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I'm just wondering how long it took before people actually started noticing your weight loss? I've lost 50lbs and I don't feel like I look any different. Also no one has mentioned anything to me about it. I know it's not a huge deal. I'm very happy with how far I've come. I'm just interested in hearing your stories ????

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When I had lost about 50% of my excess weight I started getting comments. For me that translated to about 100 lbs from my highest weight.

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Well the only thing that sucks is when youre bigger, it takes for a bit more weight to come off for people to really notoce. I had to lose about 60 pounds and post it on social media for people to notice. And sometimes I feel like the only reason some people actually noticed was because I broadcasted it on social media. But not really because people I hadnt saw in months and didnt have on social media were complimenting me asking if I lost any weight. Give it another 10-20 pounds, Im sure others will start pointing it out!! Congratulations on your weightloss ????

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Also keep in mind that weight is a sensitive issue and some people don't want to ask and possibly offend.

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That has been my experience as well. A number of people at work noticed, but didn't feel comfortable saying anything. Eventually, someone who was a little less socially-sensitive brought it up at a group lunch and other people commented that they had noticed for a while. So, yeah, if you've lost 50 pounds, people have probably noticed, but just don't feel comfortable saying anything.

What is more important than looks though is is how you feel. At 50 pounds lost, I could already tell that my knees and back didn't hurt like they used to; I could bend over and tie my shoes without straining; and I could run up a couple flights of stairs without feeling like I was going to die.

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I lost 130lbs and I really didn't notice it until I put a before and current photo next to each other.

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I started getting comments when I returned to work after surgery (I had lost 20-25 lbs, but started at 250). The comments were only from people that I told I had WLS. My best friend said I look like shit, and other coworkers (who knew I had surgery but not what it was) were alarmed at my appearance and asked if I was okay.

I think I got it early because my face changed really fast, my clothes fit mostly the same, but I didn't recognize myself in the mirror for a few days.

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60 pounds was what it took for me. One of the best comments was a few weeks ago. I got out of my vehicle at a gas station and the manager said "where the F--- is the rest of you?!".

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Every time i see my sisters they have a reaction to the way i look. I've lost 43lbs since surgery and over 60 overall. I don't feel different or feel like i look much different, but they can't seem to stop going on about it. It's weird, I'm not good with attention. I don't have a regular job. I babysit for my sister in law. Im kind of glad because if i had a regular job i wouldn't know how to do deal with any attention. Oh but to answer your question it didn't take long before the people closest to me noticed. Maybe a month lol

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I'm at 46 lb loss and ppl are noticing. I'm trying to distract ppl from my loss however by wearing my hair and make up different. I don't want the attention then the questions...

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Also keep in mind that weight is a sensitive issue and some people don't want to ask and possibly offend.

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That has been my experience as well. A number of people at work noticed, but didn't feel comfortable saying anything. Eventually, someone who was a little less socially-sensitive brought it up at a group lunch and other people commented that they had noticed for a while. So, yeah, if you've lost 50 pounds, people have probably noticed, but just don't feel comfortable saying anything.

What is more important than looks though is is how you feel. At 50 pounds lost, I could already tell that my knees and back didn't hurt like they used to; I could bend over and tie my shoes without straining; and I could run up a couple flights of stairs without feeling like I was going to die.

Yes I have definitely noticed I can put my shoes and socks on much easier, and I also fit much better in my car ????????

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I'm almost four months out and have gone from 250 to 190. My friends and family started noticing and commenting somewhere around the 50 pound mark. I started feeling a difference in breathing and mobility a while ago, but it's only now at -60 pounds that I feel like I actually LOOK any different at all.

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