“Please take more pictures of me” said no overweight person EVER!
I never did. I never wanted to be in pictures. I would literally grab the closest kid and stick them in front of myself to try and block as much of my body as humanly possible.
I would sometimes even use my husband as blockage because I knew he would cover much more than any kid would.
Then, there were times when it was just me, or just the two of us and no blockage was around.
That is when I would get “real” photos of myself.
Uncovered, uncut, uncensored. O-M-G!
Now, looking back on my weightloss journey, I wish I had taken more photos of myself during the process.
You want to know why I didn’t? I didn’t because I knew at any minute I was going to give up, and quit and gain all the weight back and have these pictures that were supposed to be my “during” pictures that end up being wishful pictures. Wishful that I stayed dedicated to my weight loss. Wishful that I had not quit. Wishful that I could go back to those
25, 50, 100 pounds again.
However, something shocking happened. I didn’t quit.
And now, I wish I had more photos of myself along the way like this one:
So, here I am, begging you, if you are starting your weight loss journey, or started in January, or you are thinking about starting, please take weekly or monthly pictures of yourself.
Here are the reasons why I think it is important to do this:
- Sometimes the scale doesn’t show what is REALLY happening. If you have weekly pictures, you can look and see the difference in your face. You can see the difference in your body. The scale sometimes doesn’t tell the whole story.
- Document your Journey – This time, since you are not giving up or quitting, how cool will it be to look back and at the first day of each week or month and see how you change?
- You just might want to start a blog – When you get into this journey, you just might want to start a blog or a Facebook page and people might be interested in how you looked along the way. Don’t disappoint them and yourself.
So, let’s say you end up taking all these pictures of yourself and you don’t stick with the plan. You gain your weight back and you have these random pictures of you trying to lose weight for the upteenth time. Worst case scenario – You delete them. Done. Over. Finished.
Please, for me, get out your camera and start taking pictures.
I wish I had taken more!