Although I’ve recently (first week of August) gotten back on my trek to weight loss, I realize that I continue to see myself differently than how others see me. My self perspective is generally more cynical. While I have shied away from having my photo taken for the better part of the last 10 years or so, there have been some photos that have (by the wonders of Facebook primarily) surfaced.
For once, I was actually kind of glad of that though. In an effort to see how I’ve been transforming myself (and in using a photo that a little newer than 2009) I found a photo that was taken on September 17, 2011. And, I happened to ironically take a couple of photos of myself after I weighed in yesterday morning – September 17, 2012. Talk about a sign that I should pay attention to how I looked a year ago, versus how I looked yesterday morning. So, here you have it:
This is me from last year (above).
And, this is me from yesterday. No, I am not pregnant. I guess it’s just the angle of the photo. But, I am successfully “lighter” than I was at this time last year. Heck, the shirt I was wearing in the upper photo actually hangs loosely on me this year.
Granted, I do have a long way to go with regard to my health and weight loss goals, but it is really nice to see that the work I’ve been doing over the past month or so is making a noticeable difference. =)