Weird feelings about my weight

Updated on August 14, 2019 in General Support Thread
4 on August 10, 2019

Hello, everyone!  I’ve been lurking here for a few weeks just to make sure it was a supportive community.  You guys seem great, so I decided to join.  Anyway, what I want to know is, do any of you feel weird about your weight, like it’s not really you?  When I see myself in front of a mirror, I’m usually shocked that I put on this much weight.  I gained weight with each pregnancy and I didn’t lose it after giving birth, so it just accumulated.  I feel like this isn’t me and I’m ready to be me again.  I’m wondering if I’m the only one feeling this way.  Like who is that large woman staring back at me in the mirror?  

 
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2 on August 11, 2019

I also feel like this. I dont have any full length mirrors in my house so if I catch sight of myself in a shop window I’m horrified. I dont FEEL like I’m as big as I am and mentally I feel the same as when I was an 8stone tiny thing but I’m more than double that person. How did that happen!!! So yes I understand completely.

on August 12, 2019

Thank goodness it isn’t just me then!  I don’t feel big either and I’m always surprised when people give me so much space in the work elevator.  Then it’ll hit me, that yeah, I need that space because I’m huge. I used to be a tiny thing too.  I was five feet, three inches tall and weighed a hundred pounds.  I feel like that’s still me.  But it isn’t.  I’m much, much larger now.  Do you think you’ll ever get the old you back?  I feel like my metabolism has slowed way down as I’ve gotten older, but the idea of having weight-loss surgery gives me hope. 

on August 12, 2019

Hiya, no I think the old me has gone a long time ago. To be that weight again I would have to lose a total of 11 stone which is impossible given my mobility issues. I use crutches indoors and a wheelchair when out. I have spinal cord injury and I shouldn’t even be able to stand let alone walk so each day I can still use my legs is a bonus so I get around as much as I can indoors but my weight only comes off at about 2lbs a week so it’s very slow. It’s funny how our minds dont accept how we are in reality isn’t it. X

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0 on August 14, 2019

I feel similarly, too, but in the opposite direction. I have always struggled with my weight. I’ve always been overweight. I got used to myself being a larger woman. 

After my surgery,, I became smaller and smaller, and it’s still an odd feeling for me. I don’t even recognize myself when I catch sight of myself in the mirror sometimes because I’m so used to seeing a larger woman staring back at me. 

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