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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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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 .
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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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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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!
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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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.
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.
This exactly LOLOL.
Or look online at the brand and model to see if it has a weight rating.
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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You would be surprised that some chairs are only rated for 250 lbs.
I'm sure they will handle more weight tho'.
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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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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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!
So true.
Right now I would consider 350 Lb skinny, or my happy weight!
 
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