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A good reason to take pictures

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today someone snapped a photo of me - so I went out and looked at my pictures from before. Then I made the comparison to about a year ago to today.

Wow! I have to say that when you are IN your body you don't see the changes. Oh, there are changes that eventually show and clothes that fit differently. However the impact isn't staring you right in your face.

I've been down on myself for a while because the scales haven't been moving and I've just felt like things aren't going anywhere. Today's picture helped me a LOT! I wasn't going to give up but I was beginning to wonder if anything was ever going to change again. Now I am refreshed and realize just how I'm changing for the better.

So - if you haven't - I suggest that you get that picture taken. It may not be something you want to face, but realize it IS just the container that holds you. It doesn't define you because YOU do that. Having that reminder of who you used to be is probably the best thing that you could ever have. If you have one, get an updated one and put them side by side. You will love yourself even more.

This doesn't happen over night. It took years to get here, it's going to take a while to make the change. No matter what though, you need to keep that mantra running in your head "Don't Give UP!"

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