Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday Five- Looking 10 Pounds Thinner
No not me! I only walked on Monday this week. The fog and cold kept me inside. I hate walking and having rivers of tears running down my face. I'm not sure why, but when I get in really cold air, my tear ducts let loose and I end up with layers of ice on my face. I know, I should have done something inside, but this was a month where both my writing group meetings fell in the same week, and after two late nights, I was just tired. I promise to get back on the exercise regime this coming week. And you can harass me all you want, because that's what I need.
This is a post for those of you who are looking at getting publicity photos, family photos, ahem.. anniversary photos taken. Here are some tips on how to look thinner when you have your photo taken.
By Julyne Derrick about.com:beauty
Secret No. 1: Turn partially sideways to the camera, planting one foot in front of the other. Point your toe to the camera and place your weight on your back foot.
Secret No. 2: Pull head forward slightly to minimize any appearance of a double chin.
Secret No. 3: Hold arms slightly away from your body. This keeps upper arm flab from flattening out and therefore appearing flabbier (much like thighs do when one sits on a couch).
Secret No. 4: Pull shoulders back, chest forward and gently suck stomach in. Be careful not to suck stomach so far in that your ribs show, thereby causing those who later see the photo to cluck to themselves in a bemused, sing-song voice, "She's sucking i-in."
Secret No. 5: If you can get away with it without looking like a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl wannabe, try the look away trick. To do this, look away from the camera, then turn towards it, breaking into a smile just before the camera clicks. Your smile will appear fresh, not frozen. This trick takes practice behind closed, locked doors.
When taking a photo it's also important the photographer does not snap the picture from below. This adds another 20-50 pounds to the 10 pounds automatically added by the camera. Find out why cameras add 10 pounds in this article by Geek Sugar.