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  • v FIT-WHIT
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!!

    Yes, I think the same "warped perception" comes in to play AFTER we've lost weight and gotten to "goal." There is (or was for me) a period of "denial" and warped perception BEFORE I got healthy--where I didn't see that I had gained weight, and thought I looked about the same--until all of the sudden *bam* I saw an unflattering picture, and actually got the courage to weigh myself, and then it all became real. Then the "new image" I saw was heavy. She was pudgy, not lean. And that's all I saw in the mirror when I started my journey to lose weight. So again, being in maintenance, it's sort of an "undoing" of that self-perspective. I began to see myself as heavier, so now that I'm not anymore, I think some days I still forget what I looked like with 40 more pounds on me, and I lose perspective. There is still the warped sense of who I am now, versus who I was.

    If you feel comfortable doing a vlog now or throughout your journey, I think it could/would be helpful to see yourself "live in action" throughout your physical changes. Seeing my "before self" just talking and doing things really made me see my "now self" better as I actually am, rather than who I'm stuck seeing through my "fat-vision" (the self-image in my brain that has yet to catch up with my reflection in the mirror!).

    Anyway, I hope that helps!! It's definitely a slow learning process, and is very surprising to me now how much I still have to deal with as I continue to maintain my weight. I truly thought that "hitting goal weight" would kind of magically change everything, inside and out. Turns out it's not so simple.

    Have a great week,
    3494 days ago
  • v no profile image NICE125
    Thanks for the link to the uctv, I haven't heard that particular program yet, but it has given me so much new information and I can get my CME eazily,

    Thanks once again, keep up the good work!
    3580 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/1/2011 5:51:50 PM
    Thank you for the goodie scale. Believe me I use my scale , I track every Saturday , but also can't help but step on during the week sometimes to see how I am doing. At least I used too, now that I am where I am, I know it's not going to go as fast, it will take time to lose the last 30 lbs or so. But that's OK.
    When I see myself now, when I look at clothes I used to ware, I realize I am half the women that I used to be.
    When I climb stairs now , something I couldn't do for sometime., I say a little prayer, "Thank you God" I know I had to be the one to do the work, but I have positive belief that I am not alone. I got the inner strength from by beliefs that I could do this and with the help of God I would and did turn my life around.
    But the struggle is not over. Even when I get to the desired weight, it's still going to take determination and will power to stay on the right track.
    The temptations are every where. And once a food addict, you might be reformed, but the addiction is every present.
    I fought it off my whole life till I gave in about 15 years ago and gained the huge amount that had me morbidly obese.
    But with my determination ,friends, family , God and this Spark site I have won out over the obesity beast. I feel like I have been to hell and back.
    I have a better understanding what it is like for obese people now than I ever did before. To walk in those shoes is not a life I wish on anyone.
    So now I want to reach out and in anyway I can tell people it is never too late. Never too old, or out of shape, you can do something about your health and fitness. You just have to say I have had it, and take that first step to turn your life around.
    Thank you so much for your support and kind remarks.
    It is Spark members like you that encourage others to keep going, when the road get tough.
    Take care and Spark on.
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    3613 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement! :) have a great day :)
    3640 days ago
  • v TATTER3
    Welcome to the Quilting Fans Team. Stay in stitches and keep Sparkin'!!!
    3668 days ago
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