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    JAY_DEE   18,784
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Long time, no blog.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Yes, It has been a long time since I've added anything here. I'm not much of a blogger, spending all my posting energy on the teams, not to mention the fact that I'm not very good at it....blogging I mean.
Got a question for my Spark Friends? Does everybody have a distorted self image like I do? I know in my head that I've lost an appreciable amount of weight. I KNOW this. But I have a big problem seeing it.
That is, until I ran across this picture while I was de-cluttering my computer (which is officially named "Packrat").
Can this really be me??????????
I'm afraid it is...I recognize the shirt.
Finally, I can admit to myself...yeah...I do look a tad different these days. Not where I want to go yet, but I can finally see that progress has been made.
Ok..let's see if I can figure out how to attach this picture. I'll click that little orange button at the top and hope for the best...lol
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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 11/18/2009 3:07PM

    The ONLY way I can see myself is through photos. My mirror is broken. I can't explain it, but when I was obese I didn't see it. I felt it, but I didn't SEE it until I saw the photos. Now I feel my pants falling off of me, but until I take a progress pic, I have a hard time adjusting my self image. I think this is normal. Give it time to live with the new you. I'm so proud of you.

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...Pam

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/14/2009 10:55PM

    My son has a big problem with this. He still thinks of himself as fat and he isn't. In fact one of his students at school told him he is skinny now. LOL.

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ITISSPARKTIME 9/14/2009 3:39PM

    Good for you for realizing there IS a difference! You should give yourself credit!

I did have a distorted image of myself too. The pounds were coming off but I felt like my clothes size was barely moving. I had barely moved down one size. What did it for me was one night when an old neighbor called and said he would be nearby and asked my fiance and I to meet him for a drink. When he saw me, he immediately told me I looked great and asked how much weight I had lost. After that, it got a little weird, because he kept looking me up and down and putting his hand on my leg that my fiance even had to find a reason to sit between us. LOL It was creeping both of us out. However, even though my fiance, mom and even friends had told me I looked better I guess I took it all with a grain of salt until someone I hadn't seen in a while took notice. That was my pivotal moment, as creepy as it was. LOL

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