I have to submit a picture to the publisher this week for my bio and I have to say that every picture I look at I LOATHE! The reason being because I have MAJOR self-esteem issues. When I was a teenager and into my early twenties I was very slim, and pursued a modeling career. Then my thyroid stopped working and I put on a LOT of weight in a very short time. By the time I was done gaining weight I was almost 20o pounds. In fact at my heaviest I was 198. I have lost twenty pounds so far and am feeling great, however whenever I look at a picture of me all I see is the fat, and I think I look like the good year blimp.

This means that nothing I look at I will like. Which really sucks because I need to submit a picture 🙁 oh well I guess I just have to choose and send it in.

Written by Heather

Heather has been telling stories her whole life. On the urging of some friends she decided to share her stories with the world. Her first book Second Chance at Forever was released in February from Desert Breeze Publishing

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Alison Packard

Oh Heather, I can so relate to this post. I had pictures taken of me a few months ago and was shocked! Yes, shocked. Unlike you, I’ve been heavy all of my life, but I lost a lot of weight right after I moved to Las Vegas nine years ago. I was able to keep it off until a year and a half ago. I’ve put 40 pounds back on and it’s been a real struggle to lose it.

With that said, I still submitted my picture. And I’ve vowed that the next ones I have taken will be at a lower weight. I’d like to add that even after I lost the 100 pounds I still thought I was huge (I wasn’t) so I have more to work on than just losing weight. As you said, major self-esteem issues.

Just pick one and send it. Look at other author’s pictures. Not everyone is a size six. You’re much more than just a picture anyway!


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