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A Recent Photo will be a Distant Memory


Yesterday’s blogging challenge wasn’t that challenging for me. I had fun digging for old photos because I knew it was just hidden somewhere on my laptop. I have downloaded them a long time ago. I think I was already ready for it! 😀

Uncomfortable Challenge

But today’s blogging challenge, a recent photo of me, is quite the opposite. I am not pretty comfortable with how I look lately. I gained too much weight with an all-time high of 70 kilos! Yes, you heard it right! I am 70 kilos. That is almost 8 kilos overweight of my ideal weight for an Asian female with my height.

Well, I planned to lose weight. It is important to take care of a women’s health especially when you are aged over 40. Not to be sexy or anything but just stay within a healthy weight. My weight is above the healthy range. So my risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases is higher. This means bad for me… and bad for my family. So I try to moderate in my eating and hopefully in the future be able to do some exercise.

My Recent Photo

Anyway… I don’t want to have a dash of suspense since you’ll just be disappointed. Hahahaha… So with no further ado, here’s my recent photo.

recent photo
Teacher Ruby. Circa March 10, 2020.

This photo was taken last month during our school’s session for class photos. Aside from the class picture, the teachers had their solo pictures taken. So this is mine, I was not comfortable with it but it’s OK. This is my reality now. Hahaha…

A Distant Memory

A few years from now, this photo, whom I felt so embarrassed because of my double chin will become a distant memory in the future. Just like how I look at my photos before, I felt embarrassed when it was taken, but felt relieved when I looked at them at present times. There were times I told myself I should have gained weight… and just like now, I felt I should have loosened some weight. Hahaha…

But my point being is… I may be embarrassed by this photo now but surely in the future when all of these will become a distant memory, I will be able to accept things as they are. Because time heals all things… even embarrassment! 😀

Bonus Photo

Before I end this post, here is a bonus photo! I just took this a few minutes ago. So technically, this is what we call – RECENT PHOTO!

Recent Photo of Me Using Samsung Camera Filters

Blogging Challenge 4/30 – DONE!


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Mommy Sigrid April 4, 2020 - 8:41 pm

Hahahaha may double chin na jud. I don’t want to be photographed ron. Oh my gosh! I gained so much weight over the quarantine.

melissa chapman April 13, 2020 - 10:52 pm

You look great and I hope you stay healthy in these tough times. It is so hard to isolate but it seems like you are spending the time effectively.

Amber Myers April 13, 2020 - 11:02 pm

I think you look awesome in the photos! And it’s always fun to play around with the filters.

Tasheena April 13, 2020 - 11:26 pm

Thanks for participating in this challenge. It was wonderful to learn more about you.

Heather April 14, 2020 - 12:36 am

We are all gaining. It’s ok, we can focus on losing weight when this is all over and we can shop and move more.

Beth April 14, 2020 - 5:04 am

I think you look great in both the photos you shared today. However, I know that the feeling of being embarrassed by my current weight, so I hope you are able to lose the weight that you want.

Rena April 14, 2020 - 6:13 am

I can’t believe you worried about that picture! You look beautiful and this challenge looks like fun!

Marysa April 14, 2020 - 7:45 am

Those are cute photos! It is fun to look through old photos and reminisce. It looks like you had fun taking the recent photo – cute effects!

Chef Dennis April 14, 2020 - 3:01 pm

You look so fab on those photos! This kind of challenge is quiet fun and exciting. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Lynndee April 14, 2020 - 8:25 pm

It’s always fun to look at old photos and reminisce the good memories..with or without double chin. LOL.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy April 14, 2020 - 10:02 pm

I think you look great. It’s always fun to play around with filters. I have so much fun with Instagram filters haha.

Kathy April 15, 2020 - 12:09 am

They are both very lovely photos. I think you look great in both of them. I love that you did this challenge too.

Catalina April 15, 2020 - 12:55 am

You look great! It’s very important for yourself to feel comfortable in your body!

Lizzie Lau April 15, 2020 - 5:04 am

I love being behind the camera, so I have to make sure to be in photos with my daughter from time to time. I’m planning to spend some time going through my massive folders of digital images and make some photo books in the next few weeks.

rika April 15, 2020 - 1:32 pm

You look happy on these photos! I am trying to lose some weight too. I gained 6 pounds in the past weeks.

Swathi April 16, 2020 - 3:43 am

You looks really happy in the photos, yes I too working to lose weight, I am not their yet. But I will. Lot of things going on here now.


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