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I sit fat, Who knew?

Saturday, January 04, 2014

OK. I will tell the truth. I have been disappointed that extremely few people have commented on my weight loss. I have lost more than 35 pounds in 6 months. I look in the mirror, and I can see the loss. I wear tighter leg jeans. My tops are smaller. Now, today I would be able to understand it. I have a bra, long underwear top, long sleeve t-shirt, sweater vest, and a light jacket. (Yes, in the house.) But, over Christmas, that was not the case.
The answer came today. I saw a photo of myself posted on facebook. (Thanks Erin?) When I checked myself in the full length mirror multiple times, I was pleased. In the photo, not so much. Why? Well, I stand up to look in the mirror. I hold in my tummy, put my shoulders back, stand tall in the mirror. The photo shows me sitting, looking relatively like an amoeba, plopped on the chair. Hmm. I sit 'fat.' No, honestly, I am not putting myself down. But, the reality is that when I sit, I get 'muffin top,' I am aware of my posture when I stand, but not so much when I sit. For all the times I am in front of a full length mirror, I am always standing. I need to practice 'awareness.' I need to straighten my spine, and hold my neck higher. Or, I will remain standing, maybe pace a bit, and get some steps on my tracker.
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    Thanks for all the encouragement!
    1631 days ago
    even if people don't notice you KNOW. keep pushing!
    1631 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Congratulations on your weight loss and I can so relate to your blog! The reason I started on this journey a year ago was because of a picture--I couldn't believe I looked that bad!
    I've lost 32 pounds, feel great and although I still have some weight to go I thought I looked great----until I saw the picture yet again. Learned from your blog I need to sit like I stand when I'm looking in the mirror! Also need to remember that I do look and feel much better this year!
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    1631 days ago
    emoticon on the weight loss. I have seen pics of me sitting and slightly bent over. Bubble butt in both of them. Oh, well, gotta watch those sitting photos.!
    1631 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    Good point, I had not thought of this.
    1631 days ago
    emoticon on the weight loss
    1631 days ago
    Interesting. Congrats on the weight loss so far. Be proud (confident) and maybe, just maybe, your spine will stay straight and you will be happier with your pictures. TC
    1632 days ago
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