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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Since I started down this weight loss journey last October I have struggled with my body image. I have been unable to see my true self in the mirror. My doctor said this would come in time and that time has finally arrived.

All the clothes that are now much too large were given to one of our clients. Yesterday she came into the office wearing one of my favorite outfits and I must say she looked very nice. The clothes fit her perfectly...just like they did me.

While she was on the other side of my office talking to my boss it suddenly dawned on me how I must have looked in those same clothes. Then I remembered how the last time I tried them on they just hung on me because they were about 4 sizes too large.

Seeing my clothes on someone else helped me to finally wrap my brain around how much my body has changed in the last 7 months. I realized that I no longer look like that and when I look in the mirror I see the new, much smaller me. I even feel smaller.

Finally...

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EAGLEVALLEYDE 12/23/2009 11:58AM

    Way to go and being selected as DGOTD!!! You look amazing and it's hard to realize who you are when all you can see if who you were. Even if it's just the shell you remember because you are the same inside - wait, no, I disagree. You have more self respect now and you have more confidence and that will of course show through. You rock!

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LUV2TRAVEL_05 5/19/2009 10:43AM

    What a defining moment .... congrats on your success. And I must say ... you look fabulous in your dress! Keep up the great work!

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EMPOWEREDN09 5/14/2009 8:35PM

    Fantastic blog! Years ago I remember processing a form in which a woman recorded her weight as 250 pounds. At the time I thought "so that's what 250 looks like - I'll never get that big." Fast forward 10 years and two children, I see things very differently now. Glad that you were able to reflect on what use to be and how you've changed you life for the better. Congrats!



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