I'm not sure why we don't realize how big we have gotten until we see pics but I too never realized I was as big as I was. I would watch biggest loser and see people at my weight and smaller and think, wow, I weigh more than that and don't look like that.
What a dummy I was!
Just see myself in a pic and then would say...wow, the camera must add way more than 10 lbs!
various problems with my hips and reflux and gave those every other excuse in the book...But now that I have lost a decent amount the hips feel 1000 times better and the reflux issues gone. I have finally realized that NO the camera does NOT put all that weight on, it is really there and I really did look that bad...NO those people on biggest loser did NOT look bigger than me, I looked bigger than them!
In the very short time I have been here on FD it has become such an important part of my life and helping me to keep on track and see what I am doing. I plan to be here for the long haul and stay long after I am at goal because I have finally realized that it is a lifelong journey.
WELCOME and I look forward to seeing you hit your goal!