I feel so stupid! I have been trying to find my blog to make an entry, for weeks! Just could NOT find it! Well, as obvious, I finally found it.
Lot's been happening, and I'll eventually get around to chatting about that. Meanwhile, I finally broke the 250 barrier! I'm down, finally, to 249! Yayayayayay! Down from a size 28 top, 38 bottom, to an 18 top, 20 bottom. And... I think that's been part of my plateau problem. I'm having trouble dealing with my new body! Weird, right?
Until the last couple of weeks, I've had trouble looking in the mirror and really seeing how I look. Noticing that my face is now oval, and not round. That I have shoulder bones. I would look in the mirror and still see round. Or that my boobs hang halfway down to my navel! I just could not "see" the real me!
I think what really got me to LOOK at me, was when my daughter and I went out shopping a week or so ago. I was looking at clothes at Old Navy. Looking at the usual shapeless things that I normally wear. I remarked about one blouse with wide stripes. It looked fat on the hanger, so why would I want to wear it! She looked over at me, got this funny look on her face, and said, "Mom, why are you looking at those kind of clothes? You do NOT have to wear them any more! You need to look at more structured clothes! And, you need a better bra, too. You're hanging way too low!"
Granted, I hadn't bought a bra for a few months because I was waiting for more weight to come off. So yeah, it was getting big.
I ended up leaving the store with 2 new shirts, and going to another store for a bra. That helped my mental picture, too!
Lastly, I just saw this article on Facebook, and thought I'd share it with you. http://www.closeronline.co.uk/
It starts out negative, but then the author gets some insight, and it turns really positive. Makes me feel a ton better about being seen running with all my jigglies, lumps, and flaps!