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08-24-2007, 04:06 PM
I've lost 12.5lbs and 2" so far, and personally I can't really tell that much in the mirror. Maybe a little in my face... but my engagement ring is fitting much looser... I will probably have to get it resized soon. And, a lot of my size 24 pants are getting loose... I may have to actually buy a belt. However, people around me, my fiance and his family have been saying that I look like I have been losing weight... I just can't wait until I really start to see the difference in the mirror!!

08-24-2007, 09:37 PM
Don't just go by what you see in the mirror every day. Photos will make the change more obvious.

08-24-2007, 09:57 PM
I've lost 25 lbs. and not one person has noticed. I have heard a few comments that I am "looking well."

When there is a lot of weight to lose, it takes a greater loss to see a difference. I can see a little bit of a difference, but others can't yet.

08-26-2007, 07:37 AM
When I was at 260, I lost 30 pounds before anyone noticed. Then, a whole bunch of people seemed to notice at the same time. It was weird.

To be honest, I didn't see it at all. I had to lose 50 pounds before I could look in the mirror and truly see a difference. And now, at 80+, I still don't look in the mirror and see a huge change. I still look fat to me.

Don't trust your eyes. Trust your scale, or even better trust your clothing.

08-26-2007, 08:24 AM
Don't trust your eyes. Trust your scale, or even better trust your clothing.

oh so true! thats the way i luv to go by

08-26-2007, 09:49 AM
That's why it is good to take pics. You see yourself every day, it's going to be a while before you notice a change. And like others have said, when you have more to lose, it takes longer to notice. But when you have those pics you'll be able to see it much better.