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aerotigergirl
02-23-2006, 01:08 PM
Strange thing... I've lost 11 pounds in a very short amount of time, but I feel incredibly fat today. Like I've eaten a whole lot or something... For the past couple of days, I could really feel it in my body that i'd lost a few pounds... so today is sort of discouraging because i don't "feel" it anymore. anyone else having a "fat" day?


LynneA
02-23-2006, 01:35 PM
I have "fat" days all the time! Usually around that TOM. They only last a day or two, I think I'll always have them and not because I have some kind of complex about my weight. It's just one of those things! Don't feel discouraged, I'm sure that feeling will pass :) .

josie4
02-23-2006, 01:39 PM
I'm 120 lbs and I still have 'fat days'. My mom looked at me with a very skeptical look when I told her that, lol.


aerotigergirl
02-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the support. I know I had these days before I started this diet, so it doesn't make sense to expect they'll just go away...I guess if I can maintain my diet even on fat days, then when my body finally comes out of it's strange little fat funk, then i'll feel even better?

I started a food journal today, to remind myself that no matter how I feel, I have been sticking to my diet and I've had huge success so far. And I guess going for a little exercise will probably help, too.

lessthansign3
02-23-2006, 02:05 PM
Oh god, I have lots of fat days. Those fat days are what motivated me to start losing weight. I felt so disgusting in my own skin that I needed to get rid of that hideous feeling. I get those days often when I have my period because I get really bloaty. Bleh.

healthyme05
02-23-2006, 02:27 PM
Sometimes it just takes your mind a while to catch up to the changes your body is going through. I felt fat all the time until I got down to 150. It took me a whole lot of time before I felt really good about myself as far as my weight is concerned.

Even now I still have those days. Usually it's when I see how much more weight I have to lose and then I start thinking about it too long and feel awful!

I know it's weird...but perfectly normal.:dizzy:

bluedevil
02-23-2006, 02:38 PM
When I have days like that, I've got two things that usually make me feel better. The first is to try on some of my clothes that used to fit or used to be too tight and are now falling off of me. The second is to get out my measurements from when I first started and use the tape measure to show me how far I've come. Like, I'll put the tape measure around my waist at 49" and literally see the difference between 49" and 34" (then and now). That never fails to make me see the bright side.

aerotigergirl
02-23-2006, 02:44 PM
hey, that's a good idea. maybe that is part of it. i've been wearing clothes that, until recently, had been too tight. Today I was out of clean clothes, so I'm wearing just an ordinary t-shirt that has always fit. I should put on some of my skinny clothes!

AquaChick
02-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Yeah, I pretty much always feel fat.

I am aware of my heaviness every time I work out, and it stays with me through the day. Even though my body is firming and my clothes are noticably looser.

That is kind of sad, but I know there will come a time when I will feel more fit.

Mochahontas
02-23-2006, 03:56 PM
I know how you feel- usually when that TOM comes I feel that way but I am learning that although it may be an uphill battle God is with me always. He wants our temples to be holy and pleasrable for Him to take His rightful place in and to be honored and when we're honored so is He...and vice-versa!

LLV
02-23-2006, 04:07 PM
Strange thing... I've lost 11 pounds in a very short amount of time, but I feel incredibly fat today. Like I've eaten a whole lot or something... For the past couple of days, I could really feel it in my body that i'd lost a few pounds... so today is sort of discouraging because i don't "feel" it anymore. anyone else having a "fat" day?
Yes!

I have some days that no matter what I wear, I feel like a fat cow. It's just a blobby feeling. I hate it.

aerotigergirl
02-23-2006, 05:07 PM
ick. i just got back from the gym (where I weighed exactly the same as yesterday) and I still feel disgustingly fat! how do i make this go away? :(

AquaChick
02-23-2006, 05:09 PM
All you can do is not give up. I think for everyone there is a point where they reach that best weight... and even before then, as the body becomes more lean and flexible that marshmallow feeling subsides.

aerotigergirl
02-23-2006, 05:23 PM
i hope so. i've so enjoyed the last couple of days feeling "thinner". I've actually enjoyed looking in the mirror for a change. I suppose it's just TOM issues and a change in my breakfast food maybe... i just can't quit.

blues4miles
02-23-2006, 05:51 PM
I very often feel "fat" if I think about it, moreso than before I started (probably because I was trying to ignore the problem entirely). Even when I start to feel good about certain parts of me (like my calves, which are beginning to look like they did in high school) it just makes the rest of me feel more...mushy. I find the way I'm dressed helps too...like today, not feeling so confident in what I chose to wear to work, but when I put on my jeans tomorrow (which are stretch, but still a little loose) I know I'll feel better about myself.

x0xmelissax0x
02-23-2006, 06:00 PM
I almost always feel fat in the evenings. Or when I wear clothes that don't flatter me. When I wear clothes that look bad on me or are too tight.. my self esteem goes through the floor.

HollizleMyNizzle
02-23-2006, 06:01 PM
LOL every other day!!!!

aerotigergirl
02-23-2006, 06:05 PM
yeah. i think this is a valid point. I am wearing just an old baggy t-shirt today, and i came back to work with wet hair after the gym (i'm just a grad student, and i work in a basement, so it really doesn't matter at all how i look :) ), but i think that is causing my mood to be worse.

maegdaeien
02-23-2006, 10:40 PM
Everyone has fat days, just like some days you'll wake up and look in the mirror and look adorable, and other days you'll think you look like a monster. I don't think there's really too much you can do about it, other than just sticking with your plan so that hopefully you'll have fewer fat days in your future!

Cassie501107
02-23-2006, 10:48 PM
Funny I should run into this post today, because I am feeling SO SO fat today! I don't know what it is, because I am dressed as usual...maybe it's because weigh-in day is tomorrow....I don't know!:?:

aerotigergirl
02-23-2006, 11:26 PM
well, the good news is, fat day is nearly over. I just got back from my second trip to the gym for the day (the first trip didn't help much, so i thought round two might make me feel less fat...) and I'm feeling less fat already. :) Yay! Now it's time for one more "stick to the plan" dinner, and then i'm off to bed to put this horribly fat day behind me. :) best of luck to us all tomorrow!

Heather
02-24-2006, 12:23 AM
I've lost 65 pounds and feeling really fat lately. I also think I denied it before. Let's face it, I am fat, and that's depressing after a 65 pound loss. I'm trying to focus on the fact that I'm healthier and feeling better.

VonSexron
02-24-2006, 03:21 AM
I have days where I can't stand to be in my own skin... I can feel all the flab hanging over my jeans and my stomach just being all blegh and unsupported and I just wanna go for a 50 mile run! Normally it's when I can't actually do anything about it, like when I'm in town or at school, so I can't concentrate on what I should be doing! Arrrgh!

aerotigergirl
02-24-2006, 02:14 PM
yeah, i know what you mean, totally. it took me two trips to the gym yesterday to remind myself that, even though I may feel fat, I am losing weight. I'm getting skinnier by the day! i kept reminding myself that i'd been sticking to my diet really well, and i hadn't missed a day at the gym yet, and that i can wear clothes that i hadn't been able to wear in a while... it didn't go away entirely, but my logic finally overcame my emotions yesterday. Thanks for all of your help and support!

Fit_Boo
02-24-2006, 03:37 PM
Let's face it, I am fat, and that's depressing after a 65 pound loss. I'm trying to focus on the fact that I'm healthier and feeling better.

lol, I hear ya on that one! I feel much better too so it's easy to keep going but sometimes, I'm like...come on!! I lost 60 pounds! I should be thin already! lol

Hang in there girlies! :)

I used to have fat days when I weighed 140...so I think it's normal I should have them now even with a 60 pound loss! :dizzy:

Way to go on tackling that fat day to the ground aerotiger! :) You showed it who was really in control! :rollpin:

Losingitin06
02-24-2006, 10:02 PM
I feel fat every day.