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FluffyChix - how did you format your photos with the text at the bottom? I'd love to do that? Thanks!



On my phone with editor pro.
It come with Samsung cells.

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It's very normal to have body dysmorphia. You are losing weight quickly and it's really hard for our brains to adapt and keep up. But counseling is never a bad idea IMHO. Good for you for doing it!!!
Also, I totally believe in the side-by-side comparison that others suggested!!!
You look fabulous!! I can see how much you've lost, as can everyone else. You will be able to see it soon. It just takes a little bit of time. Part of your issue is you see yourself nekkid--and we are all our own worst critics! And your jeans are too big! Now go shop for some cheap clothes in your size at Goodwill!!!! My new wardrobe is almost all Goodwill $1-$3 clothes, or hand-me-downs from my sissies, or Old Navy super sales of 50% offs!
Congrats girlie!!!
Here is the side-by-side I had to study to see my losses. I still find it hard to look at myself and still see myself as much heavier than other people say I am. It's completely illogical--but it is real. Body dysmorphia...you bi*ch. [emoji3]2017-2018WLS_MONTHLYCOMP.thumb.jpg.bd44a405f83eb515678833b31ad32782.jpg
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Thank you!!! Yeah waiting to even out before buying new clothes. I cant wait though :-)

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It helps to take progress pics in the same clothes (or the same general style of clothes). I usually wear leggings and a tank top. I'm not wearing the same ones I wore initially, obviously, but it helps me to see where clothing lies differently. It also helps to have someone else take the photos for you, because the way you hold yourself to take selfies does stuff like obscure your face or your shoulder line. I had my sister take photos recently and the change in the angle of my shoulders is really noticeable.

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You look great @FluffyChix 🔥

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I ALSO CANT SEE THE DIFFERENCE I WAS AT THE AIRPORT THEY MADE ME TAKE MY BELT OFF AS I RAISED MY ARMS FOR THE SCREENING MY PANTS HIT THE FLOOR (GLAD I WAS NOT COMMANDO THAT DAY ) MAYBE I HAVE LOST SOME WEIGHT THAT IS THE THOUGHT I HAD JUST NOT OUT LOUD AND THE SEAT BELT FIT WITH EXTRA STILL NOT STRETCHED OUT THESE ARE THE RANDOM THOUGHTS THAT ARE STARTING TO MAKE SENSE THANKS FOR LISTENING

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I ALSO CANT SEE THE DIFFERENCE I WAS AT THE AIRPORT THEY MADE ME TAKE MY BELT OFF AS I RAISED MY ARMS FOR THE SCREENING MY PANTS HIT THE FLOOR (GLAD I WAS NOT COMMANDO THAT DAY ) MAYBE I HAVE LOST SOME WEIGHT THAT IS THE THOUGHT I HAD JUST NOT OUT LOUD AND THE SEAT BELT FIT WITH EXTRA STILL NOT STRETCHED OUT THESE ARE THE RANDOM THOUGHTS THAT ARE STARTING TO MAKE SENSE THANKS FOR LISTENING

I know exactly what you mean. I was wearing size 24 Jean's. My mom came to my house for the holidays (we live in different states) and she made me try on some 16 Jean's. THEY FIT!!! WITHOUT A BELT!!! I didnt want to try them bc in my mind I thought only one leg would fit un them. Definitely just try our brains play tricks.

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1 minute ago, DetDet said:

I know exactly what you mean. I was wearing size 24 Jean's. My mom came to my house for the holidays (we live in different states) and she made me try on some 16 Jean's. THEY FIT!!! WITHOUT A BELT!!! I didnt want to try them bc in my mind I thought only one leg would fit un them. Definitely just try our brains play tricks.

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Unfortunately, because I appear to have lost all of my weight in my legs and chest (40lbs so far), my clothes fit exactly the same at the wait. No chance could I put on a smaller size. :( One day, though.

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I can definitely tell for you! You're looking great!

I really do think the counseling will help I'm going to call fo an appointment Monday default_wink.gif&key=afdaf0f9ce3bd962701506872380b0b55011f3a1c9a5d30b0638a350abe99adf I'll let you know.

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I definitely recommend the counseling I have had 2 sessions now.

It really has made a difference! I have learned I used my weight as a defense mechanism and emotionally eat or starve myself due to depression.

Also I look in the mirror and I do not see my physical self which is why I dont see my weight loss. I see my mental damages, low self esteem and self image.

I am now slowly seeing my weight loss and recognizing the clothes are too big!

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@DetDet yes honey get some counseling because you have really lost a lot of weight and look great...we are rooting for you because you need to see what others are seeing, you deserve that!!

I wish you all the best and you have a lot of support here.
Thank you I have gotten counseling. I have gone to 2 sessions and I am working through self esteem and self image issues.

I'm starting to see the weight loss as we work through some issues. [emoji4]

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I went from a size 60 jeans to my most recent purchase on the weekend of a size 34. Each time I went down 1 or 2 sizes I was convinced that they would not fit, this weekends purchase included. I look at my clothing and wonder how I fit into it. Having said that though it did take a very long time to move down that first size, it was certainly 80 plus lbs before I went to a size 56. The bigger you are, the longer it seems to take to step down size and for people to notice, or at least make a comment. A lot of people have said they were reluctant to mention my weight loss in case I was sick.

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On 12/4/2018 at 5:18 PM, DetDet said:

Thank you I have gotten counseling. I have gone to 2 sessions and I am working through self esteem and self image issues.

I'm starting to see the weight loss as we work through some issues.

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Awwwww I'm so happy for you. That is WONDERFUL!!, you deserve to see your results and Celebrate each and every pound, ounce that you lose and feel happy. This is one of your support groups, we are here for you ((Hugs))

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