Monday, April 11, 2011

Let's get personal

Have you ever resorted to taking web cam pictures when you are all ready to go somewhere and you are waiting on other people to finish getting ready???

I have...this past weekend as matter of factly. My mom was touching up her makeup, which gave me some alone time with the is the outcome! =P

So....I have to come clean...

I haven't been blogging as often as I should be mainly because I've been letting life stress the hell out of me. Gaining weight is a lot harder than what I thought it was going to be. I'm moody, irritable, and constantly thinking up naughty concoctions that will make my weight balloon at an even faster rate! I'm also not familiar with this new round face that stares back at me in the mirror. It's almost like I'm having to reintroduce myself to myself. For those of you who can't relate it's extremely difficult for me to put it into any simpler terms than maybe this: I've said goodbye to the skinny, gaunt-face Danielle, but I haven't quite accepted, or gotten used to the "healthy version of Danielle" who comes with a round face, a semi-protruded stomach, and a BUTT. On a happier note: I'm really trying to let every negative thought go and accept myself and love myself.

What do you do to stay confident?


  1. Staying confident is tough, I still struggle from time to time. But I have been trying to say 5 positive things each day and try to laugh more, seems to be helping. Though not perfect, but who ever really is ;) I am glad to hear that you are letting go of negative thoughts that is a great step!

  2. Thanks so much for your comment! I think I may just have to start doing that every night before I go to bed. =) I've tried it in the past, but have never really committed to it or made it routine.

  3. Love the pictures and glad you have vowed to be healthy you are beautiful and strong keep the positive thoughts!

  4. aww thank you Kate =) I'm feeling much better about my weight now that I'm back to eating my veggies and straying away from the cookie jar =)

  5. good for you for TRYING to stay positive. I am a big believer in "you fake it until you make it" After faking confidence for many years..I think I can finally say that I am great..most of the time

  6. Yay to HEALTHY Butts!!!! ;)

    You don't have a round face, my friend. You're beautiful!!!!

    My confidence stems from (a place where I hold a lot of self doubt) doing what makes me uncomfortable- stepping out of my comfort zone...
    like lifting heavy weights, starting personal training, talking to new people, doing new things.

    Also, from the AMAZING women I've met via blogs. They are powerful, creative, intelligent, motivating people and I wouldn't change "meeting" them for the world. Also they are so similar to me in experiences or feelings, that it helps to communicate with them- like you're doing here.

  7. Thanks Lori :) It's pretty scary stepping out of my comfort zone, so I don't do it often, but reading your comment makes me really want to push myself and set goals! I need to embrace the changes and challenges that life throws my way =) It's so amazing how all of you women are confident in your own skin =)