Monday, July 27, 2009
Who of us here LOVES having their picture taken?? My mom was camera-phobic (she could smell a camera and run and hide better than anyone I ever knew!) so I'm sure I learned my photo-avoidance from her. Sad thing is, my mom passed on about 15 years ago and we have very few pictures of her. For that reason, I allow my picture to be taken, I just don't want to see them!!
I'm not much into photography; I don't own a camera and I have no "Day 1" photos of myself; it didn't occur to me until last week that I have the ability to take photos with my computer all by myself in the privacy of my own home. Yesterday I decided to take some photos so I would have something to compare to as time goes by. Even though I've lost 21 pounds in 7 weeks (I am VERY proud of myself for that!), I suspect I'll be losing more and come January, it will be nice having a record of where I was on July 26.
Well, it ain't purdy!! Maybe it's a good thing I don't have any "Day 1" photos!! How can my mind's eye and the camera lens record such different results? Especially attractive was the picture of me wearing the incredibly slimming horizontal striped shirt!! (Seen any beach balls lately?? I have a photo!!) I know I will appreciate having these pictures someday but not today!
I was in the car for about three hours this afternoon thinking about these photos. I decided to go with my mind's eye: the muscle definition that's emerging, the joints that don't protest, the clothes that fit so much better, the ability to run up a flight of stairs without having to stop and pant at the top, all the good things I"m doing to live a balanced life. I don't know what I was expecting to see in these photos but hard work, pride and accomplishment can't be reproduced. I'm on this life-change quest for me and me only so the fact that I feel so good about myself has to win out over the questionable photos.
HOWEVER, I'll choose my clothing more carefully before the next photo session!!