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As Seen On TV

Friday, June 07, 2013

Attending a public hearing last night, I was concerned about getting a message out not what I looked like. However when I saw myself on two different tv stations news reports. There could be no denying. Makeup would have helped, and the camera does add pounds. But OH My! I really look like that??? I don't look that pudgy in the mirror, at least I didn't think I do. Thankfully there is one positive, I liked the sound of my voice.

I will not be providing the link until I change my physical appearance. I can no longer deny my denial about my physical appearance. No I am not vain, but lets face it folks, it is what is it and being obese is not how I visualized myself. I was shocked and appalled by the vision. To me my weight detracted from my message. I could hear comments like: "look at the fat lady" That is not how I want to be perceived.

What a way to get inspiration! The next time I'm "As Seen On TV" there will be less of me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BIGLITTLEWOMAN 6/10/2013 11:07PM

    I feel your pain. Most people feel the same way when they see themselves on t.v., even if they are not overweight. T.V. does nothing to flatter anyone. With bad photos, we toss them out but we do not have that control over t.v. The good news is you only have to watch it once. I agree with TG that you get kudos for speaking up at a public meeting to give your message and keep up that good work Nancy.

You will analyze your options and choose what is best for you. I have no doubt. I will enjoy hearing about this new step in your journey.

Comment edited on: 6/10/2013 11:08:07 PM

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ONUTHIN125 6/9/2013 9:43AM

    emoticon I have never been on tv, but when I saw my school picture this year I almost started crying emoticon . It is funny how we see ourselves in the mirror but when we see a picture it hurts. Your blog has inspired me to continue on with my quest for a healthier me. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 6/9/2013 12:09AM

    I haven't been on tv. However, when I look in my mirror at home and then in a mirror in a store I realize I look much heavier, older, etc. I know that you can do this.

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ID_VANDAL 6/8/2013 11:24AM

    It is tough seeing you from the outside! I've been there and it sucks frankly.

However, as the others have said it that the trigger that gets you motivated then great!!




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WATERMELLEN 6/8/2013 10:10AM

    Whatever motivates . . . is OK. I am always shocked by the sound of my voice. Kinda like one of those old Kraft marshmellow commercials: not how I think I sound at all!

And those cameras really do add at least 10 pounds, yes they do!

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MERRYMARY42 6/7/2013 10:18PM

    I have seen me to TV also, and I did not know I looked like that, really thought it was much better emoticon

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FREELADY 6/7/2013 3:59PM

    Applause for your courage, and for your perpective/proportion, that desiring to make a difference and speak out is so much more significant than preferring not to be highly visible. You were so brave. Give yourself huge credit. That matters much more than appearance.

As for being stunned with the image, I had the same experience recently with a series of still photos from an event. I was truly horrified at how large I actually am. How could I have continued so long in denial?

I admire your "I'm going to change this" response. As soon as I eat this gallon of ice cream, I'll join you!

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TRAVELGRRL 6/7/2013 11:04AM

    Well, first off I am proud of you for speaking up on an issue that you obviously feel strongly about! While I am a teacher, and used to speaking in front of classes of students, I could barely get through the Bible reading at my Dad's funeral. It's weird that I have such a phobia about speaking in front of groups SOME TIMES but not others. Not sure I could get up and speak at a public hearing!

I am sorry you didn't feel confident about the way you looked. I know you've lost a considerable amount of weight in the last few years; can you see it from the perspective of "I'm not what I should be, but at least I'm not what I USED to be?"


But if this motivates you to get to the next level, it's a good thing!

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SUNSET09 6/7/2013 10:09AM

  We all have our AHA moment which no one can provide to us but us, in our own time. Then and only then, do we realize, it's up to us to make the change, to be the change that we expect in others! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/7/2013 9:06AM

    Oh, you made me smile. That was one of my "ah ha" moments - when I saw reality for the first time. I was on TV several times for my job and when I saw myself, was indignant that the camera added so many lbs! (smiling) At that point, I began to change.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/7/2013 8:50AM

    **SIGH** You know what . . . at least the motivation has been hiked up though. That's a POSITIVE thing.

You can do it. HUGS

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MOMMAPAM1 6/7/2013 8:42AM

    If it inspires you to make changes emoticon emoticon

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