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I Found Some Old Photos....

Friday, November 05, 2010

I've not been feeling the best about myself for the past few weeks. Over the course of my weight loss, it's never been a proportionate shrinking. Some goes from my arms for a week, then my legs shrink for two weeks, then my chest, my belly, my legs, etc.

About a month ago, I hit a spot where I was well proportioned, and despite still being overweight, I felt beautiful and proud when I looked in the mirror. .... Then my breasts began to shrink. ... And shrink. ... And shrink. And while I'm still losing weight, my proportions are off, making my belly look huge again by comparison. I've been trying not to let it get to me. I've told myself that if I just keep with it, I'll start losing in other places (*crossing my fingers it will be my midsection*) again. But it's still hard to feel good about myself and the work I'm doing.

I was a little down in the dumps and skipped Zumba to clean off my hard drive. And then I saw it. My eyebrows raised in surprise, then I squinted and leaned forward. 'That can't be...' I thought. But they were pictures of me, all right.

And that was me in 2006. By the time I decided to start losing weight in February of this year, I had GAINED weight!!!

I've always been a master of dodging the camera, so I didn't have many "before" pictures of myself. And as you gradually lose weight, you stop remembering what you used to look like. And there it was clear as day.

I'm feeling pretty good about myself again.
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    Have you added measurements to your weight-tracker? I wish I would've kept track from the beginning.

    BTW, you look mahvelous dahling!
    2677 days ago
    You look fantastic! I'm glad you found those old photos ~ you should be very proud of yourself.
    2693 days ago
    You look awesome! I keep my before pictures near so that I can look at them easily for motivation
    2694 days ago
    Absolutely! You look great!

    How we feel about how we look is so subjective. It is really hard to take a clear eyed look. The before photos can really help us keep some perspective.

    You go girl!
    2694 days ago
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