100 lb. Club - Before and After Pics

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10-18-2005, 01:15 PM
A lot of you asked to see pictures. So here they are. The after pictures are about 2 months old, and I've lost another 10 or so pounds since then. I just haven't had time to take more. There is only one before picture. I use to hide when the camera was brought out. My dh never takes pictures anyway, sorry it isn't a standing up one.




10-18-2005, 01:26 PM
Wow! What a beautiful lady you are! Thank you so much for sharing your piccies with us. You must be so proud.

10-18-2005, 01:29 PM
OMG! You look so great!!! I definatly feel some good vibes about myself now. Thanks so much for sharing! That was truely inspirational!!!!!

10-18-2005, 01:30 PM
Wow, that's GREAT!!! :cp: You look amazing, and just so beautiful. (Lovely daughter, also!)

10-18-2005, 01:31 PM
Wow, you look so good - in both pics. Most people look much happier in their after pics then when you seen them in the before. You look so happy in both sets, it must be a testament to the type of person you are :)

You look amazing!!


10-18-2005, 01:36 PM
WOW is right!

10-18-2005, 01:51 PM
Good job!!! Amazing!

10-18-2005, 02:00 PM
Absolutely, fantastic. You look great. I agree with newfiedarling you look so happy in both pics. It's an inspiration to see before and after pictures. It really gives me the inspiration to keep going at this. I know if you all can do than so can I. Great job.

10-18-2005, 02:05 PM
OMG! Wow you look absolutely incredible! How'd ya do it? Congrats to you!!! It is true motivation to see someone who has accomplished their goal! Thanks for sharing. And again, WOW!!!

10-18-2005, 02:08 PM
Wow! Beautiful pictures. You don't need to be standing up, you can see the difference in your face! What an inspiration, I can't wait to be there with you.

Amanda Panda
10-18-2005, 02:09 PM
Wow Monica - you look fantastic! - thanks for posting them. I love seeing other people's successes, they really spur me on!

Love Amanda x

** Stacye **
10-18-2005, 02:11 PM
WoW ... congrats to you!! Great pics - both before & after! You should be very proud of what you've accomplished! Thanks for posting the pics and being such an inspiration to the rest of us who are in the process of reaching our goals!

Congrats again!!

10-18-2005, 02:20 PM
Thanks for sharing ~ congratulations on reaching your goal. Another bit of inspriation to keep us going.

10-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Wow, you look amazing!!


10-18-2005, 02:34 PM
Gosh, thanks everyone.

Dee, you know, I was pretty happy before I lost the weight. I had really come to the realization that I was just going to be overweight for the rest of my life. I had completely stopped trying, and decided to just accept myself for the way I was. When I had my surgery, I truly believed that I was going to be the only one who didn't have success from it. I'm so glad that it worked! I was happy then, but honestly I am happier now. I feel better than I have felt in years. I can get down and roll around on the floor with my kids. I feel like Cinderella at the ball.

TimmyShawn, I had RNY surgery a little over a year ago. A lot of people think that doing it this way is taking the easy way out. But, for me it was the only way out. Nothing was working for me. And, I have to say that this has definately not been easy. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do. You physically CAN'T quit; you have no choice but to stay with it. You literally have to learn how to eat, when to eat, and you have to force yourself to drink enough. I'm not complaining at all. Having this surgery was the best decision that I have ever made for myself. But, in many ways this has been the hardest year of my entire life.

10-18-2005, 03:10 PM
That's amazing! Sometimes I just cannot believe the before and after are the same person, you really look great! and happy! congratulations.

10-18-2005, 03:13 PM
Wow! You look absolutely fantastic. What a great job you've done.

10-18-2005, 03:42 PM
Wow, you look great :)


10-18-2005, 03:44 PM
I'll ditto the WOW. You are gorgeous. You can see that you are happy in both pics. WTG on the loss.

10-18-2005, 04:00 PM
You look like a butterfly coming out of a coccoon, you are nearly unreconisable, if it wasn't for your luminous smile!!!

I can't imagine what it would be like to have the surgery, it always sounds so incredibly tough to me, and I admire anyone who makes such a life changing decision.......no matter how they decide to do it, whether it be diet and exercise or surgery, no way is the right way, only the way that works for you.

You look so beautiful and deserve to be very proud of your success!

10-18-2005, 04:10 PM
Wow. Amazing.

10-18-2005, 06:36 PM
I agree, you're simply gorgeous, before and after, of course! Thanks for sharing such inspiring pics and congratulations on your amazing transformation!


10-18-2005, 07:22 PM
OMG WOW! Definetly congrats on losing so much weight. You look wonderful!

10-18-2005, 07:24 PM
I have to say that I am inspired enough that I am going to have my DH take some before pictures of me so if or should I say when I reach my goal weight, I'll have some pictures to share. I just hate having my picture taken. I just think yuck. I look so fat in that picture. How depressing is that.

And I still have to say Wow. You look great and it doesn't matter how you get there. We all have to do it the best way for us. Congrats. :)

10-18-2005, 07:39 PM
As if no one has said it before, allow me to echo...

*Wow, amazing, gorgeous, congratulations!* :wave:

10-19-2005, 11:06 AM
Oh my goodness -- I was stunned. You are gorgeous! What a difference! Thanks for sharing such inspirational photos.

10-19-2005, 01:00 PM
You look GREAT! I can't imagine how that must feel.

My brother had the surgery so I have some idea of what a person goes through, and I know it's extremely tough.

10-19-2005, 01:38 PM
You look great! Way to go.

10-19-2005, 02:03 PM
CONGRATULATIONS.....You looked beautiful and happy before and now that you have met your goal, you just GLOW with it....