At first glance this photo may not be the most flattering...
I look past the fact that I am brushing my teeth and focus on the fact that my husband took this photo because he thought I looked great! Ha ha see him in the background! Here are a few others he has taken lately...
Me getting ready for a run in my running skirt!
The fact that my husband is taking photos of me didn't happen overnight. I believe I asked him to encourage me and tell me when I was looking good. I may have even handed him my phone a few times to take a photo a few times to get a more accurate picture of exactly what I looked like. I also ask him to point out others who have a similar body type or others who are about the same size as me so that I can get a more accurate picture in my brain. This may sound silly or egotistical but it is because we as women very rarely have an accurate view of ourselves. I would have never guessed that I looked like I did today in those photos if it weren't for my husband. I thought my legs were HUGE but I get a more accurate mental image when I look at these.
I had a conversation with one of my closest friends the other day about weight loss and how we see ourselves and how it is never truly accurate. She just went on a trip and on the way home she requested to look at the photos multiple times because she couldn't believe it was really her in the photos. It is so hard when you have gained weight and then lost it to truly know where you "fit" in.
Take the time to look through photos of where you were and how far you have come. Ask those around you to take photos to encourage you and give yourself an accurate picture of where you are at. If you like what you see good job! If you aren't happy then hopefully it will motivate you. It will hopefully change your life either way!
Just a photo of how far I have come