Weight Loss Support - Progress pictures!




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berryblondeboys
08-08-2011, 08:28 AM
I posted these on my blog today, but wanted to share with you all.

I have found that taking photos - in a similar pose every 20 pounds has been extremely helpful in showing me my progress. While seeing the downward trend on the scale motivates me, seeing the pictures actually SHOW me how things are improving. Measurements are too abstract for me. So is pant size. Pictures tell it all.

So, here are my pictures at beginning:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/christmasfat.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/afterhaircut.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/melissabeginning-2.jpg

20 pounds lost:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/melissa23lbsdownfull.jpg

40 pounds lost:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/melissa42poundsdown2.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/melissa42poundsdown.jpg

And now at 60 pounds lost (actually 63):

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/melissa63poundslostfullpicture.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/63down4.jpg


KatieC87
08-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Wow! Just wow. What a transformation! You look so lovely. Congratulations!

mamakat
08-08-2011, 08:34 AM
Berry you look amazing. And I love that outfit in the last picture... young and summery. I loved that dress at the 40lbs mark too. You look great in reds. I know I said that before, but it makes you look happy. :) Awesome job.


berryblondeboys
08-08-2011, 08:43 AM
Berry you look amazing. And I love that outfit in the last picture... young and summery. I loved that dress at the 40lbs mark too. You look great in reds. I know I said that before, but it makes you look happy. :) Awesome job.

:D Thanks. My t-shirt from Target (wrinkled as it was worn all day by the time this photo was taken) and my Goodwill Land's End Skort. Total cost of that outfit: $15.

macg
08-08-2011, 08:43 AM
You look great!!!! Congratulations!

envelope
08-08-2011, 08:49 AM
Not only did you lose weight, you lost years. You look atleast 15 years younger now!

berryblondeboys
08-08-2011, 08:57 AM
Not only did you lose weight, you lost years. You look atleast 15 years younger now!

You know, that's what everyone says. In the beginning, I was in really bad shape in all regards.

Weight was 255. Blood pressure was 230/130 (I didn't know this of course), blood sugars were high. I had been having daily headaches for 3 straight months - all day every day headaches. Cholesterol was high and I would huff and puff just walking from my car to the front door. Oh, and my thyroid was barely functioning.

Now, my thyroid is controlled (I think - needs to be checked again), blood pressure normal and I'm off drugs for it too, cholesterol is normal from diet and thyroid control, blood sugars are normal and headaches gone. Plus I work out 5-6 times a week doing weight training and cardio (zumba and aerobic step for cardio, bodypump for strength training).

I've basically turned my life around. I definitely feel 15 years younger and I was lucky that I caught things before I did damage to my kidneys and heart - or DIED!

NCchickie
08-08-2011, 09:05 AM
WOW!!
You're definitely an inspiration to everyone.
You look amazing!!
:cp:

mzKiki
08-08-2011, 09:27 AM
You look AWESOME!!! What an inspiration!

mzKiki
08-08-2011, 09:29 AM
And you look great in your mini! Very toned as well!

yoyoma
08-08-2011, 09:29 AM
That's fabulous! Congratulations!!!

audri8301
08-08-2011, 09:40 AM
You're looking wonderful! There's a huge difference in your face and your waist is so defined!

darius
08-08-2011, 10:02 AM
Melissa those are such inspiring photos; you look terrific!

Mashy50
08-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Wow! The difference is huge! You gave me some inspiration just now :)

Thanks and congratulations :D

Madame Souza
08-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Congratulations! You look great! You are getting smaller and your smiles are getting bigger!

caramelkitty
08-08-2011, 10:12 AM
GREAT JOB!! YOU LOOK AMAZING!! :) great smile too!!

April Snow
08-08-2011, 11:41 AM
great job - those last 20 lbs have made a really, really big difference!!

puneri
08-08-2011, 11:54 AM
Congratulations!!! What a great transformation!
I am perticularly happy with your medical report. Our body is the gift from GOD and when you behave it gives returns.
You are the best example of that. I derive inspiration from you and many more like you.

Emme
08-08-2011, 12:18 PM
Wow, you look fantastic!! :cheer: Keep up the great work!

alaskanlaughter
08-08-2011, 12:25 PM
way to go!!! you look so pretty!!

theCandEs
08-08-2011, 12:27 PM
You look great, Melissa! WTG! :bravo:

Larry H
08-08-2011, 04:41 PM
WOW!! You are so inspiring to me!!:hug::carrot::hug:

You look great!! I am so proud of you. We have traveled a lot of this path together via 3FC. Keep on keeping on, it shows!!.

All know the way; few actually walk it. ~Bodhidharma

Larry

yossarianlives
08-08-2011, 07:20 PM
You are looking amazing! And I am so jealous that you can pull off a mini-skirt already!

sumire
08-08-2011, 07:24 PM
You really do look terrific-- and you still have that smile that makes me smile back. :) Congrats!

snorkelmom
08-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Not only did you lose weight, you lost years. You look atleast 15 years younger now!

Exactly!!!! You look so much younger! Good job!:carrot:

berryblondeboys
08-08-2011, 08:36 PM
You are looking amazing! And I am so jealous that you can pull off a mini-skirt already!

:o I don't know if I can or can't to be honest. I just refuse to dress like it's winter when it's summer. Everything I own for summer are skorts (skirt with shorts underneath). I wore shorts when I was 275 and 255 - no way would I wear long pants in summer, YUCK! But, I also have been fortunate to have decently shaped legs. They are big however!

irishcanary
08-08-2011, 08:57 PM
Congrats on the weight loss, must say you are a very pretty lady! I adore the dress and blue cardigan you wore, it is soo cute :)

zoodoo613
08-08-2011, 09:18 PM
You're looking great! Congrats!

KittyKat1465
08-08-2011, 09:22 PM
WTG! You look amazing!!!!! Keep it up :)

KatieC87
08-08-2011, 09:27 PM
Just wanted to come back to say that (and I'm using PMS as a defense for this) this thread seriously brought tears this morning at work. I left my comment, clicked away, and started boo-hooing (JUST A LITTLE!). Guh, hormones! But, really, you're such a great presence on the boards, always with something constructive and nice to say. It's great to see such positive returns for your hard work! Congrats!

canadianwoman
08-08-2011, 09:36 PM
You're looking so much younger...not that you looked old before. You look great. What's your secret? :)

berryblondeboys
08-08-2011, 09:37 PM
Thank you. Each. and. every. one. of. you. You guys 'get it'.

It's funny. I'm 41 years old and I'm finally, finally beginning to feel attractive and even sexy at times. I didn't feel that way in my youth. I really do want to grasp life now and just run with it. So many people here in inspire me, including many who responded here, so it feels great that I can inspire someone else too. We ALL can do it - it's within our power. We just have to want it.