LOL! I just blogged about this yesterday! My self image and what I see in the mirror is COMPLETELY different than what I see when I look at a photo of myself! Still have a lot of work ahead of me!
6/7/13 12:09 A
A couple times already, I've had something hanging in my closet waiting for me to slim down enough to fit it.... and by the time I had the nerve to try it on, hoping it wouldn't be toooo obscenely tight, it was already too big.... gah!!!!
Yesterday I threw on a 2x sleeveless top that I really love and wore a million times last summer (and even under a suit jacket into the fall).... figuring it would probably hang a bit loosely on me now... WELL it hangs down to my knees and the arm holes were way too big, showing off a huge swath of my bra. SIGH. I wish the clothes I most loved would shrink with me. I am hesitant to even bother getting it altered because... 6 months from now, it won't fit again anyways! SIGH! (but, yayyyyy) :)
I hear ya...........I am struggling with seeing the real me. Some days I feel HUGH. My mind has not caught up with my body. Mine is due to the fact I have been over weight my whole adult life except for the last 2 years. I have tried lots of things. I look at the tag on the size of my pants. I listen real hard when people tell me I look good (some say skinny). I try to cement in my head what the scales say. In all of these things nothing has worked. I am not sure how long the mind takes to catch up with the body.
6/6/13 9:43 P
It might have to do with all the Media Hype, women's magazines, celebs constantly having their photos everywhere, having SKINNY shoved into our faces, over and over again........and so on. Same thing goes on for we older women, we are not portrayed well in the media, either. Do you buy and read People magazine, for instance? There are constant stories in there about who has a belly, and who lost 15 lbs. by doing drugs and putting on good makeup, etc. Society and our culture is rubbing off on we average people. Just try to eat healthy, get some exercise in each day, doing something you enjoy, and let it go, live your life. Write letters to the media if that is where the source of your dissatisfaction comes from. Has anyone noticed that the late night shows still do "FAT JOKES"? They don't do jokes about druggies, or alcoholics, or dirty old men, but fat jokes are still ok. hmmm
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6/6/13 9:35 P
OK, when I was younger (read, before kids) I always had a great body image...I was skinny and I "felt" skinny. Then, even after I started gaining the weight from the babies and whatever, I still felt skinny. It wasn't until I got on the scale one day to realize I was at 185 lbs that I realized, I am not skinny anymore. It didn't help to see a few horrible pics of me looking not so great.
Anyway, last year I lost most of the weight I put on after the babies. Actually, I was only 2 sizes bigger than my pre-baby size (which really is like one size since they go up by 2), and this could very well be from my expanded hips. But, I still "feel" big. Over the winter I did put a few extra pounds back on, which is why I am working at it again...but, why can't my mind catch up with the facts? Why do I still "feel" big when I am not really that big? I am technically smack dab in the middle of my healthy weight range. I do want to lose a few more pounds (or stay the same, but gain muscle weight).
Anyway, has anyone else had this issue??? Where your image of yourself hasn't caught up with the weight loss.
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