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Eliana
08-31-2010, 08:55 AM
One of my school buildings has an elevator right next to the stairs and the doors are big old wall sized mirrors. I pass it a million times a day on my way up to get kids. In the past, I have hated that thing and have told myself how big it made me look. It's not a real mirror, you know. It's a banged up wall basically that has a mirrored outer coating. Not flattering.

Today, for the first time after a long summer, I walked up those stairs and wanted to just stand there marveling at it. My how it has changed. :D I think it got a face lift! :rofl:


TXMary2
08-31-2010, 09:01 AM
LOL- good for you!

ubergirl
08-31-2010, 10:01 AM
Nice!


KatMarie
08-31-2010, 10:47 AM
Rofl!

CoCoMonkey
08-31-2010, 11:17 AM
Sweet!!!

jkinboston89
08-31-2010, 12:06 PM
Hahah! I looove it! My semester starts back up on Thursday and I look forward to walking past some of those old mirrors from the past few years lol!

Congrats!

althepirate
08-31-2010, 12:31 PM
You show that mirror who's boss!!! lol

stephnms
08-31-2010, 12:53 PM
Love it! :D

lovemyboy
08-31-2010, 02:15 PM
Something tells me they didn't do building renovation to the mirrors. Must be all your hard work.

rockinrobin
08-31-2010, 02:25 PM
It is wonderful to not shy away from mirrors (& cameras & people & shopping trips & physical exertion & & &..).

kbj0123
08-31-2010, 02:56 PM
Congrats on your great NSV!

Loving Me
08-31-2010, 03:08 PM
That's a fab NSV! I used to avoid mirrors at all costs, but now I check out my reflection morning, noon and night, and I've even noticed lately that when out shopping with DH and DD if they're looking at things I've gone off to seek out a mirror to walk past, just because it makes me smile! It feels so vain to do that, but really, right now, I don't care lol. I spent so many years hating myself, I'm now relishing every moment that I feel good about myself.

RobinD
08-31-2010, 04:35 PM
LOL, thank you for sharing that anecdote. It's great. Congrats on a major NSV!

Eliana
08-31-2010, 05:23 PM
That's a fab NSV! I used to avoid mirrors at all costs, but now I check out my reflection morning, noon and night, and I've even noticed lately that when out shopping with DH and DD if they're looking at things I've gone off to seek out a mirror to walk past, just because it makes me smile! It feels so vain to do that, but really, right now, I don't care lol. I spent so many years hating myself, I'm now relishing every moment that I feel good about myself.

Yes! There's also an art display case and the window is highly reflective. I just stare and admire myself as I walk by!

rockinrobin
08-31-2010, 05:51 PM
This got me to thinking, I started this venture because I was literally terrified for my life. I looked at it as a matter of life or death (because it was), but somewhere along the line, my vanity, which had long be gone, came roaring back.

And I look in the mirror - a LOT. I like what I see and I like seeing it! It feels weird sometimes, but I can't seem to stop myself (& should I?). 3+ years later and I'm still doing it, though less. When my collar bones first popped, omg, I couldn't get enough of it. My muscles - I could flex for a good few minutes.

After abhorring my reflection, my looks for so many years (decades), it is still exciting to see the new me, or perhaps I should say, the real me.

Eliana
08-31-2010, 05:58 PM
Robin, I understand. I never lost the vanity aspect and was just starting to see (and ignore) the health aspects. Mostly, I just didn't feel right...didn't feel like me. I hated my reflection not so much because I was ugly, but because it did not match the image I had of myself in my head. I couldn't reconcile that and it drove me batty. I mentioned this in another thread...apparently my image of myself is me at 175 pounds. That's when I had a major "aha" moment and I started to feel right, like me, finally!! Now my image is becoming distorted again. I'm shocked to find a thinner person in the mirror.

And I hear you on the muscles!! I've been proud of my biceps since very early on, but now I have TRIceps and I have a dimple under my shoulder, meaning my shoulder muscles are popping!! How awesome! Nothing is better!

Now I just have to learn how to flex my leg muscles because they're in there too! I just don't know how to work them. :rofl: