Good-Bad-Or Other you have to like what you see in the Mirror. And during the times you do lose a pound or more, really take the time to look in the mirror and say," I'm LOOKING BETTER AND BETTER!" Then say "And not only do I look Better, I'm a lot HEALTHIER too!"
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No matter how you feel about taking before pictures, you'll never regret taking them as you look back! Don't forgot to take some every month or so. Just candid shots can really show progression when you're not seeing it in the mirror. Take them by yourself if you need to and store them in a hidden file if you're worried about someone seeing them or embarassment. You'll be amazed at what a picture can show you that you can't see by looking in a mirror every day!
I make it a PRIMARY goal to NOT give myself any negative messages about my body: what it looks like, how much fat it's carrying, whether it seems bigger or smaller on a given day. I firmly believe that a body can only change from a place of love and acceptance...and if I can't conjure love and acceptance, then I at LEAST don't let myself descend into negativity. If I find myself feeling fat or ugly, I tell myself, "That's how I feel at this one moment. This moment is not forever."
I remind myself all the time that mirrors DON'T have absolute power -- for example, think of how many times you've looked in a mirror, HATED what you saw, then turned a fraction of a degree and told yourself, "Oh, phew! That's better!" What we see in the mirror is totally malliable and subjective!
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