I was wondering if after a huge weight loss any of you became a diferent person?and if so better or worse?and what has changed?
I actually care about what I put into my body. I don't want to eat fast food crap. The food I eat nourishes my body; it doesn't just provide temporary satisfaction.
I don't want to be lazy anymore. I'd rather be working out than sitting home watching TV. I don't shy away from team sports or a new fitness challenge.
I'm not shy anymore. I don't walk past a group of people and think "are they making fun of me?"
So many things... High School "me" was so lame...
:D of course I feel like a different person.... im not carrying 2 potato sacs of extra weight around with me everywhere!! Even just the extra energy makes it all worth the while, and it makes all the different aspects of your life better when you have to energy to enjoy them, rather than have to sit them out huffing and puffing on the side lines.
Aside from all the extra energy I am proud of myself for becoming a healthier person, and I feel a hundred times better about myself.... I dont dread shopping for clothes anymore!!!
I have had a large weight loss, and still working on it, though the loss is gradual now that the bulk of the fat is gone. I no longer have to shop for plus sizes, I can work out over an hour daily at the gym, instead of barely being able to walk up the stairs..... I feel good making better choices when dining out. I feel more like the younger 'me' , happier and energetic. It feels like a lot of restrictions have been lifted......whooppeeeee!!!!!
When I think of "different person", I think of my core being, the things that make me, me. So no I don't think losing weight can or has made me a different person. I still consider myself thoughtful, considerate, a bit of an introvert, a good writer, funny to others who have twisted sense of humour like me, etc etc.
Besides that though...being 70 lbs less than my maximum weight is certainly making me a happier person. Being in control of my decisions and body and feeling good about my successes so far has a lot to do with that. I am a person who eats less than she used to, who excercises more, who makes a conscious effort to not use food as an emotional crutch, who refuses to feel guilty anymore for small screw-ups or set-backs. I am taking control, but does that make me a different person? I don't think so...just a stronger one than before. What hasn't killed us, makes us stronger, right? Or maybe i am just learning to recognize and use the strength that was always there, waiting to be called upon. I am glad I am who I am, and no amount of weight loss will change that - I hope!!
amen to that!
better AND worse. I have a lot more confidence in myself and have more fun because of that, but since I've lost weight, I just want to make my EX-fiance miserable. I just mean I want him to be attracted to me even though I don't want him back.....I know, I know, that's awful.
Yes...I have confidence which in turns makes me a friendlier person. I love to talk to ppl now. Weird.
I've changed a ton (175 pounds lost).
I always want to go out more.
I have more confidence
All my weight related health issues are gone
I smile more and allow myself to be closer to people.
I care more about my life, my goals, dreams, aspirations, and I go after them with full force.
Of course there are always a few downsides:
Body image hasn't caught up with my new size yet
Low blood pressure, I'm CONSTANTLY cold.. and I live in AZ so that's just strange.
It's a great journey tho. I wouldn't pass it up for anything. My health is me.. and without it, i'd be not normal.
But to pinpoint exact personality changes, I can't say anything is AB. The change is so gradual you just grow as a person into the new you.
I agree with all the notes about better eating, more control, want to get out more, etc. I used to talk with my head down and now I am more upright.
While I am still 30 or so pounds from my goal - I have lost 70lbs so far since 2004.
My shape is pretty good and I go to the gym and the last week there were men checking me out - I felt uncomfortable. that had not happened since spring break my senior year at college (like 23 years ago!!)
I also have found that I speak out more about what I want - I used to just take what they served me in restaurants - like buttered fish etc. but now I am very explicit about my wants and needs and stand up for myself. I had always been pretty confident generally but not in this area.
At my heaviest i was about 45 lbs more than i am now... i was always un-confident and hated shopping for clothes, i think i am more confident now but i do see something thats a bit "for the worse" as i hate going to parties/gatherings or out to eat w/ friends now bc its hard to avoid those foods... and then i beat myself up really hard if i do eat something out of my "diet norm"... and on the weekends when i tend to eat more... sort of became a psychological thing w/ me! but i have to learn to enjoy life!
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