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I Want a New Photo

Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm not there yet. But I've come a ways along this journey to fitness. I'm creeping up on 'Onederland.'

I hate my before picture. It was a candid shot taken by a stranger at my brother's party. And it was a wake-up call. "That's me?!! That"s what other people see?" Although invited to a party, it was casual and I really didn't care about my clothes. I didn't care about my hair--I just wanted it out of my face. I told myself that I really didn't care what people thought of my looks. But you all know that deep down, I do care.

A friend of mine [yes, a true friend] made an off-hand comment about my style one day that also was a wake-up call. I started to evaluate how I present myself to the world and decided to let my hair grow a bit longer and not replace any men's t-shirts in my wardrobe as I 'under-grew' them. The men's t-shirts run larger than the women's, and t-shirts are admittedly comfortable. But not a good fashion statement.

So, I'm changing inside and out. I'll still keep the before photo. But I'm ready to show people what I look like now, at this point in the journey.
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GLITTER60 9/23/2012 9:16AM

    my family talks about my weight behind my back to my husband.

if people do that then they should pay for your club membership.

my hair is the same style as in high school. except got a wedge cut in the back.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/22/2012 12:21PM

    I think change is very good as long as you only do it for yourself and no one else. emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 9/22/2012 12:03PM

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HOLLYM48 9/22/2012 11:51AM

    I am looking forward to seeing the new as well as checking out the old. Way to go on finding yourself and changing the way you want the world to see you. It is the inside that matters the most, but let's face it, we all want to be beautiful on the outside too. Great job!

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 9/22/2012 11:00AM

    I love this. I think when you start to change, you just start seeing things differently and that does include our fashion statements we make. We feel better about ourselves so why not feel better about how we are dressing. Great blog!

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PURPLELVR7 9/22/2012 10:11AM

    People will be able to see some of the changes, but the change in you attitude is harder to see - unless they are true friends
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MERRYMARY42 9/21/2012 10:36PM

    Well, I need a new picture also, the one on my page is about 10 years old, I do like it, me as a red hatter, that even fell apart, and I loved doing it. anyway, I need to put up a new and not necessarily improved photo of me, but, so I will work on it,

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A-NEW-TARA 9/21/2012 9:46PM

    emoticon Beth! I look forward to seeing that new picture.
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CATLADY52 9/21/2012 9:10PM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 9/21/2012 7:15PM

    Way to go but remember beauty is from the inside out. I like my hair long or short & I think mens T are just plain comfy, especially to work out in. Only change if you feel you are doing it for yourself. I am not sure if any of us are "there" yet so just do what feels comfortable to you!
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CATBEFIT 9/21/2012 2:57PM

    Go for it!! I think a new top that fits your new looks can make all the difference in how you feel! Looking forward to seeing the newer you.

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CRAFTINWIFE 9/21/2012 2:35PM

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AMBER_DAWN1 9/21/2012 2:30PM

    Do it!! Can't wait to see the new you ;)

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BLUE42DOWN 9/21/2012 2:17PM

    emoticon

You are a emoticon breaking free of your chrysalis!

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DOINITRIGHT2012 9/21/2012 2:09PM

    emoticon I'm proud of you. My "Nana" always told me, dress for who you want to be. I find myself in gym clothes 80% of the time now because I want to be fit. Nicer gym clothes, mind you, not baggy sweats and old T shirts. I can't wait to see the new picture of you. emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 9/21/2012 1:30PM

    Me, too! But I am not there yet either. But we will get there, won't we!!!

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