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Reflected in the mirror....

Saturday, February 09, 2013


Are you like the tame little kitty that looks in the mirror and sees a LION?

Or -- do you look in the mirror and see yourself as you were at the beginning of your "I'm Tired of Being Fat" Journey? It can work the other way as well -- you may not see those pounds as they are gleefully adding to your rotund figure. You look in the mirror and see youself as you were 10 years ago. The same way you don't notice that a person is aging if you are living with them. Because you see them every day you don't notice the changes.

How do you feel when you meet up with a friend from your younger days -- and suddenly you realize they are OLD? Remember how you watched your food intake so carefully for a couple of months before your "High School Reunion?"

For those of us who are in their 40's and some of us who are long past that number, know just what I'm talking about when I say pounds can creep up on you. Remember when you saw your first gray hair? Probably pulled it out, didn't you? Maybe not too long after that you decided you would 'color' your hair -- just for a few highlights, you told yourself. But one day as you are getting ready for your 'touch-up' you realize that if you didn't color your hair -- you'd most likely be completely GRAY!

Get to be friends with your mirror. Just at a glance it can tell you:
1. You are losing some of that belly fat.
2. Your hips are getting smaller.
3. You no longer have an extra handful of skin hanging under your arms.
4. Your legs are becoming more toned, more definition.

Whereas there are times your scale can lie to you (hmmm - what political party is it associated with anyway?) -- How could I have gained 2 pounds? The mirror doesn't mention the 2 pound gain -- but the scale zeroes in on even an ounce! Now, most people cannot tell just by glancing at you that you ate a whole bag of potato chips last night -- and some ice cream too! But both your mirror and your scale know about it -- but it's all too easy to ignore as we glance in the mirror and turn our head so we don't see the scale.

Now that I've made you think about how "your" reflection looked this morning -- doesn't it make you want to go out for a brisk walk -- or a stroll on the treadmill?
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PSMITH3841 2/11/2013 11:40AM

    True, true words! Been there and back countless times! Back to the gym tonight! I've got to keep off those 2lbs I lost last week, and I can't do that without the exercise!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/11/2013 5:57AM

    emoticon do i have to look in the mirroiw.(me haveing a tempertantrum as i donīt like mirrors.or rather they donīt like me emoticon

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MELLY3183 2/10/2013 10:58AM

    I'm already determined to start working out again. I see myself skinnier in the mirror with my clothes on then not. I love your blogs they are so right on to what I am thinking at the moment. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Have a great week!

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VITCHY-VICKI 2/10/2013 7:26AM

    Really don't like looking in the mirror but I do and say for my age I don't think I look to bad and pull in my tummy and say this is how I wish I looked with a boob lift LOL but I will keep trying that is all I can do
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LYNETTEMOM 2/10/2013 2:30AM

    gotta keep working the program!
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ARTJAC 2/10/2013 12:01AM

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CATLADY52 2/9/2013 5:52PM

    Great blog. emoticon

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JUDY106 2/9/2013 3:53PM

    I look into the mirror and take stock of myself the way i was taught to draw an object. I look at the shape of the outer edges and where all the craves and slopes are. . Then I look to see how the person I want to be would fit inside that image. Then as you start to go down and your body shapes up little by little you can start to see that person actually inside the larger shape. I makes you feel so great.

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DALID414 2/9/2013 3:20PM

    Wow! Just this morning I was looking in the mirror and I asked the boyfriend: "So this is what it's like not having your stomach bulging out of your pants?" (He's never been heavy.)
It's still odd to look in the mirror, there's a tiny version of me staring back and I have to do a double take to realize it's really me.

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ROSAMARCELLE 2/9/2013 1:01PM

    Not sure. The mirror is almost as bad as a camera for me at the moment, with 45% weight still to lose. At least it isn't 55%, but that is small mercies. Thanks for making me think though. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 2/9/2013 11:59AM

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LIS193 2/9/2013 11:28AM

    Great blog! Our mind makes us see what we want to see - good or bad.
A while back I was told about a positive start to the day - when you look in the mirror first thing, smile and say: "good morning beautiful"
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