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All it takes is one bad photo...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

I am feeling unreasonably and irrationally down.

Even though I am working my ass off (figuratively and literally) and am super strict on my nutrition and sleep and am seeing the results of that hard work.


Because we went out to dinner for my Dad's birthday last night and photos were taken. And I still looked enormous. I know there is a massive difference in my body composition and strength, so much so my clothes are literally too big for me now...but I LOOK fat.

I realise this is not a very positive post but I am human and I am not always positive - especially when it comes to myself. I guess I didn't realise how vain I am haha!

The need for aesthetics was, until now, a bonus side effect of getting stronger but I can't help feeling demoralised by one stupid photo.

Tomorrow is a new day and I will continue to workout and eat and sleep well.

This mood will pass and eventually my efforts will be more obvious to all but I am right now...a bit impatient :(
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    You look beautiful. But I know what you mean. Do you do any other "shaping" exercise beside the lifting? I found sit ups helped the waist and just walking the rear end. Keep doing what you're doing. It take time. emoticon
    744 days ago
    I get it. It's hard knowing you're putting in so much work and still seeing a version of the same person in photos. You're brave to post it, I've yet to even take a profile pic. You look happy, that's beauty.
    744 days ago
    744 days ago
    You are beautiful !
    744 days ago
  • LORI-K
    6 years ago a friend posted a pic of me that put me in the bed for 3 days!! I totally understand your feelings. I know it probably won’t help, but I think you look strong and beautiful!! Your lifting pics were awesome too. Keep plugging away. ❤️❤️
    744 days ago
    I read this article about how to look better in photos, and it said that if the person taking it is a bit short it makes me look bigger than I am. Then I found out it is true! Plus people should have the camera higher. Anyway that is maybe what happened. And there were a ton of other reasons this can happen. Anyways, hugs!
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    744 days ago
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