"Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean I'm lost; Doesn't mean I'll stop." - Coldplay
Thoughts and Insight It's been a while since I've submitted a proper self portrait... this year was probably the year where I started regressing regarding weight balance and my self confidence and will to take photos of myself with it. Since I started University last year, I gained loads of weight (I've estimated about 10 kilos) and everyone I knew started to point it out; that's when I decided to make a move. Since August I've been going to the gym and as much as possible avoiding too much unhealthy stuff (mainly chocolate and sweets which in winter I tend to indulge in) and so far I've lost about 6 kilos However, my muscles feel stronger and my stamina is amazing me (from not being able to jog for more than 3 minutes, I can now jog for an hour and still be fine! Though here I must mention I discovered I was anaemic in June but that's been taken care of ) - that's something I really love and encourages me to continue to improve.
This is not the end of my journey though; a lot of models on here have inspired me and given me that extra kick to convince me that I can have a decent figure and defined face one day (I've never been considered thin... my BMI has and actually still states I'm in the overweight section of the scale) and I'm determined to continue exercising and looking and feeling better, and reach a healthy range My boyfriend ~Rixo013 has also joined in and supports me too on this journey which is only just the beginning
Description This was edited using *lieveheersbeestje's Aged Actions which you can find at this [link]. I still had to touch up a little (I had to adjust the curves to lighten the darks which came out too dark for this photo) and such, but overall I loved the effect of this particular action and decided to give it a go, even though I usually prefer messing around with Photoshop myself because that's the only way I'll learn
Equipment Canon EOS 600D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS5
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