Goal Photo Album - 40 lb lost! Photo time... (lots!)
11-06-2007, 06:02 AM
My story is already in the goal thread, but I thought I'd post the pictures in the photo album! :)
Before (188 lb, 39.6% body fat)
I haven't looked at these pictures in a long time, and WOW. That was some pretty strong denial going on.
After (148 lb, ~24% body fat)
Still have some curves, which is fine by me! October 2007.
Me being a dork for the camera. This one was at 151 lb and 26% bodyfat; I've lost since then so this isn't a final photo, but this picture was a huge ego-boost for me because I could actually see a bit of muscle definition coming in! August 2007.
It's nice to look at a picture and feel like I would blend into a crowd, size-wise. September 2007.
Happy because I have a chin again! Hallowe'en 2007... And oh, wow! I didn't feel the need to crop the picture halfway through my arm like I used to always do to make me look skinnier! :lol:
...and again, Hallowe'en. I think this is my favourite picture of myself of all time. Never thought I'd be saying that about a new picture!
Now, on to maintaining & continued toning, woo... 3FC, it all happened because of you! :carrot:
EDIT: It's been awhile since I updated, and I'm 6 lb lower (and 4 years older!) than I was in the last photos, so I figured I'd drop in and give an update. :) I'm working my way toward a lower goal this time, 135 lb instead of 148 lb, where I maintained for a few years.
My husband and I celebrate our first anniversary. Isn't he handsome? ;) I was ~144 lb here.
And, this one is from the other day, at 142 lb, 22% body fat, flexin' my abs in an oh-so-natural way :P
Can't wait to post an update once I reach my new goal!
Thanks so much for the continuing inspiration, 3FC!! You all rock!
What an amazing time line of photos! :hug:
Wow, your face changed so much over 40 pounds -- you still have those adorable dimples but what happened to the chubby cheeks? They're gone! :D And with your beautiful eyes, you honestly look like a model now.
Congratulations again on your fantastic achievement. :congrat: After seeing your photos, I definitely agree that you made the right decision to call "goal" now and join us in the Wonderful World of Maintenance.
We're so proud of you!! :hug:
11-06-2007, 06:43 AM
Those are incredible. You look so gorgeous!!! And I'm totally jealous of your curves!!!!
11-06-2007, 06:44 AM
Beautiful! You have done fabulous work. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
11-06-2007, 06:50 AM
WHOA, you are SO beautiful!! is that guy your boyfriend? if so, he is beautiful, too! I'm actually amazed at how slim you look at 151 pounds - I'm almost 2 inches taller than you and I looked MUCH fatter at that weight ;)
Good work. And once again, you are GORGEOUS :eek:
11-06-2007, 07:18 AM
you look amazing!!!!!
11-06-2007, 08:28 AM
:hug: great job w/your weightloss journey......you look simply beautiful......but u know.......you were beautiful before too......just not as comfortable w/yourself......but you're a beauty......take good care.....and most of all...feel good!.
11-06-2007, 08:43 AM
Wow...you look so confident now! In addition to that, I've got to say that my first thought of your NOW pictures is that you look like a model! You're gorgeous. Congrats on reaching your goal!
11-06-2007, 11:07 AM
Wow. You look amazing!!!
And you do look very slim at a weight I look heavy at (I'm roughly 5'5"). Do you do a lot of weights?
Awesome job!! Keep up the work.
11-06-2007, 11:40 AM
You look fit & fabulous! :congrat::congrat::congrat::congrat: Glad you decided to maintain because this weight looks ideal for your body type, an athletic build suits you to a T. Killer curves are essential for a woman and I wouldn't be without mine either. Work it girl, because you have got it going on! You are simply stunning.....
11-06-2007, 11:57 AM
You're gorgeous!! And you look amazing.
You are Stunning! That last photo wouldn't be out of place in a magazine.
Congratulations on the weight loss! I am looking forward to getting down to your weight.
11-06-2007, 12:07 PM
HOTNESS!!! You look FAB, miss!!! Wooooooweeee!!!
Yay for curves, you look amazing!!!
11-06-2007, 12:18 PM
You are so hot, it's silly!
11-06-2007, 03:51 PM
Thanks for sharing your photographs. You can definately tell you have lost the weight looking great. Enjoy your success and be proud of how far you have come.
11-06-2007, 04:23 PM
Sweetie, I don't think you will ever be able to blend into a crowd. You're too darned beautiful to blend into a crowd. Congratulations on getting to your goal. You look wonderful!
11-06-2007, 04:44 PM
Meg>> Aw, thank you so much for your kind words. :) I am slowly getting comfortable with the idea of maintaining!
goinforthegold>> aw, thank you. I purposefully aimed a bit on the high side of the BMI because I really wanted to stay a bit curvy. Was flat as a board for soooo many years that it's kind of nice for a change, hehe...
SusanB>> Thank you, Susan! You were a big inspiration for me as I was losing. :)
NightengaleShane>> Yep, that’s my boyfriend! I tell him he’s beautiful all the time, but I don’t think he believes me. I’m going to show him your comment as further evidence, so thank you for that! ;) And yeah, it’s funny how the number on the scale varies so much across different body shapes. I have quite a broad frame for my height (lower body especially), so I can pack quite a bit of weight in there, hahaha.
Addicted5915>> Thank you!! :)
letthethingirlout>> Yay, thank you! It’s so nice to hear that. I am definitely much more comfortable with myself now; it’s a wonderful feeling!!
Azure>> A model? *blush* Thank you! I will think of this comment to remind myself not to slouch!
Cats tongue>> Thank you! I did do some weight training, though not regularly enough to be effective, so any muscle tone at that point was mostly due to cardio (elliptical, rowing machine). I’m ramping up my weight training now, so hopefully I can post new pictures in a few months that will show even more changes!
evilwomaniamshe>> Wow, all these comments are going to go to my head! I’m glad to hear that this weight suits me and that I’m not crazy for maintaining. As for working it, I will be doing so at every available opportunity, hehe! ;) Thank you!
Rosario>> Aw, thank you!! :)
dubh>> Thank you so much! You’ll be at my weight before you know it. Time really does fly by!
Kim Renee>> Okay, now I’m really blushing. :3 Thank you!
Anniemal>> Blushing even harder now!! I’m going to be walking around with a bloated ego for the next week!
purpleorc>> Thank you! I am thrilled that the hard work has paid off. Now, let's hope this maintenance thing works! hehe
jtammy>> I have officially passed “blush” and gone into “purple-faced”...awww...thank you. :3
11-06-2007, 10:37 PM
Girlie you have EARNED the bloated ego!!! Shine on girl, shine on!!!
11-26-2007, 10:28 PM
you look like a model now!
You've got a perfect nose and extremely beautiful eyes!
11-26-2007, 10:51 PM
Thank you for posting the photos of yourself! I have struggled since losing 20 pounds so far, and indeed, have not seen whatsoever in the mirror where I have honestly lost much weight, even though I have gone down a pant size. At least now I know it will be more dramatic if I just keep working at losing more weight. Thanks! :)
11-26-2007, 11:20 PM
You look absolutly wonderful. Congrats on a huge achievement. ;)
11-27-2007, 09:47 AM
you look great! congratulations on your progress!!
how ironic that one of your before pics is you licking your fingers. i know i must have one of those in my pile.
thanks for proving it can be done!
11-28-2007, 12:09 AM
Wow! What a transformation! Good job!
11-28-2007, 12:46 PM
You really look fantastic! The bottom picture is definitely my fav as well
11-28-2007, 08:15 PM
You look amazing!!! Way to go!
11-28-2007, 08:27 PM
Congrats, girl! You are so gorgeous, btw!
11-28-2007, 11:57 PM
Congratulations! You look fantastic and I bet you feel even better!
11-30-2007, 09:38 PM
You look great! I am 5'5 too so it is nice to see someone else the same height as me. Thanks for posting you beautiful pictures.
12-06-2007, 11:41 PM
Oh my goodness, this thread is still alive! Thank you all for boosting my ego so. I was struggling a bit with maintenance today, so this gave me the energy I needed to keep it up. I think I'll bookmark it for those days I feel like I'm flagging.
Thank you!! :cheer2:
12-07-2007, 12:27 AM
You look AWSOME! I cant wait till I can look that good for the first time
12-07-2007, 08:25 AM
yup yup we all think you are gorgeous :)
Oh and YOU have really beautiful eyes as well :D
12-09-2007, 11:42 PM
You are gorgeous!! Your look and face has changed so much! Congrats! I agree you are at a great size now, just maintain. Stories and pictures like yours keep me inspired at "bringing my sexy back" as you have!
12-12-2007, 11:13 AM
Congrats!! You look amazing!! Keep it up. You inspire us all!!
12-18-2007, 12:02 AM
WTG you look great!
You look like a model now!
01-16-2008, 02:41 AM
you look great!!! congrats!
01-20-2008, 12:33 AM
How cute are you! You look great :D
02-07-2008, 11:57 PM
I have around 40 to go before I hit 150..which will be around a size 8 for me too.This is great motivation to keep on pushing! You look great:)!
02-08-2008, 03:55 AM
:D WOW! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing your photos, really inspiring!!! It looks like you have worked really hard and you deserve to bask in some compliments now! Congratulations! :cheer: Keep on keeping on!
02-16-2008, 01:59 AM
Awwww, this site is great for my ego, hehe. Thanks, everyone! Go, team! WOO! :cheer2:
02-18-2008, 02:32 AM
You are soo gorgeous! GOOD JOB!!
02-18-2008, 12:05 PM
WTG! You look gorgeous! :)
02-18-2008, 02:26 PM
WOW You look great! The pic of you in the bathroom is so cute. What a nice shape! You look adorable in the brown dress on the street. WTG!
02-23-2008, 08:38 PM
Aww, you are so beautiful! I mean that, even BEFORE the weight loss you were gorgeous! Now you are just hot stuff!
Such an inspiration, to me. I really hope that I stick to this. I want it so, so very badly!
Congrats, you should be so proud.
02-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Congrats on your success, and thanks for sharing the photos! BTW, you have an adorable figure (the kind I think 90% of men love)!
02-24-2008, 12:56 AM
You look so beautiful and confident! Your last "after" photo reminds me of a the cover from Fiona Apple's first album (remember that?). Anyway, congratulations!
03-18-2008, 04:43 PM
You look wonderful and your curves are fantastic!! Congratulations!
06-18-2009, 04:20 PM
Great job! You look amazing.
06-18-2009, 04:34 PM
you look great well done x
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06-18-2009, 04:40 PM
Wow! You look great! Well Done!
07-05-2009, 01:15 PM
you look great
07-09-2009, 09:59 AM
Congrats!...You look wonderful....and way to go keeping it off :D
07-09-2009, 10:29 PM
wow! You look so incredible! What a gorgeous person you are!Great job on your loss. A curvy figure is beautiful at your weight!
07-18-2009, 06:30 PM
You look fantastic!!!!! I just joined today and I'm looking at everyone's before and after pics. How did you lose the weight? Once again, you look amazing! You are a very pretty girl!
07-18-2009, 07:09 PM
Amazing transformation. You look great! :)
07-23-2009, 03:42 AM
Congratulations. You look incredible! You must feel so good about yourself, as well you should!!
07-23-2009, 06:16 PM
You are very pretty. Congrats and thanks for sharing :hug:
your face is so angel-like now!!
03-27-2010, 02:58 PM
you look fab. Congratulations.
03-31-2010, 11:41 AM
Your BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATS on your Success!!!!
honestly you look like a model :):) I also think that, before, you still held your weight very very well and you are naturally extremely pretty! However, now you could walk into a modelling agency and they would be like :O
05-03-2010, 09:24 PM
You look absolutely great!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
01-12-2011, 12:09 AM
You look gorgeous. You have lovely curves. Congrats on losing the weight.
01-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Omg such an inspiration! You are gorgeous!
01-13-2011, 08:02 PM
You look gorgeous!:) Way to go!
02-11-2011, 02:09 PM
WOW you look absolutely amazing!!
02-27-2011, 09:45 PM
WOW! Amazing!! :D
05-27-2011, 02:01 PM
Thanks for sharing, great transformation!
07-18-2011, 03:44 PM
You look amazing, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
08-10-2011, 07:18 AM
Hey girl, your pics are FABULOUS! You and I have very similar builds so I was just wondering what your diet, exercise combo was like. I've been exercising but I think my diet isn't what it should be (that or my scale just has a sick sense of humor!) Great job and will continue to look at your pics for inspiration! :)
08-10-2011, 10:36 AM
Wow, you look fabulous!
08-17-2011, 01:03 PM
WOW! You look fabulous!!! Congrats! :D
09-13-2011, 03:36 AM
So many kind words!! :) 3FC, you are the best! This thread makes my head swell.
I've updated with a couple new photos, since the others were getting a bit old...and I'm moving toward a new maintenance weight now. Can't wait to post my updated photo once I reach my new goal! :cheer2:
09-30-2013, 11:49 AM
I just found this thread, and I want to say that you are absolutely an inspiration! Your starting weight and photos...you're just about the same size I am, and your goal is exactly where I want to be! It's so motivating to see someone achieve the exact same thing I'm trying to do!
Congratulations, you look amazing!
11-21-2013, 07:27 PM
You look so fit and toned and slim! Btw were you Tomb Raider for Halloween? If so you nailed it haha!