Friday, January 6, 2012

Project 52 - Week One

As I browse & read blogs, I often see a lot of daily & weekly photo challenges. Most seem interesting but also seem like they are time consuming and who has that time?! Not me.

Over at LIFE WITH MY 3 BOYBARIANS, she is hosting a weekly photo linkup called "Project 52". This is one of my favorite photography blogs. I have learned so much just from reading her tips & tutorials. Basically, it's one photo a week for a year. She gives out the weekly challenge ahead of time and you take your photo up to 7 days before... and then post on that Friday... and link up on her blog. You interpret the challenge to be whatever you want. This sounds like a lot of fun to me! 

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This week's challenge for Project 52 {and the first one} is Resolution

I don't like to declare "New Year's Resolutions" typically. But I will sort of kind of declare one for this year. I do need to lose weight. This is a cold hard fact. I just do not fit into any clothes at all comfortably (with many mountains of un-wearable clothes pushed to the back of my closet) and when I look in the mirror, I want to cry. What kind of photographer can I be if I myself do not even like to be photographed? I cringe if I run into someone I haven't seen in a long time b/c I am paranoid they will think to themselves "WHAT happened to her??". 

I have known for a few months {years} that it is time to lose weight - but I just could never pull the trigger. Then with the holidays, I knew I would not have the mindset to do it. I never used to be like this. I never used to have such a weight problem. Never. Then I hit 30'ish and it was downhill lol. Life happened. Metabolism stopped. I worked out and ate great for many years, (even trained for a fitness competition in my 20's), so it's not like I don't know what to do. What to do has never been the issue. For me, it's mental. Like a drug habit I can't kick. It's about motivation and being the right frame of mind. It needs to be the 'right' time. Well, now is the right time. 

I will be doing Weight Watchers. That has worked for me successfully in the past ... let's just hope I can get my mind into it and stay that way. It's really just a matter of eating good. {Easier said than done}. But it helps me to write everything down & keep track. Wish me luck. Here are my resolution photos. 

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  1. Hello!
    I really like your photo!
    Petonets xoxo

  2. I love the apple picture! and it's such a great resolution...I feel like my weight has been on some kind of ridiculous rollercoaster for the last few years (gain 60 pounds, lose 60 pounds, gain 55 pounds, lose 45 pounds) and who knows what will come next. I really want to be stronger--this is a great reminder to renew some of my running goals! ;)


  3. Oh, I know what you mean about it being a mental thing rather than a knowledge thing. But I'm adjusting my "mental" approach too :). Good luck to ya! Love the photo.


  4. I think I'm going to do Weight Watchers, too. I was just diagnosed with diabetes and I see the doctor in about 2 weeks. She is obviously going to tell me to control my diet better and I know WW is probably the best way to go about it!!

  5. Oh, I so know what you mean, just haven't wanted to admit it! Reading everyones resolutions has opened my eyes a bit! I love your photo. The lighting is wonderful!
    Good luck with your resolution!

  6. Beautiful shot, love the lighting..good luck with your resolution!


  7. Thank you for all of your kind words! And Good luck to all of you on your resolutions too! I just started Weight Watchers today. Wish me luck..... (Crossing fingers)


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