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9/18/13 4:06 A

Yes! I have a fb friend who travels a lot, posts pics of tourist attractions and then tags dozens of friends on it. So I get a notification that he's tagged me - when I look I'm a Roman statue or something. I always untag them

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9/17/13 11:26 P

I don't always like pictures of me that others have taken but they remind me of why I'm on this journey so I look at them whenever I need motivation.

Be stronger than your strongest excuse.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.�
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9/17/13 11:16 P

I cringe at photos of me, but I am resigned to leaving them all there - good and not so good. At a work function there's a photo of me laughing with my eyes closed, I call it the "belly laugh" picture, because it kind of looks like my middle is jiggling. See it on my blog, I actually wrote abut my feelings on that one. I echo some of the others about photos of absent loved ones and co-workers. That may not fit my ideal image, but it is me having fun and laughing with my work friends. My best response is to change the future picture, and that's why I'm on Sparkpeople.

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MKMMARTY Posts: 3,053
9/17/13 10:48 P

I take a lot of pictures - so it is only fair that others take pictures of me - some I may not like -- but what the heck - the camera does not lye - if this is how I am so be it
Vanity - is a sin

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9/17/13 10:43 P

Yeah I try not to but some of them really should be taken off

9/16/13 10:59 P

Good point.

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9/16/13 1:50 P

I hate pictures of myself. I'm a redhead, and have never been really lucky with cameras; they're not kind to my complexion. In recent years, I've developed a skin condition which causes my face to be blotchy, irritated, and red (you should SEE the driver's license photo I got Saturday. Ugh.) Camera flashes highlight those blotches even more.

But you know something? I don't get to control how others see me. My family has a right to remember me the way I am, not the way I wish I was. I am what I am; People cared enough about me to WANT to remember how I looked, however terrible I might think that be. We're usually our own worst critics anyway, and the odds are I don't look as awful to everyone else as I do to me.

So I don't avoid cameras, I don't delete pictures. I may untag something if I don't want it appearing on my page, but otherwise? I let people have their memories. I don't want to be the person who is only remembered for ducking behind other people and hiding.

I want my children to see me throughout my journey. I want them to, when I'm dead, to have the same thing I do; candid photos of a parent long gone, even if those photos aren't perfect.

My dad died when I was 15. I have only a few photos of him, and they're never enough; not because he hid from them, but we didn't have a camera, and he was usually busy.

All I have now are pictures; I don't remember the sound of his voice, the smell of his hugs... just the pictures.

And I will not deny those memories to my kids because of vanity.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 9/16/2013 (13:51)
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9/16/13 1:26 P

I only post the ones the ones of myself that I think look okay. I post lots of pictures and I try to pick the most flattering shots of my friends and family members, as well.

On the rare occason somebody posts a picture of me, if they also tagged it, I don't recall that I have ever "untagged" or deleted it.

BELLYDOG Posts: 1,551
9/16/13 12:27 P

I don't post photos of myself, don't like the way I look. But I don't delete photos of me that someone else has posted. My friends enjoy seeing me with family and other friends. I think most of us here are our own worst critics. What I tell my friends, I don't like you for your looks. I like you because I enjoy your company, your character, your sense of humor or your personality. And I hope they like me for the same reasons.

9/16/13 11:25 A

Don't post too many pictures because I'm not very photogenic, but if a bad one shows up somewhere I just shrug it off.

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KKKAREN Posts: 12,149
9/16/13 11:07 A

I generally scoot out of all picture taking. I hate to see myself in a photo, I don't want others to see them either. I feel like I'm 20 but look my age of 58 that's what I don't want to see!

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9/16/13 10:14 A

I may cringe a bit, but it has never occurred to me to delete a picture someone else posted. I just don't care enough.

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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
9/16/13 9:09 A

I don't get in most pictures, so I suspect it's not as much an issue.
I don't want myself plastered all over FB and the like.

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9/16/13 8:34 A

Absolutely, if I don't like it, it definitely gets deleted. I don't like having my picture taken as a rule. Now on SP I don't post pics of my family except the furry ones. There is one pictures where you can't see my face but since I found out by googling my SP name you could go right to my SP page and see everything, I have opted not to post pics of my family.

9/16/13 6:16 A

PRIVACY issues can be for another thread, this was just a question about how bad some of us THINK we look rather than how we ACTUALLY look.
Like I said, I have done it, too.

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9/16/13 3:42 A

Yep, if I don't like it I untag or delete. That goes for pictures of my kids, too.

This is for me...
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9/16/13 2:21 A

Generally, I let them go. If I think a picture is really bad, though, I probably won't acknowledge the tag.

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9/16/13 1:00 A

I don't like pictures of myself posted unless I'm the one doing the posting. I've had some really unflattering pics of me posted by people that work at my kid's school and I couldn't untag myself fast enough. When I weigh more I don't want any pics of myself posted but now that I'm no longer in the over weight category, I might not be as opposed. I have posted more pics of myself since I've lost weight the last few months. I'd rather people ask before they put pics of me on the internet.

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9/15/13 11:46 P


LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,684
9/15/13 8:46 P

Yes I do, but must admit not as many as I used to. We just printed vacation photos and I'm really proud how far I've come. But I still remain my own worst critic. emoticon

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9/15/13 6:48 P

If I don't like how I look in it, I will delete it.

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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
9/15/13 4:11 P

Be visible

9/15/13 4:08 P

Do you ever untag or delete pictures of yourself that YOU alone deem "bad"?

My gf put up a photo of me on vacation this past summer and even though I workout and am of a muscular build I gots me a little man-belly. Ugh, I HATE IT and the photos in my gallery here definitely DO NOT include shots of my mid-section.

Anyway, I was gonna ask her to delete it but she insisted that I look good and that it should stay up and in fact, I should confirm the tag on it so others can see me, too.


"Okay", I said. And not one negative word was made and in fact I got a few *likes*.

Do YOU delete photos or not post photos you, alone, deem unflattering?

Edited by: KJFITNESSDUDE at: 9/15/2013 (16:10)
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