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I was shocked to see that I have received Week 10 of the emails NHS Choices but have done nothing concrete towards losing weight despite thinking about it most of the time. If only I had begun 10 weeks ago I maybe able to fit into those trousers. My trouble is that I look in the mirror at home and think I look ok (the rooms are dark) but get a huge shock when I am in a changing room (to buy larger trousers). Does anyone else suffer from this?

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  • Hi and welcome, Sarah-65 :)

    I've never thought that I looked OK, but dressing room lights and mirrors reduce me to a blubbering wreck! I avoid them like the plague! :o

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  • I am sure that the mirrors in dressing rooms are magnifying as I think you always look worse in them that in your own mirrors.

    Or is that just wishful thinking lol ;)

    Debs

  • I was just about to go the fridge but then received your email, so haven't.

    Thank you!

  • Glad to be of help lol.

    Make sure you have loads of healthy snacks available so that if you really need a snack there is something that's good for you in the fridge.

    Debs

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