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SMILE.....it makes a HUGE difference!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It sounds so simple. But how could it affect the way I feel? A simple smile, not at someone else but to myself. Myself?? Yes, I took the challenge and it works. It really honestly works. For the VERY FIRST TIME in my LIFE, I can look at the person in the mirror, smile and LOVE the reflection back. It brings tears to my eyes, because I really honestly never thought I could look at the image in the mirror and like what I see.

I know this is something that has a huge impact on almost all of us. You have sent me emails, commented on blogs and confessed to not loving yourself. It is a day to day progress, but I can tell you it works!

This is better than breaking the plateau, better than seeing the little down arrow on my scale, better then I don't know but you have to try this! I can not tell you how good I feel. It sounds silly, but a simple smile to myself, a true ear to ear grin first thing in the morning in the mirror has changed me more than shedding the first 100 pounds!

I actually think I am starting to stalk myself! I know, I know sounds funny but I am almost obsessed with taking my picture, and I like them! It is very odd because for years I ran from the camera. I was the one that always took the pictures and yet, here I am snapping my photo in the BATHROOM of all places! I think I am going to start a collection of bathroom back drops!!

I hope you can tell from the enthusiasm of this blog that this is really, really, really a real emotion. I really want you all to try it. Be warned......you may not change over night to loving yourself, but keep going, it will happen, keep smiling those big toothy ear to ear grins in the mirror and one morning your response will catch you off guard!

Have a happy Wednesday...it's hump day....Sunday's coming!
~Barb
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  • LIBBYFITZ
    emoticon emoticon totally agree! emoticon

    love you're smile!
    4029 days ago
  • ALIMESSA
    You are beautiful...why wouldn't you love your pictures? You remind me of my daughter...she takes several pictures of herself a day...posts them to Facebook....comments on them...then takes some more the next day. She cracks me up...I had never really thought about how wonderful that is...she must really love the way she looks...that is so cool! I know I have an issue with how I look...I can not remember a time I was satisfied with my appearance....but I do love myself....love the person I am...that is what I will settle with...FOR NOW...

    Great blog...stay strong, my friend!!
    4030 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    Sorry, I hit post before I finished...

    You look lovely, friendly and optimism! I can't wait to see your series of self-portraits!


    4030 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    Sorry, I hit post before I finished...

    You look lovely, friendly and optimism! I can't wait to see your series of self-portraits!


    4030 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    After I read your previous blog, I tried it. I smiled at myself in the mirror - and was shocked by the really nasty comment that came into my head. I've been thinking about it on and off ever since. My reaction tells me that this is something I need to address. So, starting tomorrow, I'm going to try it for a week straight and see how things change. I'll keep you updated.

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    4030 days ago
  • PURPLELVR7
    I love your blog & and your picture
    4030 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon YOU GOT IT!! HAVE A GREAT DAY! emoticon
    4030 days ago
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