100 lb. Club - want to see an absolutely HORRID picture of me???

01-20-2010, 08:38 PM
A picture of me from June of 2008... three months before the start of my new lifestyle...

and then one of me from November of 2009. Just 1.5 years after that.


Sometimes I amaze myself.

01-20-2010, 08:39 PM
That is absolutely amazing! You look great.

01-20-2010, 08:46 PM
Gosh, that is an inspiration! I have never weighed nearly that much, and if I did, I couldn't do what you did. I thought loosing 20lbs was a lot. Gosh, keep it up. Being able to accomplish what you have means you are so strong!

01-20-2010, 08:53 PM
It really is incredible what's possible when we really set out to accomplish something!

01-20-2010, 08:54 PM
WoW! You are definitely inspirational.

Thighs Be Gone
01-20-2010, 08:55 PM
Right now that song, "Celebrate" is playing in my head.

I am so excited for you! Btw, you amaze yourself by doing one thing. BEING AMAZING! Way to get it Girl!

01-20-2010, 08:57 PM
:yikes:WOW what a change. I took a loooong hiatus from this site. When I came back you were one of the 5 people I HAD to look up and see how they were doing. Guess what.....you were the only one still posting!!!!! :cheer:You have done a wonderful job and I aspire to be more like you.
PS that look on that little boys face who you seem to be yelling at is soooooo funny.

01-20-2010, 09:04 PM
:) What a beautiful transformation

01-20-2010, 09:05 PM
You saved your own life...I think you'd be dead or incapacitated now if you hadn't done this, don't you? Fitting into 16s is great and all, but, you saved your own life. That's so much more important. Love ya. :)

01-20-2010, 09:09 PM
WOW!!! I can't believe its the same person on both of those photos!
Congratulations on your success!!! I am truely in awe of you, and even though I don't know you, I am proud of you :)

01-20-2010, 09:10 PM
Your transformation just makes me cry! You are so incredibly brave and persistent! Namaste! Always keep to your healthy way of life!

:hug: :hug: :hug:


01-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Wow, you look amazing! Bet you're keeping up with those kiddos better too :)

01-20-2010, 09:21 PM
You are an amazing woman and such an inspiration to me to keep going! Thank you so much for sharing your weight loss journey. It just makes me so very happy to see you looking so healthy and beautiful.

01-20-2010, 09:25 PM
Way to go girl, you can be learned from for sure!

01-20-2010, 09:30 PM
I don't yell at my kids... for realz. lol! I don't know what the look on my face was!

THANK YOU everyone :) I love you all :)

01-20-2010, 09:38 PM
wow, that really is amazing. And I bet the difference in how you feel is even more dramatic!

01-20-2010, 10:06 PM
AMAZING! What an accomplishment, you have alot to be proud of.:)

01-20-2010, 10:18 PM
good work you look totally different!

01-20-2010, 10:23 PM
You have always been a friend and inspiration to me, but now, I think you are probably one of the bravest people I know. I haven't allowed a picture of me to be taken in almost 10 years...

Yet, you not just allowed a picture to be taken you posted it for all to see.
I am so impressed and inspired and so HAPPY for you! You look incredible...amazing. I am speechless; I am in awe and I am so proud of you. :hug:

01-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Totally amazing! You went from a patchwork, eyelet-trimmed skirt to a downright racy black dress with sexy ankle boots! Oh--were you talking about something other than wardrobe?

KIDDING! You know I think you look amazing. Did you ever dream that in a mere matter of months you would have such a dramatic change from overweight daycare lady to hot, sexy mama???!

01-20-2010, 10:29 PM
What an amazing transformation. You look wonderful!!!

01-20-2010, 11:27 PM
WOW! :)

What a transformation. You look ah may zing!

01-20-2010, 11:29 PM
You look SO amazing! Way to go!

01-20-2010, 11:30 PM
You are an incredible person! That is just such a transformation and like others has said.. was one of the best things for your health you could have ever done.

Congrats for doing so awesome! WOOT!

01-20-2010, 11:46 PM
That change is awesome. Thank you for showing us.

01-20-2010, 11:50 PM
The first picture just makes me feel so sad... I know what it feels like to be sitting on the floor and just be so huge that you're practically moored there...

And then, in the second picture you are GORGEOUS and HAPPY and READY TO ROCK AND ROLL.

What you have accomplished is nothing short of FANTABULOUS!

01-21-2010, 02:32 AM

You look amazing! Such a great transformation.

01-21-2010, 02:35 AM
Wow .... what an inspiration .... :carrot::carrot::carrot: ......

01-21-2010, 02:56 AM
The best thing is to make the past a part of history. You are who you are now-- What a transformation!

01-21-2010, 03:52 AM
thanks for sharing. posting before pics isn't always easy - but it helps all of us to envision where we are and where we're going. you've done an exceptional transformation i n such a short period of time (though i know it can feel like forever). cheers to the healthy new you, well on your way to reaching goal. thank you!

01-21-2010, 04:00 AM
Can I just add to the chorus of WOWs??! Now I'm totally inspired. Oh, and I love the puppy blog BTW - your Bella is adorable!

01-21-2010, 06:20 AM
Wow. Staggering!

01-21-2010, 06:47 AM
Is that you??? Wow - you are to be commended for your perserverance! Ya know...looks like you were still a wonderful person in the lives of those children.

01-21-2010, 07:15 AM
I don't know what to say...it all sounds cliche...I guess what I mean is I really admire you, it must of took so much will to emerge like that.

01-21-2010, 08:21 AM
a butterfly has emerged from her cocoon! truly awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Judy Lynn
01-21-2010, 08:42 AM
What an amazing transformation!

01-21-2010, 08:46 AM
I'm almost speechless. You are truly, truly, TRULY an inspiration woman! We need to get you a TV show :lol:

01-21-2010, 09:34 AM
I'm going to chime in with everyone else. You have done something amazing and inspirational. You can see from how much those kids love you that you are a beautiful person on the inside. Now your outside matches your inside!

01-21-2010, 09:51 AM
Very impressive. Congratulations!

01-21-2010, 10:07 AM
You have come so far!!

01-21-2010, 10:10 AM
A picture of me from June of 2008... three months before the start of my new lifestyle...

and then one of me from November of 2009. Just 1.5 years after that.


Sometimes I amaze myself.

WOW! good for you!!!

and thank you for posting this.. my partner has about the same amount to lose.. so wonderful to see, in person, that it can happen! Keep up the good work!

(and I totally lurves your tats)

01-21-2010, 10:11 AM
Beyond fabulous!!! :):):)

01-21-2010, 10:29 AM
Sometimes I amaze myself. As you amaze (and inspire) US!

01-21-2010, 10:32 AM
That FABULOUS feeling of self amazement, self pride, self respect in and of itself makes this whole thing worth it.

And then of course there's all those other TONS of reasons why this is SO worth it.

It again reminds me of how we used to say how "hard" it is to "eat well" and resist all of those "other foods". Hindsight. A wonderful, funny thing. As if THAT was hard. No offense meant, I was right there with you, that first picture, to me now THAT was hard. I know it was. I lived like that and nothing, nothing about adhering to a healthy lifestyle comes close to the hard of "living that way".

You truly are amazing. And what you've done with your life is amazing.

Shannon in ATL
01-21-2010, 10:39 AM
Fabulous! Love those boots. :)

traci in training
01-21-2010, 10:49 AM
Very impressive. You look great!

01-21-2010, 10:57 AM
It's like a picture of YOU, and a picture of someone who SWALLOWED you!!! yoikes!!!! aaaaaaaaaa---wait for it -----mazing!!!!

01-21-2010, 11:18 AM
:flame: Smokin' Hot CFMama!

You've really made a wonderful transition! Your children are adorable, too! And of course, look at those boots! *Whistle*

It always amazes how wonderful our bodies are. They really are our life partners. From childhood, through motherhood and through these amazing weight loss transformations, they support us. Just waiting for the day when we're ready. I know you hear it a lot of this website, but you really have made an incredible choice to love yourself! Enjoy it! :hug:

01-21-2010, 11:37 AM
You just look like you're saying, "Now don't put that lizard in your mouth..." LOL! That's what I'd have been saying to my son at that age!

What a transformation! You are truly inspirational. You have not only saved your own life, buy you are saving the lives of people in a similar situation whose lives you touch daily right here. ;)

01-21-2010, 11:40 AM
O.M.G. That is amazing! There really aren't enough words, but congrats, cfmama. Enjoy your new self!

01-21-2010, 11:47 AM
You look amazing. Congratulations and keep up the good work--inspiring us all.

(you were sitting on the floor so you presumably got up again. I would never do that at my HW! I was so afraid I couldn't get up!!)

01-21-2010, 12:20 PM
Want to hear a funny thing? At nearly 400 pounds my mobility was NOT very limited. I ran a daycare so was up and down off of the floor 100 times a day, up and down stairs, walked to and from school... the difference? I had to look for things to help me up, I was winded from ONE FLIGHT OF STAIRS, my back and knees HURT from the SHORT walk to school.

Oh dears... my life is SO MUCH BETTER now. I don't even CARE much that I LOOK better. I just FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. I have so much self confidence now than I EVER had before. It's just all soooo much better!!!!

01-21-2010, 05:07 PM
CFMAMA That's Amazing! I wouldn't recognize you, you have changed so much. You look like a different person. You are such an Inspiration!

01-21-2010, 05:07 PM
Wow. Double Wow. Screaming Wow. Wow-O-Wow!

01-21-2010, 05:10 PM
There's no way that first lady is you! Wow, what a difference!