‘The’ picture

So I said in my post last night (more about this picture later)

fat me

I thought, when I saw this:

Michelle, you need to start loving yourself some exercise and smaller portions.

I did NOT spin into an emotional wreck like I normally would have. However, I said to myself ‘this is ‘THE’ picture, and you will burn that skirt by the end of the year!’

Watch out!

Have you ever seen ‘the’ picture and decided to change something about your life?


7 thoughts on “‘The’ picture

  1. Reluctant Blogger says:

    haha oh yes. I remember it as if it were still right in front of my nose. I probably still have it somewhere.

    It was taken about a year after I had my fourth child. A friend had taken a photo of me sat in a garden chair in shorts. And oh boy my legs – they were just flubber. It was gross. The minute I saw that photo I knew I had to act. I had NEVER been that flabby before, had always had good legs and I had let them turn to balloons.

    The really odd thing was that my friend kept insisting it was a lovely photo of me. Maybe the rest of me looked vaguely OK but all I could look at were the legs.

    • Mish says:

      I totally know what you mean. When I tell people that I’ve gained the weight that I have they always go ‘really?’ And I go…I have height..I am lucky. But yes…I won’t bash my body. Actually, instead I am excited to burn it. VERY excited. BTW you look darn good for four kids..if I do say so myself.

  2. Diane Fit to the Finish says:

    I went back and read yesterday’s post (which I loved) and then today’s post.

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed the church service and feel like it really spoke to you. And you are so generous sharing food with people, both friends and strangers.

    I think you are just beautiful, but I do understand completely seeing a picture of yourself and thinking “yikes!”

    For me, I hated all pictures of myself when I was obese so tried not to look at them. When I would see one I’d think, “Who is that fat person?” I mean, I knew it was me, but still couldn’t believe it.

    When I finally started losing weight, it took a long time before I started to not hate pictures of myself.

    Take care, and stay positive! You can do all things.

  3. Joanna says:

    It sounds like you are in the midst of a life changing makeover. Wonderful!

    You have such a lovely spirit about you. And how wonderful to share your love of cooking with friends. I am a nervous entertainer for some reason. 😉

    Stay positive! It suits you!

    • Mish says:

      Thanks 🙂 I always used to get nervous and then i thought to myself ‘these people are just happy they’re being fed and fussed over..so I should stop stressing and enjoy it’. That’s what helps me. Esp. since I’ve moved to Australia. People are so much more laid back. I was supposed to have dinner at 6pm. it didn’t happen til 7pm. but no one cared 🙂 Happy entertaining!

  4. Amy says:

    Yesterday’s post was lovely; I have to remind myself that I am love ‘just as I am’ on a minute-by-minute basis most days 🙂 And I do have THE picture. My mother (who has been overweight most of my life) and I were shot from behind, were wearing similar clothes, and looked almost like twins. Ugh. I should put that one on my treadmill…

  5. Christa says:

    I saw “THE” picture in May when we were on vacation. I was in shock, I really didn’t think that I looked like how I did but, unfortunately, pictures are the one thing that wont lie. I’m down 28lbs and I’m halfway to wear I want to be…and I can’t wait to get there! You are very inspirational and a great writer.

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