1. Since you started blogging has your image of yourself changed?
Not really. I've learned what sorts of things look best on my body type and where certain things should hit on my body to be most flattering. I've always had a good image of myself.
2. Are you self-conscious about any aspect of yourself? If so, do you go out of your way to avoid it or do you post it/talk about it anyway?
Not particularly. Basically the only thing that I am uneasy about are the scars on my stomach from having moles removed. My scars keloid, so they look all lumpy and weird and I don't really like them. They've been there a few years now, and so I'm getting used to them and they are actually getting smaller, but I still feel a little self conscious about them.
3. Based on how you are feeling now, what do you think the future holds in the evolution of your body image?
I hope it stays the same. I mean I know that I am going to have to work out and eat right to keep my body in the shape that it's in now, but reguardless I have always had the attitude that this is my body and it's beautiful.
4. Do you photograph yourself for your blog? If so, how do you feel about the experience when you're having your picture taken? If you choose not to post pictures of yourself, what prompted that decision?
Yes, I do take pictures of myself for my blog. I am so much more comfortable taking pictures of myself with my tripod and remote than I am having my picture taken. I feel like can do crazy things and try different angles and stuff much better when I am in complete control. I always want to tell the person taking my pictures how I want them taken, which just makes for a long photo shoot because I can never explain it. And I am also awkward, so having someone else take my pictures feels awkward to me. I would rather just do it myself.
5. What would you want every person who struggles with body image to take to heart?
You're body is beautiful. You are beautiful. Seeing yourself as beautiful is the first step in having others think of you as beautiful. Also, being healthy is more important than anything else. If you face body issues surrounding weight, it's so important to face your issues head on and in a healthy way. Quick, fast, secretive ways of dealing with body issues are never the answer and will only make your body image issues, and you health, worse in the end.
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