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Who is That Woman In The Mirror?

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Let me start out by saying"I hate stores dressing room mirrors". For years I have been avoiding them. I have my routine, I walk in take my time (reject all help from the sales representative) and carefully pick the garments I want. I get up to the register and ask can I return these? I know a lot of us can relate to avoiding the mirrors in the dressing room. Well yesterday i came face to face with one of my biggest fear. I am spending the weekend with my friend and we love to shop , so i decided to purchase some new spring clothes. We went in the store and I picked out some nice clothes. I watched her as she picked out her size 10 dress on her 5ft 8 in frame and went into the dressing room coming out to model each garment she tried on. When she was finish i heard the words i had been avoiding for years. Ang it's your turn to go into the dressing room and try your clothes on. I broke out into a sweat and politely said that's ok., I know they will fit. But my friend thought that was total nonsense and took the garments and placed them in the room. I followed her like a scolded child fearing what I might see in the mirror. I closed the door behind her and proceeded to undress and try on my first garment, I slowly pulled my head up and looked at the reflection in the mirror. I was shock at first and horrified at what I saw. Yes! I have mirrors at home, but they are different, the lighting and the angle of the mirrors placed in the home reflects a complete different image. Now we all know the dressing room mirrors shows every lumps and bumps it can fine, it shows no mercy. I stood for what I thought was a second and stared at the unrecognized woman in the mirror. It must of been more than a minute because, I heard her say let me see, what's taking you so long. I held my head high and opened the door in my new size 22 jean (down from 24W )and walked around with pride. I heard her say you look so good in those jeans, they fit you well. I went back in the room and looked at the woman in the Mirror and she smiled. I realized facing my dressing room mirror shows I am ready for the next step. I am looking forward to the next time I go clothes shopping to face the woman in the mirror and my question will be "Where is that Woman in the Mirror"? emoticon

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CHARLEYBOBO 9/12/2009 2:44PM

    i realy enjoyed reading youre blog we all have the same feelings and fears well done for going down a size it gives you such a good feeling when that happens doesnt it good look with youre journey i know you will get there
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ROSEHIP:-) 6/16/2009 8:59AM

    Down a jean size that is so great. You have every reason to be proud of yourself.

I finally started looking at myself in the bathroom mirror, oh maybe 40 pounds ago. I found my cheek bones again and my jaw bones are starting to come around again.

I remember the last time I took off weight, but I was not this heavy back then. My mom made the comment, you have a neck again.

Let us both start looking at that woman in the mirror more often and be proud of her.

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TOMSK916 4/18/2009 2:24AM

    Your friend is a very good friend indeed to show you the woman in the mirror, who is making progress, and is feeling good about herself. I hate those dressing room mirrors, but now maybe I can take your words with myself and be able to go into the dressing rooms to try clothes on. Thanks! emoticon

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MARILYN150 4/7/2009 11:14AM

    That woman in the mirror is a beautiful woman who is taking steps to be healthier in every way and enjoying the changes that are happening to her shape. I recently went to a 22 (from a 26) and I don't care what the mirror says, I'm making progress and I feel HOT in my smaller jeans! Love that woman in the mirror, she's amazing!

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BODYFIT8 4/6/2009 10:19AM

  I can so identify with what you say.I tend to wonder if those mirrors actually show the real thing,or if they make us look so bad.I mean no other mirror has made me look this terrible.I hate the person that I see in those mirrors,I'd really love to know which set of mirrors is right.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Yesterday March 26, 2009 I was face with one of my worst demons. The demon that challenged me was temptation. At approximately 1:30PM my manager walked in with a box of assorted Chocolate Bars, ( Almonds, rice crispies, Caramel). He told everyone to take two(two not one). Everyone rushed to his office and dug in the box and took the bars of their choice. I sat at my desk pondering if I should take one. I finally got out of my seat and went to the box. In the box were Dark Chocolate and caramel bars. I must of lost consciousness because I was sitting at by desk with two bars, one dark chocolate and one caramel NET WT 1.5 oz and 200 calories a bar. The bars sat there while I weighed the pros and cons of eating the bars. I decided to give them away. Again I must of loss consciousness because i was standing at my co worker;s desk with one bar in my hands (the dark chocolate). I presented her with the bar , which made her shout with glee. I went back to my desk and preceded to work on a case. Suddenly i taste the sweet taste of chocolate and googie caramel in my mouth the sensation was a familiar taste, i had not had for a long time and i welcome the taste with each and every bite. I decided i would eat half of the bar and save the other for tomorrow(maybe by then I would come to my senses.) Well it didn't happened, I lost consciousness for the third times that day and when I came around had nothing but a wrapper to log my daily nutritious value. Yes you guessed it I ATE THE WHOLE BAR...
Today I got on the scale and I gained 3 pounds. Was it the Candy bar or have I been loosing consciousness? Who knows. Today i will move forward with my vow and commitment to loose the weight.

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FARMGIRL48 3/29/2009 10:41AM

    Oh my i think we all face it we can blame it on fibro brain freeze
ha ha That's my excuse when i mess up !! Just now you take the three
pounds and take off 6 hummm you can do it, it will be alright.
Stay safe and Strong Later emoticon

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ERNSTA 3/27/2009 9:11AM

    fall off the wagon, but dont be scared to chase after it and jump back on!!! Good to hear you will get back up and wipe yourself off.. Dont give up- it will get easier to give the 2 bars away.. it just takes time. Remember- it takes 30 days to create a habit... so keep on going, and smile its free :) emoticon

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FEISTYMAMA 3/27/2009 9:06AM

    I'm faced with these demons daily. Some days I have the will power to say no, other days I give in to temptation. Work is hard because you don't have control over the food that enters the workplace.

I believe it's OK to treat yourself as long as it's in moderation. If I don't get a treat I think I would feel deprived and totally fall off the deep end.

I think it's great that you were able to give one away! That's a step in the right direction! Next time you're faced with temptation, maybe get up from your desk and go for a short walk. It helps me at work.

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TOMSK916 3/27/2009 7:56AM

    Whoa, you have met and eaten an enemy! The main thing here is that you knew that it was not good for you. SARURN2002, you have reached a milepoint, where you know that something that you ate, you didn't really need to eat..... stay strong and move forward if you want to lose the weight. I need to lose the weight also, and I do give encouragement to members here, but I still eat in the night, and have not been losing weight.
We seem to be on the same course, PM me if you want.

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Never Give Up-With God All Things Are Possible.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Like I stated before this was a bad week for me with my Fibromyalgia & CFS. I was so tired and every limbs ached. I was determine not to just lay down and give in to my pain like before. I got up early and did 15 mins of Walk Away The Pounds Abs and came home from work and did the other 15 mins each and every day. I met my 30 mins a day goal. Today I was able to do 30mins all at once. I know I was not able to achieved this all by myself. I know now I can continued to take this weight off and renew my health. Praises to God with him all things are possible.

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CYKICKSPY 2/27/2009 6:44PM

    Thank-you! I've been on spark for 1 week today and I haven't gotten off my butt and exercised even 1 day. The only physical ailment I suffer from is arthritis in my knees which actually feels better with exercise. So, I truly have no excuse other than the fact that I have been lazy. After reading your blog, I realize how fortunate I am that I am not in constant pain and I need to stop taking my body for granted. So again I say thank-you for your inspiration!!!!!


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