Monday morning here in Canada and raring to go for another week. Weather certainly needs to improve though - it was quite chilly over the weekend and for today, but meant to improve over the week.
So this week my post is about self image after losing a lot of weight.
This is what I see in the mirror. (Taken Feb 2017, will do a new photo soon)
But in my mind I, sometimes, still see this!
It's difficult, isn't it. I know I have lost all this weight and feel great most days. But some days, my mind plays tricks on me and I still see the old me.
I look in the mirror and see the new me, but when I'm just sitting down or just pottering around - I still see the imperfection - the fat me! I have to admit not all the time, but it feels like my mind is trapping me in my old self image.
I need to focus on the now, who I am now and what I have achieved.
Friends have said how good I look, and even though all my life I have found it difficult to accept a compliment, I have been trying to acknowledge those compliments from friends with a positive "I feel fabulous, thank you."
Apparently, it is quite a common scenario this "double image" and it is something that I have to overcome.
I will have to keep telling myself that this is the new me, I can do this. The reason I got rid of all my fat clothes a couple of months ago - is so that if I put a little weight back on - I can't put the old clothes back on - I have to adjust myself!
Now I just need to adjust my mind!
Anyways, lets get on with the workouts.
And the weigh in.
Weight End of Week 53
Weight This Week
Weight Loss Total
A maintain - which I am fine with.
I am giving myself till the 1st July - what ever I weigh on the 1st of July is going to be my goal. I will do measurements and final photos then too. I will endeavour to stay within a 10lb range around that weight - I think that will be achievable. I will also concentrate more on maintaining and toning what I have achieved.
I can eat normally and healthily (the occasional treat will be there too), continue to exercise and maintain my weight for the future me.
After all, this is about me - no one else can do this for me - so "mind" listen up "this is the new me - so deal with it - OK!" :-)
Thanks for your continued support.
Have a great week.
Quote of the Day
"Your body can stand
It's your mind that
you have to convince."