I know it’s probably a cliche to discuss weight at New Year but for the prompt of the letter O I thought it would be a reasonable thing to photograph.
I’m not talking about health and fitness. I know bigger people who are much fitter than me and skinny people who are unhealthy too so I’m not discussing health here or that of anyone else. Just my weight. I weigh more than I have for years and I’m not that happy with it. It’s probably a combination of me losing my regular exercise that I did pre Covid, my love of cheese and chocolate and the changes of my hormones with perimenopause creeping up on me.
I don’t need tips or help to lose weight. I don’t need compliments from others. I need to remember that my body and my feelings towards it shouldn’t be focused on my weight. 2022 has been a tough year and that has been reflected in my mood and I need to try and work on loving myself again and learning to do things for me again.
It’s been easier to take photographs of other people recently so I don’t have to think about my shape, so in 2023 I’m going to get back to basics and use my photography as a way of falling back in love with my body.