Saturday, June 28, 2008

I read a blog today from a fellow sparker...talking about how she wished she would have known how pretty she was back then.....

I too thought I was fat in High School at 135 pounds.....But once I hit the 303 mark I knew better.....I had my gastric bypass.....got down to 125....and then I was very unpretty, too skinny if you could imagine! So I have been at all ends of the spectrum.....I will aim for 150 and be very happy with that. The mind frame never goes away though. I am at 165 now and think I am fat, even though everyone calls me skinny. I look in the mirror and still see the 300 pound woman.
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    I can't really relate to this, I have been fat forever, but i get what you mean by too skinny and finding a right look. I have number goals I'd like, but nothing is set in stone. I just want to be ok, with my self and be healthy and I don't know what the scale number will say when I get there. Besides I love my curves!
    4612 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and I guess there are a few of us that at some point, unfortunately, can't give ourselves credit for our strengths and accomplishments, now matter what the scale says. I am sure I can blame the influences of the media or boyfriends. For myself, it kinda boils down to my unrealistic expectations of myself, or an "all or nothing" mentality, (i.e. "I'm so far gone, it's too late to change anything"). I appreciate you and all of my spark buddies as I am thriving on all of the encouragement!


    4673 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/29/2008 2:16:32 AM
    I know what you mean....I'm not sure how we get rid of the fat person that we see in the mirror. I usually try to avoid mirrors, so it makes it a big shock when I stop & really look. It might help me to lose the weight if I would stop & look once in awhile.
    4673 days ago
    I can totally relate to that. When I was young, I thought I was so fat! I was almost 5'9" and weighed in around 160-165 and thought I looked horrible! Now, I look at pics of myself at that weight and think, Wow, I looked pretty good! Why didn't I appreciate it?

    Now, after losing 73 pounds I still see me at 272 lb. I wish I could see myself differently, but it's a rare day that I look in the mirror and think I'm lookng any different.

    We need not only to work on our bodies, but our brains! I have to look at pictures to know what I look like and even that's 100% realistic to me.
    4673 days ago
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