When did you/others notice weight loss?

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justanaunty Sat 16-Nov-19 17:47:13

I started eating healthily and going to the gym for the first time on sept 1st and I am now 10kg. I'm trying really hard and want to continue in the countdown to Christmas but I just feel a bit down that no one seems to have noticed. I can tell a little from photos etc and in my clothes which are much looser- I just hoped by now I'd notice more and others would do too.
I'm around 5'4" and gone from 88kg to 78kg so I know I have at least another 10 to lose to get my bmi down to healthy.

So when did you start to notice?

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PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Nov-19 17:49:51

I am now 10kg

Please say you’re down 10kg not weigh 10kg!

PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Nov-19 17:51:15

Should have said, really well done. That’s a great loss so far.
People who see you often don’t always notice. It’s ones who haven’t seen you in a while will spot it.

justanaunty Sat 16-Nov-19 17:53:36

Yes sorry I just tried to edit it and it wouldn't let me. Imagine! Definitely 10kg down.

Thank you! I think I though maybe by now work colleagues would have noticed but I guess they see me every day.

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Walnutwhipster Sat 16-Nov-19 17:55:29

People only notice how slim I am when I wear fitted clothes. I'm also 5'4" and lost a lot of weight but over a fairly long period due to a medical condition. I weigh 51 kilos now and even close friends only noticed after a good couple of stones.

PurpleDaisies Sat 16-Nov-19 17:57:28

Maybe work colleagues are a bit shy about bringing it up in case you’re offended. Weight is a tricky topic. I’m sure it’s noticeable

ArfArfBarf Sat 16-Nov-19 18:00:16

I got lots of positive comments at about 11/12kgs down but I’d been quite open about dieting so people knew it was intentional.


justanaunty Sat 16-Nov-19 18:03:32

Thank you! To be fair I'm quite covered up at work so that's probably why. When I've lost a little more I'll get some new clothes etc which will make me feel better!

I'm happy enough with myself and how I'm doing - I know I'm trying harder than I ever have and feel much happier for it, I just noticed the other day that no one else had 😂

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Sibello Sat 16-Nov-19 18:08:54

Usually 15kg plus for comments.

YouJustDoYou Sat 16-Nov-19 18:09:52

After 8months it started to come off tiny bit by tiny bit. Bit depressing, really.

Egghead68 Sat 16-Nov-19 18:12:55

After 5.5kg loss 3 people at work commented.

Wowserme Sat 16-Nov-19 18:16:55

I’ve always worn big baggy loose clothes so when I lost my weight a drop of 4.5 Stone... going from 15.8 down to 11 stone everyone said that they couldn’t really see as my clothes hid my size.
It’s my choice of clothing and no matter what size I am I like my baggy comfortable style.
I also hid it because I looked forward to surprising everyone when I did decide to wear something more fitting and the comments were unbelievable.
May I suggest you lose another 5 kg and then wow everyone with a beautiful new outfit to show off the new you?
It will also help you to step up a notch to lose your final 5kg which will be the hardest.
Well done you! You should feel extremely proud of yourself! 💐x

W0rriedMum Sat 16-Nov-19 18:21:10

I think people are scared to mention it if they don't know you've been dieting. It's such an emotive topic. I'd bet that if you said "I want to have a few treats as I've been dieting for 2 months", you'd get lots of comments on how well you look.

CalamityJune Sat 16-Nov-19 18:22:24

Not me, but a colleague lost a couple of stone over a few months but continued to wear the same clothes. Once she started to wear clothes that fitted her it was as though she had lost it overnight. She's worked really hard and looks awesome. She inspires me!

Egghead68 Sat 16-Nov-19 20:34:52

@justanaunty that’s a huge amount to lose. I expect they have noticed and just don’t like to comment (my colleagues are very blunt/frank!)

MrsJonesAndMe Sat 16-Nov-19 21:58:29

I've lost about 12kg and I've had one comment from DH and this week a friend commented as well. So no, still not really...

justanaunty Sun 17-Nov-19 06:13:09

Ah thank you for your comments!

I think I will do just that with the new outfit etc. Christmas party can be the new aim!!

@MrsJonesAndMe I'm sure you look great and it might be some of the reasons above. Keep going I know it's tough some days thanks

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MrsJonesAndMe Sun 17-Nov-19 06:18:19

I'm not too fussed really, doing it for myself. Good luck with the rest of your journey.

Spodge Mon 18-Nov-19 15:10:55

Well done on the weight loss. It took a good 3 stone before anyone said anything to me. Essentially once I had stopped being obese per BMI and was about halfway through overweight.

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Mon 18-Nov-19 15:20:26

About a stone, which was round about when I bought some new clothes. Well done on the weight loss so far!

Innishh Mon 18-Nov-19 21:43:52

I have lost exactly the same as you OP over the same period and same height (not got to the gym yet - so well done to you) - no one has noticed - but I feel fabulous - I am also aware that I am just now moving out of obese to over weight ..... so still fat !! I think people will only notice when I am slim!!

Innishh Mon 18-Nov-19 23:28:32

I also don’t want people to notice me now either as I am still a “work in progress” and don’t really need to be “assessed” as to how much I have lost and — worse — how much more I still need to lose....

justanaunty Tue 19-Nov-19 16:23:54

Ah I completely get that and I'm exactly the same BMI wise so perhaps it's not as noticeable! I feel so much better and have more energy. Flying home for Xmas on dec 15th to see my family and they've not seen me since July so hopefully that will be the time!!

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edgen2019 Tue 19-Nov-19 16:28:40

justanaunty - congratulations on your weight loss, I have lost 4 stone ( don't know how many kgs that is), and I usually get the same comment from most people saying "have you been ill", Bit of a downer really

FavouriteSoul Tue 19-Nov-19 16:29:12

I've lost just over 21lbs since September but in my job as a nurse, I wear baggy scrubs, so weight-loss isn't apparent at work. I reckon I could lose 4 stone before anyone noticed.

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