Little by little I am revealing and peeling the layers. I am making a conscious effort to celebrate and show off my new body a little more. I have a friend who keeps telling me to stop being so body-conscious—my body is something that I have always been self-conscious about. Although I still have a ways to go in my weight loss journey, I am really trying to embrace the new changes.

In one of my blogs I talked about not seeing the changes as much as others. I am trying to receive it differently. Now instead of answering someone with a "really?" I graciously say thank you when they comment on how I might look now. I thought about that. Why should I doubt them and actually why should I doubt myself? I have worked hard to get to this point, and I need to feel good about that and what I have accomplished so far.

I am even finding myself looking in windows at my reflection quickly, but at least I am now looking. That is something that I never did. Now I am just looking forward to the day when I can take a long look at my reflection and really feel good about not only the physical appearance, but also knowing that although this journey has been a slow process, I am healthy and fit. I will then be able to fully embrace that reflection of me without feeling self-conscious.


As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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