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So You're Feeling Too Fat?

Sunday, February 10, 2013




Like so many of you, I have always hated having my picture taken. For YEARS I avoided cameras or always hid behind everybody else in them. I always offered to be the one TAKING the picture to avoid being in them. So now I regret I have very few pictures of me. I have realized that even when I was slimmer I thought I was fat.

I decided a few years ago to go ahead and be in photos "warts" and all! Now I can look back and see the changes that have taken place since I have lost weight. Even though I cringe at most of these, I do see all the progress I have made. I will never be a "camera ham" LOL but I can at least smile and try my best to look good in them.

I realize that I will probably never see myself in the pictures the same as my friends and family sees me in them. To deny my family, who love and accept me as I am NOW, to have pictures of me is selfish.

A friend had this link on her Face Book page and I really enjoyed reading it. Life is too short, as this girl found out, to sweat the small stuff like getting your picture taken.

You are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are RIGHT NOW! So go find a camera and SMILE!!

Enjoy!


myfriendteresablog.com/so-youre-feel
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SUNNY332 9/2/2013 4:14PM

    Great post, Pam.

I think you are beautiful but do relate to what you have said here. I think most women do.

Hugs, Sunny

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IRISHEI 3/3/2013 8:27AM

    Pictures are important even when I do understand how you feel. My kids took photos of me when I was heavier and I look at them and cringe. My daughters always tell me, mom, you are beautiful no matter how your photo looks. Makes me smile. i know beauty is really only skin deep.
Hope all thing are going well for you on your journey. Do take care.
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CHINAGAL 2/13/2013 10:17AM

    Yes!!!! My cousin died recently and at her viewing they had a slideshow with wonderful pictures of her through the years doing things she loved to do. It dawned on me then that there are very few pictures of me becuase I always shunned the camera because of my weight. Then I got to thinking about all the fun I'd missed over the years by being self-conscious. I thought I was fat in high school, and I recently saw a picture and realized I was actually quite thin. Why do we do this to ourselves?
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EBURGITE 2/11/2013 10:24AM

    i'd read that blog, and appreciated it a lot. good for you for overcoming your dread!

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LJCANNON 2/10/2013 9:41PM

    emoticon WOW!! What a Well Written Blog!! I hope you don't mind I have shared it on My Facebook Page. It DOES need to be read by nearly Every Woman -- And A Few Men! -- that I know!!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/10/2013 5:08PM

    Spot on! You are definitely NOT alone in this. for sure. I went thru years of feeling that way too. One time, though, my DD just point blank said to me, "Mommy if you're not in any pictures how will I remember what you look like if you die?" Ok. EYE OPENER! That was 10 yrs. ago.

HUGs

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/10/2013 2:59PM

    Thank you for sharing your article. I too hate to have my picture taken and spend alot of time behind the camera. I started to really hate the camera when I was 21 years old and had a professional picture taken. The photographer said I looked jaunty. No 22 year old wants to be called jaunty. Fast track 80 extra pounds and I find it funny that my underweight husband also hates to have his picture taken. He takes his 6 foot frame and hides it behind my 5'1 200+ lb body.
Recently I started allowing my family and friends take pictures of me no matter how uncomfortable I am. I see the Grandmother my Mom and other family members tell me I look like. They just see me.
I started allowing pictures again after going to a funeral of a woman who never was heavy a day in her life but also hated to be photographed. He family and friends were sad because there weren't more pictures of her.
The article really hits home with me. I still hate having my picture taken. I hate being the only fat person in group shots. I can do something about it. Until then, I remind myself the words in the article on what people really see in those pictures. emoticon

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JILL313 2/10/2013 1:00PM

    I also am very camera shy and have very few pictures of myself at my highest weight. Even though I've lost some of the pounds I don't like having my picture taken but try to grin and bear it. I know how much I cherish the old pictures I have of my parents, siblings, etc. so how selfish of me for denying them that of me. Take good care. I'm going to check your page out and see if you're brave enough to put some pictures of you in it. Enjoy your day.

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Are You Taking Care Of You?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013




Are You Taking Care Of You?

Five Things Women Need To Do To Thrive. 5 healthy life lessons from holistic ob/gyn Christiane Northrup, MD


Below is a link to an article in the January Edition of Prevention Magazine by one of my favorite people Dr. Christiane Northrup.

Enjoy!
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www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotion
al-health/what-women-need-do-thrive

  
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CARLANNIE 2/8/2013 10:26AM

    I like Dr. Northrup's articles, too. Thanks for sharing!

How are you doing? I love to think of me sitting in that beach chair, soaking up the sun all while I'm actually staring out my window, watching the snow sink further and further away (we are in a winter drought here right now). Enjoy your warmth and sunshine.

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SUNNY332 2/7/2013 8:33PM

    Awesome! Thanks so much.

Sunny

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/7/2013 10:21AM

    Thanks for sharing the article!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/6/2013 6:20PM

    Great article. HUGS!

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Hey Fat Girl....

Sunday, September 02, 2012





I saw this blog post this morning and thought some (cough cough emoticon) of us could relate. Even though I don't run, just barely walk, I have found myself feeling this way at the walking park. It gave me a new perspective on what others think of me out there. It is never as bad as we imagine it to be. Thank goodness! Hope this inspires you to "get out there" anyway! Enjoy!
~Pam
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MARATEIXEIRA 11/30/2012 12:26PM

    Thank you for sharing :)

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JOANNHUNT 10/19/2012 9:00PM

    It brings back memories of walking down the street with my oldest daughter and hearing people say I hope the skinny one (she's a size 0) never turns out like the fat one. It got me wanting to get the excess weight off. It made me sad as well that people can be so shallow and judgemental. My daughter gets sick when she puts on weight as she is vitamin deficient along with other problems. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FORMERFATGUY777 10/8/2012 10:33PM

    People walk in various stages of physical fitness. When I see an overweight person walking I don't think anything bad of them. In fact I'm proud of them. It goes the same at the gym. When I see someone with weight issues working out, I'm proud of them.



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KARRENLYNN 10/8/2012 9:14PM

    We have lots of walkers in our neighborhood, all shapes and sizes and ages. Some come with canines too! Just know how cool you are to get out there, taking care of yourself. Keep up the good work!



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KAREN1035 10/8/2012 8:58PM

    All I can say is WOW!!! I'm always self-conscious while working out. Wether it is at the fitness center or in my bedroom. Now I can start thinking differently.

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HEYITSAPOSSUM 9/19/2012 5:22PM

    Thank you for sharing that. I got goose-bumps!

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NETSUE64 9/18/2012 1:10PM

    This made me cry and I never cry over blogs!

I won't go to exercise classes, I only work out at home, because I can't keep up and I don't want to look silly. What a great blog!

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DRAMAJLN 9/16/2012 12:23AM

    Thank you for sharing this. I feel like I am on both sides of this at times. I can jog about 4-5 miles, but I don't go as fast as many other runners out there. I see the people out there who are going slower than I am and I know how hard they are working and I remember how hard it was when I started. It is a good reminder that we are usually our own worst critic. Other people out there are usually not as judgemental as we imagine them to be.

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JUDYAASH 9/15/2012 12:52PM

    Great blog!

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2WHEELER 9/14/2012 2:02PM

    I am so glad you shared this blog. I am one of those gym rats, runners, cyclists who has tremendous respect for anyone exercising who does not fit the image of "fit." Maybe next time I pass that "fat girl/guy" I will tell them how awesome they are and give them words of encouragement.

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GINIEMIE 9/14/2012 8:30AM

    I really appreciated the blog, thanks for posting it. I just started walking again.

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TERRIJ7 9/12/2012 1:25PM

    I SO identify with this! I'm not a runner either, but prefer to walk on a deserted back road so that no one will see my struggle.

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AZURELITE 9/10/2012 1:25PM

    I am not a runner either, Pam, but I really appreciate this blog. Thanks for sharing!

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CURVYGALNZ 9/10/2012 4:25AM

  What an awesome article - thanks for sharing.

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JODIELYNN40 9/9/2012 8:24AM

    A tear fell as I was reading this. I pray that I will soon have the courage to take that step... emoticon
Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

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NICKI984 9/8/2012 10:49PM

    Thank you for sharing! That is a great article and it put some things in perspective for me!

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DUNLAPMOM 9/8/2012 8:23PM

    thanks for sharing this!!!!!!!!! I am also there and i never thought i would inspire anyone. Let alone the girls at the track that run circles around me. New attitude is in check. I will look up from this day forwad!!!!!!!!!!!!


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SERENEART 9/8/2012 3:52PM

    omg... this made me cry...because I am there. I'm not running, but going to the gym.. thanks for sharing!

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NURSESHARON03 9/8/2012 11:37AM

    Thank you for sharing this, it literally made me cry because I am that fat girl.


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JUSTLYN1964 9/8/2012 9:43AM

  I read that blog too the other day, and thought WOW what a good read and boost to my mindset for when I'm walking out in public and at the gym!

Thanks for sharing! We need to continue to spread that kind of 'positive energy' :-)



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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/8/2012 1:00AM

    Thanks for shareing this blog link!

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FUNNYSUNNY123 9/7/2012 10:43PM

    Love this!

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RUNANDRUN 9/7/2012 8:03PM

  Fabulous post! Thanks for sharing.

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POLSKARENIA 9/7/2012 6:02PM

    The longer we persevere with the exercise the fitter we become and the easier the exercises become... keep it up!!

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SKINNEY2011 9/7/2012 3:37PM

  Keep up the good work! You will be ready for a 5k sooner than you think. emoticon

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SAENZWIFE 9/7/2012 2:19PM

  If your out there moving you never know who you are encouraging. I've seen people smile as if they sre saying "good for you" or "if she can do it I can to". What we do is an example or more powerful than we think to others.

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TRUCKERSMRS 9/7/2012 1:11PM

    Thank you for bringing this to us. It is a good reminder to us all about how we should look at ourselves and not to hide away in fear of others - fears that often have no justification. Heads held high, best foot forward.
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LINDA! 9/7/2012 9:48AM

    Thank you!!!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 9/7/2012 9:47AM

    That's how I feel sometimes. Just keep plugging along.

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 9/7/2012 8:45AM

    What an encouragement.......no matter what we do to "move"...........!

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MSBEKANATOR 9/7/2012 12:37AM

    What an encouraging blog, it really moved me. It motivates me to keep on. Thank you so much for sharing the link.

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SURLYGIRL 9/6/2012 10:15PM

    emoticon so much for posting this link. The same blog could apply to "The Fat Girl" at the gym - as I was once that girl.

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GLINDAGOODWITCH 9/6/2012 7:20PM

    When ever I see anyone out being active I think it's great! No matter how big, small, tall..... It's refreshing to see other people take control of their health and well being.

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ANTOF9 9/6/2012 6:51PM

    ohmyword, I JUST wrote about that (from the other side) on my blog today! Thanks for the link - that made me cry :)

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  omg i loved this blog post. These are the kinds of post that put determination back into a weakened spirit! emoticon

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IMAVISION 9/6/2012 3:58PM

    emoticon for taking the time to point out that blog posting.

God bless!

Ima



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    Good for you !
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TKRYSTINA 9/6/2012 2:32PM

    Thank you for sharring this that was the way I felt in high school in gym class because I am not very athletic. I hate gym I was always the last one picked for anything & made fun of.

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AMIEMICHELE 9/6/2012 2:32PM

    Thanks for posting. I needed to see that!

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NEWKATHYNOW 9/6/2012 1:07PM

    Thank you so much for posting this. I can't begin to tell you how much I needed this! I feel so self conscious at the gym. I go in the slow times because of that and still haven't worked up the nerve to get into the pool and swim. I really like the gym and feel better when I go - it makes me happy but I still feel eyes on me - real or imagined - they feel like they're there. The 'Hey Fat Girl' blog moved me to tears and filled me with hope. Thank you so very much for sharing this. You really touched a spot deep within me.

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If only....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012



  
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BKNOCK 9/3/2012 6:42PM

    emoticon That would be great!

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LOLAINSC 9/3/2012 12:05PM

    In SC the mosquitos are so big that they carry IV needles and a plastic bag.
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BINGEFREEBABE 9/2/2012 11:43AM

   

Agreed! Especially this year where I got a whopping 27 bites!
I should be Angelina Jolie-thin, LOL.

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CHINAGAL 8/24/2012 8:27AM

    Instead of worrying about West Nile Virus, we could worry about getting too thin! Now that's a problem I'll never have!
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LEANJEAN6 8/23/2012 10:37AM

    emoticon--That would be so good! Lynda

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LJCANNON 8/23/2012 10:29AM

    emoticonTHAT would be AWESOME!!!

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DEBPRE16 8/22/2012 10:26PM

    Bring those little buggers to my house they could have a feast.

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SUNNY332 8/22/2012 8:23PM

    Wouldn't that be great!!!

Hugs to you my friend, Sunny

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BEACHGIRL1205 8/22/2012 11:45AM

    emoticon Too funny Pam!! I wouldn't mind having them around if that was the case. Thanks for the good laugh!!

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FELINA 8/22/2012 10:26AM

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JILLITA55 8/22/2012 10:13AM

    emoticon You have spark friend. That mosquito loves you too!

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Happy Birthday To Me! :)

Monday, August 06, 2012

  
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MRSSCHENCK 9/4/2012 5:17PM

    Happy belated birthday. Hope it was everything you wished for and more!

Hattie

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SUNNY332 8/10/2012 10:36AM

    Happy Belated Birthday, Pam.

Hope it was a very Happy Day in every way!

Here is a emoticon to many, many more!

Hugs, Sunny

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CARLANNIE 8/10/2012 9:49AM

    Hope you birthday was a happy one. Where have you been? I have been shy around here myself. Love your background photo.

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BEACHGIRL1205 8/8/2012 8:10PM

    Happy Belated Birthday Pam!! I've been thinking about you and wondered how you're doing.
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IRISHEI 8/8/2012 7:28AM

    Hope you had a wonderful and happy birthday! emoticon emoticon

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    Happy, Healthy Birthday! emoticon

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MIZKAREN 8/6/2012 7:10PM

    Have a terrific birthday

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LOVESLIFE48 8/6/2012 12:38PM

    emoticonHappy Birthday!! Wishing you many, many more!! emoticon

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