100 lb. Club - Did you take before pictures?

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08-22-2011, 06:35 PM
I can definitely tell a difference!
Way to go :)

08-22-2011, 06:37 PM
Hi, I was curious if everyone took before photo's. I took 2 different types of before photos, one set in a tank top/shorts (different angles), and one set in a bikini (different angles). Yes, a bikini! I didn't know they made them that big. LOL Not a pretty sight, but in time, it won't matter. I plan on sharing them (the bikini photos), but not now. ;)

Here are my before (Day 1 - July 1st) and during pics (Day 40 - Aug 9th).


08-22-2011, 07:52 PM
I had a few pix, not my highest weight, but close! I put it in my signature line so I never forget!!

08-22-2011, 08:19 PM
Yep, I took before pics and lots of between pics.
I can most definitely see a difference in your pics! In your face, shoulders, arms, belly... everywhere you look smaller. It's so exciting to compare pics and see a difference! Congrats. :-)

Thighs Be Gone
08-22-2011, 08:32 PM
Wow--I am already seeing the difference in you. You look like you have some MOJO going Girl! Yay You!

08-22-2011, 09:24 PM
I didnt take before pictures, but that's me in my avatar at Easter this year. My mom took that. That was three weeks before I started this. I took some pictures a few weeks ago and I'm trying to remember to take in between pics.

08-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Thanks everyone! :)
Congrats to all of you on your weightloss. GREAT accomplishments!
My first 30 days, I worked out 6 days a week, alternating strength/cardio days for 30 - 35 mins a day. Now I am working out for 1 hour, 6 days a week, alternating strength/cardio days. It gets easier every day. :)

08-22-2011, 11:01 PM
Wow, You are off to a great start! It will be so fun to keep track of the pics like that. I notice a huge difference in your face, your chin! KUTGW

08-23-2011, 08:31 AM
Thanks zogo! Looking at pics, you can see the true transformation. It is fun to see. :)

08-23-2011, 08:46 AM
I didn't take pictures, but have family photos from Christmas that are pretty clear as to how big I was. I didn't take progress pics, either, until I lost 70 pounds. And I only took them because I put the jeans on that I wore in the winter and it looked ridiculous so I took a picture. I did have a family wedding at 48 pounds where photos were taken, and just last week another family wedding at 80 pounds. The funny thing is, I now wish I had taken photos every 20 pounds or so. It was at about 25 pounds that people started to notice.

You look great, by the way. You can see the difference in your face and everywhere. Clothes (or photos with very little clothes) make a big difference. If it was winter, someone might not notice that your arms are smaller since they'd be covered, for example. I think people notice in the summer a little more quickly. And when they notice and comment, it's a HUGE boost to the ego, incentive, willpower, etc. Keep up the great work and keep taking photos of the journey.


08-23-2011, 08:52 AM
I did take before pictures... that I deleted shortly after taking them because of just sheer embarrassment. I have pictures from the 220s... and a couple face pictures from my highest weight. Now I take pictures about every 10lbs or so. When I meet goal, I'll be able to line them all up and post in the "Goal!" sub-forum. :)

08-23-2011, 09:07 AM
linjber, seeing pics my family posted on Facebook, and tagging me in. I was like omgosh. I didn't recognize the person. I knew I was big, just hoped it wasn't that bad. The good thing is, you have before family photos. :) To be honest, I didn't want to take pictures. I was so disgusted with myself. I guess that is why my face wasnt so happy in my before pic. LOL I also took measurements and they were not pretty. My waist was 50 inches. I couldn't believe it! Happy to say when I took measurements 2 weeks ago, it went down to 44 inches. Thank you for the great compliments. :) Congrats on your weight loss. You are doing awesome!

GonnaTurnHeads, I know how you feel. When I started, I took this pic, and I also took pics in a bikini, omg did it look horrible. I was so embarrassed. I wanted to delete all of them, but I knew I would achieve my goals, and when I post them, I will be proud, and not embarrassed. I hoped at least. ;) That is great you are taking pics, you will love seeing the changes. I plan on wearing the same outfit, until it literally falls off me. haha Congrats on your weight loss. You are doing great!

Thighs Be Gone
08-23-2011, 09:55 AM
Transforming Myself..I also had a moment like that...a friend of mine had a picture of me at a birthday party--a day I thought I was looking good...when I saw it I had such a weird feeling inside.."who is that?" I kept thinking to myself...I didn't recognize the person but knew it was me because of the outfit

08-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Yes, those pics sure do give you a reality check. LOL Hopefully the next family/party pic, I don't feel the same way. ;) BTW, I untagged those pics asap. haha

08-23-2011, 10:31 AM
I started taking monthly "before" pics in March...not by choice, lol, that's when I started working w/ a trainer and I was "forced" to. Now, I am SOOOOOO very glad to have them. I have to take front, side, and back pics. The first set was painful. Now...I get excited when it is time to take new ones!

08-23-2011, 01:42 PM
I had always taken before pictures because this time was going to be it!! Funny thing is, I don't have a set at my highest weight, but at about 8 lbs less taken not when I had lost 8 lbs, but from before I gained the 8 lbs in the first place!

I have them posted on my blog and in the progress pics thread in the stickies. I took the first pics at 50 lost and I take them every 25. Since I started so heavy it has taken a lot of weight loss to tell, but now you finally can!

08-23-2011, 03:31 PM
mj5, That is great! I am happy your trainer made you do it too. Oh yes, I have all of those angles too. Even in my bikini shots. Not too flattering, I tell ya, but when I reach goal, and have my new pics taken, the transformation will be amazing! Congrats on your weightloss, you are doing awesome!

Sandi, I just checked out your blog. You are doing fantastic! I can tell a HUGE difference. Weigh to go! :)

08-23-2011, 09:23 PM
I didn't do before pics, but I wish I had. I had no idea that I was going to be losing weight. I had previously tried every diet known to man three times and not lost even.one.single.pound. So, when I made this pretty sweeping change in my diet in april, first of all, it was only going to be for a few days and it was supposed to be to help get my blood sugar in order. Well, on day three I was several pounds down... and so I went with it. But no pics because I didn't think I was attempting to lose weight. And then when I realized I was, I was afraid to jinx it or something. But I did find one really terrible shocking picture of me. lol It probably wasn't my highest weight, but maybe as much as ten pounds below it. It is sooooo frightful!

Anyhow, I can see a huge difference! You look great. And six inches off your waist is amazing!

08-24-2011, 05:11 PM
Thank you so much. :) Funny how things happen, especially when you least expect it. The good thing is you are doing great. You really don't need a pic, but it is fun to look back at, to see the difference.

08-24-2011, 11:40 PM
I'm a photographer. So I take TONS of pictures - even self portraits... from the shoulders up, Baby. I have been hiding from cameras for years. I've drum some up, though, from friends and loved ones, but no actual "Before" pics. They're Before enough for me.

I SHOULD start taking them now as progress pictures, but I keep procrastinating. And, I know how to photoshop them anyway. :P

Maybe I should just travel around the country and offer "Before" "During" and "After" portrait sessions for everyone. :D We should love ourselves no matter where we are in the journey.

You look strong and healthy and amazing. I can really see a big difference. You're actually inspiring me to set up the tripod and, like Nike says, Just do it. I know it would be another affirmation.

Thank you for Sharing,