Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

I have been reading tons of blogs and trying to comment, but the ones that draw my attention are the ones with pictures. I love pictures. I love before, during and after pictures. I love when they show the real you, not the person hidden in the back. How many times have we avoided the camera. How many times have we volunteered to be the photographer so we don't need to be in the picture. I confess, in the past, I have used photoshop to fix my pictures (none that I have posted in this blog!). I've reduced a double chin, trimmed off some inches. But no more. I try to take nice pictures and I realize I am a work in progress, but I don't shun the camera anymore. 

Yesterday I balanced the camera on the BBQ and set the timer to take some new "now" photos. I wore a shirt which is too big for me to work. The last picture I have of me in that top was during a trip to Europe in 2006. It was a bit snug then. It is now way too big.
Left: Me with DH, 2006 (25th Wedding Anniversary) Right: Me August 2010

As I saved the new pictures on my computer, I started looking through some of my older pictures like the ones from a trip to Sydney, Australia and the South Island of New Zealand in February 2009. I have tons of scenery pictures. In fact I even finished a digital scrapebook with 50 pages. But I did find some of me which aren't too bad, although, I cringe because all I see is "fat". Whatever possessed me to buy this blue and white top with the jalepeno pepper on it is beyond me.
Enjoying a glass of wine near Christchurch, N.Z.
West Coast, N.Z.
Mount Cook, N.Z.
Sydney Opera House-don't you just love the hiking boots!


Now the purpose of this post is to tell everyone to TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES. Please. I just loves them. And guess what, you will thank me.

In fact, since Drazil is away this week, lets all post pictures on our blogs one day this week. It can be any picture but give us a story that goes with it. Game on!

20 comments:

tessierose said...

Wow, what a difference, you look great!

Maria said...

I like your picture challenge! I'll try to do a picture post this week too. And there's nothing wrong with a chili pepper shirt. ;)

Joey said...

Wow! Major difference! You are right the before and after pictures make such an impact.

Bonnie said...

I am definitely more willing to get in front of the camera now then before the band because I know that every time a picture is taken it will be something I can compare myself to as I get smaller. I love your after picture with the shirt that is too big.

Janelle said...

I love picture posts, too! I have already posted a crapload for my 6 month post, so I am totally out of picture now hahaha!

Lonicera said...

Bonnie says it for me word for word. I'm not quite as neurotic about being photographed any more. (Only a little...)
Caroline

Cindylew said...

You're looking great my little tootsie roll.

Band Groupie said...

All great photos...time to ditch the baggy shirt :-)

DiZneDiVa said...

I love the photos... and I except your challenge. *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Check out my blog at mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

Robin said...

You are looking great! Can't wait to meet you in Chicago!

Seeing in colour said...

Love the photos... look how amazing you look now!

Ahahah i loved the Sydney photo... i might be biased tho :D

Kim said...

You look great!

Nella said...

I love love love the pics! Another great post my friend!
One day, I will get the nerve to post the "real me"!
Have a fabulous day sunshine!

Jess said...

Great pics! I am so jealous that you have traveled all over. I want to do that! I like your challenge. I have been meaning to post progress pictures so...you are on, sista!!!

Michelle said...

You look great! I'm so afraid of pictures but I will try my best and post atleast one new picture!

Virginia said...

SO PROUD OF YOU!

Gen said...

Thanks for your always supportive comments Sandy. Can't wait to have a drink with you. As for the pics..wow! That shirt is WAY huge now! I wish I had saved some of my hugest clothes.

BTW your DH is totally cute too!

Band-Babe said...

Sandy, you are such a sweetheart, I can't wait to give you a great big hug!

Lady Lap Band said...

Great idea!!! Did it!

www.ladylapband.blogspot.com

Camille said...

Lookin good! You have inspired everyone to post a lot of pictures. It has been really neat to see more of blogland.

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