Has anyone seen a picture of themselves lately and freaked out?

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I want to get some new glasses and took a picture of myself to upload to try on frames online. I am about to cry...no one told me how horrible, tired, fat, etc. I look!! ARGH!!

I went back to college after my divorce and took a speech class back in 2002. We had to do a big speech and mine was on stress and how if affects the body. I had a picture of President Bush the day he took office and then a present day picture of him to show the class how stress affects you. I know it does, but sure didn't realize it made me look so bad! I used to be commented on how young I look...I bet I don't now!!!

Please, everyone, take care of yourself. I know me being so concerned on how I look is small compared to what we all are doing for our loved ones...

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Oh my goodness! I am 57. I am so depressed looking in the mirror. I have aged so much caring for my mom. On the up side...since I only get a quick run to the grocery store these days if I have someone to sit with her...who cares anymore? I used to have an active social life with my husband and kids and friends...all gone. My siblings are useless. They quit being involved. aargh!
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I used to be thin. When I graduated from high school I only weighed 88 lbs and was a size 6. What a change.
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good for you Cap...so happy for you!!
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6 yrs ago when i was taking some really rough chemo for hepc i used to look in the mirror and think " you poor , dumb , bastard . i saw another patient online describe the fatigue one time . he said that to untie the twistie tie on a bag of bread to get a couple slices of bread was just more effort than the sandwich was worth . its true . to stand up was a culmination of every speck of energy one could muster .
that was a medical situation tho . now the hepc is resolved and i look like one of those 15 yr old male students that female teachers keep molesting .
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When it comes to make up, I prefer Urban Decay...LOL!! eyeliner, it is waterproof and last the best of all I have tried. I am not much for foundation and powers but will use a tinted moisturizer from NARS. They are a bit pricey at JCPenney, but I havent found any that work as these do.
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I agree, we should be able to delete a post if we want or edit it.
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In the past almost 4 years of caregiving life:

I have not been in a hair salon one time. My hair has gotten so much more gray that I lightened my hair (on my own) to try to get it to blend better.

I have discovered how great elderly ointments - like A&D - are for my skin. I put it around my eyes every night and it works great as an anti-wrinkle, I think!

That's all I can think of at the moment because I'm tired. But... I do highly recommend the A&D ointment around the eyes at night! Hugs.
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We should be able to edit them, I agree :) Thank you for the advise on thyroid, am going to ask on next Dr. visit.
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Dang tiny phones! Why can't we edit our posts?
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The dark circles under my eyes make me look like i'm a goth grandma. I never get more than 4 hours straight of sleep, it is like having a big wrinkly baby with colic. ladies, if you haven't had your thyroid checked, do it now. 2 years ago during the change, i told my dr about this and she said it was a symptom of low thyroid. I have lose 30lbs and my hair is probably improved by 50%. Not as thick asbefore but much much bettrr, it just takes time.
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