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Cleaning ups and downs...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Part of this weekend's challenge is to clean, and for today I chose the no-man's-land in this house, otherwise known as my home office. And I do call the space under the desk ni-man's-land, mainly because it doesn't get cleaned/vacuumed very often, what with the bad knees and all. But today I tackled it, and with my obsessive nature, of course I had to look at every scrap of paper I pulled out. One was a red oval paper, and when I turned it over, I was surprised to see a photo of a woman dressed all in blue. Looking at the background, I'm pretty sure it was taken at church, but I was confused on who is was. Then I was shocked to see that it was a photo of ME! (I hate having my picture taken, always have, so there are very few photos of my awesome self!) But there it was, in all it's 247-pound glory.

I didn't recognize myself because I had no idea I looked that heavy, that I would wear clothes that are bulky and make me look even heavier, that I looked older than I do now, because of the weight. But my next reaction was who in their right mind would take a photo of me, trim it to size, and make a Christmas ornament out of it? Who could possible be so cruel?

But the more I look at it, the more I like it. For one thing, I don't look like that anymore. One breast-reduction surgery and forty or so pounds later, I'm a new person. Even my hands look thinner now! I don't wear bulky clothes and I don't dress in dark colors to hide my size. I still wear jeans all the time, and now I'm pretty sure that I would smile in every photo someone dared me to pose for...

But most of all, it's good to be able to compare my thinner, happier self with my used-to-be. I think this shocking photo will be given it's own page in my journal, a good way to see how far I've come.

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  • LYNCHD05
    Sometimes it is good to have our picture taken then we can really see the change.

    Good for you Becca and on top of that your office is clean.. Sounds like win-win al the way to me.
    2865 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    thats awesome on the changes....good going!!

    2865 days ago
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