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To be horrified at how I look

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theavianexecutioner Tue 02-Jan-18 17:52:05

Just asked my mum to take a pic of me from the back and side, for bra measuring.
Horrified. I've been in SW on and off for a few years, need to go back. I've already decided I'm having a dry january and it needs to continue. I'm 43 in May and want to feel and look content.

WetPaint4 Tue 02-Jan-18 18:04:41

Same here, OP. Saw myself in pictures taken on NYE and I just look dreadful. Huge and round, belly all fat and rolling over my jeans. Time for change now.

But I'm looking forward to the new me. I'm keeping that picture and I'll keep looking at it. I am excited for 1 January 2019.

theavianexecutioner Tue 02-Jan-18 18:06:32

You have a certain idea of how you look, don't you? Blown out of the water tonight.
Doesn't help that I have huge 38f boobs. Make me look heavier than I am.

WetPaint4 Tue 02-Jan-18 18:08:23

Yes! I really thought I looked slimmer. Curvy, you know. Voluptuous. Nope. I'm fat. I was in a typical big lady tunic top, posing with petite girls in tight little dresses. I want one of those tight little dresses.

SureIusedtobetaller Tue 02-Jan-18 18:08:27

I feel your pain. I’ve let my diet and exercise slip for a few months and I look flabby and ugh. Also huge boobage makes everything look worse as I’m short.
I’m on it. New Year and all that. I’ll miss choccie biscuits though sad

theavianexecutioner Tue 02-Jan-18 18:09:11

Maybe we can stay on this thread?

onlyonaTuesday Tue 02-Jan-18 18:23:33

Found my people 😊
I also saw a photo taken over Xmas and the only description for me is barrel.
My belly is huge!
Time for a serious change

Tinkerbec Tue 02-Jan-18 18:25:51

Oh yes! I am with you.

My face is older than I remember too.confused

Can’t even mention the belly.

WetPaint4 Tue 02-Jan-18 18:28:40

You probably want to get it moved though, to the weight management section? I'm sure there will be plenty of similar threads floating around there at the moment though.

Nanna50 Tue 02-Jan-18 18:30:40

OP do you go to a good bra measuring service and try lots on? The difference in your whole body shape and posture is quite dramatic when the boobs are in the right place. smile

IrritatedUser1960 Tue 02-Jan-18 18:32:07

i can't even look in the mirror, I'll be on exante for the forseeable future.

comedycentral Tue 02-Jan-18 18:33:56

Me too! I am dressed for the gym at the min and about to set off so I am hoping I can tackle this once and for all.

Madonnasmum Tue 02-Jan-18 18:35:49

I don't even need a photo, I'm huge!

theavianexecutioner Tue 02-Jan-18 18:36:08

I've really struggled with bra sizing the last couple of months but the belly and I think I need to just lose it all over. Total wake up call today. Don't want to be like this AT ALL

pinkmagic1 Tue 02-Jan-18 18:36:18

Same here. Saw a photo of me at a Christmas party and I looked huge and flabby. I brought a pair of size 16 jeans last week and they were too small.
This time 2 years ago I was a size 10/12. Time for action I think!

yourhavingagiraffee Tue 02-Jan-18 18:36:19

Same here. I was horrified of pictures of me at Christmas, albeit I had baby 3 months ago but I didn't realise how big, swollen and round my faced look.

I will be clean eating as soon as husbands back at work.

RhiWrites Tue 02-Jan-18 18:37:37

Go go comedy. No one ever regrets going.

It’s not what you eat between Xmas and new year that counts, it’s what you eat between new year and Xmas.

I say this as someone who lost nearly 2 stone last year and put on a good dollop again over the holiday.

theavianexecutioner Tue 02-Jan-18 18:37:43

Starting tomorrow. Not sure if I can cope with the weekly ritual humiliation of SW - I know it inside out and can weigh in Boots

Loonoonow Tue 02-Jan-18 18:41:05

I'm managing to fool myself by the typical big girl tricks of having lovely hair and makeup and only looking at myself from the neck up. I am going to have get real at some point !

Zatsuma Tue 02-Jan-18 18:42:17

In my head, I still look the way I did 10 years ago. Never a top model, but I did look good.

Photos are cruel and shattering any hope I had: when did I start looking my age - so old and exhausted, so fat and flabby? Depressing (litterally)

Zaphodsotherhead Tue 02-Jan-18 18:42:30

I'm fairly fit, within normal BMI, thought I looked pretty good for my age.

Saw some pics taken of me on holiday last year and I am a dumpy, short-legged middle aged woman. I'm not bothering with exercise any more (outside my usual dog walking/occasional run). When I think of the time and effort I put in and the way I stinted myself of nice food - and I look podgy, rotund and downright ugly.

I'm going to get a hobby instead. All those bloody hours of step aerobics and on the static bike! I could have been eating trifle and watching Netflix, and I doubt I'd look much different!

FairNotFair Tue 02-Jan-18 18:42:56

I've found myself consciously avoiding catching sight of myself in mirrors and the reflections in shop windows. But I saw a photo taken at Christmas and I look atrocious. I reckon I need to lose four stone. I'm 46 and I want to look nice again. I used to be a size 6-8, but I'd happily settle for a 12-14.

Wauden Tue 02-Jan-18 18:43:43

Me too, saw my tummy in the mirror... shock Although I had an accident recently, I am exercising however else I can.

Mummyoflittledragon Tue 02-Jan-18 18:46:09

Isn’t it terrible what we do to ourselves? 10 years ago I was tons thinner and still thought I was overweight. I was normal bmi btw. Now I am. The thing is will we in 10 or 20 years time want to give ourselves a shake because our bodies were so much better now than they are in the future?

My belly has seriously expanded this year due to ill health.

sheldonesque Tue 02-Jan-18 18:48:20

I am the piggiest pig in knickers that has ever walked on trotters.

I've also put on a stack of weight (3 stone) in 3 months which I am appalled at. On top of what was already there? The shame is intense.

Time for change sad

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