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|
Little Bean: Outfit from older cousin, shoes from resale shop
Sweater: Same resale shop
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 :)
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