I have been meaning to write this post for awhile, but kept forgetting. It came back to my mind when I posted my Before and After pic earlier today. If I had one piece of advice for people on their weight loss journey, I recommend documenting the journey with ... PICTURES!
Okay okay, I know. Most people looking to lose weight dodge the camera. I know! I am right there with you. But at this point in time, I totally regret not having more images of my transformation. I wish I could go back in time and start over. I don't mean you have to take a pic every week, but at least at big milestones.
I think back to when I lost the first 10 lbs and wish I could see the smile on my face and the sense of accomplishment. I wish I had documentation of my journey. I would love to look back and see how my body changed during the past year and a half. I wish I had myself in the same pose over and over. I could see it as one amazing flip book of shrinking. ;)
Thankfully, I am more comfortable with my body now and can document there here and now. I am no longer shying away from the camera. Okay, I still work on the perfect pose with my signature "skinny arm" move. But, I am getting better. :P