(Closed) Losing weight but don’t feel I look any different :(

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

17 pounds came off from somewhere, don’t be discouraged. I tend to lose weight in my butt and face first, and people ALWAYS notice but I never do. Just keep on track, obviously it’s working!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Trust me you will be the last to know. What I mean by that is friends and family esp those hwo haven’t seen you in a while will notice right away. You also might not notice big difference but will feel it in your clothes. Also it might just be in head sometimes after losing a lot of weight it’s hard to get your old body out of your head.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I dont weigh myself because muscle weighs more than fat. It’s possible to not lose any pounds but to lose inches. I take measurements! It’s really encouraging. Just don’t check every day. And don’t check around your period! I personally bloat and get emotional when I see I’ve “gained” an inch or two even though I know Im bloated haha. Congrats on losing 17 pounds though!! Keep it up!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I would start taking measurements and I would also take pictures in underwear from the front and the side. However, you need to not take these measurements or pictures too often or you will upset yourself. Maybe choose one day a month to do these. 17 lbs is a huge accomplishment, and having lost about 50 myself, I can promise you that along the way, we are SO hard on ourselves and do not notice the changes others do because we are focused on the flaws, not the perfections. If you step back for a minute and look at yourself objectively, old photos next to new, you will see the difference. Congrats and continued success to you!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Barn

This can definitely be frustrating. People tend to be hard on themselves with this. If you feel a difference in your jeans then thats good! Don’t forget you’ll be adding muscles too. When I used to work out (and will be getting back into it again soon) I would change up the workout part every 2 weeks..even if it’s just moving around the way I did it. Measurements can help if you think realistically..Don’t expect to drop 2 inches instantly, those come at smaller increasements.

Do stuff with your finace or friends such as rollerblading, hiking, biking, etc.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Before I started strength training and yoga, I could lose 15 pounds and look exactly the same.  Same lumps and bumps, same weird things I didn’t like about my body before, just smaller. 

Strength training along with a diet plan will really help you see a change in your body rather than just a reduction in size. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m losing weight as well and it’s very hard to stay positive thru it? Just keep going and you’ll reach your goal, it didn’t get there over night or even in a short time Span it won’t come off that quickly. If you’re doing cardio and building some muscle ( they help you burn more calories) you will lose weight in no time. also try and do before and after pics that tends to help as well.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@AriaAmante:  That is great that you have lost 17 lbs. so far!  I don’t notice it when I lose weight either.  Don’t get on the scale more than once a week, and I would definitely measure yourself-that and how my clothes fit is how I know that I am making progress.  One way to help yourself realize how much you have lost is to visualize a pound of butter-and realize that you have lost 17 of those–Or if you can’t visualize that-go to the grocery store and pick up a 20 lb. bag of flour-You’re almost there!  ๐Ÿ™‚ Good for you

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

This is why taking a “before” picture is so important!! I’m SURE you look different after losing 17lbs!! Taking measurements is also a good idea!

Take a picture of yourself ASAP so that you can compare your future self to it!

Keep going, you’re doing great! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AriaAmante:  The fact that you’re doing cardio and nothing else I think has a lot to do with it.  Congratulations on your weight loss!  

Try Jamie Eason’s livefit trainer (online, for free).  She provides videos and everything.  Since you’re already cardio training, I would skip the first week if I were you.  Come back in a couple of weeks and tell us how you feel ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You will be the last to notice.  But you’ll notice when your clothes start to feel loose!  And awesome job at losing 17 pounds, keep up the great work. 

Also, @allegrovivo:  – it’s a pet peeve of mine when people say muscle weighs more than fat.  A pound is a universal measurement, so, by definition, it doesn’t.  A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat.  HOWEVER, muscle is denser, so it takes up less volume.  Think of it in terms of a pound of lead and a pound of feathers.  The lead will be much, much smaller, but they weigh the same.  Definitely a good suggestion about taking measurements though, because as you gain muscle, you will shrink, but not necessarily lose the weight. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@bells219:  I’m currently doing Jamie’s program!! I’m on week 3 and I’m loving it!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@DeathByDesign:  I can’t stop talking about how awesome it is, lol.  And Jaimie is a living example of how strength training DOES NOT make you bulky.  I’d give both my pinky toes to look like her. 

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