One thing my mom tells her patients that she counsels on nutrition is that how you eat is a diet - that when you're eating badly it's still your diet, the word doesn't hold the power so many people think it is, so yea you're changing your diet!
I laughed when you said that you were worried about us thinking you're a fraud. I think you should change your ticker, I never trust home scales anymore, I always just weigh myself at the gym.
Great job taking the mirrors and using them to your advantage instead of letting it bring you down! I've found that Nordstrom mirrors are the worst. Congrats on getting all those clothes! 2701 days ago