I wish it were that easy! Having gone from a size 22 at my heaviest, and now being a size 8, I WISH I was able to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. Thing is, I think even the thinest of people “see” something that they could improve on. Me…. I know I got issues. I was 100lbs heavier than I am now, at one point… I’ve had a child. And even though I’ve kept the weight off for more than 7 years now… it’s a daily struggle.
Back at my Mom’s a week ago, I was looking through some old pictures. Initially only wanting to bring them back to show my favorite neighbor (cause she don’t belive me when I say I used to be F.A.T. 😉 ), I got to thinking, why not show all you bloggy friends that IT. CAN. BE. DONE.! With hard work, dedication and a willingness to maintain once you’ve gotten there, it is definitely possible!
So, Here goes it!
Goodness Gracious! I don’t even recognize myself! It’s like I was trapped in this fat body, and I am so happy to be out of it! It was only about 3 years of my life, around age 20, that I feel like I ballooned out of control and gained like 60 lbs. Granted, I was never a skinny girl, but this was just insane. I think I have blocked out or purposely forgotten that time, because I was so traumatized in more ways than one.
And here’s me today 🙂
BIG Difference, eh?
Me and my Fav Neighb
And my Beautiful little family 🙂
BUT…. I still see the Fat Girl when I look at myself! You would think that I would have overcome this by now…
So, I ask… How does this “change of perception” actually happen? Will I ever feel comfotable in my own skin?
Damn, I sure hope so