Noticing The Difference In The Mirror

Noticing The Difference In The Mirror

Weight loss is sometimes strange to me, seeing my body change is also strange and even though I’m over two stone lighter than I was this time last year, looking in the mirror I still find difficult. My Slimming World leader, Debbie, always asks how I feel and I say I feel good, because I do. However, I find it strange because I can feel that my clothes are better, easier to get on, I can get into clothes I couldn’t this time last year and I feel that my clothes look good but then I don’t really completely notice the difference in myself. I’m honestly not sure if that’s a strange notion or if anyone else feels like that? I often wonder if that’s because I look at myself daily and maybe that’s why I can’t see it as much.

Many people have said to me that I look amazing and I look like I’ve lost so much weight and I always say thank you but then again, can I really see it in myself? I have bought new clothes, they are either a size 12 or 14 on top and it makes me feel a lot better to be able to go into certain shops, pick up a top and try it on to need a smaller size because my usual size is too big.

Having said that I can’t notice the difference I think I finally have. On the first weekend of June I went to a BBQ for one of my best friends 30th birthday celebrations. I organised my wardrobe a few weeks ago and got my summer dresses out from under the spare bed but I hadn’t really tried them on. The weekend of the BBQ it was really warm which I knew meant dress weather and I decided to get one of my favourite dresses out and put it on which made me feel amazing and it felt like it had a lot more room.

I posted the picture on the left that weekend and I felt fantastic and I knew that the dress fitted me better than when I bought it. Later that evening my boyfriend found the picture on the right and pointed it out to me to show me how different I look which I have to admit I do. In my face, and my body and wow, I can finally see it and it feels amazing to be able to see difference.

I wish I had taken proper before and after photo’s but I suppose this is a middle of my journey photo. On the photo on the left I was about 2 and a half stone heavier than I am now in Majorca celebrating my 28th birthday. I honestly can’t wait to post my after photo’s so I can see what I look like throughout the journey and how much I changed.

Do you find it hard noticing weight loss difference?

  • You look great, I lost a lot of weight over about 18 months I dropped 4-5 dress sizes and couldn’t really tell until I saw a photograph of me and then I really noticed it, but I’d never really been able to tell myself up until then xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Thank you so much! Yes, it’s funny when you all of a sudden notice your weight loss isn’t it? xx