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All in Perspective (Day 28)


Friday, March 22, 2013

Have you ever noticed we are our own worst critic at times? I know I can be. I had been down on myself some because all I can see is this belly that doesn't seem to want to go anywhere. In a months time, I lost ZERO inches off my belly, but didn't notice the 2 inches off my chest or the 1.5 inches off my hips. I was too focused on what I thought was my biggest problem area.

So, this morning, I put on a long shirt over leggings. This blouse I bought at Macy's was an 1X. I've been wearing 1Xs now for quite some time, but had not thought much about it lately. When I put it on, I was quite surprised at how large it actually felt and looked. Despite it hanging on me, I still wore it to work.

After work, I went to visit my grandparents. The first thing my grandmother says when I take my coat off is "turn around and let me look at you". I'm like, okay. So, I humor her. She then asks me "how much have you lost". I'm like, okay...25 lbs. She says she can definitely tell a difference and it was all over, not just my chest and hips.

Apparently it is all in perspective. She saw the whole me while I only saw the middle me.
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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/23/2013 8:31AM

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JAZZEJR 3/23/2013 12:44AM

    Hey--25 lbs. lost has GOT to show! Time to buy some smaller tops!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/22/2013 10:44PM

    It truely is a matter of perspective. We tend to see our faults and not our accomplishments. You are doing so well give yourself permission to enjoy it!!!

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CLAYARTIST 3/22/2013 10:05PM

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JOYOUS1917 3/22/2013 10:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing so well. We really need to watch the negative self talk...for that is what helped get us into the spot were are in........... emoticon

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JUDSTERF 3/22/2013 9:55PM

    emoticon The majority of the people are their own worst critics. We need to start liking/loving ourselves. Don't go just by the scale but also by the way your clothes fit!! To me that's a better way of telling/showing myself how much I've lost. The weight eventually comes off. Your 25# loss is great as well as the inches that are coming off. You might not think you're losing in the belly (which is my problem) but all over the rest of your body. Eventually, as the inches come off elsewhere, it will eventually come off the belly too. Just be kind and forgiving to yourself as YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! GOD doesn't make junk!!!

Judy

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