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Finally, photographic evidence!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last time I wrote I said I'd been avoiding cameras. Well, all of a sudden I have a few recent photos of myself so I thought I'd share!

First, my brother took the photo below yesterday at Weetamoo Woods in RI where we went hiking and came across some very friendly horses. :)

I am 5'6" (or 5'5" and a half-ish) and was 174lbs yesterday, so that puts me deep into the overweight range. So, I was actually pleased that I don't look, in my opinion, THAT big. I mean obviously I see much, much room for improvement, but I don't think I look....fat. Just a little wider than before. I was worried I'd look much, much bigger actually, because I haven't weighed this much in a long time...not since 2004 or 2005...and back then I think I looked much bigger (there are a few photos of what I looked like back then on my gallery). OK, I was actually even heavier in some of those photos, but I think I looked MUCH bigger. And I was a little worried I'd be looking like that again. But I really do think that I have much less fat now than I did in 2004 (though still way too much), and a lot more muscle. Go strength training. However, if I want any of this muscle to actually show, or to look less wide, I really need to lose weight. At least, like, 20lbs.
Oh, and by the way, my legs look weird because I was wearing capri-length pants rolled way up on my legs. It was just me and my brother, so I wasn't trying to impress anyone, haha. :)

And here is a photo from Friday night...I like how I look, but my hubby looks drunk...because he WAS a little drunk...hehe. Please don't judge! He wasn't the one who wanted a photo taken in the first place, and he certainly wouldn't have shared it. :) I'm sharing it because my hair isn't crazy in it. :) This one really says nothing about my weight, but I thought I'd share anyway.
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    Don't you just love it when you can hang out with family -- or friends who are like family -- and just be yourself without trying to impress anyone? I think you look happy and healthy. Push on to your goals!

    1990 days ago
    You look great- hubby looks, well. pretty mellow.
    I know what you mean about ST making us look so much better at the same weight.
    I see that, too.
    But I am FAT now.
    2033 days ago
    You and your hubby look happy!!!
    Thanks for sharing your pics!

    I think you look good too... I think tight fitting clothes make us all self concious!
    2039 days ago
  • QUAIL75
    I think you look great!
    2043 days ago
    I love that pic of you - that's the one from FB or some super similar one!
    You look gorgeous!!!

    I get the same way- WIDER... and even though somewhere I do have some muscle, my fat covers it as well :-) and I think I weigh about 174 as well. And.. for once in my life, I have pics where I don't think I look huge in either. Just saying... I can totally relate to what you are saying.

    2044 days ago
    You really look great :)
    2044 days ago
    I am your same height and if I was at that weight, I would look much larger than you- and it would show in my face- which is doens't for you! You look gorgeous. It just goes to show that every person's body is built differently and that freakin' BMI index is not the be all and the end all. You're a beautiful woman.
    2044 days ago
    Beautiful photo of the two of you! Well, I think you carry 174 very well for someone who is 5'6" ! It must be mostly muscle, because you are not bulging! I was convinced by sweatonceaday to download app onto my phone and the tracking is really easy there and calculates a deficit for me, Have you tried it?
    2044 days ago
    I think you look great in both photos!
    2044 days ago
  • MRS.NG.06
    Yeah, I wouldn't have guessed 174 may feel 174 and the scale says 174 but you sure dont look it : ) I've lived in RI my whole life and I have no idea where Weetamoo Woods is ROFL..was it a good hike? xooxo
    2044 days ago
  • BOOTS1221
    You look great Susan! You look strong and healthy and that's what matters. I love that last pic of you, you look so happy and beautiful!! :)
    2044 days ago
    You look great.
    2045 days ago
    Susan, OMG, you look GREAT! Seriously! I would NOT look at you AT ALL and think "there is an overweight person" - you look really good and honestly, I don't know you IRL, so there is no reason for me to just be nice.

    That horse is super cute too! :D I'm a sucker for animals!
    2045 days ago
    Oh, you were in my neck of the woods! I know that we are all critical of ourselves but honestly you do not look "wide!" Definitely the weight situation is deceiving because I would not have guessed 174.

    You and your hubby look cute together!
    2045 days ago
    You definitely don't look your weight! Weight is such a strange thing. Super cute pic of you and your husband, I never would have known he was drunk! :)
    2045 days ago
    Yep, you definitely do NOT look your weight, you luck woman you. :) You and your husband are absolutely adorable by the way. Love it. :)

    You'll get back to where you want to be. No worries. I know you will!
    2045 days ago
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