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Why won't I smile in pictures? I'm still learning to that's why.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Why is it said that fat people are jolly? I certainly did not feel that way when I was -let's face it--just plain overweight and miserable. Yet I still wanted to be social like my friends and co-workers and dutifully went to the picnics, parties and dance clubs all made up and looking like a happy chubby cheeked participant. Everyone else was having a good time, but the only time I truly had a good time was when I was with my kids and my BFF because I knew that she was the one person besides my kids that didn't judge me or make me feel uncomfortable because I was fat. I genuinely laughed and smiled with them but put on the 'happy face' with others because I was so uncomfortable with myself.

Over my journey back to health I didn't smile too much in pictures because I was still learning to be comfortable in my own skin. And even now I often have a serious face because of those years of being uncomfortable-it's a hard thing to shake but hopefully one day I will be completely comfortable with smiling. I am learning that smiling doesn't mean that I am trying to fit in with the crowd but that I am comfortable within my own skin. And that's as valuable as the weight loss.


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CLPURNELL 4/29/2013 8:15PM


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DRB13_1 4/28/2013 11:38PM

    A smile is the ultimate accessory emoticon

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MISSYGEEN 4/28/2013 6:12PM

    Thank you for sharing. When someone looks great many people cannot imagine the inner things that they still struggle with. Looking at your pictures I couldn't imagine you having a hard time smiling in them. The truth is I smile when I look at your photos because 1. I am happy for you and 2. it gives me hope. But it just goes to show that we all have something that we are working on and weight is just one of them.

Thanks again for being vulnerable enough to share this with the rest of us.

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CARRAND 4/28/2013 9:52AM

    You look great smiling!

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LIZAPO 4/28/2013 9:22AM

  emoticon I'm still trying to work on this myself

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NINNY165 4/28/2013 7:23AM

    I have been watching your progress. Truly appreciate your effort and progress. Thank you for giving hope to the over 40 crowd. emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 4/27/2013 11:50PM


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SHERYLP461 4/27/2013 10:50PM

    beautiful smile and now lots to smile about, you look fantastic!

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DANCINCAJUN1 4/27/2013 10:44PM

    such a gorgeous smile you have ..... and look at those kids ... they radiate just like you ! Roc

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