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Nichole28
11-12-2008, 02:20 PM
I took a pic of me in my bra and undies today LOL. I think it will give me a good idea of my actual size and not just what I see in the mirror. I also have a hard time seeing my progress well because I do see me every day. I am going to take a pic like this month a month so I can keep track of what is going on and so I can see the difference if there is any :) I hope this will help me with some motivation, that pic sure was scary LOL


UrsusMaritimus
11-12-2008, 02:26 PM
You are one brave chicky!!! I think if I were to do that, I would just go whole hog and take nude pics - mainly because I think I look better naked than in my underwear. ;)

Nichole28
11-12-2008, 02:29 PM
The boobs look better in a bra than just on their own LOL. I think I would have been more scared to do it naked then with some kind of clothes on, and what if I wanted to share my pics LOL.


econ nerd
11-12-2008, 02:29 PM
That is a good (but frightening) idea!

I think what triggered me into getting back on a healthy road was seeing myself neked in front of a large hotel bathrrom mirror :o Not pretty! I don't have any large mirrors at home so it was scarey to see myself in this mirror...

I still need to get some monthly photos taken of me in a bathing suit (or bra and undies) to keep track of changes.

Nichole28
11-12-2008, 02:31 PM
Mirrors just don't cut it for me, I see myself all the time and think yeah ok I am fat but I don't look that bad LOL. But a pic doesn't lie, doesn't sugar coat things LOL. I think this will really help me stay motivated because I really don't want to look like this forever. I spent my 20's fat, I am going to be 30 next year and I don't want to spend my 30's fat

ddc
11-12-2008, 02:35 PM
Good for you on your success so far.

Hey, what ever visual you need is good. Just don't let it get into the wrong hands-lol!

Here's to your continued success :)

Nichole28
11-12-2008, 02:36 PM
yeah wrong hands would be bad LOL, and thanks :)

JulieJ08
11-12-2008, 02:41 PM
Congrats on your courage! I've been thinking it's time to do that, since at this weight the changes are more subtle. Maybe buy a bikini swimsuit to do it in. I'm size 10 now, and I don't think my size 18-ish tank and sweats are going to show any changes anymore! I definitely agree - the problem with naked is no chest support :o.

jmb1981
11-12-2008, 02:58 PM
i did that last week! oh my, pics don't lie! i did a front, side, and back view. not the most flattering thing to do! i definitely agree that looking in a mirror and looking at a picture are two completely different things! i plan to do it monthly to show progress.

MotoMichelle
11-12-2008, 03:34 PM
I did this too so you're not alone!

I've been taking pictures of myself in bra/sport bra and shorts since about 230 lbs. I have a hard time seeing my progress at times, but if I compare these photos it's there. :D

misspiggy408
11-12-2008, 04:19 PM
That's an awesome idea! I think i'm going to do that whe I get home from work today. Actually seeing progress is a good way to stay motivated!

AngelMae
11-12-2008, 05:42 PM
That is great! You are very brave, but I think its a really good idea and I might try it! :)

Tomato
11-13-2008, 08:49 AM
The boobs look better in a bra than just on their own LOL. I think I would have been more scared to do it naked then with some kind of clothes on, and what if I wanted to share my pics LOL.

I am totally with you on this one. I was actually thinking about doing the same (taking a pic in my bra) - unfortunately, I don't own any bikini and I am in my second week of Body For Life, so I need to take pictures to have a comparison after 12 weeks. An option I am considering is to use a tank top with the belly portion rolled up and folded in. I have two black bras but both have seen better days - I bought some new ones (since my boobs shrank) but they are white or pink.

Hey, are you going to share your pictures with us?;)

shaunabear
11-13-2008, 12:55 PM
I did the same thing. I keep them in my food journal which also doubles as a journal for my weight loss. Every month on the 23rd I take a side picture and a front picture in just my bra and undies and put them in my journal. Of course I don't let anyone look through it. Although I'm pretty sure they wouldn't want to anyway after knowing what it is. LOL.

I think it will keep me motivated since like you said Nichole you see yourself everyday so you don't notice as much of a difference. So far even without pictures though, I can tell where I have lost some weight.

I just want to, one day, be able to take an "after" photo of myself.

erinmagill
11-13-2008, 02:55 PM
Thats such a great idea! I wish I had the courage to do that!

SBD Sass
11-13-2008, 03:26 PM
I took a pic of me in my bra and undies today LOL. I think it will give me a good idea of my actual size and not just what I see in the mirror. I also have a hard time seeing my progress well because I do see me every day. I am going to take a pic like this month a month so I can keep track of what is going on and so I can see the difference if there is any :) I hope this will help me with some motivation, that pic sure was scary LOL


:lol: This made me giggle because you said it was a scary thing. I can certainly relate. And yes, it's very motivating. Keep it up! :carrot:

Dianeofnka
11-13-2008, 11:01 PM
Good for you! I did that at the beginning....then deleted them because I was so embarrassed. I *really* wish I had them now, so I could compare how I look now to then. Now all I have are pictures where I'm hiding behind my kids. :)

Nichole28
11-13-2008, 11:15 PM
I would share but I don't think I am THAT brave LOL. I always hide away from the camera and even though it was a hard pic to take I will be glad to have these later on. I only wish I had started doing this sooner!!