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#1 i-candi

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

I've lost 6kg, I weigh less than when I got pregnant with the kids. I know on paper I'm slim but I just don't see it.

I just see a huge belly sad.gif I'm happy with my whole body except my belly sad.gif and I feel fatter now than I did before I started to lose weight.

Why is this? I'm going on holiday today so I know the diet will go out the window and I'll enjoy food and alcohol but I'm secretly scared I'll put on a huge amount of weight.

Has anyone else thought this?

#2 Pearson

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

It is your brain over riding what is really there.  I Lost over 27 kg, and it took ages for me to not see the fat person, or pick up the clothes in the largest size etc.  I still can look in the mirror and see the fat me.  
Can you buy some new clothes?  Can you have your fun on your holiday, but get up and go for a walk every morning, so you are not going to put on the weight?

Good Luck, keep affirming yourself that you are thinner now!

#3 lozoodle

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

I have had that happen! After losing some weight, but not being at my goal yet, I felt fatter.

I think sometimes when you lose weight it can take a little while to even out, so you feel a bit out of proportion for a while. It all evened out for me (and now I"m pregnant and getting fat again sad.gif)

#4 KiwiMelW

Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

I find the best thing to do is to ask your partner or a close honest friend the truth.

I will pick someone out at the gym who I feel is the same shape or size as me, and usually I end up picking someone who is actually two sizes larger cause thats how I see myself.

Then get your friend or partner to pick someone who is the closest to your size. Its amazing what a fresh set of eyes will show you after losing weight.

#5 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

I feel the same. I think it actually might be  because my arms are still fatter and i need to tone up !

Are you doing excercise to tone up your tummy? that might help a little.
I think things are never the same after kids though sad.gif just got to learn to love your body and keep healthy.

#6 Molondy

Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

OP how did you clone me and set up an independent EB account? I feel EXACTLY the same. My theory is we see what we expect to see and that it possibly works in reverse - when people put ON weight they just don't see it in the mirror until the weight gain is really significant.

#7 i-candi

Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:18 AM

Thanks I feel so much better that what I feel is normal.

DH keeps telling me I look amazing, I think it will take a while to sink in...

My friend will be here in 2 minutes then we are off to the airport and going overseas for 6 days. Minus kids and husbands.

WOW !!!!!

#8 More than a Mother

Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

I know how you feel. I've lost a bit of weight and have recently done double takes as I've caught myself in the mirror, wondering where my shape came from.

It does take time and I don't imagine we ever see ourselves as others see us.

I've also asked hubby to compare me with others who I believe are a similar size, and been surprised with the response.

#9 i-candi

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

Well I'm back from my holiday and put on 2kg  sad.gif

I didn't eat a whole lot or drink much at all and I was walking a hell of  a lot but what I did eat was carbs, carbs, carbs. Obviously my body doesn't like carbs.

DH told me when I got back that I look too skinny but all I see is a fat and flabby tummy. Starting back on diet tomorrow, I'm not in a hurry to lose the weight but I want it gone.

#10 theb3an

Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

the abdominal area is the last to go so while you are losing weight everywhere else, your belly will stick around for a while.  belly fat is made in the kitchen so your diet is extremely important when trying to shed the weight around your mid-section.  

make sure you eat clean and engage in  moderate to intense exercise.

#11 ~RunningWoman~

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (Molondy @ 07/11/2012, 09:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OP how did you clone me and set up an independent EB account? I feel EXACTLY the same. My theory is we see what we expect to see and that it possibly works in reverse - when people put ON weight they just don't see it in the mirror until the weight gain is really significant.

This is a really interesting insight. I totally agree but never noticed till you said!

QUOTE (theb3an @ 22/11/2012, 06:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the abdominal area is the last to go so while you are losing weight everywhere else, your belly will stick around for a while.  belly fat is made in the kitchen so your diet is extremely important when trying to shed the weight around your mid-section.  

make sure you eat clean and engage in  moderate to intense exercise.

Hi! I'm interested in what you've written here. Can you please elaborate? And perhaps share the sources of your info? I'd love to do further reading.

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