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BLC22 "Before" Snapshots 052713

Monday, May 27, 2013

This Weekend's Challenge for BLC22 prep includes taking front and side view snapshots to help us see the progress we make in the 12 weeks of the BLC. Well, I've been putting this off and rationalizing that I could use some previous photos to meet this requirement. But alas, I am a rule follower, and I suppose a bit Type A deep down, so although I've put this off until the last day of the Weekend Challenge, today I pulled together all my courage and sense of humor!

This morning I came back from the pool (vacation treat!) in my bathing suit and thought "what the heck; what do I have to lose?" The full credit answer to that question is, the last lucky thirteen or so pounds that stand between me and my chosen goal weight. So I ask DH, will you please take my iPhone and do the honors? His response was a little too quick and his smile a little too devilish! It was a bit of challenge in an of itself; an unspoken, "Are you for real?"

I admit that my smile at first is far from genuine. It's just habit; smile for photos. But then DH and I start laughing and playing out this photo shoot fiasco! I pose and I twirl and I wink! He takes half a dozen or so snapshots. By the last photo I am laughing out loud at my amateur "modeling antics" and my smile is no longer forced. I am lightening up! Yep, that's the objective.

So what might I see in my snapshots? I see my progress over the last year and a half; 50+ pounds released. I see the areas that might just improve with meeting my goal weight and with increased fitness. And in all honesty, I see those spots that I will learn to love just the way they are. Can I foresee how my "after BLC22" photos will look? Nah, that's TBD. That's the surprise; the "prize" of doing my best at this challenge. Let the games begin!!!

There we go; a real smile, the real Sparky Silly me!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PAULAAUTUMN 6/6/2013 6:36AM

    You look emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 6/6/2013 6:23AM

    emoticon pictures and way to go with all your progress! BLC22 is going to be great!! Go Foxes emoticon

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DRB13_1 6/1/2013 12:34AM

    emoticon Bet DH is going to be even more than happy to do your "after" photos!
emoticon Looking GOOD! emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 5/30/2013 11:01AM

    You look fantastic!!!!

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LINDAF49 5/29/2013 10:35AM

    So delightful to read and then to see you ... such accomplishment and delightful story of DH enjoying along with you!! Keep taking good care of you! I look forward to your further success. God Bless. ~Linda in WA

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HAWTGRANNY2014 5/28/2013 12:07AM

    Great picture. You look fantastic. emoticon

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SHARON10002 5/27/2013 11:45PM

    Great pictures! You look amazing in your swimsuit! You must feel great looking at your progress!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/27/2013 9:08PM

    You look fantastic! Honestly!! HUGS

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MICKEYH 5/27/2013 8:52PM

    You looks great !! Good luck on your BLC challenge. emoticon

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