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 11 continued the me-March challenge on the 365 project website. I enjoyed having a theme to work with so much. Rather than just having to sit and think of what I was going to do that day, I at least had some direction and food for thought.
Day 71 – Today’s theme is “Somewhere I like to remember…”
I like to remember Prague. I visited there for the first time and fell head over heels in love with it.
I took the Prague view photo from the top of one of the tower at Charles Bridge. How great would it be if this really was the view from my living room window!
Day 72 – Today’s theme is “Somewhere I go to exercise…”
I belong to a great gym in the south of Rotterdam called GOSH. I like to go there to exercise.
Day 73 – Today’s theme is “Somewhere I go to eat…”
Since my weight loss surgery, I don’t go out to eat a whole lot. The majority of my food is found right in my own kitchen! Like this delicious sugar-free butterscotch pudding, which I can sometimes be found sneaking a taste of between meals.
Day 74 – Today’s theme is “Somewhere I go to work…”
This one was a bit tough for me as I am a Domestic Engineer (that’s fancy speak for housewife!), so I don’t GO anywhere to work… I work at home, for myself!
One of the best perks of working for myself is that my trusty assistants and I can take time out from boring things (like laundry, boo!!) for more fun stuff, like cuddles!
Day 75 – Today’s theme is “Somewhere I go to do something particular…”
I go to my sofa to collapse and try not to die after trying new classes at the gym! haha Today was my first time doing body pump and I’m pretty sure I’m going to feel it tomorrow!
Day 76 – Today’s theme is “Somewhere I like to go to relax…”
I like to relax in the arms of my husband. We have been through a lot in our 14 years together and has only brought us closer… when I am upset, anxious or scared he knows just how to soothe me and help me relax. He is the Tammy Whisperer
Day 77 – My health is important to me. It has taken a long time to realize how important it is and to do something about it… but I finally have and it has made me incredibly happy. I’m not at the end yet but I’m getting closer. It has been 14 months today since my WLS and I am now down 140 lbs in total with 20 lbs to go! Almost there!
Day 78 -A few years ago I had made a comment to my husband about what a pity it is that all the beautiful flowers he brings home have to die. So one year on our anniversary he surprised me with these! Paper roses that he made himself with a little X+T (Xander + Tammy) card attached. Flowers that will never die and will live with me forever in my china cabinet.
Do I have the greatest husband or what?