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I hate getting my picture taken!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I really hate getting my picture taken. my sister sent me this pic that we had taken with our brothers( i cropped everybody else out) A few years ago. My hair was growing out from having had chemo, and I had bleached it blonde coz that was the color it had been for years. Boy what a picture shows that you just don't see. I think I hide behind the facade that if I don't see it, it isn't there. Well ,everytime I take a pic that fact is still true. When I look at this pic ,All I see is a fat face with blonde hair . It is a horrible picture. It is one of the reasons I'm here. I want to like my picture. This one was taken before I lost 45 lbs. The one on my Sparkpage was taken after.

I have had My pic taken a couple of times in my life and liked them. They were taken at the DMV. Strange huh. Usually those are the pics that people complain about the most. One was twenty yrs ago and the other 13yrs ago. I'm even willing to take into consideration the years and the sagging skin and all just to get a glimpse of that girl. To see her in the mirror again ,at least a little.
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    You are beautiful just the way you are! Don't beat yourself up. You will achieve your goals because you want to achieve them. It is all mind over matter. You mind that you have gotten away from the real you so it matters to you that you get yourself back to where you feel good about yourself!

    Celebrate your victories, and say better luck next time when you don't quite make the goal you have set.

    If you believe, you can achieve! emoticon
    4600 days ago
    I love your smile, but I relate. Two of my best pics were BMV, and the thire was a photo ID taken by Fort Wayne State Hospital and Training Center (that's a mouthful, gone noe) when I was 21. Only 1'' x 1/2" so small, probably why it looked okay. Take care. emoticon
    4612 days ago
    You have a great face!!! I hate having my pic taken too but I solve that by being the one taking the One of my best pics was DMV work figure!

    4612 days ago
    I couldn't agree more. One of the reasons that I'm here is that I'm embarrased by the pictures hanging in my house. Not because I look bad in them, but because I look good! Trust me, there's very little resemblance between the woman in the pictures and the current me....I can't wait until I'm proud to get my picture taken again.

    4613 days ago
    I really hate having my picture taken too. I never like how I look in them. I was a member here for over a year before I got brave enough to post my pic, and I was surprised and pleased with the positive comments I received at the time. I think when we are looking at ourselves, we see flaws that no one else sees.

    I think your picture looks great; you are beautiful, and you have a beautiful smile!

    4616 days ago
  • MARLA7
    Deuce - There's nothing wrong with your picture... of course, we're our own worst critics. I also hate my pictures! LOL See how we are? Well, regardless of what you think... I think you're beautiful & very witty! A great asset to our team... that was ASSET!!! Didn't want you to misunderstand what I wrote! LOL
    ((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))) Marla
    4616 days ago
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    Pictures can remind us where we have been and how far we have come. Rejoice that you have survived cancer and that you have choosen a healthy lifestyle. This picture can be a reminder of your strength. That is just how I use some of mine.
    4617 days ago
    It's too bad that you can't see yourself as we see you - beautiful! I'm not better at seeing myself like that, but I still wish it for you. The funny thing is, did you like your DMV photos when they were taken, or just in retrospect? We think you are great right now, just the way you are.
    4617 days ago
    i think you were beautiful then (and man after chemo! you look great!) and I love your new hair on your profile! you are doing great, a pic of me on my page is when my short 5-3 inch self was 179 lbs, i hate that piocture, never post it any where but now i look at it and look at me now and altho i have to lose more and have a hangy belly I can look in a mirror with out crying (and im serious I used to cry,, got rid of all full length mirrors now thinkin of getting a new one :) im losing slowly but im eating well and exercising and i feel better about myself )
    you will get to all your goals and be more healthy and your body will thank you (specially on the smoking thing, 2 thumbs up for that, i still cant kick that problem) good luck, hope ya feel 100% soon! hugsss
    4617 days ago
    I think you look beautiful and I bet DH does too emoticon
    4617 days ago
    Girl that is a really cute picture!! What you said is true though. Lots of people hate their pictures and wish that they can get rid of what they think are faults and imperfections. Sounds like you have been through a lot but you can never tell by that picture because of your awesome smile!!! Take care and keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    4617 days ago
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