As I was reading my new issue of Weight Watchers magazine today, a sentence jumped out at me: “Then get rid of any poor photos….as well as any that bring up bad feelings (like a shot of you at an unflattering weight). Of course, keep a ‘before’ shot or two to serve as a dose of inspiration.”
Let’s just say, I vehemently disagree with tossing the fat photos.
Do I like looking at the photos of myself when I weighed 60 pounds more than I do now? No. Looking at my wedding photos makes me want to cry because I’d give anything to do it all over again in a smaller dress and, more importantly, with a lot more confidence.
But I loved my wedding day and I treasure my memories, so there is not one photo that will be going into the garbage, no matter how bad I look. As Gary Allan so (sexily!) sings, “Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride.”
My photos are concrete reminders of that beautiful ride and I’ll be keeping every single one.
How about you? Do the less-flattering photos still merit a spot in your scrapbooks, or do they go straight into the trash?