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My mirror lies to me…

Thursday, January 03, 2013

When I look in the mirror I think to myself I don’t look that overweight, in fact, despite what the scale depicts I think I look pretty good! This will go on for quite some time and then someone will tag me in a picture on facebook and the reality hits me. I am overweight, and my outside image is not as pleasing as my mirror has perceived.

My husband and I had a discussion about this and it reminded him of the movie Clueless. At one point the main character said something along the lines of how she doesn’t trust mirrors so she takes Polaroid’s. I think this girl may have a point. I also wonder how my husband has any recollection of this movie, lol.

While a mirror can be a valuable asset I think I will use it more to observe the changes in my body as I lose weight… and to make sure my hair isn’t all crazy!

Today is day three of my weight loss journey, and so far I am proud mainly because my motivation has not dwindled as it has so quickly in the past. On the first day I completed level 1 of the 30 day shred. I had intended on doing the 30 day shred every day, however, my muscles are still severely sore. Yesterday I did 30 minutes in the morning on a stationary bike and 30 minutes after dinner.

Today I woke up barely being able to walk. I’m wondering if I should take a day off from leg exercises and maybe today concentrate on doing some upper body strength. I’m likely to not get any cardio in today, but I am afraid if I keep going on my legs my muscles won’t heal as quickly. Any thoughts or suggestions? I stretched several times throughout the day yesterday and intend on doing the same today.
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    Bahaha wow...I didn't even remember that scene from Clueless until you said it. That's hilarious that Adam remembered that!!

    It is very true though. I do that too, i look in the mirror and see myself a little bigger than when I graduated high school and yet i step on the scale or see a more recent picture and I hardly recognize myself as 100lbs heavier (well now 85lbs) than when I graduated.
    Heith and I were actually talking about that too. He said, he never realized it either, he still sees me more the way I was in high school, but never my actual size. and I realized I do the same thing with him.
    It really is kind of crazy what a difference perception makes. Taking monthly pictures is a good idea.
    You have a good time schedule to lose this in. It will be work but YOU CAN DO IT! You have a lot of people rooting for you both on here and in real life. You got this babe!

    1872 days ago
  • ZENXB!
    I did not think about taking monthly pictures, that is a great idea! Just remember, the mirror only reflects your outside, not your inside. But do keep up the good work! emoticon
    1873 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    Apparently we got our mirrors at the same store.........LOL. I totally get it.
    1873 days ago
    I did`nt realize how big I was till we got the Kinect.The image it showed of me looked like Jabba the hut.What a shock! emoticon
    1873 days ago
    That's why I take monthly pictures. Even if you don't share them with the world like I do, I suggest taking them as a reminder of where you came from and how much you have progressed. Pictures don't lie.
    1873 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    Stretching after exercising is important it will keep your muscles from cramping up. I think you are trying to do to much at once. You need to take it slow. I would change out every other day and add things slowly. You needed to drink water before and after. Pictures make you look bigger, but they do motivate you. Good luck. You need to find your balance and things will smooth out.
    1873 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    I don't think the mirror lies to us I think we lie to ourselves until we see ourselves in a store window or a photo. YIKES!!!
    1873 days ago
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