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




mamaspank
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.

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


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

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

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

wishful04
06-21-2009, 08:48 AM
Amazing! :congrat: You are beautiful!

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

pucedaisy
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!

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

Pita09
06-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Simply gorgeous. Congrats on your hard work.

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

Lori259
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!
C-O-N-G-R-A-D-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!

Lori259
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.

bananapancakes
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!

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

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

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

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

just_a_dreamy1
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.

dragonwoman64
06-21-2009, 07:44 PM
you look WOW, and your baby is just so cute. (beautiful backdrop too)

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

CLCSC145
06-21-2009, 08:55 PM
You look beautiful! Congratulations!!

sockmonkey70
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!

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

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

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

gottalose20
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. :)

mamaspank
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!

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

mamaspank
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Tomato
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. :-)

rockinrobin
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!

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

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

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

Cglasscock1
02-23-2010, 03:05 AM
You are so cute in that last photo! A big congratulations!

Bex77
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.

melissario89
03-22-2010, 04:46 PM
WTG! You look great :)

KellyBean88
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!

tl0127
04-11-2010, 04:12 PM
Congrats you look amazing

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

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

patchworkpenguin
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...

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

DhaniCauldwell
05-27-2010, 09:40 PM
Congratulations!

:queen: Dhani :queen:

chatterbox205
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!

mamaspank
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.

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

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

lluvyblu
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 :)

JessandEmma2011
01-19-2011, 11:13 AM
You look incredible! And years younger! Congrats!!!

Pamela1980
01-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Wow Great Job

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

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

chel3fsea
07-18-2011, 01:33 AM
I agree, you look like a model! Congrats!

loosing40
07-18-2011, 03:29 PM
You look amazing, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!