Monday, November 15, 2010


Last night I was brushing my teeth in my bathroom before going to bed and I was facing the big mirror we have in there.
I was wearing some capri pajama pants that I haven't worn in a really long time because I have been told they are "unflattering" to the figure.  I can't take offense--it is definitely a true statement which is why I wear them only to bed or when cleaning!  Anyway, I stopped wearing them once I gained my weight because the weight made them look all the more atrocious on me.  So last night I was looking at my legs in these pants and I thought "wow, I look a lot skinnier than I did last time I wore these."  But then my perception switched and even though nothing had changed, I could suddenly see how fat I looked in them.  And then the perception switched again back to skinny.  It went on like this for the duration of my teeth brushing and I was left really confused by the time I hit the sack.

If perception can show me at two extremes within such a short time, who is to say that the way I perceive myself is even a reality?  It bothers me that what I see in the mirror is not a true reflection of what I actually look like.  I think my sight needs to be more objective!  :)


  1. I've been through that with different mirrors in my house . . .mirrors at the clothing store versus my house. ETC.

  2. I feel the same way! But I can't ever look in the mirror and see the changes that are occurring while I'm losing weight. Everyone cane tell me the difference, but I just can't see it on myself.

  3. The mirror and I have a love hate relationship. I was just trying on clothes in hopes of finding something to wear to Thanksgiving dinner. No luck. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to look in the mirror.

  4. Get rid of the mirror I say and let the way the pants 'feel' be your guide.

    Felicity x