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.