Sunday, September 22, 2013

{WIWS} - Volume 2

What I Wore Sunday linkupJoining Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday.

The last time I linked in was for my mantilla post.  I don't normally take a picture of myself on Sunday.  Honestly, I don't normally take pictures of myself at all.  At least, not full-body shots.  However, Mass is an occasion I'm not wearing yoga pants and tee or some variant, so it's an ideal time for a pic.

I've been working out for about seven weeks and haven't lost any weight.  In fact, my weight has been fluctuating up a couple pounds and then down to my starting weight again.  It's been pretty frustrating.  The silver lining has been that I measured myself at the start and I've lost 8.5"....no small accomplishment.

However, I'm still not jumping to the front of the photo.  I'm still not feeling great about how I look.  But, I was reminded recently of how precious it is for our loved ones to have photos of us.  So, setting aside my vanity and foibles, I thought perhaps I should start linking in here more regularly.  At least then, there will be some pictures of me.  Going one step better, I added my girls to the shot this morning, so, for them, and for all of your enjoyment, here's what we wore Sunday:

A close-up of Little Bean, Sweet Pea and me

A full shot, complete with upset Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea:  Outfit from Gordman's, shoes from Target
Little Bean:  Outfit from older cousin, shoes from resale shop
Sweater:  Same resale shop
Tank:  Target
Pants:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Charity rummage sale
Necklace: Passed down from my deceased (2006) aunt
Pendant:  A gift from my father's trip to India (2012)

I'm still not where I want to be, and I'm trying to love myself right where I am, but some days it's harder than others to embrace all my imperfections.  I'm reminded that my girls won't care some day what I looked like, they'll just be glad for a picture of us together.  Time to start setting myself aside a little more and capture some of these days a little more :)

Stop by Fine Linen and Purple for more WIWS :)

10 comments:

  1. I hear ya... I don't like pictures of myself either. I'm trying to seek peace with myself about my body. Occasionally sharing pictures of myself (whether on facebook or on my blog) forces me to be authentic and accept who I really am right now. And where you are right now is beautiful! 8.5 inches is amazing! Keep it up!

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  2. I think you look great...I love your hair. Although, I totally understand not wanting pictures of yourself....I feel the same way, which is why I force myself ot link up with WIWS. And losing 8.5" is awesome...and better than weight loss IMO (after all, weight is just a number, right)/.

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    1. Thanks - trying to get all the numbers down :)

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  3. You look great!! I made a pact with myself this year to take more pictures with my kids. With Frances' pregnancy I hit an all time high with my weight but you know what? I took pictures anyway. I still have like 50lbs to lose but I'm still taking pictures because like you said - the kids won't care! Whenever I start to degrade myself my 17 year old daughter shouts "isn't mommy beautiful guys?" really loud. I'm a fan of that, lol. <3

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    1. Thanks - what a wonderful thing for your daughter to do :) If we could only love ourselves through their eyes!

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  4. Thank you for sharing! Your girls are so cute too!

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    1. Thanks - we're partial to them ourselves :)

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  5. Congratulations on losing some inches! I know how hard that is to do and am facing the same battle myself...

    And I love your sweater! And your pics!

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    1. Thanks! Trying to focus on healthy and strong - the number on the scale is sure to follow soon (I HOPE!).

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