I can. My problem is that the image I have of myself doesn't match what' in the mirror. I FEEL smaller than I am! It's a weird feeling, and I startle myself sometime.s Thankfully, the image in the mirror is (slowly) approaching what I feel like it's supposed to be!
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
No, I don't think I can. I've always been the "big girl" with a tummy that always stuck out, clothes that always chaffed and rubbed uncomfortably. Should I ever get to that magical place of "healthy bmi", I'm not sure I won't still see a round face, thighs that jiggle and a spare tire around my waist.
I use modelmydiet.com to try and visualize a slimmer me. I'm not sure it helps, but it gives me a little perspective, since I'm really too chicken to take a "before" picture to compare myself to.
Like ODDMEANTTWEAK, I have some photos of myself when I weighed my goal weight and felt good physically and emotionally, so yes, I can picture it. If you don't have any such photos, I can see where it would be difficult. Do you have a family member who resembles you and is at a size close to your goal, or a friend with similar looks who is that size? If so, maybe a photo of them would be helpful. Best of luck--don't give up.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
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