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Progress photos

Saturday, May 11, 2013

First day (April 26th):

This morning (May 11):

I've watered it three times, and Mother Nature has provided a couple of rains, some overcast days and some sunny ones. The point of THIS blog is to make some comparisons between growing grass and improving lifestyles. In fact, any long term project takes time. Progress can SEEM invisible. Nothing is more frustrating than that feeling that one isn't making progress. But given a little time, it becomes visible.

So the entire "take a before picture" and "take progress pictures" is quite a valid concept. When I looked at my picture on race day? I had stopped taking those progress photos, and my concept of my body had deteriorated since last November. The scale was saying something a bit higher than I'd like... but the pictures really do say it better: I'm still the little old lady in training!

If you AREN'T taking progress photos and you're working on losing weight... start where you are. Continue your program for a month, and take another. You'll most likely surprise and please yourself!

LIFE is good... and YOU are worth it. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Wonderful comparison.

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DLDMIL 5/11/2013 7:23PM

    Great blog and reminders of what we need to do for ourselves. emoticon

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REJ7777 5/11/2013 6:27PM

    How true that progress can seem invisible. Thanks for the reminder to take progress photos!

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_LINDA 5/11/2013 3:49PM

    Looking good! Amazing what a little water does for us and nature!
I have no before or after photos. My picture was never taken because I was usually the one behind the camera! I was also good at hiding behind larger, taller family members :P May regret it now as I have none of those famous before and after photos to share my story with which are so popular around here.

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MARIO432 5/11/2013 10:59AM

    I'm so glad I took progress pictures. I took one after every 10 lbs. I lost.
This is the first time that I have after pictures & not just the before - ha.

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RUN4FOOD 5/11/2013 10:00AM

    Taking progress pictures is a good idea. I almost never do it. Should start doing it more often.

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DALID414 5/11/2013 9:48AM

    This is where a picture is worth a thousand words comes in.
It's an odd thing, too. We can stare into the mirror all day long and not 'see' the changes, but looking at a before photo THEN looking in the mirror changes everything!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/11/2013 9:17AM

    Grass is looking prety good, Barb! And you're so right. Those progress pictures really DO serve to show us that those improvements that may seem to be invisible or not apparent ARE happening!

HUGS and Happy Mother's Day.

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MESEATURTLE 5/11/2013 9:12AM

    sounds good!!

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KASEYCOFF 5/11/2013 8:53AM

    Like the time-lapse pix that are currently showing up on the 'net - you know, the ones of "I took pictures of my child each day from birth until age 12" or whatever? Wonder how difficult it would be to take a picture of yourself every day in roughly the same place / same pose to do a time-lapse of weightloss and fitness?

A long-winded way of saying - good blog, Barb!

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NEW-CAZ 5/11/2013 8:49AM

    Great point!

Have a good weekend hun emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 5/11/2013 8:47AM

    Nice blog, great point!!

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PATRICIAAK 5/11/2013 8:41AM

    Good idea.

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