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Old 05-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #1
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I'm 5'10 and used to be 270. Big and tall. When I'd walk in to a store, I'd feel like all eyes were on me because I was this huge, massive thing. Now at 217.8 (I realize still have a long way to go), I don't feel so massive. I don't feel like the Jolly Green Giant. I don't feel like a woman trapped in the Brawny Man's body. Such a good feeling. Now I walk into places with much more confidence.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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Wow! You should be very proud of your accomplishments! I know I've struggled with feeling like everyone was staring at me. I live in a town where people are very fit and trim, making me the odd woman out. Anyway, congrats to you on your progress!!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:52 AM   #4
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That's great fitwayoflife and I totally can relate to you. Back when I was 250+ I felt so tall and wide. Well I love my height, but being wide was a different story. Now I strut in my heels with my head high with loads of confidence!

Also I went to a concert over the weekend and had a NSV. I properly fit into the chair with a lot of space left over! Before I use to 'spill' off into the sides and I felt like I was blocking the view for whoever was behind me. I felt totally normal for the first time in a very long time! What a terrific feeling!
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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Couldn't agree more. I used to envy shorter people because, even very heavy, they didn't look like they should be starting on your local NFL team. I felt absolutely huge and like I stood out in every crowd.

Now I feel like that tall slender woman whom I always envied and it's awesome. It's nice when you can feel like you stand out but in a good way.

Enjoy it!
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #6
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Very excited for you!! I'm so glad to feel like a regular person now, even though I still have a lot of pounds to lose. It's a feeling no one will understand unless you've been there.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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good 4 you. i know what you mean. I was always enlisted to do the heavy lifting (well that was cuz I could lol)but now at least they consider getting one of the guys to do it. I'm smaller though not small, but I do notice I don't scare as many of my new Physical therapy clients now as i did a couple years ago, and looked like I could twist them into a pretzel. LOL
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #8
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How awesome! I already feel like I "fit in" a little better with 31 pounds gone. Still have a long way to go but like feeling like one of the crowd instead of the huge girl in the crowd!
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #9
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I'm 5'10 and used to be 270. Big and tall. When I'd walk in to a store, I'd feel like all eyes were on me because I was this huge, massive thing. Now at 217.8 (I realize still have a long way to go), I don't feel so massive. I don't feel like the Jolly Green Giant. I don't feel like a woman trapped in the Brawny Man's body. Such a good feeling. Now I walk into places with much more confidence.
I know exactly how you feel! Not only that but I am "one of the boys" with some very masculine mannerisms! I felt as out of place and insecure as you (I am also 5'10").
I went from 239 down to 210 in 3 months and feel much better.
Congratulations on your weight loss! Hold your head up high
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #10
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That's great! 50+ lbs is such a huge accomplishment. Having that self confidence back is one of the biggest motivators. it shows you CAN and WILL do this!
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #11
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I get this feeling soooo much. I can go through days and days feeling like I look pretty good, and then juxtapose me with someone "normal" height and size and I look like the hulk again!

You've done amazing!!!
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