I went out to get a takeaway for me and my boyfriend on Saturday and as it was a really humid evening I decided to wear a skirt.
I was only a few metres down from our flat and a girl shouted out to me in her boyfriend's car: "lose some weight!" I know I'm short but so far as I knew my clothes still fit me.
I've gotten a lot more fat around my hips (I'm a size 8 on the bottom and a 6 on the top), but because I'm hypothyroid should I be a lot bigger than this? I also feel very self-conscious that I now look dumpy. I'm weighing myself and I'm around 7 stone 12 and my BMI is 19.5 which is supposedly healthy, so I don't know where this "fat comment" is coming from and if I'm meant to be much bigger than what I am.
I feel like I'm a fake with this condition as one of the classic signs of hypothyroidism is "weight gain" but would that mean I need to be very big? That girl obviously seemed to think I already am.
Her comment hit me quite hard as I was quite pleased to find that I'm a little bigger (any slight weight gain for someone who's been losing weight is good in my opinion as long as it's not excessive) as it's made me look curvier but it's been playing on my mind a lot as I now feel as big as a house.