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At my weight of 310, I've been avoiding full length mirrors for a long time. Even after I'd lost 60 lbs in a year I still continued to avoid them. My philosophy was to just love myself as I was, no matter what size I was, which is good, but I also did this without looking at my body. So recently I decided I wanted a full length mirror, since I was no longer losing weight (at least I've not gained any)! I asked on my local freecycle and was offered one. I got it and brought it home. Then what a sight did I see. I went from beating myself down to just mildly discouraged. Today, I made myself stand in front of the mirror longer and then I sat down in front of the mirror for awhile. I had a heart to heart talk with myself while sitting there and looking into my reflection. I told myself that this is the only body I had and that I should've never got to this point. I also told myself that it is time for action, because my health is suffering and I'm sure not getting any younger.
So if any of you are overweight or obese like me and have avoided the mirrors for ages, I suggest you take a long look at yourself in one and have a heart to heart talk with yourself. It may be one of the hardest things you'll do, but hopefully you'll see things as they really are and finally feel motivated to change what is into what can be.