Pinterest is amazing! For those of you that don’t know, it’s a website that provides a way for people to save links to various websites. These links relate to various subjects and can be pinned on boards to use later.
I use it to pin so many awesome things including crafts, recipes and motivational photos. Probably a third of my boards are related to WLS or health. One of my favorites is “Before and After Weight Loss Photos” because it motivates me to work hard on losing weight and toning up.
Well, last night I was looking up cute swimsuits to wear this summer and I had an epiphany! I realized that I have no idea as to what my body looks like. With all of the changes that are occurring through my weight loss journey, I am having a hard time mentally catching up with them all. I don’t know what looks good on me anymore and when I look at photos of other girls, I can’t tell if I look plus size or not.
I think in my head, I feel like I am still fat, although I have lost 60lbs. So when looking for a swimsuit, I pinned plus sized and normal swimsuits, hoping that I am somewhere in-between. I think I decided I am going to dare to wear a two-piece swimsuit for the first time since high school, despite the scars on my stomach.
Some days are better than others, but in general changing a person’s view of themselves is a difficult thing to do. I think that those of us going through such a change should be there to support one another. Losing weight has been an awesome experience, and I am looking forward to continuing my journey. However, I hope that my brain can catch up with my body and help me realize the progress that I have made.