Friday, July 23, 2010

In the Photo Friday- Week 5


This past weekend, Justin's baby sister married one of his best friends.

Sadly, I forgot my camera, but was able to steal some shots from Facebook. Kaitlin's parents were the photographers, and her mom told me that they got at least one shot of the three of us, which I'm thankful for. Still, these pictures are difficult for me to look at. It might be silly or petty, but I had kind of secretly planned in my head to have lost all the baby weight by Kelsey's wedding. And I haven't, despite my best efforts and what feels like constant working out. And I feel fat and lumpy double-chin-y and depressed about it.

Okay, those last two weren't terrible. Not what I WANT, but not terrible. But the full-body shots are what really make me cringe.
Blech. I just don't like it at all. Any of it. It kind of makes me want to cry. Truthfully, I always feel big compared to the girls in Justin's family who are naturally small and petite. Even when I was skinny, I felt "big" because I was so much taller. But now I'm taller AND bigger, and that sucks.

And on that happy note, if you participated in "In The Photo Friday" this week, be sure to leave a comment to let us all know!

17 comments:

  1. I am not just saying this to say it - you are gorgeous! I am envious of your legs in that full body shop and I think you look fantastic. I know it's all about what you see, but I see a gorgeous, healthy woman who just so happens to also be a mom.

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  2. Here we go, week 5 -

    http://thewilliamsroost.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-photo-fridays-week-5.html

    P.S. Meredith you look so cute in that dress.

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  3. I personally think you look great, but I know where you're coming from. I am working my butt off at the gym and not really seeing any change. I'm just going to keep at it though and the weight is bound to come off.

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  4. Dude I think you look great! Plus- awesome dresses!

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  5. Hey pretty lady - you should get in front of the camera more often. Where is this challenge being hosted? The button is only an image and doesn't link up anywhere. I wanna join!

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  6. I think you look fantastic!

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  7. Alright, I linked up:
    http://ashleysisk.blogspot.com/2010/07/few-random-thoughts-and-photos.html

    Have a great day!

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  8. 1. Love the photos-all of them! 2. You're not alone with the feeling of hating to look at yourself in a photo-I haven't had a baby, so I have nothing to blame it on. 3. I think you look so cute in all the pics (and I'm not just saying that). I'm loving these "In the Photo Friday" posts-great idea Mer!

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  9. You look great! :) Found you through Ashley - my blog photo hopping addicted virtual friend. :) Remember this will pass, you will feel good about yourself --- sometimes it takes time after baby - :) Just keep the positive talk going for yourself! :)

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  10. Here is my link up ---- I didn't see a Mr. Linky or connect thingy --- :)
    So here is my post! :)
    http://nanskimtn.blogspot.com/2010/07/me.html

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  11. Here's my ITPF - http://bandrplus1.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-photo-fridays-week-5-adventures-in.html
    And by the way, I think you look great! But, at the same time, I feel the same way you do.

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  12. I will take a picture this week, I will!

    You look fabulous friend! My mama sent me a picture on my phone from the wedding and I told her she better tell you that you looked hot! :) And I'm with PP^ Emily! I am so envious of your legs! I wish mine looked half as good ;)

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  13. Dude. You're looking amazing! stop your nonsense about looking fat cuz ya don't! besides,you have a husband and a baby that unconditionally love you and that's far more positive then negative :) So I say... eat a cookie if you want ;)

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  14. Like Emily, I'm not just saying this...

    You look gorgeous! That color and cut are so flattering on you! And remember, your body is not only beautiful but it birthed and feeds a baby! Nothing's more beautiful than that!

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  15. You really do look gorgeous. That dress is beautiful and your hair looks amazing!

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  16. I think you look great!! The dress is super cute! Definitely you can wear again!
    Hang in there...the baby weight will fall off :)

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  17. Meredith, you look SO very pretty. And I think you look great in green!!

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