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Is it normal to be very emotional at times when you start losing weight?

I have lost 22 pounds so far and have lost more inches than I expected to at this point. The problem is that at times my emotions seen to be on a roller coaster ride. Would that be related to weight loss? I also am dealing with a couple of issues that have been unresolved for years and (I think) are the reason I couldn't lose weight before. I just don't know if this is normal or if I should be worried!

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It *could* be drastic changes in weight can affect your hormones but if it doesn't level off fairly soon after reaching your goal weight you should contact a doctor.

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Thanks! I think it's probably just my body trying to level out, but I didn't want to ignore it if it were warning signs. I'll keep a close watch.
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Star Deana. I agree. Too much of a good thing can lead to bad things.
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i think u should go to a counseler. this is serious and u need to eat more. Try seeing ur family more and talking it out. And ur not getting emotional because ur losing weight, ur losing weight because of ur emotions ( hormones )

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Thanks, emileh, for your concern. I'm really doing this in a safe manner. I'm going to weight watchers and exercising. I have thought of going to a counselor. Thanks again!
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No problem ;) Be careful though, please.
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I'll be careful! I have talked openly about losing weight with my family and coworkers. This helps me because I know they are aware of what I'm doing and they encourage me. I've only talked to one friend about my emotions and she gives me conflicting advice!
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You shouldn't be emotional just because of that.

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Thanks, I wasn't sure.
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Losing weight can be a mixed blessing--it's great to feel better, but if you were hiding behind that excess weight, well, there you suddenly stand, out in the open. I know what you're talking about. I recently lost 75 pounds, and it's pretty uncomfortable to all of a sudden be told I look "sexy"--which isn't something I want to hear. As another poster has suggested, perhaps you should talk it over with a counselor, or a pastor, or even your Mom. Maybe all you need is a little reassurance.

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First, congratulations on your weight loss! That is awesome! Second, wow. You hit the nail on the head! I have been hiding behind the weight for years. I feel better healthwise, but I am uncomfortable with other issues. Thanks, I think you guys are right. I'll talk this over with someone.
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