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Self Photos as Motivation

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For many years, I would not take a full body photo of myself. Why? Well several years ago, one of my co-workers 'blessed' me with a photo of me at an office event that had just taken place. Until I saw that pic, I didn't realize just how fluffy all the fast food and convenience store meals had gotten me. So, I would only do headshots.

I did other things at this point too like wearing big clothes, not shopping for new clothes (and Divas LOVE to shop) and just being unhappy with myself overall.

Well, I finally came to grips with the fact that I am still a wonderful person even though I had gained considerable weight. I slowly began to wear clothes that didn't swallow me and shopped again. I was content with me BUT for a long time I still didn't like taking full body shots.

It's said that with age comes wisdom, so I guess I'm wiser now to the fact that my weight doesn't define me. It's an attribute of me that can be changed.
(Pics in order are early October 2010 ~ late October 2010 ~ November 2010)




So (as you can see) I don't cringe from full body shots anymore. I also have started to use my current full body pics as motivation. Even though I am foxy already, I want to be even more foxy.

Technique: using where I am now as motivation to journey to my destination!

Deuces n Smooches SparkPPL! ~ Diva
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  • SWEETLIPS
    I was like you as well - kinda still, but I have put some shots here for the world to see and it is alright. The more we love ourselves, the less until we no longer have anything negative to say about ourselves - you look Good!!
    2795 days ago
  • CHRISTURTLE
    I absolutely refused to allow anyone at all to take full body shots of me for so many years, cos I hated the way I looked and didn't want to have to face the reality of my appearance in a photo, where there was no way to pretend it was just my imagination. Took me so long to finally allow even a top half shot to be taken, and then only cos it was with my precious grandkids who live interstate and I so wanted to be able to look back at the holiday and smile, remembering us together. By that time I'd already lost a fair bit of weight, well maybe 20 pounds, so I have no record of how badly I neglected myself before receiving the wake up call to do something about it. Now I really regret not having those 'fat me' photos, so I can compare the new me with the old me, just to encourage me when I start losing a little momentum.
    You look amazing in your photos, you know that?
    2795 days ago
  • MICHARM
    Thanks for sharing!!! We need to see some current full body shots too. I need to do this more often as it shows me how my progress is going~!
    2795 days ago
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