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Reminder-Comparison Pictures


Saturday, January 12, 2013

One of the challenges of losing a lot of weight one year, and then maintaining or regaining or reducing BF and not LBS is that all of the changes that once were so new are no longer novel or extreme. My brain gets used to the new me, and since the newer me isn't as small as the possible me, I get discouraged at how far there may be to go.

In an effort to reduce the drain on my energy, I look at old pictures every once in awhile to get myself a little pumped up.. .To REMIND me of how far I've come, of why people write sweet messages to me about my progress so far, because it's all new to them. And to remind me of what it felt like to inhabit my old body, something my mind has very easily and quickly tried to forget.

Actually, I forgot that I tried a Peruvian drink made from purple corn called Chica last year, but I took a picture of it, and recently found it and remembered. ;)


Pictures are good things. Take as many as you can at your highest weight. You might need the reminder later. But not to shame yourself (celebrate all stages), and certainly NOT to criticize yourself now -- love yourself and **LET yourself BE LOVED**.

Okay, anyway.. I'm going to put some of these up in my spark album later, but quickly save them here:








My last "photoshoot" was October 2011. Amazing that it has been that long. I'm due for another, so that I have some pictures for future reference of now.

We are ever-changing. I try to embrace it all!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENIYE707 1/19/2013 9:02PM

    You are amazing. keep up the good work. You can do this. You are a inspiration.

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ALOFA0509 1/19/2013 1:40PM

    Amazing!!!!! emoticon

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MOM2NATURE 1/16/2013 7:24PM

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Thank you for the motivational idea! I HATE pictures of me because I always feel like I look bad...but you're right. I need to do this and have something to look back on. At one time I weighed 150 (and thought I looked bad) wish I had a picture of me then!
You look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing....both the pictures and the idea!

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KOOKYKATHIE 1/16/2013 7:22PM

    You are such an inspiration to me emoticon

Thanks for all the comparison pictures. I'm waiting to see the newest one.

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SIMPLY_SHAWNDA 1/16/2013 2:24PM

    all I can say is amazing!

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RUSSELLORAMA 1/16/2013 10:35AM

    I'm always the photographer so I'm rarely in the picture. Even now, it feels weird taking pictures of myself. But I really regret not having a lot of them from before SP because it is hard to see the changes. Especially because, like you said, your body shape can change a lot even if you're not dropping pounds. It's fun to see the comparisons. I hope you're proud of your progress!



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RAJANIEMI 1/15/2013 8:30AM

    You have come so far, and your right it is time for another photo shoot. I wished I lived closer, I would do one for you.

I look forward to pics in 2013!
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TOADIE2013 1/14/2013 6:47PM

    You are doing grat and you are a true inspiration to everyone. I am going to go home and take some pics. This is a great idea!

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LILY_SPARK 1/14/2013 3:47PM

    I'm so happy I saw one of my spark buddies commented on your blog so that I could see it, too.

WTG!

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KNH771 1/14/2013 3:38PM

    I agree that having pictures of your progress is incredibly valuable. Your brain just doesn't seem to see things the same way a camera does. It's helpful to have them to lift your spirits when you're not feeling your accomplishments.

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MARTY728 1/14/2013 2:14PM

    Love the blog! You look GREAT! emoticon emoticon

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DDOORN 1/14/2013 9:41AM

    Wish I could overcome my pic-phobia to use what must be such a helpful motivator for you! Spark ON! :-)

Don

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JENIUS_PANDA 1/14/2013 12:46AM

    emoticon Keep it up girlie, you can do it!

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NGCHILD 1/13/2013 11:03PM

    Incredible journey!!

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RAINYFRIDAY 1/13/2013 5:55PM

    This is such good advice. We all need a reminder of how far we've traveled every now and again. Getting discouraged is easy, these pics are awesome, Jocelyn, and thanks for the reminder.

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TINA5318 1/13/2013 4:57PM

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JMARIES51 1/13/2013 4:48PM

    Wow Jocelyn, look at you!! You are doing fantastic.
No, I am not on the Done girl team anymore. I was having trouble feeling overwhelmed so I decided to cut my team activities and time on the computer. There just isn't enough time in the day to get it all done.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, and let's just agree that 2013 is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!! hugs, Joann emoticon emoticon

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JUSTLIKEALICE 1/13/2013 12:48AM

    You have always been beautiful. And such an inspiration. I love the pink shirt in your top 2011 pic. You look gorgeous!

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RUNNINGOLLIE 1/13/2013 12:39AM

    Great job! emoticon

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HHB4181 1/12/2013 8:24PM

    Great reminder emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/12/2013 7:30PM

    I love it!! You are so very right about the pictures. I also find that it is easier to see a difference in other people's pictures than our own. Thank you for blogging and sharing your inspiration with the rest of us!

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MCJULIEO 1/12/2013 7:07PM

    So wonderful!

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BEESPARKLE 1/12/2013 11:47AM

    Thanks for Sharing. You were the first gal I seen doing your first video being for starters dancing at I guess your highest weight. I was so impressed. I loved your song choice on video back then.Real good up beat. You were moving big time.
I started dancing to all kinds of music after.

You look terrific. Your for sure a DONE GIRL

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ADARKARA 1/12/2013 11:37AM

    what an amazing transformation! emoticon

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JLPEASE 1/12/2013 11:17AM

    What a dramatic difference. You look terrific!!
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GOODGETNBETR 1/12/2013 9:50AM

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JACKIE542 1/12/2013 9:22AM

    Congratulations! Pictures a great reminders, you look so good! emoticon emoticon

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/12/2013 8:51AM

    I agree, "before" and progress pics can be really helpful for seeing what we've accomplished!

Maybe we can take some photos today and tomorrow...

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JESPAH 1/12/2013 8:27AM

    You are absolutely due for a photo shoot.

I know what you mean - people become (and stay) VERY camera-shy when they're (we're) big. And then it's hard to find a comparison shot, so you think, when you're at your lowest, "Oh, that wasn't so bad."

It was. Remember!

Thank you for this!!

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SCHECK5 1/12/2013 8:13AM

    Thanks for sharing...keep going you look great!!

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JASI27 1/12/2013 7:25AM

    WoW!! You have done an amazing job! Don't sell yourself short!

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TORTISE110 1/12/2013 6:53AM

    So easy to take photos now too, with our phones and tech stuff. Thanks for the reminder to use them for such a great reason.

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ARW715 1/12/2013 6:52AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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SARASMILING 1/12/2013 6:19AM

    emoticon emoticon You look fabulous as always!! emoticon emoticon

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GEORGIA_KAY 1/12/2013 5:15AM

    I really like your attitude, and absolutely love your pictures. They both show how far you've come in your journey.
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MERRY_XMAS 1/12/2013 4:33AM

    I love before-after images... They keep me motivated and proud for my weight-loss journey!
You look amazing! Well done!

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JENCANTA 1/12/2013 2:56AM

    You look so great! I gotta say-I put up some pictures recently in a blog so that I'd have a reference point to look back to, after losing 25, 30, 50, etc. I totally cringed putting them up, but I've also embraced that it's just a place to start. Props to you for putting up yours!

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  Congratulations on your 130 lbs lost! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPSPSP1 1/12/2013 1:53AM

    Good for you! Slow and steady is just as good as--or even better--than quick weight loss. Stay healthy!

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