I think that I have been battling with loving myself since ummmm....I was in utero?!?! OK, maybe I could be exaggerating just a bit, but believe me, it has been a long time. About six years ago, I lost a lot of weight - about 70 pounds. I felt strong and empowered, but ultimately
If you are of the belief that someone besides yourself can help you, or at least get you on the road to loving yourself you need to meet Christine Tremelout of Hot Mama Boudoir. This lady has mad skills behind a camera. This experience started out as a gift for someone else, but turned out to be one of the most empowering things I have ever done for myself. She enabled me to see a side of myself that I never imagined existed and for the first time in a VERY long time, I was OK with how I was on the outside - plus size and all. Would I like to shoot again with her one day, when I am no longer quite as plus? You bet your ass I would, but I will always treasure the images that she captured and the part of me that she helped me see and believe in. Christine claims that she has a super power.... HELPING WOMEN GROW THEIR CONFIDENCE BY REDISCOVERING THEIR BEAUTY. Trust me ladies - sister is telling the truth! Are these photos retouched - you bet they are, but I will also tell you that I saw some of the images within seconds of them being taken right on her camera. It was hard to believe that it was me, but it was right there and I couldn't deny it! So yes, maybe I am am tooting my own horn a bit - but that is what Christine was able to give me....the confidence to say I looked at the pictures and
OK, now I that I have poured out my soul in a blog post and I have brought a lot of my insecurities that formerly only those closest to me know...I am really going to share. Be kind...and remember in my eyes these babies ROCK. If you don't have anything nice to say, please just don't say! I am not above stabbing you with a pencil...right, mom???
Happy Valentine's Day and always remember to love yourself....if you don't, who will???
On a final note.....Not to take anything away from Christine, but without the support of a special someone, I never would have gotten to the point where I was brave enough to have the pics taken in the first place. You know who you are and know that I am forever grateful! MUAH!!!!!!