Friday, April 26, 2013
Maybe I'm in denial about how I appear to others because last night I stopped and looked at myself sideways in the mirror. It's a very different image than looking straight on. I look HUGE because right now I am HUGE. That's okay. This is my eighth day of really living a new lifestyle. I was glad for the shock. It mortified me, but made me realize that's what others have seen for years...I'm just glad I can't see my entire backside. So I went back through my photos and found this sideview taken a little over a year ago at what was then my heaviest. It went up from there, but now it's going down and a year from now when I take another shot in that very spot, I'm going to see the healthy person that was trapped beneath all of that excess. I'm going to celebrate. Nevermind. I'm not going to wait to celebrate. I'm going to do it today because I have another day, another chance. I have healthy food to eat. I've been in lots and lots of places where people don't have a choice in what they eat because there is so little food they'll eat anything. So today I'm grateful for that broad sideview. It gives me a jumping off point. Have a blessed day, my Spark friends. You keep me going, learning and changing for the better. THANK YOU!