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Time for a New Before & After Comparison

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I got flowers at work today. That happens once or twice a year and it's always exciting. Today it was totally unexpected, it's not my birthday or anniversary. Sometimes hubby will send me flowers on the anniversary of our first date (May 10, 1969). I always love getting flowers. Something about how short their life span is, makes them even more precious and beautiful.

The flowers today ended up being from one of my profs, who doesn't work in the summer. He is, however head of the Graduate Committee and I am the Coordinator, so I think he missed having me around, you know, somebody he could e-mail and would do his errands for him! emoticon

A co-worker brought the flowers up from our main office on the first floor. The flower delivery person complained of having a bad knee. (I'm thinking maybe she should get a different job then?) So I asked my co-worker to snap a picture of the flowers. Then I sent my prof a thank you e-mail with a picture of me holding the beautiful bouquet of one dozen red roses.

When I saw the picture of me holding the bouquet I got today, it made me remember my infamous "Before" picture. It's the one that I think shows most accurately just how fat I was. Oh there's several pictures that pretty much portray how bad it got, but I actually posed for this picture (I avoided pictures like the plague before), because hubby had sent me flowers on the anniversary of our first date. This "before" picture is from 2007 I think. I found the comparison amazing.



As much as I hate those pictures from before, I don't think I will ever grow tired of looking at before and after comparisons.
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HAZELLYNN 7/31/2012 7:36PM

    How amazing is that! Congrats on all of your hard work and determination!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 7/31/2012 7:27PM

    Awesome!
Show off!!
Hugs!
Mary

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GARDENQE2 7/16/2012 4:22PM

    Beautiful flowers and YOU!!

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CAKAROO 7/16/2012 6:13AM

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DUXGRL1 7/14/2012 5:46PM

    How great!

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GAYLE119 7/14/2012 1:53PM

    You look GREAT!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOSINGITNOW11 7/13/2012 7:26PM

    Wow! What a great set of comparison pictures! You look great!!

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OPERATIONSIZE6 7/13/2012 10:35AM

    Wow, what a difference! You look younger now too! :o)
Enjoy the flowers.

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WHITNEYLD 7/13/2012 8:26AM

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HUNNI55 7/12/2012 6:50PM

    emoticon you look amazing! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/12/2012 11:48AM

  Awesome Transformation!!! The Before and After Pictures. This is the WAY TO GO!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy your day too.

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KJDOESLIFE 7/12/2012 10:50AM

    Yay for flowers! Very good comparison. You look great as always! :)

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REXTINE1 7/12/2012 10:41AM

    Really big change. You look just fine now.

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EVELYN112011 7/12/2012 8:22AM

    Amazing transformation! You look great!
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MSLZZY 7/12/2012 7:56AM

    What a transformation! And the flowers are gorgeous!

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KITT52 7/12/2012 7:55AM

    you did it....be proud

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ROCKMAN6797 7/12/2012 7:36AM

    Comparison pictures always remind me why I am living a healthy lifestyle!
Yours show clearly where you started and where you are now and the difference is nothing short of amazing!
Congratulations (and the roses look beautiful!)

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/12/2012 7:32AM

    I love being able to look back at our comparison pics. Wonderful job! I know you must be so proud and how much better it feels to be healthier! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 7/12/2012 1:00AM

    Wow, such a tribute to all your hard work!

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GOING-STRONG 7/11/2012 10:42PM

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SLIMMINJENN 7/11/2012 10:30PM

    it doesnt even look like the same person- emoticon

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JUSTDOIT011 7/11/2012 10:14PM

    Great job!! You look 20 years younger in your current photo...seriously! emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 7/11/2012 10:11PM

    I agree with the other posts, very dramatic difference and it doesn't look like you at all. With that said, I think look wonderful!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 7/11/2012 9:13PM

    Great pre and post pics with flowers....awesome!

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SUZRAI 7/11/2012 8:48PM

    I like looking at your before and after pictures. My hubby was in the room while I was commenting the day you posted about your white chair and he said "wow"!
Suz emoticon

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 7/11/2012 8:22PM

    Wow!!!

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LINDAK25 7/11/2012 8:09PM

    I like looking at your before and after pictures. It's amazing to see the change. The thing is, I see a happy person in both pictures.

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TEMPEST272002 7/11/2012 8:04PM

    It's such a dramatic transformation. You look so cute in your white jeans!

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MEH50BEWELL 7/11/2012 7:09PM

    I love seeing all the before and after comparisons. What an accomplishment! emoticon

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LISA01605 7/11/2012 5:39PM

    Excellent comparison! You look like a completely different person! I bet you feel completely different too! You are an inspiration to me!

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BARBARASDIET 7/11/2012 5:29PM

    I love seeing peoples' before and afters--I don't have photos before because I was always the one taking the photos!

The flowers are great!

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GABY1948 7/11/2012 5:19PM

    It actually doesn't look like before/after...it's like 2 different people!

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REXTINE1 7/11/2012 5:05PM

    Those before-and-after pictures are more dramatic than anything I have. You get a big cheer from me!

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VONBLACKBIRD 7/11/2012 5:01PM

    O my goodness what a good change. And yes you should be proud to show off the difference like this..thanks so much for sharing with us. You look terrific by the way.

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KERRYG155 7/11/2012 5:00PM

    Great comparison shot!

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MUSOLF6 7/11/2012 4:52PM

    emoticon looking good

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/11/2012 4:00PM

    emoticon a rose by anyother name.you and your bunch of roses are beautiful and even though the roses smell sweet they donīt smell as sweet as the smell of success.and you are definately a success emoticon

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TAMIPCHICAGO 7/11/2012 3:58PM

    Wow, what a great comparison. You've done so fantastic!

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YOBETHIE 7/11/2012 3:55PM

    What a wonderful comparison! Thank you so much for posting those - it helps me keep the eyes on the prize!\ emoticon

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VICTORY2XS 7/11/2012 3:46PM

    Wow! How amazing1 What an inspiration! Your blog has given me more motivation to press on! I have just started my fitness journey, Day 26. And I was getting frustrated. Thank you for putting things in perspective for me. Every small victory, no matter how small, is leading toward the final victory - lifelong fitness. You look incredible! Thank you so much for sharing!

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PJBONARRIGO 7/11/2012 3:45PM

    WHOO HOOO!! You are right! Congrats on your "after" pix- very inspiring. Good for you, enjoy those flowers :-) emoticon

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