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Before Pictures - My First Blog

Saturday, September 29, 2012

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I became a member of SparkPeople.com months ago and after seeing an article on Yahoo! stating that a lady lost over 100 pounds using this website I said to myself "Bree you have to get back on that website"

So here I am, I have been trying to learn this website and making some great friends in the process. I have my ticker on my SparkPage and I'm thinking about posting my before pictures. emoticon

I try to wear clothes that hide my body because honestly I am ashamed of my 205 pound body. Heck I am ashamed that I weigh 205 pounds period, but there is something about this website that makes me feel safe and feel that I will not be judged by anyone.

So, when taking my before pictures what should I wear? I was considering wearing something that shows everything I am ashamed to show when I walk out of the comfort of my own home. In a way seeing how I look instead of avoiding the mirrors should help motivate me to drop the pounds and reach a healthier size.

Since I haven't taken a before photo yet I have included a picture of myself that was taken a few months ago when I realized that I had a problem with my weight.


Feedback is appreciate this was my first blog entry emoticon
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OTEN36 10/6/2012 2:06PM

    Your picture is very nice.
Lots of good suggestions here.
I wish you the best of luck in your weight loss journey.
Dee/Minnesota emoticon

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TIFFANYACHING 9/29/2012 4:44PM

    Although Iím a relative SP newbie, Iíve found the community very supportive and encouraging. There is so much information to help you keep on track, including motivation, wellness, fitness, recipes and trackers. Good luck!

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KIBAISREADY 9/29/2012 2:29PM

    YEP YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! SPARK IS AMAZING. LOVE THE PIC GIRL, I UNDERSTAND ABOUT AVOIDING MIRRORS, CAMERAS, ETC... BUT GO AHEAD AND TAKE THAT BEFORE PICTURE. ONCE YOU START LOSING AND GETTING THAT BODY YOU WANT YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU TOOK THAT PICTURE. IT'S GREAT FOR COMPARISON. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY, DO KNOW IT NOT EASY. YOU HAVE TO PUT IN THE WORK, CHALLENGES WILL ARRIVE, BUT YOU CAN DO THIS! MAKE IT HAPPEN GIRL! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 9/29/2012 2:22PM

    I personally happened to choose a swimsuit, which has worked well for ongoing pictures. The less that is obscured by baggy clothes, the better you'll be able to see changes over time.

One thing to remember if you don't make your SparkPage private is that your blogs can get picked up by search engines (Google, Bing, etc.)

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LYNNBELTONLOSES 9/29/2012 1:17PM

    HEY GURL GOT YOUR REPLY AND YOU WELCOME. HOLLA AT ME ON MY YAHOO IM SO WE CAN DO WEIGHTLOSS/GURL CHAT DAILY.
WEAR SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IN YOUR BEFORE PICS HONEY AND SHOW IT ALL BOO, I FOUND THAT THAS WHAT WORKS BEST TO MOTIVATE YOU. ALSO MAKE SURE TO TAKE FRONT, SIDE, BACK AND A PERSPECTIVE PIC. TRY TO WEAR THE SAME OUTFIT FOR YOUR UPDATE PHOTOS AND TAKE THE SAME VIEW SHOTS FROM THE SAME CAMERA POSITIONS B/C ITS EASIER TO SEE JUST HOW MUCH WEIGHT YOU'RE LOSING AND IF YOU DO THAT THEN IT ENCOURAGES YOU TO LOSE MORE AND TO CONTINUE WIT YOUR WEIGHTLOSS.
IF YOU NEED ANYMORE HELP OR SUGGESTIONS HONEY JUST HOLLA AT ME ON MY YAHOO IM WHICH IS:
belton_lynn
BUT MOST OF ALL GIRL JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN AN YOU WILL DO THIS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, AN YOU GONNA LOSE THIS WEIGHT HONEY!!!!

HOLLA AT YA GURL...

SINCERELY,
YOUR NEW WEIGHTLOSS SISTAHGURLFRIEND,
~lynn
(yaho
o im: belton_lynn)

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MSBEKANATOR 9/29/2012 12:04PM

    This is the greatest place for support and encouragement! You are going to do awesome in your journey, we are glad you are back! :) emoticon

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MS_SWEETHEART 9/29/2012 10:58AM

    Glad you decided to come back and give it another try. And you are absolutely right, no judgement here, just encouragement. Good luck! emoticon

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SELTZER111 9/29/2012 8:12AM

    Great job in taking steps to a healthier you !! Nice picture you are a beautiful young woman ! you CAN do it !! Good luck on your weight loss journey !!

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CANES4EVER63 9/29/2012 6:49AM

    A before picture is simply used to compare your new self to your old self. I post pictures occasionally that mark progress, and I also take those pictures that reveal too much (bra and panty pictures) - but I don't post them. I simply use them to compare the changes.

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