Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Incentive!

Last night I found a new incentive for losing weight. My Aunt posted this picture of me on facebook. This picture was only taken two and a half years ago. It makes me sick to think about how much weight I have gained in the past two + years. I almost don't recognize myself in the picture. My sister actually said that she didn't recognize me in the picture. I guess I have had a child since this picture was taken but I am not calling all of this baby weight. I am calling it I can't control my eating weight.
I've decided that instead of dwelling on the fact that this is what I used to look like I am going to use this picture as incentive for what I could look like if I keep losing the weight. I think I have about forty-five to fifty pounds until I am back to that weight. I weighed around 155-160 pounds at that point. The sad part is that I thought I was so fat back then. I wish I could just be happy with my weight. I'm not sure if that will ever happen but I do know I was happier with it at that time.
Just thought I would share my new incentive with everybody. Maybe you have an old picture of yourself that you could use for some new incentive to lose those extra pounds.


Rachel said...

First of all - congratulations on the 10-pound weight loss!!! That's great!

I know what you mean about old pictures. I use mine for incentive too. And yes, usually I remember that at the time I thought I was fat, but looking back I wasn't!!

Just keep at it! You're doing really good!

Carly said...

Ahhhh the power of a picture. We are in the same boat! I have mine picture from 2 years ago on my fridge and I too get sick thinking how big I have gotten. At least it is a good motivator.

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

Thanks for the great idea. I need to find one for the fridge.

Lori said...

Yes, the picture thing. I just cringe, absolutely cringe at some of my old pictures - I wasn't smaller in them, but a whole lot bigger. I just want to run away in embarrassment, even though I don't look like that now.

But you know, people who love you, love you no matter what your size. It doesn't really change the person that you are.

Super Squared said...

I have a whole slew of pics that I thought I was a right whale in and now I look at them nostalgically lol. It's really sad when I look at pics of myself 8 months pregnant and long for the good ol' days :) You have the right attitude though! It isn't easy, but attitude is half the battle. Now if I could only get myself in gear.

Lady G said...

I always think it's good to focus on the positive and what you WANT to look like (rather than the fat picture you don't want to look like). Also when I look at my most flattering photos it proves that I CAN look like that so with persistence I will again!

Pudgy Gal said...

You definitely have the right idea to use the photo as inspiration and not dwell on it. I have avoided photos of myself for so long that I just cringe when I have to view myself. I am going to dig through my old albums and find a photo of me to inspire myself.

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