You Don't Have To Hide
Another reason that MFP is SO great: You don't have to hide your true self and how we all start out.
We are all a part of MFP for the same reasons...to get healthier and fit. And because of that, we don't have to hide what we looked like when we first started, or be embarressed of how we looked in that first "before" picture. Or even in our progress pictures. People want to see progress because it helps to inspire and motivate them in their own journey to a healthier version of themselves.
I always hated getting my picture taken and sharing it on FB because I was not happy with how I looked. Or even worse, if someone else posted a picture and tagged me in it. With MFP, I didn't care about posting that first picture because I knew that I had made a commitment to MYSELF to change that look, MY look, to something better.
So go ahead and post those 'before', 'during' and 'after' pictures because once you start your journey and the weight starts to come off, you will get well wishes from your MFP friends and that will help you stayed focused and reach your final goal.
You deserve it!