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How you perceive yourself after low carb!

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Lamont D, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Every day recently, I get to look at myself in the mirror, I'm not vain but I can see without weighing myself, how I look, I also feel thinner and have more energy than when I had my little blip of weight gain. A couple of months ago.
    But some mornings, I think I'm kidding myself and feel fatter than I am and get the feeling that I'm not doing as well as I should be!
    Does anyone else get the feeling that they are bigger or smaller than they actually are?

    I'm on a thin day and fasting till three!
     
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  2. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    My mind clearly plays tricks on me...
    I've lost a lot of weight and now find 30's a bit too loose... and yet I still feel as if I am still carrying around a rubber tyre or two round my middle...
    :)
     
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  3. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I know my arms, legs and hips are thin but that stomach? Always sticking out and always has. Some days worse than others. I'm self conscious of it but I don't wear clingy shirts to help hide it so I'm not sucking it in all day. Lol. Hard to breath. It is definitely the largest part of me and the one I wish would be the smallest.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's weird.

    When I was a fatso, I would look down at my belly and think it didn't look "too bad"

    Now, in my size 32 troosers that are loose, I look down and think I still need to loose some to get a flat stomach.

    Perception, is a strange thing I guess.
     
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  5. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Me, I think I am a scraggy old man! :)
     
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