You know you've been fat a long time when...

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    You know you've been fat a long time when 425 feels skinny!

    A year ago I was almost 500lbs and now 425 feels skinny, and I know it's not skinny and I know that's not a lot of weight to lose in comparison to what I need to lose. How weird is that? It sure didn't feel skinny on the way UP.
     
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    I'm close to that weight and I feel huge.
    Not complaining mind you. LOL.
    If your aim is to lose I hope you are successful .
     
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    Thanks. :) I do want to keep losing. I want to get back down to any number as long as it starts with a 1. I was fine with the weight gain until I hit a wall and suddenly it wasn't ok or fun anymore. The body started hurting and I couldn't do the things I enjoyed anymore without serious struggle or pain. Activities became very limited. They still are but getting better each week. But today I was feeling skinnyyyy. Made me laugh.

    Are you trying to gain more?
     
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    You know you've been fat for a long time when you look at old pictures where you used to think that you were fat, but now think "wow! I was so skinny." lol!
     
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    Real Me I'm not trying to gain but I am somewhat of a compulsive over eater and have times where I do gain.
    Its my fault I know and I should lose weight but I love being big.
    AmyJo you are so right about that LOL.
     
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    That's for sure! I can't believe the angst I had about being overweight and when I see pics from then I look really healthy and thin, not fat at all. If only there were do-overs.
     
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    When I look at my skinny pics I think wow I really looked bad LOL
    I had been in drug rehab so I guess I had a reason to look bad.
     
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    Oh? I'm so sorry:( You seem to be doing a lot better now though:)
     
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    This is so me!

    You know you've been fat for a long time when you automatically look at the sturdiness of a chair to evaluate its ability to hold you up.
     
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    This exactly LOLOL.
    Or look online at the brand and model to see if it has a weight rating.
     
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    I haven't had to experience that yet, though my chair at work does groan like crazy every time I move in it lol!
     
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    You would be surprised that some chairs are only rated for 250 lbs.
    I'm sure they will handle more weight tho'.
     
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    Hmm, I'll have to check that out tomorrow just out of curiosity. I wonder if it says on it somewhere?
     
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    Some chairs have a sticker on the bottom with that info and some have it on the box.
    When I got my new office chair at work I tried to see the box but they were taking it out the door.
    I couldn't find a sticker on the bottom so who knows.
    It seems to be holding up oK but just has times where it squeaks a lot.
    The springy thing that you can pump up still works so thats good.
    I haven't totally killed it yet.
     
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    Oh if I could get back the hours I've spent looking up the weight limit on items! Chairs, ladders, bicycles, exercise equipment.
     
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    And comparing seat measurements on items I want to buy!
     
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    Living XM has an excellent line of chairs that list all of the important info on line. I got one of their out door collapsible chairs that I love and take it with me wherever I go.
     
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    Out door chairs I try to avoid LOL
    I have one that folds up and fits in a bag like thingy I used it one summer and pretty much ripped the fabric from the eyelets.
    Its still usable for someone who is small I would suppose but I'm not going to try it.
     
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    Could not agree more. I am amazed every time I look at an old photo and when I remember thinking I was fat 50 to 80 lbs. ago.:)
     
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    So true.
    Right now I would consider 350 Lb skinny, or my happy weight!
     

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