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It's a really odd question.

Recently I've been feeling more confident in my self. When usually I never think I look good. I've gone from a UK size 22 to a 14 ( I don't like tight fitted) and people are acting different around me. You know.. people tell you people change. So sure it's a confidence boost. All the compliments..

But then I get on the scale. And I'm 190lbs. I've never been 190lbs before from 250ish so it feels like I'm doing good.

But now I realise in the whole scheme of things I'm still pretty big compared to other people lol its a shame so I feel self conscious again.. My mind still feels like a fatty. ( No offense id only call myself that. Everyone else is lovely know matter what size. )It's just in myself and how my body feels I feel so different! It's odd

Does anyone get it lol?

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Hi my friend, I do get it. I am 5'7" and weighed in at 204 this morning. Compared to 334 pounds last year, I see an incredible improvement and I don't really see a fat person when I look in the mirror anymore. Everyone around me says I look so good and even my doctor said I look "skinny". I almost laughed outloud when he said that, but I recovered and told him thank you. I certainly wouldn't go that far and say I look skinny, but it was a nice compliment, especially coming from him.

So, I am in a size 14 bottoms and a 10 or medium top. But like you said, when I see that 200+ mark on the scale my head tells me that I am still fat. 200 to me still sounds fat, and I might still be considered obese. So these days the number on the scale bothers me more than what I see in the mirror. I have been told by my NUT and others that I carry my weight well and they are all surprised that I am not below 200 pounds. Funny stuff.

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3 hours ago, mylighthouse said:

Hi my friend, I do get it. I am 5'7" and weighed in at 204 this morning. Compared to 334 pounds last year, I see an incredible improvement and I don't really see a fat person when I look in the mirror anymore. Everyone around me says I look so good and even my doctor said I look "skinny". I almost laughed outloud when he said that, but I recovered and told him thank you. I certainly wouldn't go that far and say I look skinny, but it was a nice compliment, especially coming from him.

So, I am in a size 14 bottoms and a 10 or medium top. But like you said, when I see that 200+ mark on the scale my head tells me that I am still fat. 200 to me still sounds fat, and I might still be considered obese. So these days the number on the scale bothers me more than what I see in the mirror. I have been told by my NUT and others that I carry my weight well and they are all surprised that I am not below 200 pounds. Funny stuff.

I bet you look amazing !! What a difference from your start weight. You have done amazing. I'm glad what I said make sense. Because I used to hate what I saw in the mirror now I'm like.. hmm not bad lol. Perhaps when we get to goal we will be able to be happy with our body and the scale . But I bet when I get to goal Il dislike my body again due to extra skin lol.

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Well, I don't think I look amazing, I definitely look better in clothing that holds everything in, if you know what I mean. You probably don't have as much loose skin as I do. I was over 300 for almost 7 years, plus I'm 46 and I don't get exercise, so I have a lot going against me in the loose skin issue. Oh well.

I think you are right for sure, when we reach goal, the number on the scale as well as what we see in the mirror will look good.

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  1. Funny but I've been experiencing the opposite. I look at the scale and think wow I'm down to 209. Then I go into my closet and cannot believe that I still cannot get rid, or even fit into some of the 18's in my closet! My motivating factor is the clothes not just the scale!!! Keep on keeping on!!!!

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