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CrazyCatLady 09-11-2012 02:03 PM

Do people ask you how much weight you've lost?
I've gotten this question a few times at work. For some reason I don't mind telling the women so much, but I find it embarrassing when it's a guy. But I don't know how to answer except to just tell them. Does anyone know a good comeback for this?

Caterpillarinn 09-11-2012 04:48 PM

I have been stunned that no one (outside my family)has asked me! LOL.

It makes me wonder if the scale is telling me the truth. :confused:

CrazyCatLady 09-11-2012 05:29 PM

Well today when I told the guy 50lbs he grimaced. It was obviously unintentional (he's a really nice guy), but it made it that much worse. I'd rather the opposite sex just assume I dropped 15-20lbs than to know the hard cold facts! I feel like a woman understands that we carry around a lot more than it usually looks.

Dinp120 09-11-2012 05:53 PM

I would be proud about saying 50 lbs. I tell everyone that asks how much weight I lost. I was embarassed about how I looked/felt before and now I'm proud to be able to wear a size 6. People know that I was bigger before so to tell them I only lost 15-30 pounds instead of 40 is obviously a lie. Don't let what you weighed before have that control. Be proud about your accomplishment! You know how hard it is/was losing the weight and how strong we all have had to be to stick to the plan. It's something a lot of people can't do :)

CrazyCatLady 09-11-2012 07:33 PM

Thanks Dinp120! I am proud of what I've accomplished, but I'm embarrassed of how much I weighed before. But you're right, I would never lie about it and sell myself short. I just feel like asking how much a person has lost is very close to asking a person how much they weigh, which most people would never do. But then, it may just be that I'm sensitive about it right now because its a new thing. And I don't think my smaller size has really registered with my brain, if that makes any sense.

WillWork4Shoes 09-12-2012 08:35 AM


I think men are just not as sensitive to weight as women are. For example, my friend Kate is a gorgeous, beautiful blonde who is about 5'5"ish and weighs approximately 150 lb. (Guestimation; can't remember her actual height and weight.) Her husband, who is probably 5'9" finished P90X recently and dropped a lot of weight. He definitely weighed less than her and it did not register with him how upset she would be to weigh more than him. We laughed about this. Boys just don't always understand us girls. :)

Nobody has actually asked me specifically how much I've lost (besides my parents), so I like to just tell them! I really enjoy hearing comments about how great I look, etc. (Who doesn't love the confidence boost?) Obviously, the more drastic the weight loss, the more noticeable the "new" you will be, and the more people will notice and ask questions. Just smile and tell them, and know that deep down inside they are wishing they could lose the weight too!

ravenrose 09-12-2012 12:29 PM

I would lie and say something like, "oh I go by how my clothes fit, I don't pay any attention to the scale." *shrugs* or maybe, "a bit, but I would still like to lose some more." I think they are just making conversation and don't really care about the number.

CrazyCatLady 09-12-2012 03:28 PM

Great advice from you both! Thanks so much!

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