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How do you see yourself?

Friday, June 28, 2013

What is your self image? I didn't see myself as having a problem until one photo op for a family wedding. Then I was appalled at what I looked like in the pictures. That seemed to be my "ah ha" moment. Now, I realize I didn't see the inner me in the picture that I know is there. I have since begun to look at life in a different fashion and what I see is really the inner me!!! And I kind of like the new me!! This picture really brought it home to land.
Thank you all for the comments and taking time to read the blog. I am sure we are all looking at something different.
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    1209 days ago
    emoticon A really big eye opening for me too.
    1214 days ago
    I have always had a problem with low self esteem. I really got some insight from your blog - thanks for sharing!
    1215 days ago
    It's so true.
    There's a web site (I forgot the name of it) where a police sketch artist asks the person to describe their face as they think they look. Then he has a different person look at the person and he sketches what they say. The difference is astounding. The person who described themselves looked old, haggard, or tired. The different person described what they saw and the picture was beautiful as compared to how the person expressed themselves.
    Lesson: we are so hard on ourselves!
    These people walked away with more bounce in their steps.
    1215 days ago
    On the inside of me I still feel a bit like I did when I was five and six and other times nine and ten and all the time I am getting to know myself better and deeper then ever before all because I decided to lose weight.

    Losing weight is much more then just counting calories and exercising even though that is a part of it but the biggest part is getting to know who we are and what works and what does not work for each of us just because of who we are since we are all so different and unique even though we are all human being...LOL
    1215 days ago
    We have to love ourselves for who we are, and let it shine through. No matter how we look! It is hard to learn that, when others in our lives can be so critical of how fat we are, etc. But, in the same vain we do need to get healthy and the awesome side effect of that is losing weight, so I will be even happier and when that happens!! Love the pic with the quote and your blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1216 days ago
  • PATTIE441
    Love it girl! This really means a lot. I finally have my pic up, and I wasn't so sure about it, but it brought me to a new light. You are awesome! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1216 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1216 days ago
    Love both the message and the picture.
    1216 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    It really makes you stop and think! emoticon
    1216 days ago
    I love that Eileen! I really like the picture and what it says! I know what you mean about your A-Ha moment! I had that moment 50 pounds ago and really decided to do something about it! Only about 18 lbs or so to go and I REALLY LIKE what I am seeing now!

    Thanks for sharing that with us!!!

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    1216 days ago
    This is so true. The way we see ourselves makes all the difference. Our self esteem is so tied into that, and therefore our self confidence and the way we present ourselves to the outside world. emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Great blog Eileen. I to knew that I needed to do something after seeing myself in a pictures ofrom a vacation several years ago. WE don't have any body length mirrors in our home, so boy I got an eye full of seeing someone I didn't know was me. Now had a Dr. appt. yesterday and became concerned after steping on the scale. I must buckle down and get moving a lot more; did that today with 5 hours of painting and so much more to paint.
    1217 days ago
    I know that I do see that I have lost weight. What is strange is that up close, I can see wrinkles, but at a distance I see very few wrinkles. What is even more strange is that some other people don't see the wrinkles very well either. A very nice lady complimented me on having very young skin a few days ago. She found it hard to believe that I am 68.
    1217 days ago
    Great photo for your blog
    1217 days ago
    I like this...So true, and don't forget to let out the inner child now and then. It keeps us young!
    1217 days ago
    Love the photo. I'm beginning to see me differently these days. It's nice to see the changes.
    1217 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    1217 days ago
    I really enjoyed that picture. It is so true. Not long ago, I would not even look in a mirror. I didn't like what I saw, so I avoided all mirrors. Things have changed in the last year, that finally for the first time in many years, too many to count, that I enjoy what I see in the mirror. Maybe its because I now have some self worth, self confidence and am proud of myself and actually like myself. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. emoticon emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Definitely! I think we all see something different when we look. Great blog!
    1217 days ago
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