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Picture time again and clothes fit that haven't in ages.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I've been taking pictures of myself about every three weeks since I started, although the first picture was a couple weeks into losing the weight. I like being able to see the progress. It's amazing what a 25 pound difference looks like.

The first picture here is the first body shot I took when starting this journey, the second one is from today.

Today I was able to put on pants I haven't worn since before I had my second baby, more than 5 years ago. The shirt I'm wearing I bought recently, but it was tight at the time and I needed help taking it off, darn fabric. Today It's loose and flowing around my middle.

I've lost several inches around everything! 3 inches in places, half an inch in others, but it's a consistent loss everywhere! I'm glad I've been able to measure to see the progress.

What I've lost: shortness of breath when walking short distances. Back fat that kept me up. Hips and ankles that hurt constantly (now it's just a sporadic hurt). Lower back pain. Tiredness. The ability to wear my "fat pants".

I love being able to see the progress, even if you never publish your pictures, you should take full body pictures to see the progress on your own. It really helps to see where I've come from and it's a constant reminder of why I don't want to go back. I know I can't see the progress in the mirror, but I can see it in pictures. It's a snapshot of that point in time, the mind just doesn't work the same as a picture.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSG180 5/1/2012 7:10AM

    You are making amazing improvements. You look great!

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PRAYING4THIN 4/30/2012 9:27PM

    You are doing awesome!

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LORIA63 4/30/2012 1:59PM

    Taking pics is a great idea. I just started over again last week (for the umpteenth time). This time it feels different though. I'm going to take your advice and take a pic once a month too. Thanks for the motivation!

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FLEURGARDEN 4/30/2012 10:17AM

    Wow - you look great! Keep up the awesome work!

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    emoticon Awesome!! emoticon
You look younger too!

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XRSIZE18 4/30/2012 1:40AM

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That pretty much wraps up the way this blog makes me feel. :)

Comment edited on: 4/30/2012 1:40:57 AM

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JEANNINEMM68 4/29/2012 8:30PM

    You look great, keep up the good work!

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JULIETTECAKE 4/29/2012 7:21PM

    You look wonderful! I like the happy smile most of all.


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TANYA602 4/29/2012 7:11PM

    Fabulous! And you know, you look younger! Keep going, and I'm right behind you to cheer you on.

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FRAN0426 4/29/2012 5:16PM

    emoticon ----looking great, keep up the terrific job

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TMORELLI 4/29/2012 3:06PM

    great job !! Keep up the good work, it's paying off.



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MOMMY445 4/29/2012 12:48PM

    congrats! you look fabulous!

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MTOLL81 4/29/2012 12:26PM

    You look great! Congrats on all of your progress so far! I think taking photos is a great way to see how far you've come.

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TIDESONG 4/29/2012 11:31AM

    Congrats! You look great!

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OUT-OF-ASHES 4/29/2012 11:18AM

    Wow! What a difference! emoticon I am too ashamed of myself to let anyone take pics of me from the neck down. Good for you! You are so cute!

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