Goal Photo Album - tattoodles' goal before and now pics!




tattoodles
03-06-2011, 10:44 PM
Some befores: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/P9050903.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/1293402113798.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/1281389706392-1.jpg

And today:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/kls/IMG_20110306_184149-1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/kls/IMG_20110306_185213-1.jpg

Back 45lbs ago:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/2010-01-30184756.jpg

And one lb ago
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/IMG_20110213_144348-1.jpg


misoi
03-06-2011, 11:23 PM
wow, go you! You look so slender and lovely. Awesome tattoo btw!

setsysan
03-07-2011, 12:24 AM
smokin'! =D


oklahomachick26
03-07-2011, 01:17 AM
wow you look so good!! ;)

Catcuffling
03-07-2011, 02:32 AM
awesome! well done! Great tats.. love em!

Leec37
03-07-2011, 10:50 AM
Wow, you look great! Love the tattoos. Thanks for sharing.

DanielleLynnMichaels
03-07-2011, 11:35 AM
That is some beautiful work. I have a few back pieces myself. Great job on the weight loss! I can't wait to get down to where I can wear a backless tank so I can show mine off!! :D

luvja
03-07-2011, 11:43 AM
Good work!!! Beautiful! :)

lackadaisy
03-07-2011, 03:21 PM
Wow, you're smokin' now :o I so envy your curves. Hourglasses, meh... CONGRATS on making your goal!

Health Nut
03-07-2011, 03:55 PM
You look amazing!
How did you do it?

tattoodles
03-07-2011, 05:52 PM
Thanks guys!!! And thanks for the tattoo compliments! My ex did my back piece. It's the best thing that came from our relationship, and he's still going to be my artist for any future work.


You look amazing!
How did you do it?

I followed the guidelines from the book Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads. Basically I eat every 4hrs and make sure each meal has protein and carbs. And I keep a loose count of calories and try to keep it between 1500 and 1800.

I don't have a gym membership, so all exercise has been from going on walks, running outside, some jump roping, and I have some 5lb weights at home.

chubbyhipster
03-07-2011, 06:07 PM
You look AMAZING! Great job!

How long was your weght loss journey?

tattoodles
03-07-2011, 06:15 PM
More pics!

Here's a bathing suit pic from one lb ago:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/IMG_20110213_143307.jpg

Here's me in a bridesmaid dress at 179lbs:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/SunJan10184459PST2010.jpg

And the same dress at 139 (so 40lb difference):
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/167270_10150114061797755_519487754_7438492_2302528 _a.jpg

tattoodles
03-07-2011, 06:55 PM
You look AMAZING! Great job!

How long was your weght loss journey?

Thanks! It took about a year and a half. When I first started I didn't have a specific plan and hadn't read skinny chicks don't eat salads. Then I read it and started following the general guidelines (I can't do anything crazy strict, growing up I was a very strong willed child and the quickest way to get me to do something was to tell me I couldn't do it. So any diet that makes anything "off limits/ forbidden" was not going to work for me). I also had a boyfriend (the tattoo artist) for 6months and only lost 5lbs during that time. I didn't gain which is good, but it's a big part of the reason it took me as long as it did.

tattoodles
03-07-2011, 07:15 PM
And more pics (cuz I'm bored)
Face at highest weight:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/P6040440.jpg

Me and my ex 15lbs ago (we weighed almost the same here, but he's about 4inches taller than me. I'm wearing heels in the pic):
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/kls/2010-05-31000053-1-1.jpg

And now:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/kls/IMG_20110226_160233-1.jpg

aokids7
03-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Wow. Inspiring.

wr3n
03-08-2011, 05:41 PM
Wow, such a change! And I am loving that hair cut on you! You look great!

:congrat:

tattoodles
03-08-2011, 06:03 PM
Wow, such a change! And I am loving that hair cut on you! You look great!

:congrat:

Thanks! I like the haircut too, although I'm trying to grow it out and that is turning out to be pretty tricky. I may have to look goofy for a bit.

NicoleInCt
03-08-2011, 06:09 PM
yay! great work there!

beaka
03-08-2011, 08:35 PM
You look amazing! Congratulations on reaching your goal!

Phae
03-08-2011, 08:59 PM
You look fantastic! Great job!

ducktape54
03-08-2011, 10:54 PM
Great Job! And I love your hair! You look Amazing!

laueliz
03-09-2011, 01:51 PM
You look so great! Congratulations! :broc:

sept15lija
03-09-2011, 02:07 PM
Congratulations!!! You look so awesome!!!!!!

precieuseamande
03-11-2011, 12:19 AM
Girl, I don't even like tattoos, but your back changed my mind a little bit! It's so pretty! You look so great! I can't believe the change in your face. Congratulations!

JustSharing83
03-11-2011, 02:37 AM
You and your tattoos look fantastic! Congrats!

tattoodles
03-11-2011, 11:53 AM
Girl, I don't even like tattoos, but your back changed my mind a little bit! It's so pretty! You look so great! I can't believe the change in your face. Congratulations!

Wow, thank you! My tattoo artist/ex bf is very talented. I came up with the concept for the tattoo, but he made it beautiful and connected (my drawings were basically all the elements of the tattoo splattered randomly on the page.)

niafabo
03-11-2011, 05:21 PM
congratulations! you look fantastic! :D

MonicaM
03-11-2011, 07:01 PM
Great weight loss. I feel the human body is beautiful without tattoos.

tattoodles
03-11-2011, 08:59 PM
Great weight loss. I feel the human body is beautiful without tattoos.
I agree, I just happen to like tattoos for myself. Also some of them, like my biological daughter's footprints, are very important to me. I want to be able to show her that I was thinking and care about her and have something on me as a daily reminder of her.

jendiet
03-12-2011, 10:34 PM
thank you for posting, you are an inspiration. I love what you said about being strong willed, so am I, i might pick up that book.

cassieroll
03-13-2011, 02:29 PM
You are flippin adorable!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Mickeypnd
03-14-2011, 12:31 PM
wow you look so skinny and pretty! amazing you look great!!

Shauna22
03-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Awesome!! I'm new here...what did you do?

LA85
03-18-2011, 12:27 PM
you look amazing!!:)

tattoodles
03-18-2011, 04:19 PM
Awesome!! I'm new here...what did you do?

I ate every 4hrs a meal with both protein and carbs and tried to keep my calories somewhere in the 1500-1800 range. I followed the Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads book's eating plan. There's a discussion about it in the "maintenance library " section here. I'll try to post the link...
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/maintenance-library/219798-skinny-chicks-dont-eat-salads.html

shoeluver67
03-18-2011, 08:57 PM
you freaking GO girl!!!!!! flaunt that bod!! :)

Missjessica
03-19-2011, 10:19 PM
WOW! You look like a different person. Amazing job! And super cute hair too :)

peasandcarrots
03-20-2011, 12:20 AM
Great job! You're awesome. (in case you didn't know it)

tattoodles
03-23-2011, 02:12 AM
WOW! You look like a different person.

Thanks! I've gotten that comment quite a bit, mostly from my IRL friends. I have definitely changed in many ways. I went from having blond hair to very dark hair to almost no hair. And I also used to wear a lot more makeup. I really feel like I was hiding behind these things and I feel so much more that now I'm just me. I'm not spending a small fortune on my hair and an hour a day on makeup. It feels great.

willowgirl
03-23-2011, 07:46 AM
Well done!

Love your art! My gift to myself once I reach my goal will be a big giant tattoo ;) Cant wait!

mummyof3
03-23-2011, 12:18 PM
congrats girl you look great! love the tattoo!

tattoodles
03-27-2011, 07:23 PM
Tummy pic from yesterday. Very happy with how it's looking especially since I've had a baby. It looked like a bowl of jelly right after I delivered.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/linnel15/MOTIVATION/body%20motivation/IMG_20110326_111251-1.jpg

Mishflynn
03-28-2011, 03:04 AM
well done! amazing pics! Really inspiring!
Are you keeping it up now ok?
I always find the change from losing to maintence hard

Lynn89
03-28-2011, 03:50 PM
How do you add before and after pics to your profile?

kurbain
03-29-2011, 09:35 PM
You look amazing!

jennsic
03-30-2011, 06:34 AM
Wow, CONGRATS! That's quite the accomplishment! Keep it up :D

tattoodles
04-03-2011, 11:56 PM
well done! amazing pics! Really inspiring!
Are you keeping it up now ok?
I always find the change from losing to maintence hard

I am keeping it up. It's only been about a month so far, but it's a start. I was pretty nervous about maintenance but it's not bad at all. I did not do anything in the weight loss process that I didn't think I could do on a daily basis. I know some people lose eating 1200cal/day and do intense workouts 5 times a week and that just is not me.

HeyPhatty
04-04-2011, 02:30 PM
very cool!

oceanbluetreasures
04-05-2011, 05:16 PM
Great Job!! How did you lose it!?! I am about 180 and just joined today! If you dont mind telling me how you lost your weight, I would love to know!! :D

clarelou
04-05-2011, 05:21 PM
well done!! you should be so proud of youirself. awesome tattoo!!

Kiyoshima
04-05-2011, 07:17 PM
You look awesome! Congrats on reaching your goal!

dramaqueen
04-06-2011, 06:00 PM
You look fierce, girl! And your art work is nice.

About how long did it take you?

tattoodles
04-06-2011, 10:04 PM
You look fierce, girl! And your art work is nice.

About how long did it take you?

The weight loss or the tattoo???

tattoodles
04-10-2011, 12:47 PM
Well done!

Love your art! My gift to myself once I reach my goal will be a big giant tattoo ;) Cant wait!

That's cool. I'm planning on getting the quote from my signature as a tattoo after I've maintained for a year.

samtheshyone
04-11-2011, 09:59 PM
Love the tattoo. And you look amazing.

Sam

LoveManna
04-14-2011, 03:24 PM
you look great! Thanks for posting!

ohitsthatgirl
04-14-2011, 08:11 PM
You are so cute! Love the pixie-like hair!

Congrats!!

Lauana
04-14-2011, 10:55 PM
AWESOME! you look great

AlligatorSky
04-16-2011, 08:21 AM
You look so cute and thin! congratulations! : D

DTerminedOne1219
04-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Just want to say you're a huge inspiration. I just downloaded the book you used to my kindle! (healthy advice on the go now)! i thought i had a pretty good handle on eating healthy but this book seems to put into words what i've been trying to accomplish which is having a realistic healthy eating plan that i can maintain when im no longer looking to lose a bunch of weight! Awesome job!

Candice Raye
07-14-2011, 06:56 AM
You're an inspiration to me. I'm 17 and I currently weigh 185 and my goal is 130. It doesnt help that im a bit short. I can use all the help I can get =] i have a terrible time sticking to diets.. Any advice would be great. You look great!! I cant wieght till I lose the wieght. I'm looking forward to being confident in my clothes =D

tdiprincess
07-15-2011, 08:56 PM
Awesome work!! You look awesome and quite happy!! :carrot:

loosing40
07-18-2011, 02:33 PM
You look amazing, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

tattoodles
07-20-2011, 11:36 AM
Thanks again for the kind comments! I can't believe I've already been at maintenance for 4 and a half months. It's crazy how the time flies!

tessendicott
07-27-2011, 12:07 PM
Looks like you and I had the same body type when we both started. This is extremely motivating for me to see your after photos! I cannot wait to be thin again!

mlg3323
08-31-2011, 04:44 PM
You were pretty before but you look so beautiful now!! you must be so proud of yourself!

HereGoesNothin
08-31-2011, 05:31 PM
I hope my 15 tattoos look that good if i ever drop my 60lbs. I too do what im told not to do.. what were some guide lines that you followed?

tattoodles
09-01-2011, 04:23 PM
I hope my 15 tattoos look that good if i ever drop my 60lbs. I too do what im told not to do.. what were some guide lines that you followed?

I ate every 4hrs a meal with both protein and carbs and tried to keep my calories somewhere in the 1500-1800 range. I followed the Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads book's eating plan. There's a discussion about it in the "maintenance library " section here. I'll try to post the link...
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/maintenance-library/219798-skinny-chicks-dont-eat-salads.html

shakaboo
09-08-2011, 01:07 PM
congrats you look awesome

icandothis2
09-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Amazing work you look great......

grasshopper
09-20-2011, 05:53 PM
Very good job.Another great transformation.

InsideMe
09-25-2011, 08:34 PM
OMG you are so gorgeous! you were hot before but now your smokin! Congrats you did amazing! :cheer:

PrairieGirl
09-25-2011, 09:38 PM
Oh WOW! Great job, you look FANTASTIC! :carrot::carrot:

cmwelp
09-25-2011, 11:09 PM
i know you've already heard it before from everyone else--but--congratulations!! you look great!! :) I can't wait to be in the maintenance phase myself! Has it been hard to maintain at your new weight?

Mh2004
09-25-2011, 11:30 PM
You look amazing awesome tattoo by the way.

rainydays
09-26-2011, 02:01 PM
Fantastic!!!

grabec
03-18-2012, 07:09 PM
Wow, you look awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your success. Beautiful tats.

tessendicott
03-18-2012, 07:54 PM
You look fantasticccc!!!! <3

dawn77
03-19-2012, 12:47 PM
wow I love these pica you look amazing and you have gotten alot accomplished you should be proud!

tattoodles
03-21-2012, 04:35 PM
i know you've already heard it before from everyone else--but--congratulations!! you look great!! :) I can't wait to be in the maintenance phase myself! Has it been hard to maintain at your new weight?


I haven't felt like it has been hard to maintain. I gave myself a five pound range and have managed to stay within (or a little under). I just reached a year of maintenance earlier this month!!!!! I think a huge factor was finding a plan that encourages moderation instead of elimination of things. I have gone through weeks where I overindulged and found myself at the higher end of my range, but in general, I've stayed closer to the bottom end. And I've never gone above my range. I'm a daily weigher (only once in the morning) and it keeps things in check.

HERMIONY
04-10-2012, 06:40 AM
well done thats amazing

xJox
05-22-2012, 04:00 PM
You look great. Very inspiring.

Curvycurly
05-25-2012, 01:44 AM
Amazing!

beth4365
05-29-2012, 05:23 PM
Wow.... Congratulations, tattoodles!

You look fabulous!