100 lb. Club - Latest Pics,.. can anyone tell?..lol

09-29-2004, 01:59 AM
I know it is early yet,but I like to take pictures every once in a while so I can look back,.. not really much difference but, here ya go :-) I started my healthier lifestyle on Aug 12:-)

I attatched pics from 8-15 8-31 and today, 9-28:-0 I havent got to guts to do full body and plus its hard to take pics of yourself

I thought maybe others would like to post recent or "work in progress" pics too:-)

09-29-2004, 02:44 AM
yeah, i can tell in the last one! good for you!

09-29-2004, 06:33 AM
i might try to post some later. i have been wanting to do a body shot to compare with the one i took right before i started WW in 2003, especially since i wasn't exercising then.

but to answer your question, yes there is a definite difference. BIGTIME on the last pic! great job!

09-29-2004, 09:50 AM
I can't tell too much between pic #1 and #2 ... but between #2 and #3 it's DRAMATIC! Keep it up! It's a great idea to takes lots of pictures - but to also date them.
I normally get my hair cut every 6 weeks - so I get my husband to take a picture then.. not only would you then look slimmer but your hair looks good too :)

If you don't want to do full body yet - just make sure you take measurements - that is a real motivater too!


09-29-2004, 11:45 AM
I can definitely tell between 2 & 3, keep up the good work. You might want to get your hubby to do a full body pic of you, just for your own reference. I know a lot of people do pictures of themselves in just their undies and bra and then use those for reference later. I actually meant to do that but I haven't got around to it. Lately, looking at myself in the mirror, I can see the rolls on my back disappearing and almost wish I had taken pictures for comparison. It would be a great motivator for you later though I think to take a full body picture and say "this is what I used to look like and this is what I look like now" you know?

09-29-2004, 01:10 PM
Heather, I agree with everyone else -- between pic's 2 and 3, DEFINITELY A DIFFERENCE! Yay! I'd also advise taking measurements and pic's. Speaking of which, I need to follow my own advice and take my own measurements -- haven't done that since I started! And I also need to take a "during" pic; when I do that, I'll post it here.

Really, Heather, great job...chug a chug chug down that hill! You're doing so well, and working so hard -- I'm very proud of you!

09-29-2004, 01:49 PM
I can tell - especially round your chin. Are you feeling different? Have you noticed any changes? Good work with Leslie by the way!

09-29-2004, 04:54 PM
Yep..you can definitely tell a difference. Keep up the good work.

09-29-2004, 11:54 PM
Heather - I can totally notice the difference between 1,2 vs. #3... You can definetly see your face getting a little more defined. I especially noticed around your chin! :D

Keep up the GREAT work! :cheer:

09-30-2004, 12:17 PM
Wow that is amazing...How many pounds/inches have you lost since you started?

09-30-2004, 03:35 PM
I have no idea! I dont even own a scale, and I cant even find the tape measure..LOL my clothes arent really fitting that much looser, so if it werent for the pics, I wouldnt be able to tell at all. My goal is to lose enough weight to wow people at family christmas in mid december,..LOL

09-30-2004, 03:41 PM
Definately a difference. Good job!

09-30-2004, 04:46 PM
Hey I just realized your blog still doesn't work right...here is how you can fix it. (I think you've posted enough now to be able to post links.)

[ URL=http://heathersthoughtsoftheday.blogspot.com]blog[/ URL]

Just take out the spaces and it should work for you. HTH

09-30-2004, 04:51 PM
hmm,..i still cant get it,.. i even tried replaceing the [ with <. Of course when i go to the edit sig area, it says on the top that they dont allow external links anymore? I love making sig graphics, I wish we could use them:-(

09-30-2004, 05:22 PM
Mine says that too at the top and it still works. Maybe you have to have 75 or 100 posts before you can post links. I don't remember the number.

You can use an sig graphic. You just post it into your 3fc photo gallery. http://www.3fatchicks.com/member-gallery/
That's where my siggy is at. One of these days I may even put animation in mine if I ever feel like changing my system over to OS9 instead of OS10 and work in image ready.

09-30-2004, 06:17 PM
now it wont let me upload either,.. get an error and the image is less than 8 kb, so i havent the slightest idea,.. i even tried both the animated and un-animated versions..grrr

10-01-2004, 03:35 PM
I sent these pics to my sister and an old friend and i didnt tell my sis what to look for. I just said "what is dofferent inthese pics besides my shirt" she emailed meback and said "well, that one is brighter and your hair is a little different in each" and my old friend jjust said she really couldnt tell, but prolly could in person,.. doesnt help my view of progress any,... but I will keep plugging away. At t his rate, I may not get to wow people at christmas like i wanted to,.. oh well,..lol

10-01-2004, 05:03 PM
Ok, now, Heather. Sit down, girl. We need to talk. This is October 1. You are talking about the end of December. That's almost 3 months. You're in the process of incorporating changes gradually, right? So that means that today you don not have in place all of the dietary and exercise modifications that you will in a month, or in two weeks....or next week! Just because they can't tell from those pic's (and I don't think it seems that they were looking very carefully) doesn't mean that they won't. You're a work in progress! Remember the Paper Towel Theory? The differences are just going to become more and more evident the farther you get in the process........the key is to continue to put in the effort, and to continue to add positive changes to your program. Don't be discouraged. And don't be complacent. Continue to look for ways to improve, inform yourself, and grow. And just know that by continuing to put one foot in front of the other and not losing faith or sight of your goals, you'll wow them at Christmas.

I hate to say it, but it really is true: it didn't go on overnight, and it's not going to come off overnight. Give it time and give yourself a chance. You're doing so well.......and I'm really proud of you. Have you taken your measurements yet? Since you're not weighing yourself, this would be a good gauge of your progress. Are you logging your food using FitDay or some other means? That way you can see your caloric and nutritional intake.

Keep the faith, sister. Keep a positive attitude and know that as long as you keep working, your efforts will pay off. And keep fighting, and keep learning, and keep reading and keep posting. You're going to win and you're going to raise some eyebrows in December.... :goodvibes :goodvibes

10-01-2004, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the support Sarah!!, It has only been a month and a half or so,.. Usually i would have quit by now. I just keep on trucking and exercising, even if i make a not so good food choice, I try to get in some exercise.
I havent taken any measurements, I cant find the tape measure, plus I am almost afraid too, i know it won't be pretty. I dont really wite down my food, but maybe I need too,..hmmm
For sept i walked 12 miles which is alot for me, and my goal is to get to 20 for October.
Thats why I love this board. If I get a blah thought in my head, I come here and feel better by posting and reading.
Well, back to drinking my water, I have been skimping a bit lately;-)

Ivanna B. Skinny
10-01-2004, 10:38 PM
I can definatly tell Heather! Your pics are looking better and better!! Keep it up sister, and before you know it, you'll be walking 20 miles no problem!! ;)

10-03-2004, 08:30 AM
Hi Heather :)

I can see the difference in your pics too. I think people who aren't dealing with weight issues don't really pick up the changes that those of us with the same problems see. It's very evident that your face is changing, cheeks slimming, chin getting smaller.

Stick with it, what you're doing *IS* working. I bet by Christmas everyone will be complimenting you and really seeing the changes.

Heather (too!) :)

10-03-2004, 03:42 PM
Thank you for the compliments and encouragement.
My clothes are fitting any looser or anything, and it may sound conceited, but when I feel discouraged, I look at those pictures and try to see the differences,.
But, it has only been over a month and everyone says it takes about 4 months to see really drastic results, so I will hold out:-)

All the kinds words and advice I get on this board really help me to stay going!

10-03-2004, 05:05 PM
Heather, I know I've said it before but get a measuring tape girl and measure away, you will be surprised how many inches you can lose even without noticing major changes in yourself.

Soon enough, you'll start noticing changes in your body and face. I've noticed that my face have some concavity to it in the cheeks and also I just noticed the other day that my thighs are becoming more shapely and thinner around the top of my knees.

Now that I've lost 50 lbs, it seems to me that I'd have some HUGE changes and I've had some but it seems like I should have more for losing 50 lbs. It has been 4 months and I am at the point that I almost get a compliment every day on my weight loss. So yes 4 months is about when people notice.