REAL PHOTO: MAY 2011 This is the photo that sent me over the edge. This cannot be me! But this is my REALITY. Oh my goodness - my arms don't even hang straight down at my sides anymore! (I apologize for chopping off my head. It's not that I don't want to show my face—my husband asked me to protect our identities on this blog.)
FAKE PHOTO This was my PERCEPTION of myself (I played with the picture in Photoshop). Well, maybe not that skinny, but still, I really, truly do not feel as big as I am.
From now on, I’m going to make sure my perception of myself and my reality are in agreement. No more lying to myself. And my previously skewed perception has now been transformed into my vision for the future me.