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Another lightbult moment?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Reading Moonbird's blog this morning, which I highly recommend if you haven't read it already, what I realized when looking at the dramatic before and after face pix, that I have always had a disconnect of what I look like in reality and in my head. I look at pix of myself in my 30s when I thought I was fat and I would love to be that size now. I look at myself now and I know I'm overweight, actually closing in on pre-birth weight of any of my children (cringe) and I honestly don't feel that heavy.

I took measurements this morning, but more than that, I need to take pix. I know it's an old tried-and-true strategy, and I've always tried to steer clear of the tried-and-true (just the rebel in me, I guess), but there's a reason it's tried-and-true, it works!

Project for today: Find an outfit for before and afters and take pix!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRAMMY_22 4/26/2013 5:55PM

    To me measurements are the biggest sense of how I'm doing. It's really cool to be able to see your progress that way. I have been overweight since high school. I would love to be the weight I was back in my 30's!!! Starting point pictures work great too especially if you keep a running record of pictures so that you can actually see how much you've lost that way.

I hope that you have a great weekend!!!

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ONTHEPATH2 4/26/2013 3:18PM

    Yep, those visuals do it! I didn't want to take a before pic - I want to hide all those before pics! So, I let go of the shame and guilt and took the before pics (ugh). Now I am trying to stay focused so I can post some after pics!!!

Not to mention I kept the before pic on my phone and when I go out to eat, I sneak out my phone, bring up the pic to remind myself of where I am and where I want to be. Makes it easier to order those healthy choices when I know it is indeed a choice. Then again, there are those times I purposely ignore the pic and order something crazy. We are human!

Would love to see your before pics..... and celebrate your after pics too!!! emoticon

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