It is in the mirror I don't see the difference. If I look at my legs or my arms or such. I do see a difference. It is only when I look in the mirror. My husband said let his eyes be my mirror. He wouldn't lie to me. He tells it like it is and he thinks I look great. You have done great. You must be so proud of yourself. 80 pounds that is a lot of weight to lose and in such a short time too. I bet you have so much energy you don't know what to do with all of it.
Thank you. You will see, it won't be anytime at all and you will have 50 pounds and more lost.
I am pretty lucky. I gained the weight all over and was proportional even at my heaviest. Now I am losing it all over and am still pretty much proportional. 41-32-38. Lately is is coming off the bottom end lol. Next week it will be a bit more off somewhere else and everywhere else losing pretty much the same. Sorry I ranted. I just was fed up with not being able to see in the mirror what everyone else says they can see. I must be going to dump a bunch of inches in the last 30 I want to loose lol. I was never much over 34-22-34 lol, never had a small waist compared to my chest and hips. I have gone from a tight size 18 stretch jeans to a tight ( same brand same pants and all of them bought within 6 months of each other ) size 12 so far.
We didn't even think to take any until I had already dropped about 30lbs. The clothes I am wearing in that pic really don't show how I have dropped weight. Thank you.
The only pic we have of me at 198 I am sitting crossed legged in a chair with a baggy t shirt and sweats on. Doesn't help me much does it lol. I can see looking at that pic that I have definitely dropped a " bit " of weight lol. Now if that darn mirror would start cooperating lol. Thanks
Hi girl, my husband told me to come and talk to all of you. He can tell me what he sees but I needed you all to slap me into shape, kick me in the bum and tell me to open my eye balls lol. Hugs
You could be right there. I never looked in the mirror if I didn't have to. How the heck do I know what I looked like. Thank you
I did just that when I read your post. Oh my gosh. I kept one pair of those 18's. I can't believe I can't see that much of a difference when I look in the mirror. WOW I have to be blind lol. Thank you so much, that idea really helped
Thank you for caring. It is strange. I can see it when I look at myself. I can see my clothes sizes are going down. That is it. When I put on that pair of pants I wore when I started this journey I could really see the difference. I put my pants back on and looked in the mirror. Yes there is a difference but darn not as much as stepping into those size 18's showed me.
Thanks. I have no doubt I will get to where I need to be weight wise. I also know I will get toned and in shape also. I have finally come to the point that I can stand to see myself. I never want to feel how I felt about myself before. AND I am never again going to let docs pop every darn pill down my throat that comes their way before I know the side effects and if they are serious enough, get a second opinion.
I really am proud of myself. If anyone had told me 42 weeks ago at the beginning of my journey this would be so easy. I would have never believed them. If they had told me I needed to eat to lose. I would have never believed them AND if they had said I didn't need to do without a thing but just stay within some generally healthy ranges for myself. I would have never believed them. They would have been telling me the truth
If I can do it, anyone can do it.
Thank you. I am sure you inspire those that you chat with. You are going to reach your goal. You are going to look and feel great. You are also going to be healthy and strong because you know you are worth it.
Thanks. That is kind of what Photo said. I can fit my big old fat cat in those pants with me lol. He wasn't happy about my daughter stuffing him in there either.
Thank you. All of you here are such an inspiration to me. All of you have been or are where I am right now. You understand.
I want to thank everyone for such kind responses. I am sitting here in tears. You all have no idea how much your kind words of encouragement have meant to me.
Starting Date June 9, 2014
BMI 06/09/14 ( 44.9 ) BMI 08/16/14 ( 44.6)
Everything is a choice; we make the choice to be what we want to be or just talk about being what we want to be.
God, keep your arms around my shoulders and your hands across my mouth.
Sometimes God doesn't whisper in our ear what he wants us to hear. Sometimes he jumps up and down screaming PUT DOWN THAT COOKIE. We just don't listen.