I’ve been thinking a lot about perception vs. reality. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how I thought I was SO FAT when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I had people in my life tell me that I was fat… and I believed them. What is really crazy about this is that I weigh about 80 pounds more now than I did then and in my mind I am just as fat now as I was then. Yes, I saw myself then the way I look now… WHAT?!?!? I was NOT fat then! I was at my ideal weight; I was thin.
This was then: