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Perceptions

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Perception is a funny thing. Especially how we perceive ourselves. Lately I have a different perception of what I look like than what I actually look like. In my mind I still feel like what I did when I was 40 lbs lighter:



When in reality I actually look like this:




It might not be obvious to some but I can see the weight gain in my face, not to mention my whole body but I don't have any full body shots of what I look like now...I'm too embarrassed to take any. I really hate that when I get a look of myself in a mirror it's not the same imagine that I have in my head. It's very disappointing. But I have 2 choices: 1) stay this way and be happy with it or 2) kick my a$$ in gear and get the weight back off. And I choose option.....2!

This past week has helped a long way in getting the weight back off. I have kept my calories down and got my a$$ back in the gym. What is also helping is that I'm doing a Dietbet. I put in $25 dollars and bet that I could lose 4% of my starting weight in 4 weeks. I just hit half way last Friday and only have 2.2 lbs to go in 14 days, which is completely attainable. Yes, I would love to win more money than just my $25 dollars back but the biggest pay off is that the weight I lost and getting happy again.

So here's to losing some more weight and getting stronger over the next couple of weeks, along with getting back to a happy for me weight.
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  • CHANGINGSAM
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    1334 days ago
  • BUTTERFLYCHEEK
    Sounds like you're on the right track. Go for it!
    1335 days ago
  • CARRILU
    The really great thing is that you know what you need to do. This little bump is totally reversible and you are living proof that you CAN and WILL achieve your healthy weight. Unlike some of us, there should be no doubt in your mind and that is encouraging! emoticon emoticon
    1336 days ago
  • STRONGMOMMA2014
    Best of luck to you as you keep working at your goals. Whatever works for motivation, still gets you where you want to be at the end! You can do it!

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    1337 days ago
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