Post # 1
I saw a picture of myself from my younger brother’s graduation, where a friend and I are standing and talking. The picture was taken was of a side view of us facing each other. I am THREE times as wide as she is.
I was totally horrified and disgusted by what I saw. I’ve lost 10 pounds so far, and this is pretty damn good motivation to keep going.
Anyway, I’m off to eat my carrots and lettuce.
Has anyone else seen a picture of themselves and was horrified by what they saw?
Post # 3
I’m sorry you feel bad about yourself. Just make sure that you are changing your diet in a healthy way so you can keep the weight off and be healthy!
Post # 4
Sometimes a bad picture is motivation. I know who i see in the mirror is not necessarily “who” i see in photos. Sometimes i think it’s a bad photo, but sometimes, i’m just like, “blegh!”. It sucks, but use it to your advantage I guess?
Post # 5
Good on you for wanting to do something about it (and already having done so! 10 pounds is an awesome achievement!). But as MissAB said, make sure you don’t change your diet so drastically it becomes unhealthy.
Post # 6
Thanks! I feel really bad because I’ve just let my body fall into a crappy state of disrepair. I look at that picture, and I don’t feel like I’m looking at myself! It just made me sad because I really let myself go.
I’ve been eating a lot of fruits, veggies, salads and drinking only water. I slipped up a few days ago and the salad I had came with fried chicken on it and I just felt gross, like I was going to be sick. That’s good, right? I have definitely stayed away from fried stuff since then! 🙂
Post # 7
The pictures of myself in my brother’s wedding shook me up a bit. I knew I had gained a lot but I’m kind of in denial. Right after the 4th of July I hit a turning point and have been doing great all week. The period after the motivation fades is the hardest part, so keep up the great work! If you slip up, don’t beat yourself up and move on. Water, fresh produce and whole foods are key to a healthy balanced diet!
Post # 8
My FI took a picture of me and a friend yesterday at my birthday party, and I hate myself in it so much that I’m not going to post in online! When I gain weight, it’s more apparent in my face (because it gets rounder) and all that I look like in that picture is like a white balloon.
I understand what you feel like and I’m sorry. But, I guess it’s like a drug addiction…sometimes you’ve gotten hit the bottom before you become better, right?
Post # 9
@sboston06: I was the exact same way! I see a better looking person in the mirror than I do in the pictures. Whenever I weighed myself, I would always think, “Nah, that can’t be right. I’m bloated or something. I don’t really look that big!” Nope, the pictures confirmed that I in fact DO look that big. 😛
I think once you get over the denial and accept it, that’s one of the first steps to becoming healthy and losing weight!
Post # 10
I once saw a pic of myself and thought I looked exactly like my mother What an eye-opener!
Post # 11
Same thing happened to me except it was a bad pic my friend took of me with another friend and posted it up on my fb!!! Why? I dunno. But needless to say– will be going to the gym more often!!
Post # 12
Oh i know what you mean . I just graduated from college…finally! LOL. I looked at my Grad. pictures. I didn’t even buy them because I looked like a butterball turkey with a cap and gown on LOL. No seriously I didn’t buy them! I am so angry that I didn’t buy them because I don’t want to remembered as a fat graduate. Somehow, I have convinced myself my wedding photos will be great…idk how but I did. I just hope I don’t cry when I see them. Good for you for doing somthing about it. My start date is after the wedding. I can’t afford alterations. So I have to just maintain what I got going on here.
Post # 13
This happens to me all the time! With the “oh my God when did I get so WIDE?!” and the “Urgh, apparenlty I CANNOT take a photo where I don’t have a double chin!” – it’s always shattering!
I have a really warped perception of how I look. I think I’m thinner than I am… and then come the photos and the shop windows and it’s a horrible realisation again and again and again! Not fun – but motivating! ESPECIALLY with wedding photos just around the corner! Eeep!
Post # 14
I saw a picture of myself that shocked me – but it actually was a bad photo – as opposed to me (thank god!) I’m wearing a black dress – as is the woman behind me, she’s a fair bit taller than me so where her hips extend out – it’s inline with my waist – so I look really wide. I was really upset until someone pointed out the fact it was two people not one!!