It's hard to change how you see yourself. When you spend a lot of time overweight and then start losing, it's really hard sometimes to actually see the change.
When I look in the mirror sometimes I still see that fat, middle aged, tired, unhappy woman. I don't see the fitter, younger, energetic, excited, inspired woman who is slowly, slowly taking the fat off. I'm an impatient woman. I want what I want when I want it. This has been a great exercise (pardon the pun) in learning patience. In learning that it takes take to make real changes. That sometimes others see what we cannot.
So don't give up. You can't always trust the mirror. Definitely not the scale. Trust the tape measure, trust how your clothes fit. How you feel. How your habits change. How your cravings subside. You look forward to exercise. You feel horrible when you don't exercise or when you eat too much or the wrong foods.
Keep up the good work. Don't give up. And if you need me, you know where to find me.
I did good today until dinner. Lunch was a spinach salad with grilled shrimp.
Dinner, on the other hand ... well ... we won't discuss that. BUT ... I didn't eat all of the fries.
I had a great workout this morning.