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Saturday, April 06, 2013

I finally figured out why, even at a size 10, I still see myself as fat. OK, it's true that my BMI is still in the unhealthy range (by 11lbs!) but I'm wearing a 10 jeans (I have 8s hanging up in my bathroom now, never thought that would happen!) emoticon . But why do I still see myself as fat? I can look in the mirror and be thrilled with the reflection and I'm pretty happy with pictures of me these days so what's going on here?

It's my point-of-view! My proportions haven't changed so from my perspective I can still look down and see my tummy sticking out from under my breasts. I perpetually look 4-5 months pregnant. emoticon

Sure, I've still got 11lbs to go until I'm finally out of that "overweight" BMI range and 25lbs until I reach my ultimate goal but now that I've figured out why I still see myself as "fat" and started to change my perspective on it, I'm pretty darn happy with the progress I've made! And maybe I'll start adding in more core-toning exercises so I can have view I like better... from my perspective, anyway emoticon
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    You look wonderful. Everyone has some belly, even the most thin and fit person does. Be kind to yourself and know that you've made great progress. Even when you meet a weight goal, your body will not necessarily have the shape most want, but continuing your journey to be healthier can sometimes be helpful.

    When it comes down to it, you're looking at yourself not only without clothes but with a reminder of who you were, whereas others are seeing something different. When someone else looks at you, just wearing clothing changes the view of your shape a bit and allows us to see part of your personality and who you are inside. Perhaps the next time you start to feel down, put on some clothes that look and feel good and know that others see you are beautiful, inside and out.
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    Enjoy your progress, you're doing a great job! emoticon emoticon
    1752 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    I think you should be happy with your progress! You are doing great! emoticon
    1752 days ago
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