I had my LUNA Chix workout Tuesday night, and posted pictures on FB from the workout the next day. Not all the pics I took, but ones of people I knew. If it's a really bad picture, I don't post it. And since this was a swim/bike brick, there were some not so good swim pics that will stay on my computer.
After posting the pics I got responses from two people.
The first person said:
"Please don't tag me in the neoprene photo. Ugh, I look about ready to give birth. I HATE WETSUIT PIX OF ME! ;) OK, done yelling now."
I had not tagged her in the first place. But I took down the picture, cropped her out, then re-posted the picture.
Then I got this message from the second person regarding a different picture:
"Oh my. That is a very unflattering picture :( Ack!"
Feeling like I was not doing a nice thing posting pictures after all, I suggested that she could untag herself. This was her response:
"Nay! I shall take it as a good thing, ie keep getting outside and being active :)"
That made my day! What a great attitude! Many, many times I have felt like the first person, unhappy with my body, low self esteem, and generally not happy all-around. Pictures put all that I hate about myself out there.
But honestly, people don't look at us as critically as we look at ourselves. And I love that the second person, even though she didn't like the picture, is happy with herself and the progress she's making to put it all out there!