...and it has got to be one of the most embarrassing things I have ever done, and it was my husband of 7 years that took the photos. I despise having any photo taken of me. It was kind of an emotional thing. I was laughing hysterically at one point, on the verge of tears another, and then just ready to say for forget it all together! But I got them done and measurements too, which might have been worse, Im not sure! HA!
Not sure if I will ever be able to put them up on the internet, but baby steps...
I semi started the program on Feb 23rd. I started with just trying to get the meals straight and making sure that my fridge and cabinets were stocked with everything that I needed to be successful. I had some company come in the first weekend in March and over those 3 days the only bad things I had were wine, 2 slices of homemade pizza, wine, 3 double chocolate chip cookies, and some more wine. But I kept on with the program come Monday.
I didn't start the exercise part of the program until the 12th of March, so this is what I am using as my official start date.
So it has taken me about 4 weeks to be able to get in front of that camera. And I was 6 lbs heavier 4 weeks ago. So glad I have them now so that I can compare(when I get the nerve to look at them, bc I haven't even done that yet), but I don't even like them being on my camera at all. I feel so paranoid that someone is going to see them and they are going to be broadcast to the world! The whole reason I decided I had to have my husband take the pics was because I was scared if I took them myself on my phone, my 4 yr old might get a hold of them and post them on facebook somehow. I know, a far stretch, but I spent a lot of time at war with myself in my mind over taking these photos!
So Kudos to all of you who have been brave enough to do this and actually post them on this site. It really convinced me that I needed to take before photos. And even though I hate the fact that those pictures of me exist, it has been a strong motivator of getting to a place where I am not so embarrassed about having my picture taken.
So here's to having some mind blowing After pics to accompany the mortifying Before ones!
Good for you! I know - I took mine - but haven't uploaded them yet. Ugh!
Congratulations on your desire to want to become fit and healthy. You can do this!! All the best.
fit4life "The dream must be bigger than the pain"
Thank you for the encouragement. I'm planning on seeing this through. I feel like I've let life slip by me. I'm determined to start enjoying the journey. So far...I'm loving eating clean, and I even look forward to the workouts. Cardio - still a struggle for me. Looking forward to seeing your fabulous "after" pics. Blessings to day to you!
Don't be embarrassed of your pictures. Think of it this way....That is what you used to look like! Not what you will look like. When you look at them, pretend you are looking at someone else, don't look at the face. It worked for me. I got them off my camera as quickly as possible and onto the internet (BFL) so I couldn't back out of it. LOL!
I'm glad you took them. They are important for measuring your progress. It's amazing what you notice when you compare those pics that you might not see in the mirror. And you don't have to put them on the internet. But when you have that after picture you may no longer care about the before picture!
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