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Mirror, Mirror...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

When I was obese, I despised anything that showed me ME. Mirrors, photos, windows, reflections in shiny objects. One mirror would show me a decent version so I'd go about my day, but the mirror at my next destination made me feel inferior. What happened to the girl in the first mirror? The girl wearing the cute outfit and nice makeup? All I saw in the next mirror were blemishes and tent-like clothing. Where did she come from?

What a rough feeling to have. That an inanimate object can shoot your esteem (what's left of it, anyway) straight to hell. And quickly.

These days it's a little different. These days, I catch myself occasionally doing double and triple takes and I think, "Daaaaaaang, girl!!". Sort of cocky, yes. But I've worked for those moments. Most of the time though, I stop and ponder.

Is the reflection of this girl really me? Am I really making my dreams come true? Am I actually keeping this healthy promise to myself? Many times I just shake my head and get shy. Yes, I get shy in front of the mirror. And I look away.

Sometimes, I glance over again. The smile gets bigger.

Yep, that's really me, in front of my mirrored closet (in my Giants gear, no doubt, LoL).

My wish is that all of you can experience little moments like these. The good hair days, the cute skirts, the tops that accentuate your awesomeness, the killer heels that make your calves POP. It's more difficult to believe the compliments from others if you can't find your own kudos in the mirror. Or window. Or stainless steel fridge.

Don't be afraid to look in the mirror. Who do you see?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TERRIJ7 8/27/2013 5:00PM

    I agree with, "Daaang, girl!"

Another blog well-written. No inanimate object should have control over how we feel about ourselves!

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MANILUS 7/2/2013 2:47PM

    You look great, every reason to smile!!!

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MERRY_XMAS 6/22/2013 8:00AM

    You look amazing!
You should be very proud for being true to yourself and for accomplishing your goals!

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GEORGE815 6/21/2013 12:07AM

    Keep it going!

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CATLADY52 6/19/2013 5:09PM

    emoticon You do look hot! Your hard work has really paid off.

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KARENLEIGH32 6/19/2013 5:07PM

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JORDAN1019 6/19/2013 1:48PM

    emoticon Hottie in the mirror!

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CHANGINGSAM 6/19/2013 12:18PM

    Wow! You look amazing!!

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AMBER281 6/19/2013 12:01PM

    That is awesome.
I hope one day I will have mirror moments too!

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CECE0330 6/19/2013 11:44AM

    emoticon OK,. I admit, I often check myself out in the windows of our office building's hallway. I was the same as you: I HATED my reflection when I was 70+ lbs heavier. In zumba class, I would specifically stand in the one spot of the gym that would not let me catch an accidental glimpse of myself in the mirror. (ha, now I teach so that's no longer an issue)

You earned that moment, revel in it!

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VANESSAVOS13 6/19/2013 11:17AM

    AWESOME inspiration! you look great!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 6/19/2013 10:47AM

    Love this blog!!!

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    Loved this blog!! emoticon

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K-AUSTIN 6/19/2013 8:49AM

    Love your blog! I think every women has felt like that in front of the mirror. Congrats on your progress!!

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LADYJ6942 6/19/2013 8:49AM

    Oh so true. My DH struggles with believing the mirror, picture or scale when it comes to seeing his lose. I too used but I'm learning and I so love the new landscape I've created called ME!!!


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FUNLOVEN 6/19/2013 8:30AM

    I think there is something wrong with some of those mirrors. Really! Sometimes I do feel like one mirror makes me look great and then another makes me look awful. Maybe it's the lighting.

Besides a real mirror on the wall we have the "mirrors" in our heads and then there are the "mirrors" we call family and friends. They can be like a revolving door. When we work so hard to lose weight and get fit it is hard to swallow when some people don't seem to notice.

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LRSILVER 6/19/2013 4:46AM

    You look fabulous.

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BRADMILL2922 6/18/2013 11:50PM

    Minus the cute skirts and heels, i'm in on it! ;) Congras on all your success and you deserve to be a little cocky if you want to be! Like you said, you worked for it!

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 6/18/2013 10:43PM

    Super cute picture and you have every right to be proud!!!

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HHB4181 6/18/2013 10:18PM

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KBRADFORD88 6/18/2013 10:00PM

    I see a girl who has fought for every smile and I will enjoy them! Thanks for a great blog.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 6/18/2013 9:42PM

    Oh wow gorgeous, what a awesome feeling you must have! Congrats and I'm looking forward to those moments when I can feel the same way!

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INGBADEN 6/18/2013 9:11PM

    I have caught the occasional view of myself where i say "maybe this is working" can't wait till I feel like that more often.

You inspire me.

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WHOVIANGIRL23 6/18/2013 8:18PM

    Look at youuuu hottie girl! I can't wait until I feel like this!

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