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The Mirror

Thursday, June 13, 2019

As I bebop along this new lifestyle trail,I find many things that prove I am doing right. My energy level has increased, I am shrinking out of my clothes, and I no longer crave the bad for me foods (well mostly). even the scale has mostly been kind. I have one more opponent to conquer... the mirror.

Dressed, I feel so confident.. undressed however, I see the same fat girl I was at the beginning of my journey. As I open the shower curtain the mirror is always there waiting for me. I see every roll, every dimple of cellulite, the same double chin. All of it, it is still there.

I was chatting to my hubby about this desperate need to conquer the mirror and truly see myself for what I really am now vs. what I used to be. He used to be a bit heavier than he is now and dropped too much weight, almost down to an unhealthy number. He is now at a good and healthy weight, but he told me it took him ages to not see the same chubby man he was before though hew was extremely thin.

I have read blogs, stories, articles where there are several other folks who also experience the same feelings as me. I find comfort that I am not alone, but yet here I sit... I pray that I will overcome the mirror.

Cheers my fellow Sparkers. Thanks for always being there.
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    I am 59 years old, about 5'4'' and over 200 pounds. I see myself usually the way I am told I look, overweight but not HUGE. I move more than I did a year ago. I am in smaller clothes than I was in a year ago. I have lost close to 30 pounds this year. YET...when I was 25 years old, actually the full 5'4'' and 114 pounds and a size 5, I could not see myself as thin. I actually had to ask a girl in the dressing room if I looked like her since she was trying on the same size. I couldn't see myself as thin for a long time. Now I look at my body and know it is healthier than it was and healthier than my genetics and family members. I know the belly is due to my c-section. My husband loves me, and I am okay.
    530 days ago
    It takes time...you'll get there. Sounds like you're on the right track! emoticon
    534 days ago
    That is a hard one to over come to be sure. emoticon emoticon
    535 days ago
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    You are not alone - there are many of us that feel the same way as you. I was always a thin girl and as a young adult - and now that I am much older with well over 100 + pounds to loss I think back and remember how I looked forgetting that I don't look at all like that now - so I have to force myself to weekly have a good look at myself in the mirror reminding myself that I don't have that slim body - that I have the rolls, the apron across the front that now hangs down - but am working on it as I am sure you are. Good luck on your journey to a health weight
    535 days ago
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