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The whole "before" pic question

Friday, January 03, 2014

When I look at pictures that have been taken of me since I've been heavy (since the birth of my oldest son in 2000) they make me sad. But I'm not sad because of the way I look. No, I'm sad because I look so uncomfortable. I'm deflecting attention, looking at my kids, making a face, or just generally looking miserable. My best friend and I want to take some "before" pics to upload for the world to see. We don't want them to be depressing "Oh god, I hate myself because I'm fat" pics. We want fun pics, pics of who we are. Because when it comes down to it we are the same heavy as we are light, and everyone, including us, should see that.
We probably won't take these pictures today, maybe Sunday? Monday? Or Tuesday? The point is we want to be comfortable when we take them. We will look nice because that is something that makes us feel good. I think a good time to take them will be Thursday after our first Zumba class together! Maybe we wont do our hair and all that, maybe we'll have a ton of fun moving our butts, getting rid of some calories, and that will be the perfect time for a pic.

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GRACILU 1/18/2014 4:08PM

    Hope you had an awesome first Zumba class. Looking forward to seeing your pictures!

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CHICAMIMI 1/8/2014 4:56PM

    I think that's a very cool idea and definitely recommend taking pictures. It's definitely helped me see the changes in me that I don't necessarily see just looking in the mirror. Have fun at Zumba!

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    I would definitely encourage you to do it! I love scrapbooking and am thinking of doing a weight loss scrapbook for myself, so taking some before pics is a must. I too have only tried Zumba dvds, classes just aren't in my schedule right now, but having a friend to do it with is a great idea! Have fun!

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WRITER_GURL81 1/4/2014 11:39AM

    Lol! Thanks! I've worked out with Zumba dvds in the past but I think this is going to be a little harder. Or a lot.

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LILLYBY50 1/3/2014 6:05PM

    Enjoy your first Zumba class. I started Zumba over the summer and love it. Your hips will be sore in places you forgot about, but shake it up and have FUN!!!!! It will be a perfect time for pictures...

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