Thanks! I'm going to give your cucumber trick a try. I don't use Crystal Light for the same reason...trying to stay away from artificial sweeteners as much as possible. Although I love lemon anything, I want to spare my tooth enamel, as well. 8 days ago
Yeah, I definitely hid from the pics as well, but, for the first time yesterday, I was actually glad my mom snapped (and posted for the public to see grr) unflattering shots of me when I least would want her to. Now I KNOW I'm making progress. I was told by friends who'd lost weight to take nice pics at the beginning so there'd be flattering enough 'before' photos. But, I guess I'll just take what I can get.
AND, now I'm making sure I take a lot more photos with my kids, because I was in NONE of these pics because I'm always behind the camera. 8 days ago