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Getting Motivated by Using a Virtual Model Weight Loss Simulator

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Some times you can not realize how much you have accomplished by looking in a Mirror. You may still see your old self looking back at you even though you have lost a significant amount of weight. Your Self Image has not caught up with your Body Image and even though people start to tell you that they notice that you have lost weight, you still can not believe that there is any difference. Prevention Magazine used to have a Virtual Model to simulate weight loss and also some Department Stores used to use a Virtual Model so that you could try on clothes from the store. But sadly, the My Virtual Model site is no longer available. I looked around and found two sites that have weight Simulators. One is called New LifeStyle Diet Virtual Model Weight Loss Simulator3-D. It uses a Picture of a model and you can use her to see what up to a 41 pound weight loss will look like. The other site is called Weight Mirror and you can use the model provided or you can upload a picture of yourself and see how you would look if you lost up to 41 pounds.
I did both of these. I used a pic of me at my start weight of 185 and reduced it to reflect what I look like today at 144 and I could actually see the difference. I had another pic of me at 192 and reduced that one too and I could see the difference in my Face.
This was very motivational to me
I miss being able to use the Virtual Model to try on clothes from JCPenney. I wish that they would bring it back!
One thing is certain. I am finally starting to believe that I really look different. It also helps to know that if I lose another 26 pounds, I will be at my goal weight of 118 pounds and it was very motivational to see what it would look like by using the Weight Loss Simulator!
I noticed that a lot of people use the Virtual Model to show where they started and where they are now and where they want to be. I wish there was a way for Spark People to give us a Virtual Model to use by putting in our current weight and our goal weight. I think it would help to Motivate a lot of people! emoticon
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  • JANICEB0414
    Thank you everyone for your comments! I know the Virtual Model really helped me to see myself in a new way!
    Janice emoticon
    2498 days ago
    Thanks for the info. It would be great if Spark did that too, it would show some many what their goal would look like. I'll check those sites out.
    2498 days ago
  • MONTY68
    Hi Janice
    Wow!!!! I went into the site and put my original weight in and my weight now. It looks similar to what I look like. The only thing that I think was missing is how tall we are.
    It is so difficult for us to visualize what we will look like with a big loss. I have no idea what I would look like as I can not ever remember being at that weight. There is so much information about seeing the goal we are trying to reach and makes it difficult for the mind to believe we can do it. Spark does suggest making a collage. But I think your suggestion of Spark having a virtual model is a great idea.
    Thank you for sharing this and keep up your great attitude and motivation.

    Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2498 days ago
  • KELLEY106
    I can't wait to check out the sites
    2499 days ago
  • BUTTONS973
    Thanks for the information Janice!!!
    2499 days ago
    I've never seen that before. I checked it out. Thanks for sharing!!!
    2499 days ago
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