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Department Photo Do Over??

Thursday, February 17, 2011

You ever have days where you just want to slap your face until it hurts? I'm having one of those days...weeks.

Today I was feeling OK about myself. Just got my hair done the day before and went into work for our department picture. Well, that was all it took. Why is it we are so critical of ourselves in photos? At least I am. The picture is horrible. The shirt that I thought would be flattering at hiding my football upper arms did not do the trick. Ugh.

I have been stringent on logging my food into sparks from mid december until 2 weeks ago. Nothing earth shattering happened. I just stopped. Why did I do that? I have no idea. Easier to cheat maybe? I have a bad attitude and I need to change it!
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    Only you can prevent forest fires. You can make the change happen at any time, Dianne. Go you!!

    And yes, we are our own worst critics. 4000 people could tell you how wonderful you look, but if you don't believe it, it doesn't matter what the world thinks. It took me YEARS to stop arguing with people when they gave me compliments.

    Sounds to me like if you're frustrated, then you haven't given up. Regroup and come out fighting!!
    2620 days ago
    We are ALL critical of ourselves in pictures. Darn those models that are airbrushed, computer enhanced and camoflaged with makeup!! NO ONE can live up to the photos of those women but we expect ourselves to all of the time.

    I have to tell you something about myself so you'll better understand the impact of the following paragraph: I REFUSE to give someone a complement just because they are hinting (in that special way girls can do). I REFUSE to just say something kind if I don't honestly believe it. To me that's allowing people to make me lie. I understand being kind to others but I also won't "just say things" to make them feel better.

    Honestly, you are VERY PRETTY!! You have pretty eyes that pop right out of the screen and a beautiful smile. Do you have any idea what I'd give to have skin as pretty as yours? I can't comment on your body composition because I haven't seen a full photo of you. But TRUST ME you are very pretty and have NOTHING to feel self conscious about. I understand that as women we will ALWAYS feel self conscious but it's a real shame.

    Go forth, young lady, with a smile upon your face!!

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    2621 days ago
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    Dianne I am the same way about pictures. I really never like my own picture. I think you take beautiful pictures by the way. I hope that you will get back to tracking your food. It really is easier to just eat what you want, but I am hoping that if I keep tracking my food that eventually I will know what I can eat and not have to be so diligent about it. emoticon Chalk this up to a bad attitude and get back on track! Whatever you do, don't feel like the Lone Ranger in this journey!
    2622 days ago
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