I'm feeling quite good about my weight loss and however long this feeling lasts I thought I'd share. I'm more likely to share my bad feelings so maybe I should get in the habit of sharing the positive. (I have this irrational fear that being positive for a moment will result in something negative happening- but lets not go into my psychological issues).

So I've lost about 7.8 pounds so far, I've been sticking to a calorie controlled diet and exercise when I can it in since April 18th. I started to feel thinner after a while although I didn't look it. Then some time later, in May, my sister pointed out I'd lost weight.

And recently my boyfriend has said.

My stomach is smaller and the dress I couldn't fit into last year when I went on holiday now fits. I also have two dresses (exactly the same cheap summer dress but in a different colour, store 21) I bought (longer ago, maybe two years) that fit but I wouldn't wear because I could see my stomach but I didn't want the next size up as it would be too low and too loose. Now I will happily wear it, I can still see my stomach but it's small or smaller.

I'm trying to focus on what I've achieved even though it was so hard and will continue to be hard to get where I want to be. I'm so happy that I've done this. I remember wanting to lose weight before and I tried by cutting out junk but it never lasted. I never had the willpower to stop eating it and change my habits I wish I had. But now I know that I can do this.

I don't want to be unhappy about my body again. I'm still critical but I am happy with what I've achieved. And I need to keep reminding myself of what I've achieved and focus on the positive.

I wish everyone the best in their journey and remind you to focus on your success however small as every small success counts and is amazing

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  • That is an encouraging post; it sounds as if you are gaining confidence and hopefully learning to enjoy how you look. Remember to look at normal women around you - they all have a tummy or a bum or something they hate, but most of us learn to live... and let live, and most important, to keep that smile on your face!

  • Fab post, I'm so pleased you are noticing the changes and enjoying fitting into clothes that did not fit 😃

    Next time you are feeling negative and self critical why not pull out one of the dresses that fit as a reminder of all the hard work you have done to make positive changes in your life😃

    What we think and feel are I find the most stubborn things to change but a bit of daily positive self talk never hurt anyone 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


  • Isn't it lovely to finally wear something we like, as opposed to something we can get into? I get what you mean about tempting fate. I'm a bit like that too. Maybe practise being positive to other people about how they look. At some point once you've learned to do it, you can switch to yourself. An example from today, while I was waiting to cross the road today, I said to the lady I was waiting with that "I am loving your shoes." I left her looking at them! They were particularly pretty! Start by saying something positive to someone you know. There is always a good point about everyone, if we look.

  • Hi Jenwriter,

    I really like your post, very uplifting and positive, and I hope it felt ok to share that, as I do know you feel less comfortable about sharing the positives, but I think it's good you're redressing the balance and doing so, as it's really motivating to read your post!

    Hope you have a great weekend, and Congratulations on your weight loss and progress.

    Lowcal :-)

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