What you see is what you get? Not quite.

by 100poundsofchange

As I look into the mirror as I slowly slim down, it looks to me that my look is improving at a decent rate. The next day I appear in a photograph with some friends and feel as if nothing I’ve done up to this point has changed my look. Why does the medium of photography create such cruel representations of ourselves? How is looking in a mirror any different than the captured light refraction in a camera?

I can count on one finger the amount of times I’ve taken a picture of myself and was extremely pleased with what I saw. This was about 2 or 3 years ago when I was down to a trim 212 pounds and had at least a moderate amount of muscle tone on my body. I felt so vein taking a picture at the time, but now I’m glad I did, as it reminds me that what I see in the mirror or a photograph right now doesn’t have to stay that way.

Current Weight: 282 Pounds