November 17th, 2010
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I’ve gone through several ‘fashion’ phases (modrobes, butterfly clips, blue eye shadow, sparkly eye shadow, sweatpants, leggings, dresses, head bands, pajama pants, (oh Dear God, no), bell-bottom jeans ect) in my life time, but none were more ridiculous than my Blue-Contact-Phase. 
When I was 200+ pounds I put a ridiculous amount of effort into how I looked (ironic, isn’t it?).  I figured if I could just make myself pretty enough, no body would notice I was fat. 
The perfect amount of blush needed to highlight my cheekbones, I never left the house without eyeliner, my hair needed to be perfect at all times (it never was), and my eyes? my eyes needed to be big, beautiful, and blue. 
I thought people with blue eyes were stunning, and as I didn’t have them? grass is always greener, right? So, for about 8 months of my life, every single day, I wore blue contacts, in the hopes that someone, anyone, would think I was beautiful. 
It took me a long time, and losing 40 pounds to realize how ridiculous I was being.  It’s not the colour of someone’s eyes that make them beautiful, but *insert list of all human personality qualities here.* 
 These days (like today!) I find myself wearing no makeup, having my hair in a low, messy bun, and really not caring what I look like. The effort, cost, and lameness of blue contacts seems like another world away. 
Ps I am about 190 pounds in this photo

I’ve gone through several ‘fashion’ phases (modrobes, butterfly clips, blue eye shadow, sparkly eye shadow, sweatpants, leggings, dresses, head bands, pajama pants, (oh Dear God, no), bell-bottom jeans ect) in my life time, but none were more ridiculous than my Blue-Contact-Phase.

When I was 200+ pounds I put a ridiculous amount of effort into how I looked (ironic, isn’t it?).  I figured if I could just make myself pretty enough, no body would notice I was fat.

The perfect amount of blush needed to highlight my cheekbones, I never left the house without eyeliner, my hair needed to be perfect at all times (it never was), and my eyes? my eyes needed to be big, beautiful, and blue.

I thought people with blue eyes were stunning, and as I didn’t have them? grass is always greener, right? So, for about 8 months of my life, every single day, I wore blue contacts, in the hopes that someone, anyone, would think I was beautiful.

It took me a long time, and losing 40 pounds to realize how ridiculous I was being.  It’s not the colour of someone’s eyes that make them beautiful, but *insert list of all human personality qualities here.* 

 These days (like today!) I find myself wearing no makeup, having my hair in a low, messy bun, and really not caring what I look like. The effort, cost, and lameness of blue contacts seems like another world away.

Ps I am about 190 pounds in this photo

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  1. ohshutupbtch said: You are so pretty. You have a gorgeous smile. I just thought youshould know :)
  2. quittingisfailure said: You look beautiful in this Pic!!!! Seriously!!! Enjoy who you are each day!
  3. theglittterfactory said: At least your blue contacts looked natural.. I’ve seen girls with brightttt bold blue contacts that just looked ridiculous! I definitely don’t understand it.
  4. stay-c said: OMG, Liz, when I was in college I wore purple contacts. PURPLE. Like someone might actually think they were natural. The horror of all of our past mistakes, eh? <3
  5. travelandtry said: god you’re stunning. blue eyes or not, that smile is fantastic. =] i haven’t said it before but i’m sure you;ve heard it enough - congrats and THANK YOU for removing the anon. putting a face to the inspiration is great, makes your story more real <3
  6. stateofactivity said: I can totally relate.
  7. kquizzo17 said: gorgeous!
  8. davidlamb said: You’re beautiful!
  9. crabbypatties said: I think your eyes are beautiful, blue contacts or not! and the rest of you- of course, you super cutie fashionista!
  10. campanadeviento said: Why did you hide your face??? You look great!
Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!



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