Here’s a picture of me from a softball game a few weeks ago:
When my teammate posted this on Facebook, I was shocked. If it hadn’t been for my FAVORITE tie-dyed shirt (ps I loooooove tie dye), I wouldn’t have recognized me. Sounds weird, but I looked at it and thought, “That’s not me. That girl’s not fat.” I actually laughed out loud after thinking that. If I’m posing for a picture, that’s one thing: I can suck in, stand up straight, and hide the things that should be hidden. But this is a candid action shot … and I look athletic and fab! Pictures can really open your eyes to how the world truly sees you. In my head I’m still 20 pounds heavier. At least. Some days are better than others, but will my brain ever catch up to my bod?
I’m getting my hair cut and colored tonight, and I’ve decided it’s time to take off a few inches. I really like Jillian’s hair on The Bachelorette (pictured above). Probably because she has a stylist to help her every day, but being my own stylist isn’t that difficult. I’ve been wondering if I use my hair to hide myself. I have gotten into a habit of thinking that if my makeup and hair look pretty maybe people won’t notice what’s going on with the rest of me. I’m not doing anything too drastic with the new cut, but I think getting rid of a few inches will keep me from hiding behind my locks.
I’ve written before about how I believe water is the most important thing ever. I have a 1-L Sigg bottle that is like my baby. I drink at least two of them while I’m at work, but most of the time I drink three. That’s 99 ounces! And all before 5:00pm!
Jen, the original priorfatgirl, is serious about hydration, too, which she stated in her post yesterday. I’m SO glad she made the switch to a reusable water bottle instead of cracking open a single-use plastic water bottle each time. I mentioned this before, but I think it’s worth repeating: More than 90 percent of the environmental impacts from a disposable plastic water bottle happen before the consumer opens it. If you already have a reusable bottle, bravo! If you could use another or don’t have one yet, I’ve got some good news for you …
My very first contest! My passion for water meets my new passion for blogging. You could win your very own 16-oz Camelbak water bottle like the one pictured above. Wanna feel even more special? It’s identical to the one Jen uses every day! You can be just like THE PRIORFATGIRL!!!
Here’s how to enter:
- Leave a comment! Simple as that!
- Add Amanda, another priorfatgirl, to your blog roll.
- If you don’t have a blog, add this site to your internet favorites and promise to check back often.
- Link back to this contest in your next blog post.
- Mention this contest in your next Facebook and/or Twitter update.
Note: You will receive multiple entries if you do more than one of these things, but you must tell me what’s up in your comment. Sad news, but this contest is open to US residents only. I love everyone equally, though! The deadline for entries is Friday at 5pm, and the winner will be announced this weekend.