It's probably body dismorphia, when you hate your body for long enough you trick yourself into thinking it always looks bad. Just gotta work on some positive thinking. :)Yeah, but I don't HATE my body persay, I'm fairly proud of what it's been through and what it's held up against. I know I'm a fat person, but at 395 pounds back in the day, I could still work manual labor for 12 hours solid, keeping pace with guys half my size. I think it's more like the thing where if you take your glasses off, you look so different almost to the point of not recognizing yourself. 35ish pounds lighter, less flab, and hands that don't look like sausage holders anymore.....but I still see the same guy there. Idk if I am upset by this, or indifferent. But I'm affected by it.
Meh, I'll just go work out some more.
My wife would hate me for talking about her, but...
She has the same issue. She's lost 100#s(!) ever since she took up running and exercising 4 or 5 years ago. You look at pictures of her before, and at her now, she's basically a different person. The problem is that she's stuck now. She wants to lose about 40 more, and her body is being stubborn over it. I think a part of the problem is all the weight lifting she's done along with the cardio stuff. She's full of muscle now.
I think she looks great, but she still sees herself as fat. Hell, going by technical terms she would still be classified as "obese", which is SOOO not appropriate in her case. She could kick your ass, run a marathon, then come home and do an ungodly amount of burpees, whatever the hell those are.
I tell her how great she looks, and how proud I am of all she's accomplished, but I get the feeling she doesn't believe me. It's up to HER to accept herself first. Same with everyone.
Looks like a nice Fall-like day today. Weather went from 80s and humid yesterday to cool and 60 today. Crazy. Time to load up the ipod and get out there.