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Then and Now: A Photo Blog of 100 Pounds Lost


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Saturday, January 21, 2012

This morning I sifted through hundreds of photos to find some "before" pics. Since I artfully avoided the camera for the past several years, this was a difficult task, but I managed to locate a handful of them.

Looking at those pictures of myself at nearly 250 pounds drove home what a difference a hundred pounds really makes. So I put together this photo blog to share my journey with you, dear Sparkies.

I have been SO looking forward to this first one. Early in my journey, I decided I would one day snap a photo of myself in my "fat" jeans, but with both of MY legs in one pant leg. Well, here it is, displayed right next to me wearing those same jeans just over a year earlier.



Next, hubby and I re-staged some photos from when my son was a baby. It was actually fun to do, and the changes are magnificent.







One more...

The picture on the left is my "professional" picture I used whenever one was required. The one on the right was taken today.



I no longer struggle to tie my shoes or to get up off the couch. I no longer live with constant pain in my back, knees, and hips. But beyond the physical changes, I am truly a different person today. I am happy, healthy, and optimistic about the future. And I have learned I can accomplish ANYTHING I set my mind to do!

Reaching my goal weight is not the finish line. Rather, it is the true beginning of my journey. And I look forward to the adventure.

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TWINS4EVER79 1/27/2012 10:54PM

    Wow! That's wonderful! Great job!

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ELIZACG9 1/27/2012 8:23PM

    What a difference in your face with all the weight lost - I bet you feel better too! emoticon Beautiful child you have too. emoticon

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EFG417 1/27/2012 5:45PM

    congratulations!! that is such a big accomplishment!!!

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CARA_BETH 1/27/2012 4:52PM

    You look great! I love the pics with your son. Congrats!

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ROSIESNOW 1/27/2012 4:43PM

    What an inspiring post! You are what I want to be! Thanks for sharing.

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SALDAL1 1/27/2012 4:21PM

    BOOOM!!!!

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GINA180847 1/27/2012 3:49PM

    You look so awesome!

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BOMMSA 1/27/2012 12:41PM

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COLDELJAX 1/27/2012 11:06AM

  You look great

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COLDELJAX 1/27/2012 11:06AM

  You look great

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EMILYSPARK 1/27/2012 10:18AM

    Congratulations! You look so happy & energized!

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LIFECHANGE2012 1/27/2012 7:34AM

    I always love the pictures! You did it! I knew you would. Congrats, now don't get too skinny.

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FREETHEGODDESS 1/27/2012 1:48AM

    Congratulations! Awesome job! You look soooo happy! I can't wait for the day when I can take a photo of me in half of my old jeans. Love it!

Thank you for sharing this.
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LUZITAE 1/27/2012 12:39AM

    Wow! Congratulations! you look SUPERB! Way to go

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FOXFIRENDTS 1/26/2012 10:42PM

    WOW, you look great you are an inspiration to me.
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TRUEGRITS 1/26/2012 10:04PM

    All I can say is wow! You give me hope.

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FARMGIRL40 1/26/2012 9:45PM

    This is such a great post. Thank you for sharing your photos.

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CARM1401 1/26/2012 6:31PM

    emoticon , GREAT JOB!!!


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1DRWOMAN 1/26/2012 6:20PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! SO COOL!!! You look so unhappy in all the before photos...now you look alive and on top of the world :) WAY TO GO!
xo
Patty

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PONYFARMER 1/26/2012 5:33PM

    You look amazing! Great job getting it done.

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NOEXCUSES4ME 1/26/2012 4:55PM

    Thanks for sharing your incredible journey! It's very inspirational and proves it can be done!

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ANGIEJAY77 1/26/2012 4:04PM

    This is an incredible journey. Thank you for sharing! It is very inspirational!! I hope to, one day, have my own blog post that is similar.

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CANDERSEN0 1/26/2012 3:47PM

    This is sooo awesome! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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AMELUSINE 1/26/2012 3:38PM

    Awesome and inspirational. Way to go! emoticon

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FANCY_PANTS 1/26/2012 3:27PM

    Way to go!!!! What an inspiration you are! Really enjoyed reading about your journey.

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FANCY_PANTS 1/26/2012 3:26PM

    Way to go!!!! What an inspiration you are! Really enjoyed reading about your journey.

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JEAN111766 1/26/2012 3:21PM

    FANTASTIC!!! You are amazing!!! and soo inspiring!!!
You look awesome!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!

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OKIEGIRL75 1/26/2012 1:03PM

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MOLLY_777 1/26/2012 12:24PM

    I really like how you showed your progress. Congratulations on your success emoticon

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OHMYGOD49 1/26/2012 12:09PM

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How far do you live from me? Help me!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are a real inspriration !!!!!!! emoticon

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ONTHEPATH2 1/26/2012 11:24AM

    Congrats! You are awesome! Nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when all that hard work pays off! Reading your story made it a little easier to say no to the bagels and cookies that are in the workplace kitchen today! emoticon

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DRAGONFLY02 1/26/2012 11:14AM

    Congrats! This is awesome and you look gorgeous. I love the all your before and after photos.

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DRAGONFLY02 1/26/2012 11:14AM

    Congrats! This is awesome and you look gorgeous. I love the all your before and after photos.

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DRAGONFLY02 1/26/2012 11:02AM

    Congrats! This is awesome and you look gorgeous. I love the all your before and after photos.

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CAPECODBABE 1/26/2012 10:36AM

    Congrats!!! I love how you took pictures in the same pose so you can see the wonderful progress you made.

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DOINGMENOW 1/26/2012 10:31AM

  Congrats! so inspiring that I am heading to the treadmill now!! lol

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SMARTIN6501 1/26/2012 10:26AM

    You are truly an inspiration to everyone who is trying to lose weight, especially for those of us who are just starting out.

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MOM-OF-SIX 1/26/2012 9:48AM

    Awesome job!!

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ONMYWAY7712 1/26/2012 9:21AM

    FANTASTIC JOB!!!!!

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COTTESMORE 1/26/2012 8:26AM

    what an inspiration! You're looking fantastic, and so happy, congratulations! emoticon

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LLWS34 1/26/2012 7:44AM

    You look GREAT! Fantastic Job!

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NESSAGIRL67 1/26/2012 7:21AM

    Wow great job! Congratulations! emoticon You are an inspiration to others!

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DARLENE4SURE 1/26/2012 2:57AM

  Wow....this is such a wonderful story to tell! You look so happy in your after photo's and must be so proud of yourself. It shows how greater life can be once we lose those extra pounds. You are in inspiration and I thank you for sharing with us all. emoticon emoticon

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INEEINAZ 1/26/2012 1:36AM

    Wow! You look wonderful. I have been feeling really discouraged. Thank you for posting....this was very encouraging. emoticon

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ANTHONYSGAL 1/26/2012 1:15AM

    Woohoo..U DID IT!!! 100lbs go is an Awesome feat..happy for you..keep sparking. .CONGRATS AND GOD BLESS

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DROP38 1/26/2012 1:06AM

    Thanks to you and hubby for putting together the photos. They are truly inspirational.

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INGRIDSLIM 1/26/2012 12:55AM

    Wow,you look amazing! Well done.

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ERICASUE 1/26/2012 12:17AM

    Wow! Great job!

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MAGIE40 1/25/2012 10:32PM

  What an inspiration you look so good. Enjoy your life with your family. emoticon

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MY_YEAR_IS_2012 1/25/2012 9:04PM

    Wow you look marvelous arling as they would say. emoticon

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