Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    GEMLADYONE   151,734
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints

Before and After Pics! One couple’s year of transformation….

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts

Friday, January 10, 2014

During December 2013, I reached final goal weight after a year of religious tracking, staying in range, and exercising. It all paid off! I posted a blog a couple of weeks ago summarizing my journey in 2013:
Check it out if you haven’t seen it as it tells more about what that journey accomplished and more importantly how it worked.

Now I want to share some “before” and “after” pictures with you all. Most of you know that my husband and I set out on this journey together and that made it much easier for both of us. Together we changed our lives, one step at a time, encouraging each other and finding ways to make a healthier lifestyle fit.

The catalyst that made us say "enough is too much" and make a commitment to do something about our weight and our health was looking at pictures from a cruise that we took at the end of November 2012. So, take a look at our hall of shame......
Here's one pic of us from that trip:

And here is the worst one (I think) taken on the beach from the same trip:

Now, for some pictures that I’m happy to share…these are all from New Year's Eve 2013. In the first, we were setting out for a run before heading off for our evening festivities:

And the second one later that evening:

And finally I just like this one just because we look so happy…and we are!

Now, our challenge is to learn how to successfully maintain....I'm NEVER going back, and we WILL do this! 2014 will be even better than 2013!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HDHAWK 1/10/2014 4:05PM

    Wonderful transformation! Nice to do it together!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIGER_LILY_613 1/10/2014 3:59PM

  Oh my goodness, you liok like two completely different people ! Congratulations on such a wonderful transformation!!! Well done !!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
STODD251 1/10/2014 2:41PM

    Wow! That is awesome! Congrats to both of you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMONEKP 1/10/2014 2:32PM

    how awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIRIUS2014 1/10/2014 2:30PM

    What a successful journey. I'm so glad you both did it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PJMOMMATO3 1/10/2014 1:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
STAY39 1/10/2014 1:53PM

    This is so awesome! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIME-4-TINA 1/10/2014 1:50PM

    I need motivation from people like you that have reached your goal. I am adding you as a friend. Also, after seeing how trim you are in your after photos, it just re-enforces my desire to start running. Congratulations!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIMBERLY19732 1/10/2014 1:43PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYOLIVER 1/10/2014 12:38PM

    What a blessing. I love it! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOING4GOAL2014 1/10/2014 12:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CELIAMINER 1/10/2014 11:27AM

    Fabulous! Wishing you both continued success!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOB5148 1/10/2014 11:18AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
RACEWELLWON 1/10/2014 11:15AM

    Wow incredible ! You two look as healthy as you are feeling ! Great job ! I will have to come back to read the site and educate myself on your journey - off to train !! emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/10/2014 11:16:25 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
DNRAE1 1/10/2014 11:03AM

    Phenomenal!!!! Success in pictures! A great way to celebrate your accomplishments!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JMOUSE99 1/10/2014 10:51AM

    emoticon I'm very impressed and very inspired!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MALAMI518 1/10/2014 10:47AM

    emoticon emoticon

Congratulations on such a terrific transformation! I will say, though, that I think you looked beautiful in the photos that you hate, too. You are simply glowing in the new photos, and you both really do look amazing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FIT4MEIN2013 1/10/2014 10:46AM

    Wow! Amazing pics! SO happy for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONTHEPATH2 1/10/2014 10:43AM

    Nothing like seeing the results of your hard work and the feeling of accomplishment that accompanies it!!! Congrats to you both on your lifestyle change! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAILORSMOM 1/10/2014 10:40AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
PKCTTS 1/10/2014 10:39AM

    emoticon Have a wonderful 2014 - with your level of determination, I'm sure you'll get maintenance figured out.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PRINCESS_SOFI 1/10/2014 10:38AM

    You look amazing!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROSINVN 1/10/2014 10:37AM

    Great pictures, they say it all really. Congratulations on your success!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TERI-RIFIC 1/10/2014 10:37AM

    Wowie zowie. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.
Member Comments Page (74 total):  < Previous 1 2

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.