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Reminder-Comparison Pictures

Saturday, January 12, 2013

One of the challenges of losing a lot of weight one year, and then maintaining or regaining or reducing BF and not LBS is that all of the changes that once were so new are no longer novel or extreme. My brain gets used to the new me, and since the newer me isn't as small as the possible me, I get discouraged at how far there may be to go.

In an effort to reduce the drain on my energy, I look at old pictures every once in awhile to get myself a little pumped up.. .To REMIND me of how far I've come, of why people write sweet messages to me about my progress so far, because it's all new to them. And to remind me of what it felt like to inhabit my old body, something my mind has very easily and quickly tried to forget.

Actually, I forgot that I tried a Peruvian drink made from purple corn called Chica last year, but I took a picture of it, and recently found it and remembered. ;)

Pictures are good things. Take as many as you can at your highest weight. You might need the reminder later. But not to shame yourself (celebrate all stages), and certainly NOT to criticize yourself now -- love yourself and **LET yourself BE LOVED**.

Okay, anyway.. I'm going to put some of these up in my spark album later, but quickly save them here:

My last "photoshoot" was October 2011. Amazing that it has been that long. I'm due for another, so that I have some pictures for future reference of now.

We are ever-changing. I try to embrace it all!
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