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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 11:11
Recently I read an interview in a magazine and the girl who was being interviewed just had lap band surgery and lost 30 pounds. And she goes on saying that she couldn't look at herself anymore etc, and her height / weight is similar to mine. Reading this makes me feel even worse about my current siutation. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with getting the lap band if you need it but reading that she couldn't look at herself anymore when I look the same way makes me feel just so bad. Has anyone experianced anything like this?

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 11:19
I experience this every time I drop a pound or so and begin to feel good about myself. Reality sinks in "yeah you look better than you did, but you still are over 200 pounds".

I am planning a trip to Florida in October and truely want to wear a bathing suit, I have not worn one for many years. I want to be lean, but reality tells me that I will be thinner but I have a long way to go. Now, when these feelings hit me I counter them with, Okay I am not there yet but I am not where I was last week or month, I am definitely on my way!!
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~William Faulkner

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 11:24
Yeah I feel the same way, and it doesn't help when almost everyone I know can eat whatever they want and hardly gain weight. That's a good thing to keep in mind, I try to think that too but sometimes it gets overshadowed by stuff in the media, etc. Thank you Smile

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