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Thursday, November 6, 2014

An Accidental Glimpse

I've done it more times that I can count; walk by a mirror or window and see my reflection unintentionally.  It can be sort of fun, when the weight is slipping off and the reflection is better than anticipated.  It can be alarming and frustrating when what is seen is worse. The second happened to me this morning.

I am wearing what I call "Old Lady Pants."  They are stretchy elastic waist pants that probably are not flattering on any body type.  The OLP's are a step up from 5 weeks ago when I refused to wear anything below the waist.  Then I upgraded to a giant pair of gym shorts that 65MD owned.  The goal being, nothing, and I mean nothing touch that incision. Yesterday, I graduated to OLP's.  This morning, I even managed to find a top that matched.

The incision has healed nicely and thanks to vitamin E the scar is diminishing.  I had walking in to the bathroom to toss the vitamin E 'shells' into the trash, when I got a glimpse of my behind.  I think I actually gasped audibly.  That thing is HUGE!!

It is time for action.  No more, "Poor, pitiful me, I just had major surgery!"  That time is gone.  Today has got to be the day I draw the line in the sand and actually do something.  It will have to be low carb because, I don't have what I need for Trim Healthy Mama.  It is OK, it is an easy transition from low carb to THM should I decide to do it.

I got a harsh return to reality.  I needed it.  If I can keep that image burned into my memory, I'll never overeat again! 


  1. I got that same view in the gym mirror yesterday, and it hurt!!! I feel your pain! Well, not the hip pain... but you know what I mean. :)

  2. whatever you do you'll succeed, because (and this is a compliment!) you're tenacious and you NEVER stay down for long! you got this!