thank you! i've always been a chubby cheeked baby face (which is great NOW because people think i'm 18 and i'm 28) but I couldn't believe how much weight I was carrying in my face until I saw that picture. It's one of the first places I've been losing with my recent journey of 15 pounds lost, and I have to say that I'm thankful I finally look like an adult for once in my life. I showed that picture to a friend of mine who never knew me at my HW and he didn't believe that it was me.. and that made me awesome.
this is kind of wrong, but it helps me... in the second picture i see a huge resemblance in myself to my oldest sister, who is much heavier than i am (she has also been much smaller than i ever have been - when i was 120 in grade school she was 85 lbs in high school, but she's much shorter - 4 inches ha ha its amazing what a difference that makes- and has my mother's tiny frame while I have my father's big bones and heavily muscled althetic frame) and when i see that resemblance, i see her and how she looks at how heavy she's become ..i would say that she's about a 22 (my largest size) at 5' and probably close to what my HW is now, if not bigger. so I see the resemblance, and i see pictures of her and i know what I could end up looking like - not that my sister isn't every inch of beautiful that she's ever been, but ultimately she is incredibly unhealthy, with through the roof cholesterol levels and the same apple shape than I am...anyway, i'm rambling because it's friday and drinking night and i've found a fantastic low sugar martini mix and maybe i'm a little tipsy but seeing what she looks like and how unhealthy she is motivates me. is that wrong? sometimes i feel guilty because of the way i feel but i know she isn't ever going to make changes until she wants to, so i don't bring it up with her because i know how resentful that can make someone....