It's Not Going to be Pretty

Friday, January 29, 2010

After going back and forth about doing "before" shots, I figured I'd regret not taking them. I hope to not pass this way again, and it would be silly to purposefully gain weight just so I would have pictures of me as a basis of comparison for later in this journey.

My husband is a bit of a shutterbug and jumped at the opportunity to bust-out his camera to aid me in my project. I put on my blue leggings and my sports halter in preparation for my shoot. I notice that my son has not yet left the house to get the bus. One glance at the clock shows that he will require a ride to the bus stop. I throw my jacket on and herd him into the car. We get to the stop at 8:07am. His bus picks him up at 8:06. It seems we missed it. Fortunately, his school is a less than 10-minute drive, so I whisk him off.

20 minutes after first leaving the house this morning, I return home. Cold & mildly annoyed. My husband has finished getting ready for work & offers to still take the pictures before he leaves. As tempting as it was to bag it, since I had lost all previous mental preparation, I decided to go through with it.

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

Front view:

Side view:

Back view:

It ain't pretty. But, I put it out there that I was going to do this. Now, to keep making the healthy food, exercise, & fitness choices so I never look like this again.
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    I took before pictures as well....I just haven't had the courage to post them yet. You are my hero!

    We can do this :o)
    3836 days ago
    I wished I took a before picture. It's a great idea. I am sure you will be glad to have a before and after picture!
    3838 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2010 8:48:59 AM
    You are a courageous woman who is going to lose that weight!
    3840 days ago
    Oooh, you're brave! It will be great to have a record of how far you've come! emoticon
    3840 days ago
    emoticon I am proud of you for doing this. Trust me, I know this was hard to do, but keeping your eye on the prize will make you look at these photos one day and say, "I did it!"
    Work it girl and keep up the good work! You are on your way!!!


    I love your new hairstyle! You are beautiful! emoticon
    3840 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/29/2010 5:04:33 PM
    Well, honey - I think you'll be mighty glad to look back at these and say "Oh. I had forgotten that!"

    I still have, in my desk drawer, the purple beach ball photo of me. I may not be where I want to be, but thank goodness, I'm not there anymore either!
    3840 days ago
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