40-Somethings - I miss my old thin life

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02-20-2008, 12:46 PM
I miss my old thin life...

I miss having lots to where in my closet and not stressing that nothing fits
I miss going out and feeling comfortable that I am not the fattest one there
I miss the attention from men and women when you are fit
I miss people thinking you are successful when you lose weight
I miss my old thighs!

I have been FAT.. and then very thin... and now FAT again.
The world treats you so differently when you are FAT.

I miss me.:shrug:

02-25-2008, 12:31 AM
Awwww...I'm sure your feelings are shared by sooo many people here...you are not alone.:hug: Best thing though...(as you've been both thin and heavy)...is that changing your physical appearance is much easier than changing the inside...so half the battle is won! Eating a sensible diet (finding what works for you...so many of them out there), exercise (just 20 min walk 3-4 times a day):carrot:, and a good support system (your here...right???)...is all you need and you won't have to wish anymore.:^: Joyce

03-18-2008, 10:41 PM
WOW..I hear ya! I'm a lost soul right now and I feel your pain. I can't wrap my head around the fact that I don't like/love myself enough to at least TRY to get my situation under control. So, yeah, I feel your pain. I hope you feel better soon!

04-06-2008, 02:37 PM
I'm with you there. I also miss having photos of myself from celebrations, etc., because I don't feel comfortable at all having my photo taken any more (my thin self wouldn't even have noticed!) But I'm holding on to all those things I miss as motivation to keep me going on my wellness project. I expect to regain my thin self - the one that was not fearful of fatigue or being out of breath; the one that was spontaneous and could keep up. That's the prize I'm keeping my eyes on.

04-06-2008, 03:00 PM
Lola, I could have totally written your post for you. I so understand this. *sigh*

04-08-2008, 02:12 AM
I feel your pain. I just saw some pictures of the old me and wanted to cry. But I am determined to get back into my "skinny" clothes and not ever again walk into a room, and base my esteem level on how big I am compared to everyone else.