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I'm overweight but I feel skinny
An_251856 posted:
I wasn't sure where to post this but I think this is the best place for it.

I am overweight. I really am! I'm actually classed as morbidly obese. The problem is that I don't feel fat. I actually feel thin. I feel really disconnected from my body.

I really think it's causing problems with me trying to lose weight - seeing as though I don't feel I need to but I know I do need to.

I just thought I would see if anyone has any advice about this as I can't seem to find anything about this. There seems to be a lot of information out there about thin people feeling fat but not vice versa.

Minagirl responded:
I don't know if this will help much, because I am skinny, but I was heavy for me after my pregnancy. I never thought I was fat, or felt fat either, actually, being fat has never crossed my mind!
But I was heavy for my frame size. And my dr's said lose weight, and my ex said lose weight.
I started thinking less about the weight and more about the health.
So congrats on not feeling bad about yourself! Cause you are perfectly you no matter what your weight.
But, being overweight carries health concerns. So, instead of trying to be skinny, or thinking about your weight in terms of fat vs. skinny, why not shoot for healthy?
I'm skinny, I don't worry about being fat, when I was fat, I didn't care either. But I did want to be healthy, even now, I'd like to gain weight, because I no longer feel healthy!
My Fiance thinks about his weight loss program like this as well, helps him a bunch, because then he shoots for a weight that feels good, not one that looks good And his feel good weight is still 10lbs more then the dr's would like, but he's happy and healthy there, so he's 10lbs over what the dr said

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