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Don’t think there is much of a difference, honestly

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I’m one of those people who are slow to appreciate differences in others who have lost weight, sometimes saying nothing lest I insult someone who hasn’t actually lost weight. That tendency extends to my own self, in terms of not feeling like there was all that much difference in how I look from when I started this trip (September 2011) and now. I mean, I *know* there's a difference, between the scale telling me that 25 lbs have flown the coop, and the tape measure proclaiming a difference just since July (didn't measure at the outset, unfortunately), but...

I look at these two pics (the before is from October 2011, and the Now was something I posted last week) and, to me, there isn’t all that much difference. I mean, sure, I could claim the face is slightly less roundish, but it's not something I'd comment on if I perceived that degree of difference in someone else.
October 2011:
January 2013:

I'm not entirely sure what to think about it. After all, I can pull pics from various points along that timeline to prove pretty much whatever I want; witness the profile pic I'm using now, which certainly caught me at a good angle. Bottom line, there's still a way to go in this rather open-ended journey. I hate to use the BMI healthy range (top end is still ~25 lbs away) as any sort of actual goalpost, but it may end up as just that. We shall see.
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  • KMM1123
    I can see a difference too. Of course this is your face we're talking about so it's only going to be a slight difference. Unless you happen to carry all your weight in your face - which you don't (thank goodness too because that would look weird).

    And congrats on your 25 pounds. That's a nice solid amount of weight to have lost. Have you tried picking up 25 pounds of weight and walking around with it? If you're not noticing a difference in photos, you'll definitely notice a difference in walking around with the extra weight now that you've become used to weighing less.

    I'm sure your knees are grateful they no longer have to deal with 25 pounds of additional gravitational pull. Wait, you're the scientist here - is gravitational pull the right terminology to use? Sorry - it's been a while since I've taken a physics class.

    Anyway, in summation (another science-y word), I've concluded that whether you see the difference or not, you must try not to let it interrupt your journey. Keep pushing!
    1976 days ago
    I can def see a difference emoticon
    1976 days ago
  • LW8843
    I can see a difference in my own pictures but when I go shoping I still "see" myself as bigger. I pick up old sizes I wore and have to be reminded that those won't fit any longer.
    1976 days ago
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