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As Seen On TV

Friday, June 07, 2013

Attending a public hearing last night, I was concerned about getting a message out not what I looked like. However when I saw myself on two different tv stations news reports. There could be no denying. Makeup would have helped, and the camera does add pounds. But OH My! I really look like that??? I don't look that pudgy in the mirror, at least I didn't think I do. Thankfully there is one positive, I liked the sound of my voice.

I will not be providing the link until I change my physical appearance. I can no longer deny my denial about my physical appearance. No I am not vain, but lets face it folks, it is what is it and being obese is not how I visualized myself. I was shocked and appalled by the vision. To me my weight detracted from my message. I could hear comments like: "look at the fat lady" That is not how I want to be perceived.

What a way to get inspiration! The next time I'm "As Seen On TV" there will be less of me.
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    I feel your pain. Most people feel the same way when they see themselves on t.v., even if they are not overweight. T.V. does nothing to flatter anyone. With bad photos, we toss them out but we do not have that control over t.v. The good news is you only have to watch it once. I agree with TG that you get kudos for speaking up at a public meeting to give your message and keep up that good work Nancy.

    You will analyze your options and choose what is best for you. I have no doubt. I will enjoy hearing about this new step in your journey.
    1809 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2013 11:08:07 PM
  • ONUTHIN125
    emoticon I have never been on tv, but when I saw my school picture this year I almost started crying emoticon . It is funny how we see ourselves in the mirror but when we see a picture it hurts. Your blog has inspired me to continue on with my quest for a healthier me. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1811 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I haven't been on tv. However, when I look in my mirror at home and then in a mirror in a store I realize I look much heavier, older, etc. I know that you can do this.
    1811 days ago
    It is tough seeing you from the outside! I've been there and it sucks frankly.

    However, as the others have said it that the trigger that gets you motivated then great!!



    1812 days ago
    Whatever motivates . . . is OK. I am always shocked by the sound of my voice. Kinda like one of those old Kraft marshmellow commercials: not how I think I sound at all!

    And those cameras really do add at least 10 pounds, yes they do!
    1812 days ago
    I have seen me to TV also, and I did not know I looked like that, really thought it was much better emoticon
    1812 days ago
    1812 days ago
    Applause for your courage, and for your perpective/proportion, that desiring to make a difference and speak out is so much more significant than preferring not to be highly visible. You were so brave. Give yourself huge credit. That matters much more than appearance.

    As for being stunned with the image, I had the same experience recently with a series of still photos from an event. I was truly horrified at how large I actually am. How could I have continued so long in denial?

    I admire your "I'm going to change this" response. As soon as I eat this gallon of ice cream, I'll join you!
    1812 days ago
    Well, first off I am proud of you for speaking up on an issue that you obviously feel strongly about! While I am a teacher, and used to speaking in front of classes of students, I could barely get through the Bible reading at my Dad's funeral. It's weird that I have such a phobia about speaking in front of groups SOME TIMES but not others. Not sure I could get up and speak at a public hearing!

    I am sorry you didn't feel confident about the way you looked. I know you've lost a considerable amount of weight in the last few years; can you see it from the perspective of "I'm not what I should be, but at least I'm not what I USED to be?"


    But if this motivates you to get to the next level, it's a good thing!
    1813 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    We all have our AHA moment which no one can provide to us but us, in our own time. Then and only then, do we realize, it's up to us to make the change, to be the change that we expect in others! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1813 days ago
    Oh, you made me smile. That was one of my "ah ha" moments - when I saw reality for the first time. I was on TV several times for my job and when I saw myself, was indignant that the camera added so many lbs! (smiling) At that point, I began to change.
    1813 days ago
    **SIGH** You know what . . . at least the motivation has been hiked up though. That's a POSITIVE thing.

    You can do it. HUGS
    1813 days ago
    If it inspires you to make changes emoticon emoticon
    1813 days ago
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