Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Other Side of a Camera

After this weekend, I realized something.... My booty totally doesn't take up a whole pontoon boat seat anymore. 

Want proof? 


The comparisons never get old... 

Every time I see side by side comparisons of pictures, I am thrilled.....thankful....and determined. 


I remember cringing at the thought of someone taking pictures of me at random. Before, I would sit up super straight, try to suck in my belly as much as possible, hold my head just so. Pictures were hardly spontaneous and random. Then I'd sort through all of them and tried to pick out the ones that made me look a little bit skinnier. I'm here to tell you....there weren't many! 

This past weekend, I had a couple of cameras pointed at me. I didn't worry about it. Other than the occasional crazy look on my face, I don't cringe at the pictures. I didn't spend tons of time positioning myself to look fabulous or skinnier. I was free to enjoy the day and everyone around me. I was free from self-conscious thoughts.....self-doubt.....low self esteem. I was just able to be me. And that's beyond fabulous! 


Before I died at the thought of a backside picture.... My dad caught one on Saturday. I was all like, "Hey! It totally isn't taking up the entire picture!" And that, my friends, total self acceptance. 


I think for the first time in my entire life, I have found contentment with my body. No, it isn't perfect. But, I like the way things are. 

2 comments:

  1. Tell me what you did to get the weight off and keep it off.

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  2. I am in awe of your determination! I too have lost alot of weight and felt great. I never thought I would be able to fit into such small sizes. I was happy with myself for the first time in years. I started running and entering races. I enjoyed going places again. (Even in a swimsuit.) Unlike you, I have not been able to keep the weight off. I could blame it on alot of different things but the bottom line is the buck stops with me and I have lost my motivation. Not sure why. I have just found your blog and enjoy it. I will keep reading. You are an inspiration.

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