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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Of course I hate having my picture taken. I don't like how much I have let myself go. As much as I would like to say that I love me just as I am now, I know in my heart that is not true.

So I could go on and on about how much of my life I have let slip by because I was so self conscious about my weight and my body shape. It feels like it is the one area of my life that I start to have control over and then I let it all slip away.

However I am choosing to take a serious look at where I am now and what my goals are and how I plan to get there. A journey starts with the first step and in my case, with the first picture. I plan to keep my picture journal as a motivation for me to visually see where I have been and be able to watch the changes as time passes. And the biggest change I am looking forward to is the day I can say -- I love having my picture taken.
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    And that day is coming! I know how you feel! I spend sometimes, quite a bit of time standing in the mirror dissecting my body, lifting this, pulling that, wondering what it would look like if I just nipped and tucked here... then, I beat myself up for not accepting myself for what I am! THERE ARE FAR WORSE looking bodies than mine out there. Sure, I can cover up good, now, but I still don't like showing too much skin!
    3703 days ago
    You won't find any pictures of me posted worldwide; I can relate to what you're saying. All you need is a change of perspective!!! Mental pictures are being taken all day everyday. When you look in the mirror, when you walk into a room. Sometimes people are seeing us when we don't even know it. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder who has time to worry about that?
    It is what it is. What matters most is that we're doing our best to makeover our picture of health. The cosmetics will come...when we feel better we look better
    3709 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2010 8:28:00 PM
    When I was overweight, I didn't like having my picture taken either. But you know, I'm glad I did. You know why ? Because I can see how far I've come ! it really is amazing to see the before and after photos many other members have posted on their Spark Pages. It's extremely inspirational. so, I think you're keeping a picture journal is a great idea !!

    Now, here's something to consider if you have a little extra money, consider having a "glamor" photo taken as a reward for making one of your weight loss goals. Say you lose 20 pounds, treat yourself to a professional photograph. Some times, having a photo taken by a pro can help us feel better about ourselves.


    -- karen
    3713 days ago
  • KARBIE18
    One step at a time, Joann. Sounds like a plan, and I'll be right here rooting you on!

    3713 days ago
    With commitment it will come.
    3713 days ago
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