The answer is Yes, although you might wanna make sure and wait for another member to confirm it as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...
Thanks Beth...I am gald you can relate. I felt like I was making fun of myself but in actuality..I am amazed at how big I was and wonder why no one said..hey..I am worried about your health. We never see ourselves as others see us. I guess with any addiction sometimes our loved ones "love us to death" and dont realize that they are actually enabling us...
Me too!!!! I had these feelings as well! I know that my freinds and family love me no matter what and that they did not "see" me that way. But I was killing myself and it took me having my son and realizing that I wanted to see him graduate to really take a look at my weight. I even have a sister that is a nurse for the surgeon I ended up using. She was so grateful and told me all about when I asked but never offered it....
I know that they did not want to hurt my feelings and it is a taboo subject, but I am wishing that someone has said something. Oh well, past is the past though and now I weigh less then most of them LOL..
I can relate too. I've lost 117 lbs so far and I carry a comparison picture with me of me preop and a recent one. That's the only way anyone believes me that I weighed 344 lbs now. When six months ago it couldn't be ignored..
I am at the same weight, 227, that I graduated high.
, and to be honest even though mentally I knew I was over 300, I didn't feel like I had gained that much weight in the last 12 years. 20 lbs always felt to me like nothing. I always felt like I was so much larger than everyone eles that an extra 50, 100 lbs, etc didn't feel any bigger. Maybe that's why I still don't feel like I've lost that much weight..
But from here on out, I do feel a little more anxious because to be in onderland seems impossible. Even though for me it's only 28 more pounds to go, I feel like my weight loss will end at any moment..
Looking back at old pictures, I don't think, "ew nasty." But, "wow, that was me, that still is me". It's the pictures that I take now that freak me out the most. That can't be me is it? That small thing there is me? I know it's gonna take some time for my brain to catch up with the reality of my weight loss..
What makes me most upset about how I got to my obese condition is why my parents didn't notice or do something or say something. By age 14 I had already weighed 235 lbs. It was just a silent issue in our house and was never ever mentioned. Both my parents are morbidly obese..
I don't feel ashamed though that I got that big. That was me, who I was. I defined myself as the biggest one in the room. But as I redefine myself now, I try not to be negative about how things were. I do feel like I won the lottery and my prize was to participate in life...
If anyone had said anything to me I would have been mortified. I knew how huge I was but was living in denial, which is what led me to become so fat, and having people say things, at a time when I was not ready to hear them, and felt poweless to change, would have been very hurtful. It would also have led to more eating for me as a comfort tool. I had to progress at my own pace to get to the point where I was ready for change and I am very grateful my loved ones gave me the time and suppport to get there. I think it's wrong to assume that fat people don't know they're fat and just need someone to tell them. Like any other addiction - tobacco, alcohol etc.
I would have felt that the people telling me I was fat also thought I was stupid for not noticing!..
Its a catch 22. ;o( it also doesnt help that fat is one of the only discriminations that society "gets away" with...
This seems like such a coincidence, because I was looking at pictures from last Christmas before GBS in Feb., and just wanted to delete every picture with me in it! I was so mortified at how I looked, even though I am sure my family just saw me as "me". It's so easy to be critical of ourselves. My favorite thing to say to my kids when they were growing up was "Don't put yourself down. Plenty of other people will try to do that just to make themselves feel better."..
I have never been an emotinal eater, if stressing I wouldn't eat at all. I've always been overweight, but not grossly until I started my insulin and meds for diabetes..then omg, I gained so much weight, like 100lbs!!!. The past 5 years before.
I was so depressed and it had gotten so I could hardly move, which depressed me even more cause even overweight I was always very active. Ok..so I blame the stupid medicine..not me..lol not anyone else for not telling me I was fat. I am just so greatful for this miraculous.
That got rid of the disease that caused me to be "morbidly obese". I'm not looking back, life it too good and too short. :)..
That our friends and family if they were to bring it to our attention would do it in a caring, sensitive way. I was thinking more along the lines of, I am worried about your health, what can I do to help rather than being hurtful about it. I am just shocked at just how big I was because I didnt see myself like that. I knew I was big but I think I was blind to some of it too...
I feel the same way.... whats so funny about it my family did say mean things to me but when I told them I was gonna get the.
Done they begged me not to. Now that I'm not 345 lbs lol they cant call me fat names and I think they ran out of other names to call me....actually I'm too busy to care anymore what they call me now. I feel great. My question even tho the scales say I'm 137 and I'm in size 4 clothes....why cant I accept that I'm small instead of saying I'm still fat? I dont see myself "tiny" I still feel like I'm 200 lbs or something will that go away after the skin removal? or do I need.
On this? lol..