Part of a journey is reminding yourself how far you have come. This especially helps when motivation is low, or when there are feelings of discouragement. It is equally important to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.
I am a part of a huge community of men and women who are working hard at their weight loss journey. In this community we cheer each other on, post photos of before/during/after, and share victories and challenges.
An outsider could look at this and think, “enough of the photos already!”, “why do they always have to brag?”, and, “geeze it’s like they want attention!”.
The gal in the top photos above felt trapped in her own skin. She often hid from things because of her body. The gal in the bottom photos still looks in the mirror and at times sees the one in the top. So, photos are a reminder of the hard work. Photos also help others who may be struggling realize that it is possible to meet their goals.
Flaunt it. Show off how great you feel. Embrace progress, not perfection. Peel away that old body (Physically and mentally) and free yourself from the prison it represented.