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Losing the Past...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I was asked to speak at an informational seminar by the coordinator of my weight loss program. She asked me to bring some "before" photos for the audience to look at as a point of reference. So I gathered all my fat pictures spanning a 35 year period of yoyo dieting. There really weren't that many because I tried to avoid cameras unless I was the photographer. I put them in a little snapshot wallet and let it be passed around while I did the Q & A yesterday.

Another long story short:

Somehow I lost the prints. I think I left them in a hospital restroom. There are no digital copies and no negatives, so they are gone for good, just like all the extra weight they documented. I'm not upset. In fact, I think I'll be disappointed if by some miracle, they are returned to me.

Goodbye Big Vin.
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  • MI-ELLKAYBEE
    Perhaps that was a personal message from the Lord telling you that that part of your life is so gone that it should no longer be a visual for you or anyone. Remember the good times. I have no "before" pictures, except BEFORE I gained the weight. Now that I lost it, I'm glad there are no records of THAT. God bless you (I think he just did.) emoticon

    Just look at you now! emoticon
    3140 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/22/2012 6:10:50 PM
  • STRIVERONE
    Hi SUGARSMOM2,

    Thanks for the sympathy. I did call hospital security, but I think I left them in the restroom of a huge cafeteria. With no identification, they were probably just discarded.

    I just remembered that I copied a couple into my SparkPage Photo Gallery. I can download them.
    3140 days ago
  • SUGARSMOM2
    oh, bummer .
    can you backtrack and ask if anyone turned them in at the few places you honored with your presence . I know you think you want to forever be free of the photos but to have them to prove how far you have come is a biggey . you are and have been doing a great job . sorry about the loss . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3140 days ago
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