7/5/08

You think you look great

until you see yourself in pictures. Unfortunately, that's not the case here. I'm feeling like arse lately body image wise and that Pride Run image confirmed it. The funny thing is, I'm being told that I look fabulous by others around me. It's not like I've gained substantially in the past few months either to explain why I'm feeling bloated or insecure about my body either. I personally think it's just a guilty conscience. Being busy with two events in the past WEEK, traveling, migraines, running, and yes, even trying to date again (and now I KNOW that I've jinxed THAT), my food intake has been hit or miss, which included a small bag of jelly tots for lunch yesterday as that's all I had time for. But my two year goalaversary is about a week away and today I sit at 144.3. Granted, I am below my goal still, but I would like to be happier with myself knowing I'm being healthier, taking good care of myself even when times are tough. Who knows if the cellulite will ever go away and I'll ever take a good pic from behind, but I owe it to myself to try and make every day the best day. And earn the jelly tots.

12 comments:

Amy said...

I too stuggle with the way I'm looking of late.

Personally, when I'm eating well I FEEL better about everything else. Like you, life has been getting in the way... and healthy eating has taken a back burner. I'm starting to feel like I'm on my way back to chubby-Amy, and I HATE that.

Must. Get. Control.

Sorry to turn a comment to YOU into a comment all about MOI.

marie said...

Hey - I welcome it, babe.

We all go through the SAME thing so it's our stories and struggles that bring us together. :)

We're all here if you need us.

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary coming up. I'm very proud and insipred by what you have done. We all have those moments so get over it and move on. Obviously you are not letting old habits come back as you prepare to celebrate your two year mark. Be proud of all you have accomplished!! Oh and by the way I gave you an award over at my place!!

Blue Ice Dave said...

Soak up the compliments of those who know you best...

Heather said...

2 years is an amazing accomplishment!

We all have our days when we are feeling on top of the world and then...poof...a pic with bad lighting or an unflattering angle ruins it all!

That's when we go to our girls, have a few drinks and remember what great, hick ass chicks we are :D

Vickie said...

I personally think it is the noticing of these details and then doing something to work on them - like you are - IS the very definition of maintenance. Obliviousness (did I spell that right?) is regaining.

I read long ago - that after we get to goal - that our body continues to change for a year. and this is understating it. Our bodies continue to improve for ininfinity. I am amazed that my weight can be steady/constant and by body continues to tone.

parts that I hoped would improve ARE - and that is just amazing to me.

Not perfection - but better all the time.

Jen said...

Aw Mouse, a picture is worth a thousand words, and unfortunately, when it's a picture of ourselves, none of those words are good ones...

One little picture at a bad angle, or a bad light or just a bad picture in general can erase those 2 years of fabulousness...and just think of all the years you have to become even MORE fabulous (not that I thought it was possible!!)

Born to Run said...

I think you look awesome. Your pride-run picture showed off a pair of strong legs, a flat stomach, and a happy-looking runner. Seriously, you look like an athlete and, what's more, you actually are one.

jodi said...

regardless of how much i've lost, i will always have 'bigger' thighs and that includes the dreaded cellulite... it's just part of who i am and it doesn't matter if i run everyday, it's still there for everyone to see... you look great and continue to motivate us so that's a huge deal right there... :o)

Angie All The Way said...

Firstly, you DO look awesome and you're athletic to boot! I think you are right about the guilty conscience being the reason you're feeling that way. When we're not 100% on our game doing everything right, we feel guilty about it no matter what. All of us are overacheivers to some degree and we don't want to settle for anything less. And you still haven't because you get to celebrate the amazing success of your SECOND year having surpassed your original goal!

Sara said...

Hey celluite is a reality and I never even noticed it until you pointed it out on FB. I think you look fab in the Pride Run pics. But really doesn't matter what I think - it's what you think. And I know you are hard on yourself and I know that the number isn't the accomplishment to you but healthiness is. So have an awesome week so that you can celebrate the goalaversary with all your heart!!

Anonymous said...

Marie, you are way to hard on yourself, jeeze you thigh is smaller than my wrist.

Mojo

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