I sit fat, Who knew?
Saturday, January 04, 2014
OK. I will tell the truth. I have been disappointed that extremely few people have commented on my weight loss. I have lost more than 35 pounds in 6 months. I look in the mirror, and I can see the loss. I wear tighter leg jeans. My tops are smaller. Now, today I would be able to understand it. I have a bra, long underwear top, long sleeve t-shirt, sweater vest, and a light jacket. (Yes, in the house.) But, over Christmas, that was not the case.
The answer came today. I saw a photo of myself posted on facebook. (Thanks Erin?) When I checked myself in the full length mirror multiple times, I was pleased. In the photo, not so much. Why? Well, I stand up to look in the mirror. I hold in my tummy, put my shoulders back, stand tall in the mirror. The photo shows me sitting, looking relatively like an amoeba, plopped on the chair. Hmm. I sit 'fat.' No, honestly, I am not putting myself down. But, the reality is that when I sit, I get 'muffin top,' I am aware of my posture when I stand, but not so much when I sit. For all the times I am in front of a full length mirror, I am always standing. I need to practice 'awareness.' I need to straighten my spine, and hold my neck higher. Or, I will remain standing, maybe pace a bit, and get some steps on my tracker.