That moment when your perception of yourself changes...

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riocaz

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 06:31
Okay I just had an epiphany in the toilets...

There is a full length mirror by the washbasins and I got a really good look at myself as I went to wash my hands and realised I'm not a "fat bloke" any more.

Don't get me wrong I'm still fat and I still have a lot left to lose, but the person in the mirror wasn't categorised, in my head, into "Fat" just "Big"...

I'm mildly excited about this (though the wattle I've developed where my extra chins were is a little gross)...

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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jonnybadback

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 08:38
Other than our face we don't really look at ourselves in the mirror. Its a different perspective to looking down our bodies where we see bits and bobs hanging or sticking out. It does you good to see yourself as others do (most of the time lol)
owlfeathers

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 09:07
good work keep going
BgIrn

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Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 08:29
I am eagerly awaiting this myself. I have taken comparison pictures and even though I am down 50 plus lbs. I can't really "see" it. Clothes fit much differently and sporadic comments are made, but in the mirror and photos I don't really see anything.

Shirt off I still see a giant midsection with a slight amount of fat around the upper arms and chest. Event the appearance of my moobs hasn't changed much. So, plug away I will, until that day.

You're admittedly one of my "to be emulated" folks on this site, so for my sake keep it up (kidding)!
riocaz

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Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 08:37
I fully intend to keep it up Bglrn. Smile

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
riocaz

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 657

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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 08:09
Okay it's been over a month since I had my epiphany.

I still have a momentary disconnect when I see myself in the Mirror. It's not a "fat" person so it can't be me. Then I get a big grin when I realise it is.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/
Champers9

Joined: Feb 13
Posts: 66

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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 09:09
You carry on enjoying it!!! Blimey, after all the hard work and effort its the absolute minimum you deserve...... personally Id be adding a big dose of 'smug' too
kingkeld

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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 09:21
Those are the best moments ever!
I remember a couple of years back, going to an outdoor concert and realizing I was probably the fattest one there, out of maybe 10,000 people. That sucked.
Then, two years later, we went to the same venue, and I remembered that feeling. I then realized that I was probably in the slimmest 20% of the crowd. Wow. Eye opener. Smile Life is good!

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Spacey47

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Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 09:32
I mentioned something like this in a previous thread, I remember just suddenly becoming aware of how much smaller and leaner I had become, being able to feel my hip bones, ribs and most freaky of all my sternum!

I also notice my face in reflections sometimes and the lean taut face is totally at odds with what I had become accustomed to over the years

In fact the first thing people comment on is how my face has changed
kkd1125

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 334

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 11:45
I love reading these posts from all you guys. I can't wait to have some of the same "wow" moments of new self realization that you have had. Kingkeld - I have OFTEN felt like I was the biggest one in the room or event, and it's just heartbreaking, like you don't count in this world. Reading these made me smile and motivated! I've lost about 17 lbs since New years and hope to lose 20 more before our family vacation at the end of June. I can't wait to sit in that airplane seat and buckle up with extra seatbelt left to go this time. One of the last times I flew I sweated for 5 minutes trying to wiggle and adjust myself in the seat so I could buckle without asking for an extender. And trying not to let anyone see what I was trying to do (which I'm sure I failed at). Keep it up, everyone!



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