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Photographic proof

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Before my wedding, I was feeling fat, ugly, and generally horrible. I forgot all about it, though, in the rush to get things done and the enjoyment of the day and the honeymoon.

And then I saw the wedding photos.

And you know what? I look gorgeous! Not fat or ugly at all. Who would have thought that photos could boost your self-esteem like that? Turns out that when I looked in the mirror, I was focusing on my flaws and not seeing the whole picture. The photos really helped with that.

That said, I still want to lose weight. But now I'm not so hard on myself, and have positive rather than negative sources of motivation. Woo hoo!

  
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WILLBOYWONDER 12/15/2009 11:42AM

    I know several beautiful gorgeous ladies who feel that way about themselves. It takes a lot to see past the cloud in front of you in order for the real beauty to shine through. Looks like you got past that dark cloud. We definitely all are too hard on ourselves. Glad you have let up on that.

Keep on with your program and take it one day at a time. Good luck on your goals.

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FITGIRL15 12/15/2009 11:39AM

    I have often wanted to clone myself, just so I can view my physical body from an outward perspective... I think that taking photos does just that!

Looking in a mirror allows us to internalize things without a lot of time to rationalize them... and this is often when the negatives overshadow the positives!

Take your time when looking in the mirror and you WILL see the good too!!!

PS... I think it is very hard for a bride to look horrible on her special day! I am sure you dazzled your guests and looed absolutely radiant!

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GIANT-STEPS 12/15/2009 11:34AM

  I've always held that most people need more positive reasons to improve themselves than negative. Folks should want to get in shape because they feel good about themselves instead of because they feel bad.

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RENA1965 12/15/2009 11:26AM

    Bravo, this is why I tell people to use real photos on sparks- the mirror can lie but many times the camera can do us justice..

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Pre-Wedding Jitters

Friday, November 20, 2009

Okay, my wedding is officially a week away. We leave for Florida (Keys destination wedding) and then the honeymoon on Sunday. The dress fits perfectly, and has been painstakingly packed in tissue paper. Everything else has been, er, less carefully packed. Lol. And we're ready to go in all other ways.

And yet I've got this nagging uneasiness. I'm not happy with the way I look right now, and therefore hate all my clothes - even the cute new stuff I bought just for this trip. And I DO NOT want to put on weight during our two-week vacation. But it's so hard to eat right when you have to eat in restaurants all the time, and I suspect it'll be hard to fit in gym time among wedding madness. I've been down on myself lately, which is ridiculous. But the fears of wedding weight gain has made that a lot worse. Ugh.

I reckon I just need to snap out of it, and do the best I can. Wish me luck!

  
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THEONE909 11/20/2009 11:31PM

    You will be fine. Please enjoy this time it is so special. There are few things in life more important than LOVE. Try to allow that to be your only focus at this time. Enjoy every second of two loving hearts becoming one. When you return Get back to work.

Wishing you the very BEST emoticon

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