Body Image Surprise
Friday, January 18, 2008
It was such a pleasant startle the other day when a colleague of mine at work shared with me his recent weight loss successes, stating he was down to 274. Of course I gave him a pat on the back and said congrats on the payoff for hard work!
Later it dawned on me: I was thinner than this fellow, who is about my height, by twenty pounds!
I'm no longer the biggest person around!
And later yet it dawned even further on me: I still saw myself every bit as large as this fellow, if not even larger! Wow!
I am going to have to get back into the habit of asking my wife when we're in public: Is that fellow over there bigger or smaller than me...? This helps me to better gauge and re-calibrate my body image...which has some catching up to the new reality I've been carving out for myself!