My Favorite Shapes Helped Me Heal From Obesity - My Thursday Favorites #2.18 Contest Entry

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I don’t think I have a “favorite” shape, but I do have a story of how shapes helped me after I lost “Half My Size” eight years ago.

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When I became a thin person for the first time in my life at the age of 51, the world became a scary place. I did not realize I was anonymous and overlooked when I was obese, and I could barely stand people looking at me now that I was thin.

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The only times I would go outside without fear was when I was with my fitness trainer. He wanted me to go out on my own and get used to myself. So we took on a mission to find a way for me to do that.

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I got a list of 100 hobbies off the internet and about 30 of them could be done outdoors. One of those was photography, which is something I always had enjoyed. But now I was in such a panic outdoors, that I told him, “I can only see lines, shapes and colors now.” He said to take photos of that.

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So this is what I did and still do. If I am looking at shapes that attract me, I do not notice you. Today I am not scared to go out, but I still notice shapes and take photos of them. So often you cannot tell where I took the photo or where it even is.

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His life hack worked for me and will probably remain as long as I have a camera in my hand.

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My photos for this post today are all from Thailand in the last few years. All attracted me because of the shapes, and all were taken with a Canon ELPH160 point and shoot camera.

My post today is for the weekly Thursday Favorites Contest by @marblely for ccc. Tell us about your favorite shapes, and you can enter too!

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This is a very encouraging story @fitinfunfood! What a good mantra to live by! I like it that you take photos with shapes that stand out for you to keep you moving. The one with the big round red sun or moon is beautiful.

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Thank you so much, @marblely. I'm so gld you like the post and my way out in the world.

That photo is the sun in Bangkok when we had really bad pollution. But it made for a pretty sunset :0

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