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I'm 10 pounds thinner but I'm still fat

I am so frustrated. I've been taking pictures of my backside to get excited about my weight loss and it's backfired. I lost 10 pounds and took a picture and I am still huge. What a letdown.

Tue. Jan 16, 1:34pm

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like the old joke says, "if it hurts to do that, don't do that!"

Just keep focusing on your goal, and don't worry about the lack of visible results yet. I know one of the big things for me was after 20 pounds, I didn't look a whole lot different, but suddenly I could absolutely fly up hills on my bike...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 1:43 PM

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not to diminish your pain, but it could be worse. i lost 30 lbs and i'm still fat. i need to lose about another 30. but remember that you're NOT AS FAT as you used to be. that's what keeps me going on bad days. that, and i remind myself to keep my chin up so i don't show all the chins i have...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 1:49 PM

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How long have you been working at it? Give it time and if you are doing everything right you will see results! It does take time though!
Good luck and don't give up!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 3:10 PM

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I'd give just about anything ...

... to be even 10 lbs. lighter. Good job! Keep it up!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 3:25 PM

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Well...umm...if you were 250 lbs and you are now 240 lbs, yeah, you *are* still fat.

On a positive note (I'm guessing you're smaller than that if you thought losing 10 lbs would make you thin), there's an excellent chance that your butt looks disproportionately large(r) if those 10 lbs mostly came off of your belly, making your waist smaller without affecting your hips/backside. Keep it up, and have fun checking out where the next 10 lbs fall off :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 3:31 PM

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10 pounds lighter is not the same as 10 pounds thinner, but it's still a step in the right direction! : ) I know for a fact that I could diet my way down to my goal weight, but I'm still going to look like crap if I don't tone up the body I'm left with. BUT - I'd rather be a flabby 120-lb. woman than a flabby 140-lb. woman (for my height, that is). And ultimately, I hope to be a non-flabby 120-lb. woman!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 3:36 PM

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I went from 155 to 145. I'm almost 5'6". I for sure thought I would look thinner.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 4:10 PM

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Put on a pair of pants that used to feel too tight. Do they still? I bet not!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 5:40 PM

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