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[–] Netto 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Are you eating healthy? Fat weighs less than muscle, a healthy diet will make the most impact. Also don't expect results that soon, its easy to lose weight in the beginning. When you lose weight rapidly you will have lose skin, and that "flab" will take time to tighten up.

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[–] FaithPowerKittens [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A lot of my diet has moved over to lean protein, losing a lot of easy carbs, little to no oils where I can help it.

I'm still losing weight, and I see no reason to stop - I don't think I could go back to many of my old habits. Having said that, I just feel like sometimes my brain hasn't caught up with my new size, and I just hate the flabby bits more now than when those bits were huge and full of fat. I hope that makes sense.

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[–] ourgalfriday 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I gain/lose much smaller amounts of weight (5'4" 120ish), but I have noticed the same thing. I lose a couple of pounds and damn if my stomach doesn't look worse :-( I don't know if it is just a dysmorphic thing my brain is doing, or if my skin actually tightens up, but a month or so after a shift downward I start to feel good about what I see in the mirror.

At your height, I think you need to give yourself a pass on any kind of body-image thoughts you have, because you are still in the trenches fighting the War on Fat. Let yourself feel gorgeous one day, gross the next, just so the excess weight keeps coming off. According to the actuarial tables put out by MetLife in the 1950s, which were utterly unconcerned with beauty/fashion and only considered longevity, the healthy weight range for a medium-framed woman of your height is 114-122 lbs. Get there, give yourself some time to settle into it, and I bet you will be thrilled with your body :-)

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[–] Thesmex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I felt like I had lost weight but there wasn't much of a difference until I looked at a photo of me from a while ago and I realised just how different I looked.

If your weight is going down then keep at it.

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[–] Podapati 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know this is a taboo/politically incorrect thing to suggest, but consider finding a trusted therapist you can disuss your issue with. They can help you navigate what is possibly becoming an unhealthy obsession, and refocus your energy on all the achievements that you have made. Good luck! Keep us posted!

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[–] mattfloyd 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Keep doing what you're doing. You've lost the sugars and increased your protein, which are both great things. It sounds to me like you're developing body image issues though. This happens to kind of a lot of people. Look online for resources to see if you think that's true...

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[–] FaithPowerKittens [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks for the advice. I know in my logical head that I'm doing the right things, but my irrational brain is still clinging onto my old size. I keep avoiding certain clothes that 'make me look fat' - they did, when I was 11 stone 3, because I was fat, but now they actually look good, and I can't get my brain to process that.

Sorry for blithering on, it's just not something I've had to deal with before!

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[–] monkey-doodoo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have been there. I have lost a good amount of weight bit my brain still doesn't think so though I know I did. I always track cals but in the last yr or so changed my workout routine. now I have stalled on the scale but have lost almost two pant sizes and less flabby... but my brain still thinks old big ole me. in the end I tell old brain to shut up and i carry on. lol. now I am going on and on.