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twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:24:48

I think i am......

Ok so the story goes ive just recently lost 5 stone (got a couple more stone to go) and am,for the first time in years shopping in "normal" clothes shops, NOW out shopping yesterday im standing in a shop fingering through the "normal" sized clothes rails and looking over to the plus sized rails feeling really smug watching the ladies choose their big baggy cover ups. blush

i feel dreadfull for even thinking like this,that was me a few weeks ago.... but i cant help but feel smug! blush

I am BU arent i??

LoveBeingAMummy Thu 20-Aug-09 09:27:15

Well done for losing the weight but i'm going to back out of the thread now.

BunnyLebowski Thu 20-Aug-09 09:28:51


You should feel proud not smug.

Think back to a few years ago when you were bigger. How would you have felt knowing that someone was looking at you out shopping and feeling smug that they weren't like you?? Pretty horrible I imagine.

Congratulations on the weight loss but leave the smuggery with the cream cakes.

ilove Thu 20-Aug-09 09:30:21

You just made all big people realise that the paranoia they have about people looking down on them is true and not in their heads. And I speak as someone who has lost 11 stones.

allaboutme Thu 20-Aug-09 09:30:40

YANBU to feel pleased at how well you have done at all.
The fact that you feel dreadful about feeling smug shows that you are pleased about your achievement NOT pleased the other women are bigger than you iyswim
Well done on losing the weight smile

twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:32:20

Oh i do feel really proud aswell but i literally could not help the smug feeling blush

i know im BU and do feel dreadfull for it.

few years ago?! few weeks ago! maybe the smuggery will adjust as i go further along my weight loss/brain correction journey.....

twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:35:27

allaboutme, yes you said what i am thinking. thanks for putting it like that. smile

ilove. its not actually paranoia though is it? it happens, ive been there,im still there. its not right,its not fair but its there and it happens..

ilove Thu 20-Aug-09 09:36:35

Yes it does happen. From people who should know better!

harleyd Thu 20-Aug-09 09:38:51

ooh bitchy

twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:39:08

Ilove the point i tried to make is that its not paranoia,ive been on both sides of teh scales, battled anorexia and bullimia for years and morbidly obese up until a few weeks ago....i know the paranoia i know that people talk i know what its like......

read my op i feel proud of the smuggey? do i like the feeling?

lljkk Thu 20-Aug-09 09:40:42

You may well get your comeupppance, OP, and become fat again (fatter than before, even). Do not revel in smuggery or you will live to regret it!

Stigaloid Thu 20-Aug-09 09:40:57

YANBU - smug away - you achieved something and are proud of it. As long as you don't show smug face to other people then be smug. You are allowed.

twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:42:04

lijkk...."revel in smuggery"
please point out where i have "revelled" in it???

Stigaloid Thu 20-Aug-09 09:43:43

smug  /
–adjective, smug⋅ger, smug⋅gest. 1. contentedly confident of one's ability

twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:44:38 the name! grin

Katisha Thu 20-Aug-09 09:44:48

Well done though twinkle - how did you do it? Lose the weight I mean?

piscesmoon Thu 20-Aug-09 09:46:20

Be as smug as you like! Well done!

twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:47:01

Thank you Katisha,
im still doing it,got a couple more stone to lose. im having councilling as have suffered from eating disorders for all of my adult life. and am follwing a VLCD.
Its working for me. smile

twinkletoescare Thu 20-Aug-09 09:47:22


jumpingbeans Thu 20-Aug-09 09:50:24

Well done with the weight loss, but bloody hell, you are making yourself sound quite "up your own arse" as a yoyo dieter myself, i hope you never find yourself back on the fat rails again, looking over at the " normals"

MrsToffeeCrisp Thu 20-Aug-09 09:50:46

Congratulations on the weight loss! It's a great feeling, I was like a different person after losing 3 stone.

Feel free to be openly very proud and secretly smug!!

IsItMeOr Thu 20-Aug-09 09:52:22

Well done on getting so far towards your goal, that can't have been easy.

I think that what makes us good people is not the fact that we never think anything we think is unworthy of us, but we choose to filter it before letting anybody else hear/see it. I suspect you just wanted to post this because you were a bit taken aback to feel this way? Doesn't make you a bad person imo.

theDMplagiarisedLeonie Thu 20-Aug-09 09:52:51

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Kayzr Thu 20-Aug-09 09:54:21

This is why I do my clothes shopping online. The thought of someone whether intentionally or not looking at me and feeling smug would probably make me cry.

I don't think YABU as long as you keep it to yourselfsmile.

I stopped smoking through the Allen Carr method and smuggery towards smokers along with quite a lot of pity and disgust was positively encoraged as a way to never slip back to your old ways.

I think thinking like this is actually quite healthy and helpful as long as it is never externalized hence making someone else feel bad about themselves, which is why lots of people are going to say YABU.

Well done on the weight losssmile.

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