3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > Featherweights

Featherweights For those with just a few pounds, or trying to lose those last few pounds.

Lost 40 pounds, still feel fat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 82

S/C/G: 176/135/115

Height: 5'3

Default Lost 40 pounds, still feel fat

I'm down to 136 (from 176 pounds). I've tried losing more, but for the last year the scale just WILL not budge. I still feel fat, and in almost every picture its a tossup as to whether I will look big or not. I'm so frustrated and angry...I know I should be grateful, but I guess I feel like cheated. I feel like its very unfair that I never really seem eat as much as I want to, yet I am still fat. I think constantly having to exert self-control (all day, every day) is making me cranky and sad.

When I was bigger, I always had food to comfort me. It was a reliable, always-available source of happiness. Now I've lost that, and I don't have anything to replace it with. I certainly haven't replaced it with feeling thin. I look in the mirror, and I still feel big. I'm miserable and I dont know why. I think part of it is that even when I was bigger, I was happy. I had friends. I think I dressed well enough that I did a good job of hiding the weight, I'm pretty sure most people would be shocked if they knew how much I really weighed. It just seems that for all the sacrifices I've made...I've gained very little. Pun intended, lol. I was just wondering if any of you had similar experiences. Its like...wheres my happy ending??
__________________
"I can eat whatever I want, or I can wear whatever I want...I choose!"--me

Last edited by polka23 : 12-12-2013 at 07:25 PM.
polka23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
very small boned
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 419

S/C/G: 110/105/100

Height: 5'4"

Default

What s an average day's menu for you? Do you exercise daily?

What do you mean you had friends when you were bigger? Have your friendships ended?

i encourage adjusting the self talk n your head as well. "i am fat" makes no sense. You are a woman with a body and that body happens to be bigger than you want t to be at this time. The real goal s not weight loss but rather inner peace n accepting things as they are n this moment and being grateful/happy for all that s good. Weight loss may or may not come; but you have the choice and the right to be happy n each moment. There s no true joy without inner peace; so i encourage you to make peace with your body and watch as t begns to respond to your kindness.

Last edited by girl81 : 12-12-2013 at 11:32 PM.
girl81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
pixelllate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Park Slope, NYC
Posts: 1,156

Height: 5'3.25''

Default

What feels unfair? That you have a large appetite but normal metabolism? I have that too, but good thing no metabolic issues yet where I'd burn way way less.

I'm guessing the "fat feeling" is likely less "I look like elephant" and more "I'm not where I want to be" which can feel just as awful - a lot of Featherweights feel this way and it can be hard to talk about because in society, we'd look a little funny being close to at an average BMI and complaining about our bodies when most are overweight. This is the TOUGH part of the final lb loss - when you don't get the rewards of ultimate-goal body but you have to work harder than ever cause you burn less than at starting point.

Perhaps it would be helpful to think about it as "I'm not where I want to maintain forever, but I am far far closer to my ultimate goal-body than before." I felt dissatisfied and still feel that way until I am at my goal weight as well - but as a regainer, I remember feeling satisfied when I got to goal. I think that likely when you reach goal, you will also feel a lot better - you're aiming for a 20 lb loss yes? You're my height and that 20 lbs will make an enormous difference.
__________________


I listened to my gut and it said "You could do with less of me."

B00ty-Underwear pic as of March 2014 NSFW
pixelllate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 06:28 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 82

S/C/G: 176/135/115

Height: 5'3

Default

Thank you guys, this has been really helpful. I really needed it.
__________________
"I can eat whatever I want, or I can wear whatever I want...I choose!"--me
polka23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
MinnieMouse91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 15

Default

I feel that too. I lost over 30 lbs but I still wasn't happy. I could tell when comparing pictures that I had lost weight but looking down at myself, trying on clothes, looking at myself in the mirror, I really didn't see THAT much of a difference. It still feels that way and sucks. So....I keep looking at the pictures to remind myself that even if I don't see it NOW, I *have indeed* lost weight, and other people can tell too.

Healthy weight loss really is such a slow process and I have to remind myself of that. It took 3 years to lose that weight...and this year I've *gained* weight. It's a lifelong process to lose and maintain a healthy weight and a healthy diet. Some years might be more concentrated on maintain than losing.

It's okay. Don't ever, ever give up.
MinnieMouse91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 07:05 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
jenny15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: miami
Posts: 1

S/C/G: 170/169/140

Height: 5'6

Default help?

hi. i know this has nothing to do with these posts but im new on this site and i have no idea what im doing . i have so many questions and im really confused. thank you!
jenny15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #7
Member
 
Arwen17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Indiana
Posts: 99

S/C/G: 216/132/120

Height: 5'9

Default

Totally get what you're feeling. I thought I would have a perfect body at 150lbs since that is BMI 22 for my height. But here I am at 140lbs right now and still have a huge stomach. I think BMI and a lot of other "scientific measurements" set us up to think we're going to reach our goal weight sooner than we think because everyone carries their weight differently.
I thought I was medium frame back when I weighed 216lbs. Now, with most of the weight gone, I can tell I am a small frame and because I'm apple-shaped, I'm going to have to get very low to achieve that perfect body I dream about.

It sucks because I don't know how many more pounds I still need to drop. Ever since I hit "normal BMI" for my height, I kept thinking "maybe in 15 more pounds, I'll have that flat stomach". But it didn't happen. Right now I'm still thinking the same thing "maybe in 15 more pounds, I'll see some serious improvement. It's gotta come off the stomach eventually."

I'm vegan and I eat really clean and exercise using Insanity and try to do everything I possibly can to lose fat and preserve muscle. But I just have to accept it's going to take time. And if I really want to reach the goal some day, I can't give up on it today.

In the beginning, I never dreamed I'd be as low as I am now and thought the weight of models was ridiculous. But now that I'm closer, I can see why they have to weight so low to be so lean, at least for my body type. I'm built like them. Tall with no butt or hips ever, and gains all of her weight in her stomach like a male would instead of hips/thighs/butt like a normal female would.
__________________
Diet: vegan



Start date: Sept. 2013 at 216lbs
End date: whatever weight gives me a flat stomach. I'm apple-shaped.
216: size 16 jeans, XL shirts
185: size 14
170: size 12, L shirts
165: size 10
159: size 8, M shirts
150: size 6
140: size 4 (can't find anything smaller in womens)
130: size 5 (juniors)

*Note: these are the sizes I usually fit when I try on things at Walmart/Kohls/JCPenny/Sears etc. ALL of them practice vanity sizing.
Arwen17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2014, 01:21 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Stefania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 12

S/C/G: 130/130/105

Default

First of all, kudos on the weightloss! That took a lot of work and you should feel proud of it. Maybe you had other ideas about what 136 would feel like, but keep on going. Don't worry too much about numbers but about how healthy you feel as opposed to before.

If your friends are jealous of you for doing what's right for your health, screw them. They were never looking out for your best interests. I know it's hard, but don't give up!
Stefania 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lost 70+ pounds...and FURIOUS! lovelykumquat Weight Loss Support 19 07-08-2011 01:02 PM
40 pounds down, 40 pounds to go! bida Mini-Goal Photo Album 19 11-23-2010 05:40 PM
I don't recognize my reflection...but I still feel fat. kelly315 Weight Loss Support 17 01-15-2009 05:41 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2