Weight Loss Support - My Body Image Is Such A Slave To My Moods

11-17-2010, 11:07 AM
It's crazy how amazing I can feel when I look in the mirror and I can see the progress and it gives me such a huge boost and I'm walking around on cloud nine with such confidence! Then I'll look in the mirror a few hours later in the day, I'll see the stomach roll, the big thighs, how wide I am and I'm immediately catapulted into the dumps and I get grumpy and mad.

I'm not actually sure if my body image is dependent on my moods or if my moods are dependent on my body image :p All I know is that the 2 are so intertwined and I try to remind myself not to let it affect me so much. I recognize that I'm moody, accept it and don't let it chip away at my psyche.

Anyone else have these crazy ups and downs?

11-17-2010, 11:10 AM
I do! Well, maybe not exactly like yours. But what will happen is that I will notice that I am feeling very critical about myself and what I see in the mirror doesn't meet my expectations. Then I'll get thrown off when my boyfriend tells me that he loves how my body is looking and I'll go back to the mirror and I simply don't see the changes he's says are there. The next day, I might put on clothes and suddenly feel like I lost 20 lbs overnight.

I notice when I am at my most critical it's because I'm feeling down about something.

11-17-2010, 11:55 AM
I can totally relate. My therapist diagnosed me with body image dysmorphia. I look in the mirror and see 800 lbs. always :( Weight is on my mind 98% of the day. We are working on this now. Weight has always been an issue, then i get those days where i feel a little lighter on my toes, so i get on the scale which wasn't the best choice but like you said, i don't know if my moods are from the body image or the body image issue is from my moods! Either way, just try to push through i'm learning that what i think i see is not as it appears to others...hugs :hug: