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Same Place, Same Shirt; Different Year, Different ME!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My father and stepmother have been in the habit of visiting me in Maine each June for the last several years in a row. This year they requested we go back to the same restaurant we ate at last year because we all enjoyed it so much. I remembered that I had some family photos from last year and chose to wear the same shirt this year and requested that we take some pictures again. I hope you can all tell which pictures were last year (before my weight loss journey began... weighing in probably around 220-225) and which one is this year (having lost about 42 pounds in this picture, at about 182-183). Sorry for the low picture quality, especially on last year's photos.

I can see that I still have a way to go to meet the goal I picture in my mind, but when I look at these pictures I can really see that I have become not just slimmer, but also stronger, more confident and happier. I also love that I am MUCH less camera shy than I was a year ago! I still eel awkward in front of the camera, but I'm much happier with how I look and am enjoying being able to document the results of my hard work.

By the way, the other folks include my stepmother, my father and my boyfriend. I think my guy looks a little slimmer this year too, although I can't tell if that's the way he had his shirt tucked, weight loss, or the fact that his beard makes his face sexier! ;)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COROLLA17 7/5/2013 11:20AM

  Both of you are slimmer! We all know what hard work it is, so it's nice to be reaffirmed in photos! Congratulations!

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TEAMNICOLE 6/29/2013 3:52PM

    What an inspiration! I just saw this and I love it!! SOOOO great Briard! I cannot wait until I can post some before and after pics! You look FANTASTIC! Keep up the good work!!

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DIVA711 6/28/2013 4:16PM

    You look awesome! emoticon emoticon

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LYNETTEMOM 6/26/2013 11:10PM

    I love before and after pics. You're doing really well. emoticon

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LESLEE33 6/26/2013 10:45PM

    It's so great that you got to go to the same place to have comparison pictures done. The difference is incredible, not just in the weight but in the happiness that is shining though. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIKELUV 6/26/2013 10:43PM

    Congratulations! You look amazing. It's nice to have such clear proof of progress!

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