Changes everyone else sees - am I missing something?

Sunday, May 02, 2010

You never know how you look through other people's eyes.”

“Seeing is not always believing.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lately I think its almost ironic I've lost a few more pounds but nothing earth shattering. Yet lately my friends who see me daily keep commenting how I'm dropping more weight and how I've come so far. Yadda yadda. Now I'm not down playing but when I look in the mirror I'm not seeing a lot of change. I'm still holding at that 11/12 area (yes I put that out there so everyone knows) I haven't dropped to a 9/10 or even my goal of a 7/8. So what am I missing? Could it be the change is more than the weight? Could it be they understand now when I pass when they go to McDonalds? Could be.

Or it might be that I am embracing myself more. I've stopped trying to hide and dress like my Mom would. Now I'm not saying I'm out there in rhinestones but I've noticed I wear less black and more color. Its my way of celebrating every day. We were taught in yoga class Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become. I guess I'm surrendering to what I am becoming. Joyful. Happy in my skin FINALLY! I can watch the TV ads and not think I will never add up. I walk with my head held high and a smile on my face, not in boast or pride just in joy and contentment. What a gift.

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    Yeay, Dawn! You're doing so awesome- you see yourself everyday, so the changes aren't as apparent to you... Keep it up!!! I'm proud of you!
    3914 days ago
    I have the same issue as DOWNES2, which prevents me from recognizing my physical progress - my distorted view of how I looked when I began this journey. I somehow managed to shave about 25 pounds off my reflection when I looked in the mirror or caught my image in a window. So by the time I lost 25 pounds, the image I saw was finally matching up! LOL!

    It's taken losing almost 40 pounds for me to really see a change. I've caught myself in the mirror and been surprised at how much smaller I am.

    I'm guessing you are carrying yourself differently. Plus, I can see a difference in your pictures.

    You'll be seeing the big changes in no time!

    3915 days ago
    Feeling happy and comfortable in your own skin can make a world of difference to those around you. That is great! With the confidence you have gained I bet that you will see your goal in no time! emoticon
    3916 days ago
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    that's awesome, good for you!

    good luck in may =)
    3916 days ago
    Other people see you without the brain images and prejudices you have yourself.

    I think I am a reverse anorexic I look in the mirror and see a thin person, problem is sometimes the photo shows the truth which others see as me but I am horrified...

    Changing this image takes time and patience.
    Listen to what they say and believe. You are doing so well to be happy with yourself.
    3916 days ago
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