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What? I don't look like Scarlett Johansson already?!

Monday, August 01, 2011

The pic below was taken yesterday by a friend who was actually taking a picture of my son, I'm just in the background. I cropped just me because if this wasn't my motivation to get healthy before, it is now!

Yes it's blurry and out of focus, but I can still see "me". I feel like I look the same as 15lbs ago... but I FEEL soooooo much lighter, tinier, and better looking (of course!) than when I started. I mean, I am AWESOME, I don't know WHY I don't look like Scarlett Johansson in this picture, because, seriously, we could be identical twins... :D hehe! Since I've started taking doing-something-about-my-healt
h seriously, like, since April or May, my self-esteem is probably higher than it's ever been, or at least in a long time. I *shouldn't* let pics like this get me down, but I feel like for all my hard work, why can't I look like a supah star already?! So, I need to focus on the results I can FEEL and not worry about what I still look like in pics. It's a drag, man... :(

In other news, I totally felt like a rock star this weekend by continuing to work on my son's growth chart and starting AND finishing a fabric book for him (rock stars sew, right?).
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ARGYLE-RUNNER 8/1/2011 1:33PM

    woohoo! 15 lbs!

btw, this appears to be an "upshot" - and I don't think upshots can be flattering - put Miss SJ in this same position, and you'd see what I mean

and oh yes, rock stars sew - I'm going to pull out my machine this week too - rock on sister!

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TAMARA6905 8/1/2011 11:56AM

    I feel the same way after my 15 lb weight loss! It was enough to make all my clothes loser and my tummy a little smaller that in my head I had somehow become a size 2. But thanks to pictures, they always tell the truth! You're doing great, just keep taking it one day at a time! Doesn't it feel great to have your self-esteem boosted??? YAY you!

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ZOOKEEPERMAMA 8/1/2011 11:49AM

    Well, I don't know about you, but I have certain features thin or fat that don't change (wrinkles, schnoz, giant grandpa ears). The thing about gaining confidence is that feeling like a rock star doesn't go away in the face of whatever imperfections we may have. 15 pounds is huge! You're doing great! You RAWK!
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SUNFLOWER_08 8/1/2011 11:36AM

    I know how you feel! When I'm doing well (eating healthy, exercising, drinking water), I feel GREAT! I will even feel like I'm thinner. However, sometimes the scale won't agree with my perception of my progress. It can be quite a head trip!

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