(Closed) I am my own worst critic.

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You are a harsh critic! I don’t think you need to lose weight, you look healthy.

No matter what weight you are, it’s never perfect. I am very thin, and all I ever hear is ‘you are TOO thin! Eat more!!’ If I were big, i’d hear that I should eat healthy foods. If you DO manage to hit a perfect weight, one arm will be slightly longer than the other lol. I think you look great! I love the middle pic, very cute!

Post # 4
23589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You look beautiful!! I can totally relate, I always feel like there’s more to to no how matter how hard I work. 🙂 but really, you look fabulous!!

Post # 6
1227 posts
Bumble bee

I think you look lovely just the way you are.

But if you’re feeling that way, have you ever considered a weight training program?  I find that I never feel better about myself than after a good weight training session. Seeing my body change after 4-6 weeks of working out consistently really adds to that.  I’m not a big fan of running, but training for a 10k or a half marathon could do the same thing.  Crossing the finish line after a race gives you a huge feeling of accomplishment and pride.

I just find that by exercising, and seeing what my body can do (i.e. when I lift a new personal best), I feel amazed at my body and proud of it, as opposed to critical of it.

Just a suggestion that might help you with your confidence. 

Post # 7
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You are beautiful and your pictures are adorable! We are all way too hard on ourselves, so when I don’t pictures of myself I try to remember that everyone probably feels that way to some degree. 

Post # 8
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@SeaSalt:  +1

Weight training is a surprising confidence booster. Cardio is great, but by lifting weights you get really fast and great results. Despite common misconceptions, women don’t really “bulk,” we just don’t have the testestorone levels to do that without some serious change in diet. 

Look into it, I’m soon to start weight training myself and after lurking in forums for months I’m very excited.

Post # 9
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you look great. I don’t think you need to lose weight at all.. you look perfect! I think we’re all very critical of ourselves. Your pictures came out so good, by the way. And you two are such a cute couple!

Post # 11
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I struggle with the same issues.  I am tiny, but I didn’t like certain pictures because of how my body looks. But, I third weight training.  Feeling strong and healthy has been a great confidence booster for me. 

I applaude you for being vegan. I recently went mostly vegetarian (only 1-2 meat meals a week with a small amount of meat). For example, I had one and a half spring rolls with meat on saturday and a small bowl of turkey chili on Sunday.  Most would say this is a cop-out, but I am starting slow because I don’t want to put too many restricitons on myself as I have had some eating issues in the past too. I think just taking little steps everyday to be healthier is great, and you already take big steps by eating vegan. Bravo! 

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