Years ago, before I became a heifer, I was a tv news reporter. When people learn that about me today, I always fear their first thought is not, Wow...that's a neat job to have had, but instead, You're way too chunky to have been on television.
The first time I noticed that I was packing on the pounds was when I came face to face with myself on the news - and I knew that extra cheekiness was not just from too much MAC. Through the years, I always gauge the level of my chubby or skinny by how my face looks in pictures...not that I can't tell in my clothes, mind you, I just mean...you know it's time to start eating more salads when a picture starts being worth a 1000 pounds! Faces, just like rear ends and tummies, look TOTALLY different depending on one's weight.
You certainly don't need me to tell you this. Howevs, I'm telling myself - a visual learner- through the collage above as a strong reminder to face this fact: a healthy face is a prettier face.
Those pictures, instead of reminding me of the happy moments when each was captured, tell the story of the Lose weight/Gain weight lifestyle I've maintained lately. It's unhealthy, it's frustrating, it's unflattering....and it makes shopping (and being photograped) SO unfun. The most recent shot, in the orange, was snapped just days ago....and is why, compared to the black and white photo taken during a recent year when I was running sprint triathalons, I am aiming to be Thin in 2010!