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15 November 2008 @ 03:41 pm
Wheee!  
I managed to surpass my own expectations again this week and made it down to 182.0 this morning. Which means that since i started trying to lose weight... er, however many weeks/months ago that was, i've now lost about 25 lbs. Unfortunately despite what shelleycat says i haven't really noticed a significant change in my body. My stomach has gotten a little bit smaller, but not an extreme amount and it's clear that's not where most of the 25 lbs came from. Which makes me wonder where _did_ the 25 lbs come from? The changes to the rest of my body, if any, have been even less noticeable than that of my stomach. And how much longer can i keep losing weight without drastically reducing the fat there? =P It still seems like the only places i've got significantly noticeable amounts of fat are my stomach, my ass, and perhaps my chest. It seems unfairly mean of the universe/evolution that those are the last places to lose the weight =P

Anyways, i went to Ruin last night and just got back from rollerblading this afternoon. If i do make it out to Malediction on sunday and then my legs fall off on monday, i'm going to be blaming cwendy41, jmpava, stormfeather and rowr ;)
 
 
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rowrrowr on November 16th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
heh heh :P
I have to say - I can DEFINITELY notice a difference. Your clothes look different on you, they are pretty loose now. And, your face looks thinner! You look good, congratulations! :)
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 27th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Though i'm rather surprised you can remember details like that given how many weeks its been since you've seen me in person =P
Coraacoraa on November 16th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
2 things:

1. It's super-hard to notice that kind of thing on yourself, because you see yourself every day. It's like not noticing that your hair's gotten longer. If you want to see differences, it helps to do measurements -- a tape measure around your waist might show that you've lost more there than you think. Or calipers, theoretically, though I've never used those.

2. For me, change seems to happen in fits and starts. I know I've put on 10 pounds in the past year or two, but I didn't go 'wow, I'm gradually getting fleshier!' Instead I notice nothing for 9 months, and then I go, "Dude, I need a new bra!" all at once. :)
Brie2gouda4u on November 20th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Seconded. For me, what lets me notice that I've changed is clothing fit. I find I can wear something I "outgrew" previously. Even with my rapid post-pregnancy weight loss, I'm beginning to not be able to notice change, besides what the scale says - but then I find that shorts I couldn't button two weeks ago now fit. Oh, and before and after pics help - anything taken of you before your diet can make the differences more obvious.

That said, fat seems to do a good job of spreading everywhere, even if it tends to congregate in a few spots. Face, back, arms, it all adds up. But it sounds like your judgment may be a bit out of whack anyway, so I wouldn't be surprised if most of that weight did come from areas you wanted it to :-)

Anyway, congratulations! I'd say not to get carried away, but I'm pretty sure the Hypocrite Police would arrest me on the spot.
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 27th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Well unfortunately there aren't really any before pics to compare with.

And according to the BMI calculator, i'd have to get to less than 130 lbs to qualify as "underweight," and i don't think that's going to happen =P
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 27th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
I think i've noticed the changes to clothing fitting more gradually than that. "Oh, this isn't way too tight anymore," "it's actually fitting pretty well now," "oops, it's getting kind of loose at this point."