Wild, I'm a diabetic and eating has taken on a whole new dimension since I was diagnosed. My insulin made me gain about 15 pounds, after I'd lost around 40 when I first started trying to get my blood sugar controlled. Now I'm back to trying to make good choices, one step at a time. I need to do more exercising but here I am at the keyboard.
I know where you're coming from about the mirrors! If it were only that easy!
But, what is working for me is one right choice at a time. If my self-talk is encouraging and positive and forgiving, I get along a lot better than if I say "there's no way you're going to lose weight, you know you can't resist potato chips..." I've lost 8 pounds in about 8 weeks...slow, but it's real. I still eat potato chips on occasion, but I just get back on track instead of beating myself up. It's a struggle and I don't think there's anything easy about it but I do give myself credit for these small successes which is changing my attitude about even exercising. We cleaned off the clutter from the treadmill last weekend...getting closer to actually plugging it in!