I HATE the before and after pictures the weight loss companies post to entice you to lose weight. Weight Watchers wants to see YOUR starting photo as well.
Aghh, I just could NOT make myself put on a pair of tights and tank top two sizes too small and take my photo in a mirror of myself slouching and frowning like someone out of camera range had bad gas….You know what I’m talking about don’t cha?
But just for shits and grins I am posting a casual picture of me at work today. You don’t have to see every bump and ripple to tell I am pretty damn heavy. But what should catch your eye most is not my size but the fact that I am comfortable and happy.
I am not afraid to show you who I am today, yesterday or who I will become tomorrow. I will not hide away from the world till I am “perfect” for you to see and know. I would rather you see the work in progress.
I have been up and I have been down in more ways than one. But it is the sum total of all my experiences and encounters that have brought me to this place today and it’s a good place to be. So feel free to follow me on my journey. I can only promise it will never be boring…I DO promise never to post full body shots of me in spandex.
I love each and every one of you
7 comments on “Before and After….”
Your pictures are amazing and you look fabulous! I find myself hiding from the camera, which is hard with a daugter going to school for photography, but. I am beginning to just say screw it and click away. If I make her wait until I am skinny again to take pics……well she will never get to take pics of me. Lol. I am fine with being fluffy! 😉
I think we put too much emphasis on photos. They should capture WHO we are – not what we are. So flash away paparazzi!!! We are beautiful people!!
I see the beautiful woman I have known for many-many years.
I see the woman I have always had a great deal of respect and admiration for.
I see a woman that has great insight into a lot of areas where most of us fail.
I see my friend!
However, it matters not what we see. It only matters what you see in yourself.
wow…you go Belinda…being all Buddha like!
You got it down!
Agreed, you are beautiful. I can only speak for myself when I say would love to have more of your self assertiveness or confidence. You are beautiful and perfect the way you are!
Leisa, see yourself as beautiful and perfect and you will make it so…because you already are you just need to see what I have already seen in you. You just have to embrace it and believe it.
I falter 100 times a day in that thought process but I keep training my eye back on the present moment and believing I am the best I can be each moment. I am where I need to be and in a place of my own making. One foot in front of the other.
Yes, you are happy & comfy! You look great too! Plus, those colors are great on you. I love ya sista!