In an effort to gain self confidence and deal with body image issues still remaining after my weight loss, I decided to take part in a 365 project focusing on self portraits. My hopes are that after a year of taking a photo of myself ever day, that I will stop hating photos of myself, stop picking apart the things I hate about my body and learn to accept myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before. It is uncomfortable, challenging and at times scary as I am also putting myself out there in a way I never have… but sometimes personal growth requires stepping out of your comfort zone. So this is my project, 365 days of Self Portraits…
Week 14 was my first full week without the me-March challenge from the 365 project website, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss it because I really did. I enjoyed coming up with whatever I wanted, but I missed sharing the daily challenge with other people and the hints of what to do each day. Regardless, I got on with it. The ninja photo was really popular among the people on the 365 project, I got a lot of really great feedback on that one! So much so, that I did a follow up a few weeks later, but we’ll get to that!
Day 93 – Beauty is for the birds!
A while back on my project (Day 30) I was discussing aging and wrinkles. In one of the conversations that followed, a friend suggested I get Nivea cream and “gob it on” and let it sit on my face without rubbing it in.
Today I tried it, and it was not a huge success. I am not someone who can put something on my face and let it sit there. My face tingles and itches, I get it in my eyes, I lick my lips without thinking. It’s not pretty. Not pretty at all.
Perhaps I am just meant to grow old naturally :P
Day 94 – A Girl and Her Camera
This is a photo I took to test something on my camera before I started shooting for my pic of the day. I had what I thought was a great idea, but after a bazillion photos it turned out to be an epic fail.
As I went through the photos, I came across this one, and I liked it better than anything I took trying to get the other photo. Go figure!
I will try for my original thought again someday!
Day 95 – Fighting Back!
Lego is taking over my house, I’ve decided it’s time to fight back! :P
Day 96 – Spring: Seen but Not Felt!
You know how mothers often tell their children to be seen and not heard? Pretty sure Mother Nature has decided to change it up a bit and go for seen but not felt. It looks like spring, the sun is shining and the buds are coming out… yet I’m still dressed like it’s December! Shenanigans!
Day 97 – Chillin’ Like a Villain!
Pajamas, trashy teen drama (Pretty Little Liars), my heating pad and 365project.org on the laptop. A relaxing Sunday afternoon, not to be disturbed by the setting up of tripods and all the other bits and bobs involved in a proper selfie!
Day 98 – STATIC!
One more reason to look forward to summer.. the season of sweaters, also known as… the season of static… will finally come to an end!
Anyone else feel like they walk around with their hair standing on end all day?
Day 99 – Why, Milka?! Whyyy?!
Now I remember why I avoid the candy aisle in the supermarket! It’s because I may find things like this! My two favorite things together in one handy package! Things you might call a chunk of delicious, dipped in awesomesauce with a side of YUM!
Only, it’s too late… I can’t / don’t / won’t eat things like this now. For me it’s a chunk of temptation, dipped in dangersauce with a possible side of pain (sugar can cause us gastric bypass patients some serious discomfort if we over do it, so I just don’t do it at all… pain is a great deterrent!).
The new me is grateful to have these obstacles, the old me wonders WHYYY? Why couldn’t this have existed when I could still eat one (or 10)?!
P.S. Holy smokes I really did get my father’s lips… look at the size of that sucker!
Weeks 1 & 2: Days 1-14
Week 3: Days 15-21
Week 4: Days 22-28
Week 5: Days 29-35
Week 6: Days 36-42
Week 7: Days 43-49
Week 8: Days 50-56
Week 9: Days 57-63
Week 10: Days 64-70
Week 11: Days 71-78
Week 12: Days 79-85
Week 13: Days 86-92