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Stuck mental body image

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'm sure I am not the only one out there with this particular problem...mental body image that is perpetually stuck in your mind's eye; how you see yourself no matter how thin you are. Sounds almost like an anorexic.

I feel as if I am forever 185 in my head. Even when I was at my thinnest (size 12) my mind could not wrap itself around the new me. Maybe that's why I let my mind wander and let my body follow...

So there it is - right now, at 179, I feel as if I am 185. I'm trying hard to shake this. I mentally see the weight gone in front of me. I mentally picture the 1 pound blocks of butter and say holy sh**. That really is a lot. My jeans are getting bigger - things are going in the right direction.

It was just on my mind - and now that it's out there in cyberspace, maybe I'll finally get over this particular hump.

I'm just going through the mantra again and again - slow and steady wins the race. Baby steps, baby steps...even in your minds eye.

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YUMMIEMUMMIE1 2/23/2008 12:05PM

  You are not alone! That is one of my issue's as well. I was at 182lbs two years ago and lost over 20lbs. One way that I was successful was I started to think of myself as lean, strong and beautiful. When I would look in the mirror I would repeat those thoughts to myself and give myself alot of pep talks on how good I was looking. After awhile I began to just feel that way all the time and it helped me to stay focused. I hope this helps you. I still have 24lbs to go and I do get off track just like everyone else, but what goes on inside my head is really what matters. THINK THIN..... BE THIN. All the best, I know you will do great.

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Picture taking problem

Friday, February 22, 2008

I'd just like to point out, to myself and others, whether you be family or friends or strangers, for the person who takes most of the pictures in the house, there are not many good ones to choose from when you need one!!

I'm always the one with the camera, and for the few times I relinquish the job to whomever, whenever I am in the picture, even though I am heavy, the pic always sucks! Choosing for this gallery was very slim! I'm always either far away in frame or I have a goofy look, or the kid I'm holding is being a dork!

Enough exclamation points already!!!!! I'm impassioned, sorry. My own fault. I guess I hide when cameras come out, and I'm sure I'm not the only one on this website that has done that one. I hate my body image and that is that.

So from now on, I am making a personal goal to be in more pictures, to relinquish the control of my camera and make my hubby take more pics in general, and to not shy away if I'm having a bad hair/body image day.

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MERAINA 2/22/2008 12:21PM

    Okay. You been in my head? LOL

I was like this.. I love to take pictures! Many times when going through picutres others would ask, "Why are you not in any of these pictures?" Ya' know... most of the time I was the one holding the camera! LOL And if I were to ask someone else to take a couple of pics for me... OMG! My head would be cut off or it would be blurry or... eyes would be shut! LOL
Anyway, I started on a healthier way of living journey and wanted some pics of myself... to compare to. Well I set up my tripod and set my camera where I wanted it and set the timer and Presto! I got a picture of me! Eyes open and all! LOL
Now. I still feel a little funny doing this, but now I have the urge to see my progress.
Hope you get to getting into the picture too!

BTW Love your pics so far!

You are doing great!

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NORTHERNLADY 2/22/2008 12:04PM

    You sound like me! I thought I was the only one with this problem. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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