So almost a year ago I started this journey at 16:5. I was so over being fat, overweight, obese.....whatever term you want to give it, I was over it! Now to the present day and almost 6 stone down, and what is my biggest regret......that I didn't take pictures at the beginning of my journey. Now I take that back, I did take pictures but I deleted them because I hated how huge I looked in them.....now I have nothing to compare myself with.
I've never liked taking pictures, they've always been my nemesis. I suppose it was the old adage of you can lie to yourself, but the camera never lies......I wasn't that big was I really....erm, yes you were. I started taking pictures after pressure from those around me after the 3rd month I think, and all I can say is wow.
You see yourself everyday, so don't notice the changes your body makes, but when you reflect back on your pictures, it can really blow your mind. When did that ab start to poke through? where did that bicep come from?......these are things I didn't even notice just looking at myself daily.
So to anyone starting out on this journey, please get out your camera and take as many pictures of yourself as you can, especially the dreaded underwear picture........down the line you'll be so grateful to yourself that you did!!
And another thing, don't always just rely on the scale to tell you if you've lost weight. You can drop inches and not even budge an ounce on the scale so do not let it demotivate you. Pay attention to how your clothes fit, even your shoes......and obviously, your pictures!