Thursday, June 16, 2011
Some times you can not realize how much you have accomplished by looking in a Mirror. You may still see your old self looking back at you even though you have lost a significant amount of weight. Your Self Image has not caught up with your Body Image and even though people start to tell you that they notice that you have lost weight, you still can not believe that there is any difference. Prevention Magazine used to have a Virtual Model to simulate weight loss and also some Department Stores used to use a Virtual Model so that you could try on clothes from the store. But sadly, the My Virtual Model site is no longer available. I looked around and found two sites that have weight Simulators. One is called New LifeStyle Diet Virtual Model Weight Loss Simulator3-D. It uses a Picture of a model and you can use her to see what up to a 41 pound weight loss will look like. The other site is called Weight Mirror and you can use the model provided or you can upload a picture of yourself and see how you would look if you lost up to 41 pounds.
I did both of these. I used a pic of me at my start weight of 185 and reduced it to reflect what I look like today at 144 and I could actually see the difference. I had another pic of me at 192 and reduced that one too and I could see the difference in my Face.
This was very motivational to me
I miss being able to use the Virtual Model to try on clothes from JCPenney. I wish that they would bring it back!
One thing is certain. I am finally starting to believe that I really look different. It also helps to know that if I lose another 26 pounds, I will be at my goal weight of 118 pounds and it was very motivational to see what it would look like by using the Weight Loss Simulator!
I noticed that a lot of people use the Virtual Model to show where they started and where they are now and where they want to be. I wish there was a way for Spark People to give us a Virtual Model to use by putting in our current weight and our goal weight. I think it would help to Motivate a lot of people!