Have you mastered the art of the selfie? Personally, I have not. Not entirely sure this is a skill I need to develop at this point. Do you own a selfie stick? I do not. Also not entirely sure I need such a thing.
However; when you PUT yourself out there with a blog and your story … people want to see pictures. Sometimes I have the luxury of people taking my photo. Sometimes I do not. Sometimes I attempt to take my own. This usually results in me feeling like a silly fool. Mostly this is because I am not a huge fan of posting a bunch of pics that say ‘look at me’, ‘look at me’. On the other hand, I get sweet messages from people who say they appreciate the pictures. So I jump out of my comfort zone and attempt such things from time to time. I still hate posing. I would much rather have a natural picture taken, almost not even aware it is being done.
As far as weight loss, there isn’t any. Well, not recently anyhow. Maintenance is hard. Don’t let anybody tell you different. Sometimes I think maintenance is harder than weight loss. It’s a tricky science to get the nutrition balanced just right. Also, you get comfortable. Perhaps you slack off. Then five pounds shows up out of nowhere. Then you’re like ‘what the heck‘ and you start paying attention again. It’s a cycle, just like in weight loss. My clothes still fit, so this is good. More importantly still … I FEEL good. I am healthy. I am active. I have energy. I am enjoying life. Longevity is the ultimate goal, after all.
So this is my birthday week. I will be 46 on Friday. Last year for my birthday, I had a professional photo shoot done. To see the pictures, click here. I do not think I will do that this year – especially since my favorite photographer up and moved away. I don’t know, I might. We shall see.
Meanwhile, just in case I do not go for the photo shoot (which I doubt I will) … here are some pictures of me that are recent. Also note my pictures are never edited and I do not use Photoshop. Also note; I am approximately two sizes smaller than my birthday last year. In my book, this is success.
Okay, that’s enough for now.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
Happy birthday, my friend! I’ve seen you in person fairly recently, and I can say that the camera really does add 10 pounds- You are even thinner in person than you are in pictures. And in pictures you look pretty darned good!
If we were closer, I’d take some photos of you. I’m not a pro, but for a gal with a camera I don’t do too bad.
Continue to enjoy your health! You deserve it!
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