I know that, personally, this is a problem for me. For years I didn’t look at myself with honest eyes, but it didn’t stop when my weight loss journey started. Instead I’ve continued this bad habit.
Having lost twenty five pounds and starting a regular fitness regimen has me feeling very, very healthy and, well, wonderful. So it is easy for me to think I’m doing great and that, yea..sad as it is…that I’m fine. But I know that it’s not fine.
While I know that I do feel great and I am proud that I’ve made wonderful progress in my weight loss journey, I have to be honest with myself. I still have a ways to go.
Besides Diane’s post, you know what else brought this to my attention? The changing rooms at Target.
Something about seeing myself from every angle without a top on was very, um, exposing and scary. I see myself from the front often enough, maybe even the side at times, but never the back and when I caught site of myself from the back I was shocked.
Shocked in a good way.
It made me realize I need to keep moving down the scale and on towards better health. Yes, I’m jogging and feeling much better than before, but I’m still overweight. And I need to keep working on it.
And I will. This post has a happy ending… 🙂 … I will keep working on it, but I’m glad when I get a wake-up call like the three-way mirrors or the post by Diane.