If it helps I've gone from a size 16 to a size 10 losing about 25kg (may be a little bit more). Still am not 100% happy but I definitely feel a lot better.
PM me if you'd like to chat. I Wong bore you with how I lost the weight here - but will quite happily share if you'd like
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31-05-2012 09:01 #11
31-05-2012 10:48 #12
I know EXACTLY what you're going through. I'd been thin all my life! Then I got to size 16 and 86kgs and some of the size 16's started not fitting! I cried the first time I had to buy size 16...I was devastated. Thankfully I haven't had that many comments, although when I was trying to find a dress for my sisters wedding a shop lady said that I should be wearing the control undies ...then I looked at her and said "I AM!!!!!" That was pretty embarrassing!
The good news is that it doesn't have to last forever. 2 days ago I bought my after party dress and it was size 10!!! So it can be done honey - it so can!
31-05-2012 11:02 #13
I know exactly how you feel pinkplease I hope you feel better soon. Try like a duck and let the comments slide of your back.
31-05-2012 11:31 #14
Though I'm not very big, I am bigger than I was and after birth... well my body has changed. I can't wear tight pants and a midriff top anymore - that's for sure! And my butt is certainly much more generous as are my thighs. I now try to go for a style I like that suits my new body - 50s dresses are the best - they cover up all the bits I don't want people to see.
And sometimes losing weight isn't the answer. I was very ill and lost so much weight I was underweight but I still wasn't happy with my body shape!!! It can be more about liking what you have but that's easier said than done - though it can be done!
Pinkplease3 good shop assistants know the right thing to say in a nice way - that woman was not one! It sucks you had to have that - I've certainly experienced it before and it's so hurtful. Don't go back there ever!
31-05-2012 11:50 #15
Unfortunately horrible comments about your body can be made by shop assistants whatever size/shape you are. I was once (years ago) a size 10 and tried on a dress in Myer. The sales assistant looked at me and said "ugh, I wouldn't buy that dress if I were you, you wouldn't be able to eat a thing all night".
She could just as easily have said "I don't think that style suits you, what about..." But no she had to make me feel like a big fat lump, even though looking back I really wasn't. I would give ANYTHING to be that size again, but at the time I was so unhappy with my body thanks to comments like that...
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