The past couple months I have been writing about my journey to try to lose some weight and live healthier. It has not been easy. I have fallen off the wagon more than once and I am really struggling to get back going like I should. I have not lost any weight in 4 weeks. (I haven’t gained any either though so that’s good at least.)
Looking at some recent pictures of myself from our trip to TN, I am just in shock. I know they say the camera adds 10 pounds but I swear my camera adds 40 pounds!
While post people tend to think are bigger than what they really are, I seem to have the opposite problem. I look at pictures of myself and they do not look like what I see in the mirror. I swear I am not as big as the girl in the pictures. I do not feel that I look that overweight when I picture myself in my head.
Am I in denial? Is that part of why I have such a hard time sticking to a weight loss or exercise program? Am I just not letting myself truly see how unhealthy I am.
Now don’t get me wrong, beauty is only skin deep and yes it truly is what’s on the inside that counts. However, we are to treat our bodies as a temple and take our health seriously per God’s Word.
After seeing those pictures and checking all the settings on my camera to make sure the wide angle wasn’t on, I know it’s not the camera that’s added 40 pounds… It’s me and my bad habits and bad choices. It’s just more motivation to get back on track and keep working to get healthy!
What about you, have you ever been in denial about your weight gain or any other lifestyle change you needed to make? Feel free to comment and share below!