started at 255....down to 226
My sister came into town with her lovley little baby son. The whole family showed up, many have not seen me for about two months. They all freaked out over how much weight I have lost. It is interesting how I don't feel like I have lost that much but they all disagreed with comments of "it's your face!", or "you look so much better", or "whoa! what are you doing to loose that much". To be honest it made me feel just a tad uncomfortable, and talking to people about PB is hard as they just go..."oh, it's atkins"....and I have to say no it isn't.
Either way I have to put it down under a sucess story.
started at 255....down to 226
I hear you. It's awkward when they say, "gee, you've lost a LOT of weight." I don't feel like I have really, just around 20 lbs. But I lost it all in a month CW (really ED to be honest), and then gained ten back gradually, then lost that again with PB over a few months. So I don't see it as such a big deal, but I get lots of comments. I think part of it is that I lost a lot of bloating, especially in my face and waistline, so that's probably a bigger change than I'm aware of.
I hate trying to explain PB/Primal/Paleo to people. Everyone either wants to debate you or just thinks your crazy... even after visible results.
Anyways... Congrats on the weight loss.
"Canned food is a perversion,' Ignatius said. 'I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul."
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I know the feeling. Last time I was visiting my folks, my mother was telling me that I didn't ned to lose any more weight. I had apparently lost enough "weight" between December and now that my mom is worried about me. I hadn't actually lost any weight, but my face and body apparently have much more definition.
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It is a bit awkward trying to explain PB to people, everyone is so entrenched in the belief that we NEED whole grains and all this other non-sense about red meat causing heart attacks and what not.
My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.
Congrats on your weight loss!
Weight loss in general is difficult and awkward to explain. When I lost 35lbs two years ago, my neighbor commented that I had lost a "ton of weight". I responded, "well it's not really a ton..." and she said "yes it is! You lost a TON of weight!"
Thanks, I don't think I ever weighed 2204 pounds but I appreciate the thoughtfulness, I guess.
Whatever happened to someone saying "hey you look great!" and leaving it at that? Sometimes it's easier just to say "I've been exercising and eating well". I love the Atkins comments, too funny.