I have made sure that my hubby and kiddo take lots of pictures of me during this weight loss.
12 years ago or so, I lost 85lbs. I gained it back due to health issues. In the couple of years that the weight was off, I never felt like I'd lost the weight. When I look in the mirror, the shape of my body is still the same, and the fact that it's smaller never registered.
Until my daughter dug out some old pictures from those couple of years. I looked at them and went WOW I was skinny! Why didn't I think I was? In my head, and in the mirror, I was still 300lbs.
So, I have, since the beginning of this diet, had my picture taken at least once a week. When I get down, when I look in the mirror and still see the same shape, I go to the pictures and look at where I was at Christmas, and where I am now. I look good in those pictures. Lots better than I look in the mirror. And just as the pictures showed me at my absolute worst, they're proving that I'm improving.