It is currently Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:54 am
Hannah_Lee wrote:I honestly think that when you are over weight and been like that for a while, you go into denial mode, you start buying clothes that cover your tummy and think "ok, this new top covers the extra 5 kilos i've put on, it's hidden..not a problem"
I progressively put on weight and still thought i was looking ok, then i broke my collar bone and instead of using a pillow for my arm to rest on, i was using my stomach when i was on my side. Thats what made me think i had a problem.
Now i've lost 5kg...atleast one day a week i think i should give up my weightloss, it's not working, im still fat, i look no different. Actual fact, people are amazed and proud of what i've done, but because weightloss is very slow and you see your body every day, you dont notice it, also i feel ive got an expectation of what and how i'd like to feel and it's going to take a long time to get there, my old photos to me look no different cos im not as skinny as i want to feel.
I think being overweight for so long has given me body image problems too, even when i was skinny i thought i was fat, its almost like your mind is so used to saying "im fat, i hate my body", it would be very hard to get out of that mind frame.
i guess in the end you have to be happy for what you have achieved and be comfortable in your own skin, something i think will take many years for me to establish.
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