It happens to us all I suppose. You get tagged in that Pic on Facebook or Insta and you want to crawl into a hole.
Better yet, it resurfaces on Facebook year after year in memories (especially if a lot of others were tagged) and you get to live it all over again!
This picture is exactly a year old, next to one of me taken a couple of weeks ago:
I remember like it was yesterday when it popped up on my Facebook feed. I had to go to this event for work, and trust me I tried every stinkin’ thing I could think of to get out of it.
I was not a happy person, and I certainly wasn’t myself.
The evidence is in that picture. Of course I had about 65 extra pounds on me, but you can just tell by my face that I was not happy, and I wasn’t.
Not long ago I would have been so excited to be going to a formal event. Now it filled me with dread about what I was going to wear, how I would feel. I mean that second picture is of me in my pajamas and I had done more to my hair and makeup then than for a formal event?
I had a lost a big part of who I was, and it was time that I found it. I’ve shared with you all the picture that sent me running to Weight Watchers:
And now I share with you the picture that actually made me do Weight Watchers:
Yes when I saw that picture I knew I had to make some changes, big changes. I didn’t want to be someone who just didn’t care about their self.
Even in the floral dress from hell pic I have my hair and make up done. That’s kinda who I am. My job doesn’t really allow for too much girly-girly stuff, so I usually go all out when not at work.
How does this happen? How do we lose ourselves so quickly? God knows I had some hard times before I got to this point, and I am thankful every single day that I was able to drag myself out of this….mess that had become my life.
What a difference a year makes, huh? All of you that have pictures just like that girl in the formal dress who was wishing to GOD they wouldn’t take pictures, I want you to think about this girl:
You can be that girl. Maybe not in a month, hell maybe not even in a year, but you can do it. It won’t be easy, and I’m sorry but there is no magic pill that will make it all melt away.
It is worth it though. The picture says it all.
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