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Why do I not still feel small?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Okay, I have lost almost 200 pounds, but when I look in the mirror I still see the 300 lb version of myself. Does anybody have a remedy for this? I have days when I'm okay with how I look and other days, I am disgusted:(

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  • v SBNORMAL
    You will get it, but as a helping professional, I would encourage you to explore your issues in a professional setting like a counselor /therapist/clinical social worker. You have done so well. Sometimes we need a little more help with the head part!! But know that I am cheering you on.
    1291 days ago
  • v THIDDY
    You're just waiting for your head and heart to catch up with your body .. I figure that it takes a while because for so man years when we are over weight, our hearts and our minds seem louder to us than our bodies.. but eventually everything will be in perfect harmony again.

    I hope someday I am as successful in my journey as you are in yours.
    1291 days ago
  • v HOLLYBDR
    I lost a about 90lbs at one point but still felt fat and I think, for me, a lot of that had to do with loose skin. I looked good in clothes but otherwise...YUCK. I do not know if this is an issue for you or not but if so I can relate. I think that is part of the reason I gained. I am hoping to get back down to a size 6 and this time get a tummy tuck! emoticon Congratulations on your weight loss you look great.
    1297 days ago
  • v EVER-HOPEFUL
    keep going into shop and trying on all small size clothes on.your body will soon get the message.also take a photo of you in your biggest clothes and notice how they drown you now.hope this helps. emoticon
    1299 days ago
  • v ELAYNE39
    Take a full length picture of yourself. Now cover up the face so you can't see it, or past another head on it. Now......what do you see?
    1313 days ago
  • v WUMPASTAR
    The process is long. Hell it may even take your whole life. But all you need is determination and time. I still see myself 45 pounds heavier. When I am present in my dreams I see myself at 205 pounds, not 160. When I look at the mirror, some days what I see baffles me, other days I feel 205 pounds heavy. It's what you gotta deal with when you lose weight, and I know it's not easy - but there's no miracle solution. Just look at your mirror every day and tell yourself what you find positive about your body. ANYTHING. Everyday. It works for me :)
    1313 days ago
  • v KAREN91
    Were you big all your life? I have a theory that our body image gets set in our minds when we are 17-early 20s in age! If we are big or small then its the way we tend to see ourselves without making a conscious effort to change it! I weigh 230 today but I was 135 when I was a young adult. I get suprised at times when I look in the mirror because I have to remind myself that I'm not small anymore! That said you just have to work at changing your image of yourself! Enjoy new clothes in smaller sizes and enjoy your reflection in the mirror! You earned it! Congrats on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1313 days ago
  • v CCBULLDOG
    First let me say Congrats on the weight loss! I have always thought that it takes your head a bit longer to catch up to what your body has done, weather it's loosing weight OR gaining...I have heard people that make themselves look in the mirror for 5 minutes a day and say positive reinforcement quotes. I don't know if it really works...but it can't hurt. Best of luck in your continuing success! emoticon
    1313 days ago
  • v KRISTEN_SAYS
    We are our own worst critics. Make a list of things you love about yourself, put it somewhere where you can see it, and that'll remind you of how awesome you are and how far you've come! Almost 200 pounds gone?! That's amazing! Girl, be proud of yourself! You're an inspiration.
    1313 days ago
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