Hey Think Thin!
Woohoo! we are both changing our lives! You rock!
You are so right - I always have those days when i just stand for hours in front of the mirror thinking 'ohhhhh im soooooooo fat.' or those times when im shopping and every window i pass i look at my reflection and think 'ugh, yuck.' But doing that is not going to help us achieve our goals. Something i found really helps is that - i made a deal with myself that when i am out shopping, i am to look straight ahead ONLY and not feel the call of myold habit of looking in every window so that i can see my reflection and be disgusted. We are making progress and when i feel good, i treat my body better = loose weight, so it really does have benefits.
Good luck with your 20 kilo challenge
I know you can do it - and those two motivations seem like the best motivations a gal could possibly have!
And with the picture on your wardrobe - it can be a great motivator to have a picture of your former self (i.e when you started your journey at your heaviest) stuck up there, but this also can evoke thoughts such as 'I can believe i let myself get like this' or 'ahhh i have so far to go.' etc, so maybe its a good idea to turn it into a positive experience by putting a photo up of what you want to look like, or a piece of clothing you want to fit into - this way, you can look at it and feel motivated and excited and congratulate yourself that soon it will fit you! thats what ive done anyway, i have the CUTEST glitter skirt dress in a size 12 hanging on my wall, and i look at it everyday!
Hope those ramblings helped, Good luck