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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tonight was kind of tough. I am so grateful (glad, thrilled ...) that I am loosing weight. The down side is that I think I look a little older because I am loosing weight from my face as well.

I'm sure (and praying) that it's just a matter of my skin's elasticity catching up. I have lost 30 pounds in less than two months ...15 of it within approximately two weeks.

So ...tonight I tried to take some pictures of myself for a personal ad and well ... I wasn't thrilled with any of them. Then I switched to a top I was more comfortable in (i.e. black instead of the bright colors that supposedly one is supposed to wear because supposedly men like bright colors ...as if they're toddlers.) Then the photos were okay.

Most of what made tonight tough is relationship, or lack of relationship, stuff and not weight-related stuff. Going out with some new people was kind of a fizzle and thus started the pity and dissatisfaction festival.

Actually, the kick off for the festival was two days ago when I found myself traveling to a place I didn't want to got to (for work) and doing things I was not thrilled about doing. It wasn't that bad. At least I am employed and have a job (that's actually a pretty cool one) to travel to places I don't won't to go to for. I am looking forward to Fall. I will loose 20 additional pounds by then and I have clothes to look forward to. I'd better start exercising before everything's hanging all over the place and making me look older.
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ANITAWPG 7/17/2010 9:45AM

    don't worry about the bright colors rule etc - instead - wear what you are comfortable in/look good in
you don't want to go "high fashion" with hair/makeup - but certainly a good do/look for you

Sexycool is right - you want to be looking slightly up at the camera. If I look up or even level I am good, but if I have to look down then my still there double chin appears - and the typical thing seems to be for the person taking the pic to kneel down to stabilize themseleves, so we look a bit down to the camera lens

I had to do a pic in 2008 for a family reunion album - I wound up kneeling at my office boardroom table, elbows on table, chin in hands - looking slightly up at our exec secretary who tookt he pic for me - the kneeling part doesn't show in the pic - but the upper torseo does - and it looked really good - it is on my spark page if you want to see the final result

EJIT01 also hit the nail on the head - moisturize!! and do so in an upward sweeping motion - if we rub in to hard and down we can actually over a long time damage and pull skin cells into a downward droop - so I make sure to try to rub lightly and sweep upwards - I have read (& heard at the occasional makeup party) it is also supposed to help with skin shine versus matte look

for long term I don't think the firming creams really are worth the money - it is more the massage action of you putting on a lotion - so save your money and get a decent store brand etc that you like - without paying huge money for the so called specialized firming creams

good luck on the ad - there are lots of game players out there - don't let them get you down, and don't let them waste your time - there are really great quality people on there as well

my girlfriends J as well as C met their hubbie's that way, as did I, and a few other people on sparks I have chatted with also met that way


and way to go on the weight loss!!!

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LHLADY517 7/17/2010 8:30AM

    You'll make it.

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EJIT01 7/17/2010 8:13AM

    your skin will catch up with your weight loss in time. You lost an amazing amount in a short period of time, so be patient and you will get the rewards for it. Moisturise like there is no tomorrow and dont forget your neck...my gran told me that and she had amazing skin and hardly any wrinkles. Good luck with the 20lbs, im sure you will do it!

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SEXYCOOL* 7/17/2010 4:31AM

    Photo taking tip - Make sure you are holding the camera up or that the camera is at least six inches above your eye level so that you can up into the camera. For some reason, pictures where you are holding your head back slightly look better....well, at least mine do.

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NEDYFAY 7/17/2010 3:04AM

    I think men are attracted to different things. Although they can fool us sometimes, I think they are a little more advanced than toddlers... Wear something you feel comfortable with, that is the most attractive thing!

As for the feeling of looking old, you have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. You skin needs some time to catch up! You might go past a pharmacy and ask if firming creams might help, if you want to. I do not know whether or not it will, just occured to me that you could at least ask.

Good luck with the next 20 pounds - you can do it!

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