When/how did you notice, "Wow, I got fat?!"

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    When I couldn't fit in any of my clothes with a fitted waistband like Jean's, skirts. In fact I tried some on and there was a several inch gap and belly poking out where the zipper and button couldn't close up.
     
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    And...just realised I got the beginnings of back fat ☺
     
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    Having to buy size 16 jeans today (UK sizes) when I tried on the 14 in the fitting room I just spilled over the top.
     
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    Ok today bought new underwear and I'm too fat for it, I need to size up. Shit just got real. Was 12/14 going to have to move on to 16/18
     
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    I keep a back up belt in a drawer at work, in case Iforgetto pack a belt when bikingto work. Hadto use it for the first time in over a year. Fortunately my pants were snug enough to stay up without a belt, because thebelt was borderline painful when I was sitting, even at the largest notch. Obviously when I chose that as a back up it hadnot been so tight.
     
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    When I started getting out of breath.
     
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    I noticed that I couldn't hold long notes so easily, when singing. I mentioned it to my doctor. He said that it was because of my weight. As you accumulate fat around the abdomen, it pushes upwards and makes it harder to fill you lungs to full capacity. My doctor doesn't go on and on about my weight. He never uses the words "overweight" or "obese".
     
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    I noticed that I got fat when I couldn't bend over or squat without a lot of effort because of my growing belly, when I had to buy size XL shirts instead of size L (and even size XL is becoming tight now), when my shorts with elastic waistband became tight, when I could no longer sleep on my back because the weight of my belly is pressing on my lungs (I can only sleep on my side now), when it became hard to stand up without leaning forward, when I passed the BMI 30 threshold...
     
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    When I put on a new (bought 2 weeks ago) top and it's already tight.
    Today when I noticed I have the firmer upper belly and wobbly bit at the bottom of the belly.
    When even stretchy trousers are tight.
    Here's a pic of the stretchy trousers. I'll need to size up now. 20190709_172220.jpg
     
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    Looks nice!
     
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    Remembering when I felt too small for Casual Male XL....and now seeing Destination XL doesn't carry some designer shirts past XL,XXL or 3X.
     
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    Just trying on a size 16 dress and it was very snug.
     
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    Welcome to the frustration that is plus sized shopping, Sarah.
     
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    Did you try King Size (https://kingsize.com)? They carry shirts and other clothes up to size 9XL and offer two lines for big or tall men.
     
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    Just looked at a pic from 2 years ago. I had a 6 pack. I liked that. I like my new, fat belly too .
     
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    Two years ago I bought several size L Hawaiian shirts. They were a little bit tight then, now I can barely do the buttons on them.

    WIN_20190711_14_49_14_Pro.jpg WIN_20190711_14_49_45_Pro.jpg
     
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    Yes, I get KingSize catalogs and emails...though to me its like the "SEARS" to DXL's "Macy's". I know Macy's has Bigger Sizes online, though if higher end fashion was a direct priority I wouldn't be ballooning past the point where I am now either.
     
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    Got out of breath when I ran for the bus, and felt conscious of being wobbly
    Tried on a couple of dresses yesterday that fitted relatively recently and now theres no way. Had mixed feelings about that but I'm going to try to think positively and think about what DOES fit and what DOES make me feel good. I'm still often hiding my belly as much as possible. Wont be able to do that for much longer.
     
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    Wore some knee high boots at the weekend and they were a struggle to zip up.
     
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    Discovering I could barely squeeze into a restaurant booth anymore and my belly bulging over the table
     
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