Goal Photo Album - Full body pic at goal - 50 pound weight loss

06-21-2009, 03:02 AM
I realize now that I was very uncomfortable with full body pics for the last ten years. I decided to post a few from a wedding I performed in the woods. We were on our way back and drove over an amazing bridge. My baby did the same thing in every photo -- the rushing river is a lot more interesting than a great photo op. I appreciate everyone's positive feedback on this site and have found much-needed support here. Especially on hard days or those really crazy months last winter when I could feel the weight slowly creeping back on.

After stalling at 145 last winter, I found the little "push" I was looking for here, the YMCA, and my favorite fitness magazines (Runner's World, Weight Watchers, and Women's Health.) I am wearing dresses again and wearing my hair down, which are both things I didn't do for a long time because I thought I looked terrible. Just some of those nuances that low self-esteem can create over time.

I have posted pics a couple times before, but love seeing current photos of everyone's progress and have found myself just completely blown away by the difference in a smile on your faces after having accomplished so much. I see a difference in mine too. Thanks again.

Alana in Canada
06-21-2009, 03:20 AM
Aren't you lovely!

And oooh, so hawt! I love the definition in your arms. Do you use weights?

Congrats 100x over. Thanks for posting.

06-21-2009, 03:44 AM
Wow! Awesome work, well done!

06-21-2009, 08:01 AM
Absolutely beautiful! :bravo:

06-21-2009, 08:05 AM
Oh my! You have become a different woman! WELL DONE!!!

06-21-2009, 08:33 AM
:carrot: well done!! :carrot:

06-21-2009, 08:48 AM
Amazing! :congrat: You are beautiful!

06-21-2009, 10:27 AM
Wonderful achievement.
I agree you are a beautiful woman - inside & outside :)

06-21-2009, 10:50 AM
You really do look beautiful. Congratulations and thank you for posting your pictures- they inspire me to stick to it!

06-21-2009, 11:10 AM
Fabulous!!! :) :)

06-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Simply gorgeous. Congrats on your hard work.

06-21-2009, 11:43 AM
YOU LOOK AMAZING! congrats! :D

06-21-2009, 11:46 AM
I love the pics~and I think you have one of those sweet innocent looks about you~which makes you so lovely with your hair down or pulled back.
I love the scenery too by the way~What a lovely area for a wedding~Your little one is just amazed with the view at the bridge Its so beautiful LIKE YOU ARE!!! You remind me of katie Holmes (i think thats how ya spell it) Tom Cruises Wife~she is so pretty and you look like her so much!

06-21-2009, 12:01 PM
JUST HAD TO ADD~Ok ~i just googled up katie holmes and girl you look so much like her ~your like her twin!!! Look her up if you get the time. She & you are so dang pretty and she is known for her pretty sweet innocent look and attitude. Basically the ADORABLE girl next door type look.
She had Tom Cruise jumping on Oprahs couch and yelling he loved her hehehehe And you look like her~How wonderful ~you should be so proud of yourself. TOTALLY STUNNING YOU ARE!

Pas de Chaton
06-21-2009, 12:40 PM
Incredible. Congrats on all that hard work, it has really paid off. You look beautiful and happy.

06-21-2009, 12:54 PM
You look vibrant! You just look so fresh and alive! Btw, I hope you are wearing dresses often this summer because you look really great in them!

06-21-2009, 12:59 PM
You are very pretty :)

06-21-2009, 01:27 PM
you are so beautiful!

06-21-2009, 02:02 PM
You look fabulous! You look so fit, healthy, and happy! Congrats!

06-21-2009, 02:55 PM
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You should be very, very proud! :D

06-21-2009, 04:26 PM
You look fabulous! And your baby is so adorable :D I love the picture where they are sticking their head through the fence to look at the water lol

Tummy Girl
06-21-2009, 05:41 PM
Wow, and I hope you are as proud as you are beautiful.

06-21-2009, 07:44 PM
you look WOW, and your baby is just so cute. (beautiful backdrop too)

06-21-2009, 08:22 PM
Great job!

06-21-2009, 08:55 PM
You look beautiful! Congratulations!!

06-22-2009, 12:33 AM
Wow what a great job! You are absolutely gorgeous either way, but I bet it feels good to have that weight off!

06-22-2009, 07:28 AM
Congrats :carrot:

06-22-2009, 11:24 AM
Wowowowowow. Stunning!

Shannon in ATL
06-22-2009, 12:08 PM
Wowza! Hot stuff! :)

06-22-2009, 02:02 PM
You are just about the cutest thing ever (well, except for the baby, of course). This is major, MAJOR motivation for me- thank you for posting these, and congrats. :)

06-22-2009, 02:07 PM
Aren't you lovely!

And oooh, so hawt! I love the definition in your arms. Do you use weights?

Congrats 100x over. Thanks for posting.

Thank you so much to everyone! I never lift weights. Well, I lift a 23-pound weight all the time, actually, so that's not true. His name is Tugg. But I just play softball about five times a week, rock climb, and lately just walk. I haven't been on a long run in a long time. I do a lot of sprinting during the week and on weekends while at tournaments for ball. I would attribute the big change in my back and arms to rock climbing. If you are looking for something new instead of lifting weights, this takes care of every muscle group. Just a couple times a week.

Mrs Snark
06-22-2009, 03:34 PM
You are just the cutest thing EVER! Great job, I'm glad you are feeling good about yourself, you look FANTASTIC!

06-23-2009, 09:43 AM
YOu look amazing. So beautiful. Enjoy it and thanks for posting the pics.

06-23-2009, 01:15 PM
You are just the cutest thing EVER! Great job, I'm glad you are feeling good about yourself, you look FANTASTIC!

Thanks, Ms. Durden. Your blog was really entertaining and helped me stay focused on running. I hope you are considering another one. By the way, your progress pics really inspired me.

06-23-2009, 06:16 PM
You look incredible!... a hot mama! ;)

06-24-2009, 09:49 AM
You look beautiful. :) You give me hope .:)

06-24-2009, 10:14 AM
Wow! Thanks for sharing! You are such an inspiration!

06-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Your photos are beautiful! Congratulations on your success.:smug:

07-02-2009, 01:43 PM
you look fantastic. you have done so well. Thank you for sharing. you are such an inspiration!!!

07-02-2009, 02:26 PM
You are one hot tamale! Great job! Thanks for sharing the pics - rock climbing sounds groovy but I guess it would help if there were any rocks close by. :-)

07-02-2009, 05:31 PM
You are one smokin' hot mama!

You look absolutely PHENOMENAL. Enjoy that lovely body of yours. You've done an absolutely amazing thing with it!

07-02-2009, 06:15 PM
my goodness, you look wonderful, gorgeous and years younger!

07-04-2009, 10:33 PM
Congrats!!! :)

02-22-2010, 06:08 AM
*gasp* you look beautiful~ So slim :D Congratulations <3

02-23-2010, 03:05 AM
You are so cute in that last photo! A big congratulations!

03-22-2010, 01:14 PM
you look beautiful! My baby looks to be around the same age & I'd love to have more energy for her. Thanks for the inspiring photos.

03-22-2010, 04:46 PM
WTG! You look great :)

04-08-2010, 04:32 AM
You are so beautiful! Congratulations on your achievement!

Fat Melanie
04-11-2010, 04:07 PM
You're a hottie!

04-11-2010, 04:12 PM
Congrats you look amazing

04-16-2010, 12:41 PM
Very glowing and healthy in those pics! Congrats!

05-04-2010, 01:54 AM
Congrats!! You look great!! :D

05-04-2010, 03:09 AM
You look great! Good job!

The little one needs to learn how to ham it up for the camera, or which way the camera is...

05-04-2010, 03:12 AM
congrats! you're such an inspiration to me!

05-27-2010, 09:40 PM

:queen: Dhani :queen:

01-18-2011, 04:21 PM
I know this is an older post but WOW you give me so much inspiration!!! This is exactly where I'm starting and exactly where I'm trying to go!

01-19-2011, 12:58 AM
I know this is an older post but WOW you give me so much inspiration!!! This is exactly where I'm starting and exactly where I'm trying to go!

Thank you. You can do it. Once you get started and start seeing the progress, it gets so much easier.

01-19-2011, 01:44 AM
wow awesome job you are glowing!!

01-19-2011, 02:34 AM
Thank you so much.

01-19-2011, 11:10 AM
I love your baby's reaction in all the pictures, so cute. And you look so good! I think my body resembles yours in your "before." I'm having trouble imagining myself at a lower weight...this helps! Thanks :)

01-19-2011, 11:13 AM
You look incredible! And years younger! Congrats!!!

01-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Wow Great Job

06-05-2011, 11:54 PM
you look beautiful im serious your model like :O

06-12-2011, 05:00 AM
Congrats to you... ;)

07-18-2011, 01:33 AM
I agree, you look like a model! Congrats!

07-18-2011, 03:29 PM
You look amazing, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!