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Ever Looked At Yourself Sideways?

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!

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NEWHEARTSTART 4/29/2013 11:08AM

    Yes, my side view is distressing. Looking at me straight on I almost have a shape but from the side the only shape is yuuuuccckkkk.

Let's work on whittling that down.

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TATTER3 4/26/2013 10:33PM

    Just keep Sparkin'!!!

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CLPURNELL 4/26/2013 6:51PM

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MJ7DM33 4/26/2013 6:43PM

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SUMMER2203 4/26/2013 3:37PM

    hahah...yes. i have recently made this realization myself. but we are in the process of changing this profile view, so good for us :)

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CAALAN23 4/26/2013 1:46PM

    Yes, I have a photo that I keep nearby to remind myself not just of where I started but to notice the little things too. My skin, hair, overall mood...you can see that in my photo. Starting points are great, but I can't wait to see your journey photos!

Tina

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PRETTYPITHY 4/26/2013 12:37PM

    You should go back and take the photo in three months, six months, nine months, too. Then you'll have the motivation of your progress along the way as well as the huge satisfaction when you compare the one year photo! emoticon

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PEZMOM1 4/26/2013 12:17PM

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STRINGI719 4/26/2013 10:25AM

    Can't wait to see your progress! Remember, it's all about getting healthy.... the weight will resolve itself as you make changes to a healthy, "forever" lifestyle! You CAN do this, you WILL do this, you ARE doing it!!!
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