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Losing weight but not dropping dress size?

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PurpleButterflyAway Thu 25-Jun-20 12:07:34

I was 11st 5 two months ago and a size 12 in clothes (though 12 was starting to feel extremely tight around my waist!)

Due to stress and constantly feeling nauseous, I'm now 10st 1, but still a size 12, trousers still feel too tight around my waist and there's been no noticeable change to my body appearance. It's really bugging me that I've lost weight and all my clothes are still poorly fitting. My stomach still constantly looks bloated and massive and I just want to be comfortable in clothes during the day, and I'm worried that when I finally stop feeling sick all the time and can eat a normal diet I'm just going to pile the weight back on. I've tried to lose weight eating healthy and exercising before and never had any luck, this is the first time I've ever lost more than a couple pound.

I'm not pregnant before anyone suggest that either. I am having problems with repeated upper UTI's and have been referred to some different doctors for those, but aside from that I'm normally healthy enough (as far as I'm aware!)

Any advice would be really appreciated, I'm tired of leggings and skirts now. Want my jeans back!

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Keepyourspiritclean Thu 25-Jun-20 18:58:27

Is it just around your stomach that doesn't seem to be changing in size? Have your arms/legs/bum become slimmer?

It might be that your body shape is apple and therefore you tend to carry most of your weight around your stomach so it may take a bit longer to see changes in that area?

Keepyourspiritclean Thu 25-Jun-20 18:59:57

Other thought is are you eating fairly healthily? I know if I eat lots of stodgy carbs and drink fizzy pop then I feel huge and bloated.

PurpleButterflyAway Thu 25-Jun-20 19:20:45

My arms/legs etc have always been slimish as far as I can tell, but they don't appear to have changed either. Mainly just around my stomach/hips that I carry extra weight, bum seems to have got flatter but my stomach seems to keep getting larger despite the weight loss, especially around the upper abdomen.

Normally eat 3 meals a day and that's it but the last few weeks it's only been dinner in the evening I'm eating and even then it's much smaller portions than usual, I just feel so nauseated all the time that I'm not able to stomach food much - and normally I quite enjoy food! Not a fan of sugar though, I did used to drink a lot of Dr Pepper but cut it out over a year ago and try to avoid adding sugar to tea/foods etc

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Fishfingersandwichplease Thu 25-Jun-20 23:01:24

OP l have lost a stone and half since lockdown but am still a size 14!! Was hoping by now l would be a size 12 but am an apple shape so think l might struggle. If l am totally honest l was probably at the top end of a 14 on the cusp of being a 16 so maybe l should be pleased!

AngelzEye Fri 26-Jun-20 00:29:12

Hi, you've lost a lot of weight very quickly without trying and have also been nauseated?
Do you know what the cause of the nausea is?
If you've had issues with UTIs could some of this be related to water retention? Possibly accounting for some of your rapid weight loss, why you don't look much slimmer despite losing a lot of weight and/or current bloating? I think you should discuss the possibility with your doctor at the next appointment just in case there's a link.

SaraVelle Fri 26-Jun-20 01:34:45

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ErickBroch Fri 26-Jun-20 09:27:19

I lost 2st and stayed in the same dress size. I don't like tight clothes though so I probably could fit in the one below but not comfortably.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 26-Jun-20 09:38:08

There are some medical conditions that can cause persistent bloating and nausea like this, so I would definitely agree that it’s worth seeing your doctor about it. It might just be the way your body naturally is, but that’s a lot of weight to lose without really trying.

bestservices Fri 26-Jun-20 11:59:54

I'd see a doctor

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