For me it was the thinner face, (sigh) smaller breasts, but a worthy trade off, and better energy/self confidence.
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1,036 11/6/12 11:27 P
my wedding ring was suddenly not so tight all the time
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11/6/12 11:24 P
It was awesome, I noticed work clothes fitting much better. A friend told me she could see the weight loss in my face!
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11/6/12 10:39 P
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1,471 11/6/12 7:28 P
11/6/12 7:26 P
The way my clothes fit
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11/6/12 6:45 P
I first noticed collarbones. I never had them before!
11/6/12 6:34 P
facial fat loss.
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922 11/6/12 5:55 P
My undies got baggie. You can just call me Ms Droopy Drawers.
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11/6/12 5:38 P
When I realized that my jeans were too loose... even fresh out of the dryer.
Also, my boyfriend and I were doing the long distance thing when I first started losing weight... and it was a month in between visits. The first thing he said to me was that I looked a lot thinner than the last time he saw me. I also later looked at picture we took on that meeting and I noticed my face looked thinner. It was hard for me to see the changes on a day to day basis so hearing it from someone who hadn't seen me in awhile was a good confirmation.
The final affirmation was after I hit my goal weight, I was able to buy knee high boots that zip up the side.... and they zipped up easily with little effort. Before I couldn't even get the zippers past my ankle in that style of boots.
The first things I noticed was my waist getting smaller and my face getting thinner. And definitely more energy!
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11/6/12 4:29 P
Unfortunately, saggy skin :-( It's like someone let the air out of my butt and boobs. Here's hoping that it will tighten up to some degree over time...
11/6/12 4:27 P
My bones! It's a strange thing, but that was my indication that I'd gotten thinner - I could see certain bones again that I hadn't for a long time. Like my collar bone and the little bone on the top of my wrists and my hip bone. I'm fascinated by them - at first I couldn't stop staring because I hadn't seen them in so long.
Also, my back doesn't hurt anymore when I exercise, and my skin looks amazing. All fantastic side effects. :)
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11/6/12 4:11 P
my waist for sure.
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182 11/6/12 3:28 P
The FIRST thing I noticed? It was smaller feet. My feet fit into a pair of flip flops that were tight before. That was this summer, and I've noticed other things since then.
11/6/12 3:22 P
My face immediately gets less puffy and my skin clears up. Also, it's amazing how just ever 5-10lbs or so, walking just feels more effortless.
My sleep improved almost immediately and my clothes are fitting so much better. They are actually getting too big! Can't wait to be able to take my rings off. I haven't been able to remove them in almost 10 years!
11/6/12 3:12 P
Stairs are no longer my nemesis. I can climb them without my knees hurting. Ahhh relief, canít wait to say AHHHHHHH more relief when I hit my goal.
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1,450 11/6/12 2:45 P
My blood sugar is below 100. I also have so much more energy.
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11/6/12 2:27 P
After about 3 weeks I noticed immediately my thighs look a lot more toned. My jeans fit better too!
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758 11/6/12 2:07 P
I can sleep through the night and I have a ton of energy!
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9,510 11/6/12 1:36 P
less bulge at the waist line - smaller muffin top
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11/6/12 1:33 P
I began having to pull my pants up a lot. Then my daughter scolded me saying I was looking like a gangster with my pants hanging down! lol :) How do you know when it's time to go shopping? :)
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2,116 11/6/12 1:01 P
Clothes fit better, sleeping better, and less back pain.
More energy for the most part. I'm not sure if that's from working out or the fact that I felt good that I was finally doing something about my crappy health. Probably both. Some of my shirts are fitting better and I'm notching my belt tighter every day.
11/6/12 12:38 P
Ha! not looking pregnant.... I can relate to that one... got asked a few times when the baby was due... LOL.. I'm OLD for crying out loud!!
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11/6/12 12:37 P
My thighs were looking thinner, and it was easier to fit into my jeans
I don't look pregnant which is good because I'm not.
Edited by: WHEELS54 at: 11/6/2012 (12:34)
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11/6/12 12:22 P
I've been doing weight training, so I've not seen a big drop on the scale. But my pants waistbands have been loser, I have more energy, my belly is going away, my profile is less blorpy and my arms now have muscle definition instead of just floppy fat. =P
I noticed that I was getting my waist back. Also, I have a whole new wardrobe...all of the clothes I had to stop wearing started fitting again! So nice to have new clothes without having to go shopping.
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11/6/12 12:00 P
Thank you Ashleygille-I can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done for myself-and something I am committed to doing for the rest of my life! I have always heard "third times the charm"---for me it is true! I have lost over 100 pounds twice before-but never felt this way before-ever!!! Best of luck to you too!!!
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11/6/12 11:53 A
OMG, KTLIVINGGRT! Congrats on your amazing weight loss! Way 2 go!!! :)
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11/6/12 11:50 A
First thing I noticed? Walking around the block wasn't so hard after the first few trips-now with 180 pounds gone I notice a million delightful little things: I have really come to like ME (regardless of size), so much more energy, more willingness to explore the world, seats fit better, i have ?bones there?, people treat you so differently (I don't see this as a positive), healthy food tastes GOOD, it is fun to conquer a challenge, this physical body is willing to put up with a lot and still forgives me and is healthy and strong through this journey!!! I say to all sparkers-if you want weight loss, you can absolutely 100% DO IT!!! NEVER let anyone tell you otherwise-not even the "experts" who say research shows 95% of us will fail-I think they just don't really know us!!!!!
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517 11/6/12 11:42 A
The first thing I noticed was the love handles and I actually have a curve in my back now. I was built like a telephone pole with love handles and a big belly.
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2,719 11/6/12 11:26 A
Clothes fitting better.
11/6/12 11:19 A
I probably forgot the most important thing. Energy. Thanks for the reminder. I feel so much more energetic.
11/6/12 11:16 A
have more endurance! and...
am finding clothes in the back of the closet that now fit! oh my goodness!! tried on a blouse the other morning and it was comfortable... however..... I should have sat down while wearing the blouse... ha! the buttons tended to gap... had to make sure the vest was covering the sprawl when I sat down. so... maybe not quite yet for that blouse...
I could see it in my face and neck first. Now, after 100 pounds, I have found that leaning on my forearms and elbows is almost uncomfortable. I still wouldn't say that they are thin, maybe they just aren't used to the exposure.
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385 11/6/12 11:04 A
I need more clothes on to stay warm, more blankets at night.
11/6/12 10:24 A
My clothes did not shrink in the dryer anymore (-: Seriously, things just got looser.
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12,282 11/6/12 9:55 A
The very first thing I noticed is that I was not hot all the time.
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11/6/12 9:53 A
@ESIGURBERGSSON, how exciting!
I would suggest you take a photo of yourself once a week, honestly it sounds silly but once you compare the photos you will notice it in your face and in other areas, and once you hit your goal, it's great to look back at those.
Make sure you wear something similar in each photo-not too baggy, and in the same area of the house from the same distance. Have your hubby take 1 close up, and one full body photo.
Isn't it exciting to think each week can add to a 1-2 lb weight loss, in 1 month, that's 4-8 lbs, and when you see how large a volume 5lbs of fat is, it really is a difference! Best wishes, you are well on your way!
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11/6/12 9:32 A
With my husband's weight loss it has been in his neck and face. With mine it was my belly. I'm wearing pants I haven't worn in over 2 years and it feels great. A coworker was away for 3 weeks and came back and said it looked like my belly fell off. YEAH!!!
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11/6/12 9:32 A
any time I have lost weight in excess of 20 pounds my neck immediately gets thinner. Likewise it's the first place that folks notice getting bigger when I'm on the gain.
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11/6/12 9:26 A
I was wondering, on your weight loss journey, where did you first notice your weight loss, or where did someone else notice it?
I ask because Thursday will be week 4 of my new healthy lifestyle, and besides noricing my jeans are fittting much looser in the waist, while I was brusing my teeth this morning, I happened to notice my profile and realized I have lost fat/water in my face. I saw more definition in my cheeks and chin. Kind of exciting!
I have been staying on track, I got a little disappointed last week when I weighed myself 2 days in a row, and the first day showed an overall 3 lb weight loss and then the very next day only showed 1 lb down ( a difference of 2 lbs in 1 day), but now I have realized I need to stick to weekly weigh in during this weight loss portion because so many things can affect daily weight, like water and food. Looking forward to a good number on the scale this Thursday.
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