Yesterday I saw my sister and brother in law who have been away travelling. They had said that they had met a girl that looked just like you!
I was kind of dreading seeing the pictures, because to be honest I prefer living in blissful ignorance as to how people see me (looks wise)
When they showed the pictures and happily exclaimed that that was the girl, and didn't she look just like me, I was mortified. I can see where they are coming from, and even I could see the resemblance, but if anything she looked more like I did 30 lbs ago. I was gutted that they still saw me as being so fat, and I also feel (probably erroneously) that I look a lot younger than what she appeared to be.
I realise that this sounds all horrible and like I'm up myself thinking I look better than this girl, but that's not really what I'm trying to say. I'm sure she wasn't ugly, but she surely wasn't what I'm hoping to be either.
The one thing to come out of this is an even firmer determination to never be compared to someone that overweight again. I want to show them!