Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
As one gets older, most just don't care what others think anymore. It's not because they have no choice either. I've always hated pics of me, always. The funny thing is, when I look back on old photos, I think "Hey, I really wasn't that bad, but now, Oh No". I guess my point is, I should have never hated myself in photos. I should have enjoyed who I was at the moment.
Personally, I think you are pretty and the two of you look so dang cute together. Enjoy it.
This reminds me of when my middle niece was learning to drive a tractor at 13. She was so busy looking around to see who was looking at her, she ran it into a tree and was so embarrassed. If she was concentrated on enjoying the experience she probably would have aced it.
I'm not going to sit here and say that it's ok to be overweight because everyone knows that it's healthier to not be carrying around added extra weight. But, I know lots of heavier ladies that look fabulous.
I just got through visiting that same niece who is now 29 and has three children. She was trying to show me her double chin that she hates so much when she looks at photos of herself. For the life of me, I'm just not seeing what she sees. There is no double chin there. I just don't get it. She's a grand total of about 115 lbs. I feel bad that she goes throughout her days hating something about herself that isn't even there unless she puts her chin all the way down to her chest. And then, at best, it's just skin.
Start finding things about yourself that you love and concentrate on those. Believe me, it gets easier with more practice.
There will be only one of you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.
Coffee is my spirit animal