My dh printed some pictures a few weeks ago that were really old. At that time I was about 10-15 pounds heavier than now. He was about 40 pounds heavier. It is definitely a FAT picture. The first time I saw it, I really hated it. Yuck.
I put it on the refrigerator to be a motivation for us to keep plugging on with weightloss and to THINK before we open that door.
I've been looking at that picture every day and the weirdest thing has happened. I've grown more and more affectionate towards the lady in that picture! A few days ago, I thought, "She's so cute!" It was the funniest thing. I had to remind myself that it was me.
I think, seeing the picture I've started to give that "lady in the picture" the respect I give other people, seeing the positive rather than focusing on the negative like I do with myself. That lady still needs to lose a LOT of weight, but it doesn't make me want to yell at her!
I wonder if I can start looking at the lady in the mirror the same way every day. . .