The above is a photo taken of me and a few friends a few years ago. I do not hesitate to post old photos because I refuse to pretend that my life started once I lost weight.
Before I lost weight there was life. There were celebrations and get togethers. At these events pictures were taken. So when Throw Back Thursday comes around, I often find pictures that I love from before my weight loss journey. Those memories and moments are precious to me.
Only posting pictures from after the weight loss is just not real. I may have not loved who I was in these photos but I love the people in them. And they love me.
Photos tell stories and these photos tell part of the story of my life. I refuse to hide from them. They are part of who I am but not who I chose to remain.