Hello there, Journal & Friends!
I hope this isn't annoying... but I recently discovered how to operate the iPhoto Booth on my Mac. I've been having fun taking goofy pics without having to awkwardly hold the camera aimed back at myself. Ooohhh... I feel so Techie, LOL!
Since I haven't posted a Toon Tuesday in awhile, I goofed around with this effect that is called Comics:
(No, that's not a double goiter! I'm
resting my chin on my fists)
Actually, what I've been thinking about is a comment different people have left, saying they think I look younger now. At first I pooh-poohed it, thinking they were being nice.
After all, for years I have heard that once you lose weight, you lose the FAT padding under the skin of your face, and the wrinkles that were there all the time now sag and show.
I WANT to believe those nice comments.. I really do! I'm still vain enough to hope to look nice instead of old, tired and haggard!
So... I tried to see what they saw. And half of me almost sees it... the other half, eh, not so much.
Looking in the mirror doesn't help me much, but seeing a photo does... kinda, sorta, some of the time.
The new pic of me in the sidebar? The one from June at 336 lbs? Honestly, I hesitated posting it because I don't think I really look like that, and it makes me uncomfortable. Like I'm trying to fool people, with tricks of camera or lighting.
It's like our brain distorts what we see...
Okay... enough silliness!
That's mo' better.
I even made a side-by-side pic for comparison. Now THAT did help me see progress:
I'll have to keep that one for the next time I'm tempted to whine about not seeing any progress!
But getting younger looking?? Eh... I still think most of that is good lighting and camera angles, maybe the longer hair, LOL!
From Dr Phil's book: "It is important as you use the keys to lose weight, and then to maintain that weight loss, that you be realistic about what you expect of yourself and your life... there is no room in your life for fantasy or fiction."
My verse for today: "From the Lord come deliverance. May your blessing be on your people."
My quote for today: "I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark." --Muhammad Ali
Enjoy the Journey,