

at 129lbs i still cant imagine myself as skinny....
__________________

The difference between success and failure is the determination to suceed
Every Little Helps

sh3l5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #11
Mommy of 3 Boys!
 
Blcarter84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Interlochen,MI
Posts: 1,287

S/C/G: 245/173.6/164

Height: 5'8"

Default

See that is why my goal is 170 because I can't imagine myself being any smaler then that.....even though when i was in high school I was 148(but not in a healthy way). So we will see...if I can break past 170 i will be stoked.an really not know what to do with myself!
Blcarter84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 01:30 PM   #12
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,806

Default

Been a big girl all of my life. Tallest in the class through most of elementary school. A little on the high side of the weight scale until middle school when I became overweight... and then obese.

I can't even imagine myself below 200 right now, much less skinny.

You aren't alone.
__________________
~Made of star stuff~
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 01:37 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
JulieJ08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"

Default

Yes and no. I wasn't overweight my whole life. I've been young and thin and not exactly out of shape, but not fit either. 120 # and size 8. I've been a bit older, in good shape, eating fair, 130#, still a size 8. But it's been a long time since then, and I've spent a long time at 170 - 197#, size 14-18.
__________________
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 01:50 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Rhfrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 25

S/C/G: 255/181.6/150

Height: 5'7"

Default

I've been overweight since Kindergarten. When I would go to my babysitters after school, the other kids would get yummy snacks and I would carrots and celery sticks. (For a 6 year old...That's not something that easily understandable) In the 3rd grade I weighed 128lbs and in 7th grade I got into the 200's. I'm in the 180's for the first time in my life- that I can remember it!

But there are days that I don't feel the progress. Usually it's when I go into a clothing store. I feel like people are looking at me because I don't belong. I usually feel like the elephant in the room (PUN intended  ) This past weekend I went into Victoria Secret (the store usually giving me the most anxiety) and I stood in the store like a deer in the headlights FOREVER. Then a sales lady came up to me and asked if I'd like a bag. (I wasn’t being ignored!!!!) More than that- I made a purchase! My FIRST Vicky's purchase in my entire life!!!

My point is that I think the feeling it totally normal and I wonder if I'll ever see myself the way other people see me. Or if I'll always feel like the girl couldn’t fit into the crowded bus seat. (Sometimes I feel my newly identifiable collar-bone just to make sure the progress is still there!) It seems like a feeling a lot of us go through!
Rhfrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 02:20 PM   #15
Hug a Tree!
 
LandonsBaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,302

S/C/G: 145/145/130

Height: 4'9"

Default

Actually, not at all. I can't believe how fat I am. My head doesn't think I look like this...until I look in a mirror. I know I am fat, definately. I can feel it every minute of the day but it doesn't feel normal. I can totally see myself thinner. I don't even dream the way I am, in all my dreams I am thin. Always. This me I am right now doesn't seem right.
LandonsBaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:46 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2