Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
I think you're on the right track. I know for me (I'm still pre-op, but have lost about 100 pounds) I'm always going to be the same person in my head and heart that I've always been. I know my clothes are baggy, but I'm going to lose more weight. I'm going to target a day next spring when I will go out and restock my wardrobe. Also, as I've gained weight through the years, I kept many of my smaller-sized expensive pieces of clothing, such as sportsjackets. It will be nice to go through my "old" clothes and make them new again.
Good luck to you in "finding your place" in all this change!..
There are times when I feel like you do. I get a lot of compliments and pats on the back from family and friends about how great I look and such but to me I look the same. I've lost 30 lbs in a month since my GBP and 157 total since startingthe whole journey. Looking at the number even I say "WoW", but the visual is not there..
It's tough at times trying to get someone who is not in our situation to understand what we are going though but thats whats so great about this site..
I still wear my old big clothes but will be forced to buy new "chonies" 'cause they are starting to slip when I walk ;).
Hang in there...
I am pre-op but my sister had the.
4 years ago. Speaking from her experience, she sometimes still sees herself as "the fat girl" that she was so many years ago. She is no where near fat. I think it's the image that has been in her head for so long..
She still goes to therapy and is working through her issues..
All goes well with you...
Take a walk, go outside,.
From the mirror, closet, or scale. Reflect on your health, successful.
And who you want to become..
It is weird to mourn our old toxic selves, but that is who we know. Kinda like transgenders mourning their loss and celebrating their new bodies and identities... actually a lot like that....
Think on that one awhile.....
I just figure we are too close to the issue to see it objectively. Kinda like the "forest for the trees" thing..
Go to the support group. Hopefully they can reassure you. Keep your head up!..
Josie it goes like this. you'll be.
Along and either see your little shadow or the reflection of someone that looks like you but there is just no fucking way you could be that skinny. Than you'll just begin to understand how long these mental images stay in our fat heads..
I'm almost a year now and almost feel over the other day when I saw my reflection getting of an elevator. Evryone looked like elephants compared to me..
This too shall pass. Have you been taking before and after pictures of your journey? One month intervals are good at the first. It is an eye opening way for you to see the truth about how you look. You can't help but see the difference and love the results!..
I just read your old posts and it appears you had.
Early October? Well let me tell you a funny story that got me to searching through my closets and drawers for smaller sizes. Shortly after.
Along the halls at work and my underwear slipped and would have headed to my ankles had I not had on pants that day. I had to scoot to the nearest rest room and discard them before anyone detecting my problem. I laughed so hard at myself and that was my first realization that my size had changed and it was time for new clothes. I went through my closets and had the best time shopping in my own closets for clothes I had not worn in many years. I had a whole new wardrobe of things that I liked...
Think about how much weight I have lost now Josie..and know this...It is only in a blue moon do I see any difference...yeah...my clothes fir different, but the visial is still the same to me..only once have I ever seen someone else in the mirror...
You didn't gain the weight overnight, and it won't.
Overnight...maybe just on a skateboard, but not speedskates....
Give it time sissy...give it time...You just had.
I think the head games are really starting to kick in. My clothes fit huge and I am comfortable with how I look and see myself in the mirror but for some odd reason today this all seemed too surreal. The idea that I had.
For this. I have gotten compliments but for whatever reason I can not see it for myself. I am still wearing clothes that I did pre-op because I am discouraged of going to a store to find out that I am not at a certain size. Although my pre-op clothes are big the fact that I can still put them on is really bothering me..
I know this is more than looks or vanity but for whatever reason I don't feel comfortable with myself today. I am hoping this is just a feeling of withdrawals from the pain medication, anesthetic, and raging hormones..
I have seen many individuals struggle through this so I am taking my happy go lucky ass to the support group tomorrow at the hospital for their.
Session and talk to the psychologist as I dont want this to spiral out of control..
Has this happened to anyone so early on? If you guys wanna share your experiences it would be appreciated..
Ive been a size 18 (from 30) for about a month now and I have only just got into a regular clothes shop to try something on. Was scared that the plus size shop was being generous and hey, it felt comfortable and familiar in there. But it is a buzz when you finally take the plunge. The clothes don't lie and too big clothes look bad! I look better ijn proper fitting clothes. Try it! Good luck :)..
I found myself picking up bargains today and imagining which smaller sizes will be good when..
I can't wait to be able to order or buy fashionable clothes, and not worry about getting everything on sale..
A secret: After college I worked at Louis, Boston and have a reaI sense of fine, couteur clothing. I am worth some new clothes, and next summer, I will be preparing for my trip to Key West!..
Josie, I have said it before and I knoe Eggface and some of he ones further out have said it too. The head stuff is way harder than the physical stuff!.
You are doing great! I am so glad you are going to the support group meeting at the hospital. I am a def. believer in physical support g roups where you get to see and talk to people who have been there/done that. On line is great don't get me wrong, but actually sitting down and.
To someone whose been there face to face is so helpful..
To them, seeing where they are, comparing notes and stories are all invaluable!.
I was depressed in the beginning. It took awhile to get passed what in the hell did I do to myself to the boy to I feel good stage. It all comes. It is all natural and all normal. You aren't going crazy. It is scarey to go out shopping at first and it is hard to put away those "big girl" clothes.
Weird huh? I kept wearing them baggy and everything! I was afraid to give them away. I was afraid I would fail and need them again. I'd done that so many times before. It's all the baggage we carried around for so many years. It takes awhile for the mind to catch up with the image in the mirror.
In the beginning I shopped at Goodwill, Salvation Army, clearance racks, consignment stores. Your size will change almost weeklly so don't spend a ton on clothes. If your support group does a clothing shop take your old clothes and share them! If they don't make a suggestion that they start one! Ours does and it is wnoderful! I am still seeing my old clothes on others at the meetings. I know they are getting used!.
Hang in there, Hun, you are doing great!.
I need to proof read better. I meant to say if your support group does a clothing exchange. Take your clothes there and look for ones in your size now. If not, suggest they start one!.
On 8-30 and as of today I'm down 44 pounds. I have a friend at work. She isn't in my department, so I don't see her everyday. She has become my personal stylist. If she sees me wearing something that is too baggy she will pull me aside and suggest that I add it to the "discard pile" My pile is getting bigger, so I started trying on tops that I hadn't worn in awhile. I have a whole new wardrobe in the tops and dresses department.
Not so much. I went to Walmart and bought a pair of my favorite pants. My previous paire were 22-24. I bout the next size 18 -20.. and THEY FIT.....
I tried them on and they FIT.... I didn't look at the size until I took off the tag... I was shocked to see they were a 26WP.. yes. I'm in an 18-20 or a 26.
My personal stylist and I are planning a trip to Seattle in a couple of months to get a new wardrobe. Will will be shopping in consignment shops etc, as I don't expect to be in those clothes for too long either..
Just some rambling.... and.
You realize you are not alone..
I am pre-op and have lost 30 pounds. I picked up my Granddaughter the other day who weighs 30 pounds and it hit me, man she is heavy. I carried that much more weight around just a few months ago..
There are many people on here at different stages in their journey and it is wonderful to hear from each and every one of them. I hear that someone is having bypass that weighs 250 and I think, wow, I wish I weighed that. I have at least that much to lose. My point, keep your chin up, it could always be worse. I figure that even though my journey is tough at times, there is always someone else who is having a worse time..
Don't be to hard on yourself. You look great!!!!!..
When you go looking for clothes try to find something that you wouldn't have worn before.
, not the just the size, but also the color and/or syle. Looking the same only smaller is just not the same as looking different. Even if you don't buy - you've gotta try. For me it was dresses. Before.
I owned 2 (other than formalwaer) and no skirts at all. One of the dresses was "mother-of-the-groom and the other I had worn to a wedding a couple of years before and never again. Trying dresses on gave me a whole new perspective on how I really looked. If you look just like you always did when you walk by a mirror, it's a lot harder to notice the difference. Remember that you don't have to buy to try..