Photo Evidence

Day 402 — I’ve spent years being absent in my family photos. The heavier I got, the less likely I was to allow anyone to take my picture. “I’m a TV Producer! Let me take the photo!!!” Here I am begging my husband to please “Take the photo!” Wanting to memorialize my brother’s birthday dinner, (yes…that is a fur phone case in my hand!) I was happy to be in the photo. The only bummer was me yelling, pleading, “Puleeze! Take the photo!” He was. I was just being a control freak. And finally not afraid to be featured.

My belly is still a battle. But I am slowly continuing to move in the right direction.

Cameras on my children’s cell phones have clandestinely taken photos of me over the last few years. Candid. Good for a good-natured laugh. (Theirs and their friends.) And the videos? Typically taken while I’m dancing, trying to hit them, getting tickled by them, singing, yelling…you get the drift. Sometimes even taken while I’m falling asleep in the middle of a sentence. Which is often…since I tend to go 60 to 0 in seconds. #faceplant

Thank goodness for #Snapchat since I’m banking on all these pics going away. Sadly, as a digital marketer, I know better. Ugh! I’m certain my digital profile is littered with shame spiral inducing content. Fingers are crossed that they stay within their “group” snaps or chats. #OMG Please resist the temptation to Google me.

While losing weight has made it less humiliating to be caught in the crosshairs of a camera, I still am catching myself hesitating when people say, “Smile.” It is a complete mind f’ck to go through this life transformation process. The bad news? Too much of my life is reflected in photos of others. The good news? I am no longer allowing that to happen.

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