I have a mental problem. I am having a hard time seeing myself as having lost weight. I generally see it when I look at photographs, but on a daily basis, I don't really see it. I look in the mirror and my face looks fat. I look in the full-length mirror in the bedroom and don't see a difference. Mentally, I still see myself 30 pounds heavier...or heaven forbid, 55 pounds heavier (what I was when I graduated college 10 years ago). I just can't shake the mental picture that I no longer look like I did then. I think a good many people who have lost weight (more than say 10 pounds) have this problem. It's hard to let go mentally what you have spent so much time building up in your head. Here are two photos that I can see obviously the differences, but it's hard to see them in the mirror as I'm brushing my teeth.
Seeing these two photos, I can see the difference...it's the day-to-day that kills me. And it's the day-to-day that I have to get through to continue with the weight-loss battle. Ugh.