Thanks Amandie! It's true that pictures are more honest than the mirror...I should start taking pictures of myself before I leave the house!
I'm trying to buy more flattering clothes, but I'm finding it really, really hard to buy bigger sizes. And every year I go to the store saying, "This year I'll buy a one-piece" and every year I leave with another bikini - that I was convinced in the store looked great on me.
I'm glad to know I'm not alone...I've been struggling with body image issues for 8 years, and I'm ready to make the changes I need to in order to get to where I want to be. And I just keep reminding myself that I may not be perfect when I get there, but I'll be healthier and a heck of a lot happier.
Best of luck on your journey, and I can only imagine that you look fabulous!