I recently did some exercise indoors. No one was around, so I took my shirt off because it had little ventilation. I had a clear view of myself and it wasn't pretty. That was the day I chose to lose 10lbs. I had deceived myself into thinking I was doing okay. It took the mirrors to reveal my own self deception and some serious belly and back fat.
It has taken two months, and this morning at a doctor appt., I discovered I had lost 9 of the ten.
Whatever the mirror reveals is what it is. Abraham called things that are not as though they were, and that day, I called myself 10 lbs. lighter and took initiative to become what I saw by faith. (Romans 4)
Not there yet, but getting there. I am also recalculating and calling myself another 10 lbs. lighter, in Jesus name.