Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quick check-in

Wow - this article completely hits many of my day-to-day feelings right on the head.



Twice the Man said...

I got phatom-fat too. It real easy when you still in transition to realize you just are not THAT FAT anymore, even if you still have some fat on you.

Weight today 254.2 --- race you to the 240s??

*Fitcetera* said...

thanks for the link.
i think i've experienced phantom thinness ... lol
sometimes i just don't get how fat i really am!
i kid...i'm ALWAYS f*cking aware
How's my fave boy???
I've missed you. My fault.

laura said...

man that article is dead on. i have a huge blind spot about my weight loss. it's like unless i see myself in a full length mirror, i feel like i was 90 pounds ago... and sometimes even when i do see myself, i don't really see the "new" me. it's a long journey ahead, much longer than it took to lose the weight.

thanks for the link!

SeaShore said...

Thanks for the link.

Describes me to a T. To me I look pretty much the same as before, so every so often I try on my fat pants to get some perspective.

They mention that yoyo dieters may fear regaining as a reason for phantom fat, but I would go further and say that phantom fat is a cause of regaining. 'If I look they same either way, still feel fat either way, why bother' sort of mentality. It's certainly derailed me in the past. At least this time I'm aware of it.

antgirl said...

I never really saw myself as fat as I got.

Now I've gone the other way and still think I'm too big to fit into things, etc ....

We really don't see ourselves as we currently are. We're projecting some sort of image we carry around in our heads. It's weird.

TJ said...

wow that is totally my thinking right now..and Im not even at goal! thanks for the link to that article.


South Beach Steve said...

I think we all go through this, but I have never heard it named. Thanks for sharing.

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

Very interesting article. Had no idea there was a name behind it. but then again, everything gets named and categorized scientifically eventually.

Carlos said...

great article thanks for sharing

Lainey said...

That was a really good article. I was thinking about this the other day, and when I said something to my friend about it, she snapped at me. I don't know what that was about.

Anyway, I have lost about 40 lbs so far, and I still have quite a bit to go. But I just got under 200 lbs, and I can't get it through my head. I wondered aloud if I'll ever get it through my head, even when I'm, say, 150 lbs, and that's when I got snapped at. But I really do wonder that. When will it sink in that my weight no longer starts with a 2? I know and can see what the scale says, but it just won't sink in.

People who've never been too heavy just don't get it, I guess.

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