May 9, 2012

Thoughts on Self Perception

I've been thinking lately about my self perception.  Even though I am decidedly smaller than I was a year ago, I still perceive myself as bigger.  Its funny how the brain, supposedly the most dextrous and facile organ in my body, is so slow in keeping up with the current state of my body.  I walk past some beautiful clothes in a store and pass them up because I can see they don't carry plus sizes.  Then I think, "Wait - I'm a L-XL now."  Or I'll show up at a dinner party with a full table and think, there is no way I'll be able to squeeze in.  Then everyone skooches over a little and I slide into my tiny spot without a problem.  I guess I'm just wondering when my big brain will catch up with my suddenly smaller body.


Jack said...

I think this phenomenon is just a testament to how fast your physical transformation has happened! I love this post, the quote, and you!

michele said...

this just happened to me!!!
yesterday i was at the store and i saw a pair of jeans and they looked so small (size 8) which is small, i use to be an 18. anyway i tried them on and to my gigantic surprise they FIT! i still go to the large sizes and still have a rough time adjusting to my new body too. funny isn't it?
i have lost 47lbs so far. it is life altering!!! congratulations on all your success. i am proud of you as it takes a shitload of commitment to really do this.

a toast to "us"!

happy mothers day~

La Maison Boheme said...

Michele - Happy Mother's day and congrats on your amazing success. And thank you for your readership - I so appreciate it!

Jacki - Love you too and thank you for being here. I love reading your comments.

Cori said...

I know just what you are talking about. I used to look in the mirror and see someone totally different then how my body really was (when i was 65 pounds heavier). I imaginedhave myself smaller than what weveryone else waswork seeing and theI size on mythe clothing was tellingdecieving me. Photographs would disappoint me because I would think, "that's what I really look like?" My mind was decieving. Then, two weeks ago a picture was taken of me and when I saw it I thought to myself, "Yes! My body and my brain have finally agreed!" You have has such an amazing journey and I have enjoyed every post. I am so proud of you and grateful to you for introducing me to Boot Camp. I love every minute of it and have learned to enjoy the strengtht my body is capable of once more. Bravo to you Sarah!

La Maison Boheme said...

Cori - I'm thrilled to be part of your journey and discovery of boot camp. I'm so happy that you love it as much as I do. Congrats on your progress and thank you so much for your readership. I love having you here!!