It's really sad how many of us can't stand to see ourselves in pictures. In discussing quilt labels with the creator's picture on them, so many have said they would not want their own picture on it.
I can totally relate, but I've learned the hard way that it's only my perception and that I don't look nearly as bad as I think I do.
We went to Hawaii a few years ago and had a totally awesome time. I took around 600 pictures. I am in exactly one picture that was taken by someone else. I was at my all time highest weight. But you know what? When my family looks at that picture they never say, "Wow, look how fat mom was!" No, they start talking about how much fun that vacation was.
I don't want to leave my kids thousands of pictures of them and only one or two of me.
Next time the camera is out, slip your arm around someone else (you can hide some "hip-age") and smile big!