Feeling pretty nervous posting this as I'm a long way off my slimmest🙈 It's hard doing a before/after when your after is nowhere near as good as it once was! But the accounts I love the most are the truthful, raw, authentic ones & I think it's important that people know that, 100lbs down or not, I still fight the same psychological battles regarding my weight & body image. SO HERE GOES NOTHIN:
The dreaded over-indulgence bulge. I woke up feeling huge and bloated and pretty damn gross after the long weekend. Took a picture, letting it all hang out (right). Wasn't going to show anyone. Hashtag shocked and appalled... untilll I compared it to a pic from last year (on the left. Not to be confused with Hagrid). Realised I'm a total drama queen. Moved on.
In all seriousness, losing weight is tough & sometimes our lovely little brains make it even tougher. How you feel in your head doesn't necessarily reflect reality. Our minds can blow shiz wayyyy out of proportion. When I've had a few good days, I feel like a VS angel. (Lol. Maybe with bingo wings instead). A few shit days & I feel like an elephant. It's all relative, and it doesn't take long for that irrational body image side of me to rear its ugly little head. Our minds easily distort reality, and then we can carry on eating crap because "Oh well, I've already ruined it" WHICH DOESN'T SOLVE ANYTHING DUHH #viciouscycle
Keep things in perspective... and this is why taking a photo each week can actually be a really useful tool in helping you 'get back on it'. If you haven't taken a pic, no worries, I'm here to be your voice of reason. So here goes: YOU HAVE NOT RUINED ANYTHING. If you've overindulged this weekend: it's cool. Back on it tomorrow. You haven't ruined 57 months of hard work with an Easter egg OR 7 - I don't care how many the Easter Bunny forced down your throat. You only ruin it when you give up completely. So move on. New week. Same goal. To keep going. #progressnotperfection