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could you help me choose

Thursday, July 26, 2012

my before and after pictures for the before and after picture sweepstakes?
i made DH finally look through the old pics on his computer to find some suitably awful before pictures. i think the best candidates are:

or


I have 3 ideas for the after picture:

or

or


(there are better versions, though still sideways, of all these pics in my picture gallery).

finally, a rear view pair:
and


and here's hoping these matching pictures will all help me keep motivated for maintaining ... whatever the fate of my half marathon and my gluteus medius turn out to be.
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  • INGMARIE
    I agree also with SWEDE SU
    2262 days ago
  • SHOOPETTE
    Love the back picture! I think rear view is always the most unflattering
    2265 days ago
  • LISALGB
    I like "before" #1 and "after" #2. You are stunning in that lovely dress! No matter which ones you choose, you are the true definition of success and inspiration
    2267 days ago
  • CELLO23
    Agree you probably want front pix but the two last ones are amazing! You look like two different people, of very different ages. That last one - so trim and tiny! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2270 days ago
  • SARAWALKS
    Love the after one in the dress! But #1 is nice too.
    As for before, I like the idea of cropping #1.
    You are looking so terrific! emoticon
    2271 days ago
  • TINAJANE76
    I'd say crop Before #2 and go with After #1 because it not only shows how much weight you've lost but also highlights your current fitness levels. They're all great though and I agree with the others, the back views are really striking--I'm just not sure if the contest judges would think they're right for the competition. I've entered my photos and story into the competition as well. Hope to see us both highlighted, but even if we're not, we've got so much to be proud of!
    2271 days ago
  • CELLISTA1
    I agree exactly with Swede Su. You look tiny in the dress! Now I'm feeling a little self-conscious -- I look more like your before pics.
    2272 days ago
  • SWEDE_SU
    the two rear view shots are, shall we say, striking?! but i would say crop the one from the distance, and i like the one in the dress:-)
    2272 days ago
  • FANGFACEKITTY
    I like Before #1 and After # 2...and the last two shots from behind are both good to use.

    I thought about entering but I avoided the camera for so many years that I don't have any Before pictures.
    2272 days ago
  • 2WHEELEDSHARON
    I like Before #1 and After #1 or 2.
    Whatever you choose, I hope you're very proud of yourself. Excellent work!
    2272 days ago
  • FITMAY
    For the before, I would jus crop the second one so that it can be seen closer... and for the after... two of them; the one running with the white T-shirt and the last one... Which is actually my favorite...
    What an amazing transformation!!! You keep me inspired... so those pics better keep your mind in the right place too...LOL

    I know you will rock that HM no matter what... trust yourself.. it will all be ok...
    Love ya'
    May emoticon
    2272 days ago
  • NATPLUMMER
    I vote for before #2 and after #1. I do like the rear views are good.
    2272 days ago
  • CLAIREINPARIS
    I think the rear view ones are the most amazing!!! But I don't know if that would be ok?
    Alternatively, could you crop the 2nd one? Then I would definitely say that one with the 1st of the after pictures (because it doesn't only show you as looking great, but also healthy and running). I also like the 3rd one of the 'after', but you could be hiding a big stomach under that jacket, so I would say no... I prefer the 1st one. :)
    Hang in there! I really hope your tendinitis will be healed soon and you'll be able to run your half marathon!
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    2272 days ago
  • CHRISTINECAN
    I'd say Number 1 for Before. Reasoning: It shows close up full body and it shows that you were hiding behind clothing in those days. For the After I'd say Number 3 (first of the afters) because it not only shows the improved silhouette but also showcases that an active lifestyle is a big part of your change.
    2272 days ago
  • FITFORMYFAMILY
    Hmmm.... at first I was going to say #2 for before (being straight on instead of at an angle gives a better idea of actual size) with the dress picture as your after, but those two from the back really say a lot, too. Tough choice!! Is this an SP contest?
    2272 days ago
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