You're right, those who would judge probably would find anything to judge. So glad you found the new you and have decided no matter what to be in pictures. A few years ago I started scrapbooking my family photos....Looking through them I realize most of my daughter's childhood memories are without a mom in the picture. I wish I had a "do over". Congrats on your success!
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Congrats on losing the 81 pounds and more congrats on putting yourself in the picture. I dont like my photo being taken especially since I gained over 100 pounds but I do get in the picture even at my weight. I dont like the picture of me but I send it out anyways. Have a great year.
Good for you! My husband always tells me that if anything happened to me that wouldn't even have a photo to prove I existed. I hate pictures of myself & delete them. Hopefully, one day I can do what you have. Congratulations!
'And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom' Anais Nin
I totally understand that. I found out recently that my daughter put a photo on her Facebook account (I don't have one and I don't go on Facebook) of a picture of her recent college graduation that included all of us (I was nearly at my highest weight and my family hadn't seen a picture of me in years). I was mortified to say the least....well a year has gone by, and I am down 40 pounds and I have been in a couple of photos. That has been hard because I was always a normal weight until about 10 years ago....anyway, next year will be even better. Accepting oneself where we currently are is not easy. Happy 2014!
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Congratulations to you on your weight loss and your decision to be in your picture!!! Most of all I congratulate you on making the decision to be is the family picture next year no matter what :) I can identify with your camera "shyness" because I did it for so many years when my children were growing up. Consequently, when I look back at pictures of various events, I am not in them, and it looks as though I did not attend those events even though I more than likely took the picture. Memories fade, but the pictures document the past, and I feel terrible that I was not in the pics. One of my daughters has developed a weight problem. She will not allow her family see her wedding pictures. Nor did she order photos from the wedding photographer. She has lost weight, but continues to evaluate each present picture to see if we are allowed to keep it or if others can see it. Sooooo, as you can see there may be a larger issue at stake for you... I did not realize it at the time, but I was setting a huge example for my child. An even bigger congrats to you!!!! :-)
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I do not like photo Christmas cards what do you do with them after the holiday If you think everyone likes to see your family it is not necessarily true Write a message that means how you feel about the person who is receiving the card One day at a time only my opinion Love Prayers Peace Bernice
Congratulations! I hope to be saying the same thing by this time next year. My mother always shunned having her picture taken for any reason. This means that now we have very few pictures to share with the great grandkids which is a real shame. I found myself doing the same thing but this gives me another goal. Have a great 2014!
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Yea you! Woo Hoo! Doesn't it make you feel like you can breathe easier knowing you are not hiding anything from your family and friends? Well, I hope you know that I mean that in a good way!
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Glad to hear of your success and your boost in love and confidence.. I am feeling better about my appearance and am also realizing I have a long ways yet to go. You are inspiring me to put some honest images up on my spark page and on my wall at home. Being far enough into my journey of change, this way of life is getting more rewarding day by day.
How inspirational! I am looking forward to the day I can be proud to look at a full shot of me too. Thank you for the encouragement.
I am tired of our love-hate relationship. You love making me hate how I look. You love keeping me company, I hate that you have overstayed your welcome. It's time to admit this is not working. We must separate and go our own ways. No hard feelings. You can even take the rolls with you.
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