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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COO_KIE 1/5/2014 10:40AM

    Thanks for all the encouragement!

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EBURGITE 1/5/2014 9:57AM

    even if people don't notice you KNOW. keep pushing!

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MAWMAW101 1/5/2014 9:00AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss and I can so relate to your blog! The reason I started on this journey a year ago was because of a picture--I couldn't believe I looked that bad!
I've lost 32 pounds, feel great and although I still have some weight to go I thought I looked great----until I saw the picture yet again. Learned from your blog I need to sit like I stand when I'm looking in the mirror! Also need to remember that I do look and feel much better this year!
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BARB4HEALTH 1/5/2014 8:37AM

    emoticon on the weight loss. I have seen pics of me sitting and slightly bent over. Bubble butt in both of them. Oh, well, gotta watch those sitting photos.!

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SHERYLP461 1/5/2014 7:54AM

    Good point, I had not thought of this.

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HIKING-4-ME 1/5/2014 7:00AM

    emoticon on the weight loss

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GRLTAZ 1/4/2014 8:32PM

    Interesting. Congrats on the weight loss so far. Be proud (confident) and maybe, just maybe, your spine will stay straight and you will be happier with your pictures. TC

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