Monday, May 10, 2010

Why Don't I Recognize Myself???


Yesterday when I posted this picture I didn't like it. I didn't like the way I looked. Then the more I looked at my face the more I realized that I didn't look ugly. It just didn't look like me. I know that sounds crazy but for some reason when I look at pictures of myself lately I don't see me. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing. It's just weird!


I don't know if any of you have ever experienced something like this with your weight loss journey but it is the strangest feeling. I'm not sure if I like the way I look or not. When I think of it as me in the picture I think I look bad (not pretty) but when I look at it as if it is someone else I think that someone else looks very pretty.


I haven't figured out why I feel this way yet but I can't seem to get it off my mind. If you have any ideas please let me know because it is driving me crazy!


10 comments:

Catherine55 said...

It's just hard to get used to change sometimes. I remember when I had my braces off as a teenager, I didn't like how I looked without them at first. Totally weird, right, because everyone looks better without braces and with straight teeth! I got used to it relatively quickly though, and am sure you will too. :)

Kimberlea said...

You're simply having to deal with the parts of weight loss that most people don't seem to think about. Weight loss is not just a physical journey. It's also mental & emotional. Even though it seems weird & we want to lose the weight, we are in fact losing a part of ourselves that we have grown comfortable with. I think the more comfortable you get with the changes you're making to your mind-set about food & eating, you'll also grow more comfortable with the outward signs of those changes. Gaining the weight is easy, but losing it & finding ourselves is more complicated than we ever truly plan for. Continued good luck to you Jessica. Your high point,s & even your low ones, inspire me in my own journey. Thank you :-)

Jenn said...

Well, I think you look beautiful, and I love that picture with your girls!
I think our minds need much more time to catch up to our bodies when we lose weight. I firmly believe that many people gain back the weight because they never reconcile their emotional and mental issues regarding their weight.
You'll get there - be kind to yourself and give your mind time to catch up!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

It is hard to get use to change. It takes a while to get use to it even when it is good.

Barb said...

I think you look gorgeous!

Two of Me said...

I think you look beautiful as well!

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

I think it's a beautiful picture!

"They" (the experts) say that once we've lost the weight, unless we reconcile it in our minds, we'll always see ourselves as overweight and will continue to think we're not 'there' yet. We look into the mirror and see the former, plumper selves, not the slimmer and more fit selves that we have become.

Take a little time, look hard into the mirror and get to know yourself again...take chances with new clothing, get a new haircut and pamper yourself a little. You'll soon see the same beautiful woman that we see and admire. **Tami

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

Thanks for all of the sweet comments. I do agree with you all. I think it is just going to take time until I realize that this is what I look like.

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