100 lb. Club - I really have lost weight - a bit of a NSV

08-06-2013, 08:36 AM
I posted a couple weeks ago about how I can't see the weight loss on myself. When I look in the mirror, I look the same. And even though my clothes are getting looser, I still FEEL fat.

Well yesterday my husband took a picture of me with our son. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to hating pictures of yourself. I've found I'm always shocked by how large I look in photos.

But I looked at this photo and I clearly looked smaller. I couldn't stop staring at it. I said to my husband that I can tell I've lost weight and he was like "um ya, that's what I've been telling you".

I had been feeling kind of frustrated with losing weight and this was exactly the motivation I needed to keep going.

So take pictures along the way! They really are more telling than looking in the mirror.

08-06-2013, 08:48 AM
I'm glad the picture gave you a boost to continue. Keep up the hard work, you can do it! :D

08-06-2013, 09:12 AM
Good for you! And good advice. I will be visiting my daughter next month on vacation and I'll get her to take some pics.

08-06-2013, 10:12 AM
I am glad that the pictures helped you. :) I have found that is the only way that I can see the difference in myself.

08-06-2013, 01:14 PM
I know what a great feeling that is! I'm glad you were able to feel it as well. :) Nothing feels quite so good as really seeing the change in action!

08-06-2013, 02:57 PM
aw, that's wonderful!! I barely trust my own eyes anymore. Sometimes I feel like I am rocking it since I have lost a bit of weight, other times I don't think I look very different and I get a little glum. The best eyes are sometimes other eyes, and that includes our friends, spouses, and especially the camera :)

08-06-2013, 02:59 PM
Super yay!!!

08-06-2013, 05:29 PM
I'm very happy for you, and I can definitely relate. It wasn't until my mother showed me a picture from my eighteenth birthday and a picture from this years birthday (only a few days ago) that I realised that I actually had lost weight.

I think we see what we want to see. A lot of people were noticing, but I couldn't. I think it may have been my insecurities, but seeing the photos together was definitely an eye opener.

Arctic Mama
08-06-2013, 06:29 PM
Pictures help SO much! I had much of the same thing during our family pictures a few weeks ago. I knew it was happening, mentally, but I couldn't see it (was having fat day that particular day, actually!). Pictures circumvent the mental piecing of images that makes it difficult to asses our bodies accurately.


08-06-2013, 07:25 PM
That's awesome!!!

It's great to have tangible proof of your success!!!