Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Mom and I went shopping tonight. She got her ears pierced (something she's been wanting to do for a very long time) and a couple other things. I needed a new pair of workout pants.
I picked up a pair of size large workout pants and automatically had second thoughts. Will these be big enough? I held them up. I don't think they'll fit right. Then I grabbed a pair of size XL and held them up--okay, those look about right, I think. But I still wasn't certain. Mom suggested I try them on--and so I made my way to the changing rooms and did just that. The XL pair was loose and excessively baggy. The size large pair was perfect. My self-size-perception has long been faulty. At a healthy weight, I think I'm bigger than I am. At my heaviest, it was the opposite.
Back in the 500 pound days, I always thought I was much smaller than I was. It always took a picture or mirror, or reflection in a window to snap me into, oh my--am I really that big??
It's interesting how that has shifted in the opposite way. Now I'm convinced I'm bigger than I really am until I see a picture, or mirror, or reflection---or I'm trying on clothes in a changing room.
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