The picture below is what I looked like at the end of May of this year. When this was taken, it had been a while since I’d seen a full body photo of myself. I remember seeing this picture and thinking “I don’t look like that.”
When I look at this picture now, I see someone who was in denial. For a very long time, I lived in denial about my weight. I thought “no one will realize I’m overweight if I don’t bring attention to it.” I know this may sound crazy to most people (since I clearly need to lose some weight in the picture above), but being in denial about body size is rather common. I seriously did not realize how big I’d gotten, even when I saw myself in a picture.