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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Curbing Critical And A Comparison

I am much more critical of my body now than I was at my heaviest.  I am much more complimentary of my body as well.  I think the reality is that I am more observant of my body than I had been and more willing to critique myself than when I was 300+lbs.  I WAS probably a lot more accepting of my body last year, not because I was happy with what I had become, but due to the apathy that accompanies truly feeling that there was not even a sliver of a chance that I could do anything to improve my situation.  Now that I am closer to looking 'normal', I notice my flaws more easily.  I am a lot smaller, but I am still big.  Yes, I can actually see my jaw, but even my chin/lower face could stand to be WAY more lean.  I don't want to be complacent with my weight loss- I still have a long journey ahead of me!  I feel that being able to look at myself and realistically evaluate my body, both the positives and negatives, will continue to be important to my success.
 
And on that note, pictures-  
  
Taken on August 4
  
   Taken today
  
I seem to be the only person so technologically unsophisticated that I cannot post side by side photos.  Oh well.  Let's get started with the comparison.  In the August photo, I am definitely a bit thicker throughout the middle.  My shorts look slightly looser in today's photo.  My right arm might be hanging a bit closer to my body than it was last month.  Now for the critical, man- I am still pretty big.  How did I let this happen to myself?  The positive is that I am heading in the right direction.  The scale and these pictures prove it.  As long as I remain committed to the gym and to making healthy food choices, I will continue to move towards a healthier weight and life! 

7 comments:

Cece said...

I like your attitude, Nora ~ remain committed(did I ever tell you i was suppose to be a Nora?). What about your legs ... damn ! I wish I had your good looking legs !

Cat said...

I completely understand what you're saying about the apathy that was my attitude at my heaviest. This post really speaks to me.
As for your pics. Damn girl!! You are a hottie!! I can absolutely see the differences!! Keep up the great work, you are worth it!

Lyla said...

You hit the nail on the head-- more critical AND complimentary now.

I can completely tell your progress since last month. Your legs show a very clear difference. I need to use you as inspiration for hitting the gym.

Ronnie said...

Your legs look hot! :)

Brenda said...

You look amazing!!! New follower here :)

Jacquie said...

You are shrinking! I was you with the side by side pics. I found piknik.com and it worked for me. Try it....it is free.

MandaPanda said...

You are looking fitter and trimmer in every post! I know I stopped looking in the mirror at my heaviest. What was the point? I wasn't happy with what was staring back at me. Now I look so it's easier to pick apart the flaws but we should also celebrate that we're willing to look at all!