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What does my body even look like?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Do you know that feeling after you get a haircut, when you look in a mirror and it is shocking for a moment?

That is something I fear about weight loss. What will I look like? Will I still feel like me?

On the other hand, I've lost enough weight already that my belly is extra saggy. It is like a slightly deflated balloon.

The other day, I was at a retreat where they had a mirror that showed much more than my current bathroom mirror. I could see that my large, sagging stomach is being held up by a normal size skeleton.

For a moment, I could imagine what I might look like. And I also wondered: what will it be like when my body doesn't have to carry so much weight all the time?

What will I be free to do? Who will I be free to be?

And I guess, if I get confused by how I look, and I don't know where I am, I can always look for the redhead in the mirror.
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  • BILL60
    Good blog!!
    1953 days ago
    Love this blog. I'm starting to feel the saggy, softer-feeling belly thing that happens when you start to lose weight too, and I've found myself wondering the same as you what I'll look like--someday when this fat is gone. I'll probably look like a Sharpei Chinese wrinkle dog, and you know what? It won't matter at all, cause I'll be loving it! We can always roll it all up inside pantyhose, right?



    1954 days ago
    emoticon Those thoughts have crossed my mind before too. I've been so heavy so long it'll be different not looking at chipmunk cheeks in the mirror...but, I'm ready to lose them. Already lost the extra chins and I think I'm quite sexy without them. emoticon

    Best of luck on your journey!

    1954 days ago
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