LA Weight Loss - Before/After photos for motivation




merem
03-30-2006, 09:56 AM
Does anyone have any before and after (or during) photos that they would like to post for motivation for newbies like me? If there is already a before and after post that I cannot find please tell me where to find it. Thanks.:)


Repo girl
03-30-2006, 10:07 AM
Merem, I do. I will try to get them uploaded today. What a great idea!!!

savannahsmomma
03-30-2006, 10:14 AM
I can't wait to see your pics, Katie! Pictures are a great motivation for me, too. When I go to my COD I will often pic up the binder they have there with information for newbies just to look at the pictures and read the testimonials. It makes me feel like I can do it, too!


Cafe Ole
03-30-2006, 10:16 AM
I would love to see them too! I have to find a before pix where I am not hiding behind someone or something to share... don't have a after photo as I am not close to being there yet. What a great motivator the before & afters will be, great idea!

rad7775
03-30-2006, 10:49 AM
I will try to post today too. That sounds like fun!

PURPLEPIRATE99
03-30-2006, 11:11 AM
Great idea - I would love to see them too - I will have to take mine tonight - I have a before - just not an after - but I will take one of how I look now

Mistybp99
03-30-2006, 11:14 AM
This picture I saw and said WOW I'm HUGE! This is the birth of my first nephew and I was so proud to finally have a boy in the family yet when I saw this picture I just wanted to throw the picture away! I was so embarrassed that I was this huge... This was on June 22nd 2004
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d802b3127cce9ab20bb2051000000016108GaNnLNk1Y

August 16th 2004 I joined LA WL weighing in at 209 lbs
I was single and had been single for 2 years...I was depressed. I lived in a new city 2 hours away from my family and had no one! So I ate...and gained. I finally realized after seeing that picture that if I wanted guys to be attracted to me I had to be attracted to myself and finally lose this weight. (I was always the fat kid)
Now I currently weigh 156.4 I am *so* close to where I want to be... And I must say that in 2 weeks I will celebrate my 5 month wedding anniversary! I'm embarrassed that its been almost 2 years and I haven't met my goal but I'm soooo close and will achieve it this time! I want to get to 150
My wedding rehearsal (around 160 here)
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf30b3127cce956092103b5e00000035108GaNnLNk1Y
and wedding day
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cf37b3127cce951a76da306c00000015108GaNnLNk1Y

My goal is to be 1-2 lbs away from goal at my husbands birthday (4/20) that was my goal LAST year and this year I WILL achieve it!
Sorry for that long post! :D

mrsbeanie
03-30-2006, 11:21 AM
Great Pictures Misty! Congrats on your weight loss. You look beautiful and truly happy! As for reaching your goal I am sure you can do it! Thanks for sharing.

PURPLEPIRATE99
03-30-2006, 11:31 AM
Misty - you're absolutely beautiful!! You go girl and congrats!!!

merem
03-30-2006, 11:37 AM
Misty,
You have done awesome! You made such a beautiful bride! Congratulations on your weight loss. I cannot wait to see more before and afters. I am so excited!!:carrot:

rad7775
03-30-2006, 11:50 AM
Misty:
You look awesome!

Repo girl
03-30-2006, 12:06 PM
Wow Misty, you beautiful girl! How exciting!

Cafe Ole
03-30-2006, 12:14 PM
awesome photos Misty! You look fabulous!

Repo girl
03-30-2006, 01:08 PM
Okay, these are not the best pictures as far as quality goes, but you will get the idea.
This was taken 2 years ago.
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This was taken today. I am a little more than halfway to my goal.
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merem
03-30-2006, 01:48 PM
OMG Repo Girl,
The before picture doesn't even look like you. You have come a long way baby! Great job--you look marvelous.

Rosario
03-30-2006, 02:10 PM
Wow!!!!

Misty-By your avatar, I honestly thought you were about 18 years old. You look soooo good!! Congratulations!!!

Repo Girl-50lbs??!! Great job!!! You are looking good too!!

Thanks for posting. Before/After Pictures are such great motivators. They should really have their own subforum. I can't wait to post my own before and afters!!

rad7775
03-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Katie:
WOW!! GIRL!! You look WONDERFUL!! No offense, but look like two totally different persons!!

dolphn545
03-30-2006, 05:28 PM
I LOVE before & after pictures. It is such motivation!!!

Misty & Katie, you look great! Congratulations on your success this far!!!

Linds81
03-31-2006, 12:10 AM
Awesome job ladies, you look amazing!!!

PURPLEPIRATE99
03-31-2006, 10:10 AM
Katie - wow wowo wowowowowowoww!!!! Girlfriend - you look AWESOME!!! I agree with Milca - you definitely look like two different people!

Mistybp99
03-31-2006, 10:32 AM
Thanks everyone! I know what it's like to look like a different person...went to Sam's the other day and the guy didn't want to let me buy my stuff b/c I don't look like that picture anymore!!! Such a compliment!

mrsbeanie
03-31-2006, 11:21 AM
Katie - great pictures. Like everyone said. I wouldn't have know that was you! Isn't wonderful to be able to visually see how far you have come?!! I think that is part of my problem I can't *see* a real difference. Keep up the good work you are one HOT mamma!

Repo girl
03-31-2006, 11:34 AM
Thanks you guys!

rad7775
03-31-2006, 02:40 PM
Well this is my before picture, I wasn't pregnant, that was my belly!! One week after this picture I went to Mall of America with DH and a lady touched my belly and told me: "God bless your kids, and the one that is on the way too", I looked at my best friend that was right next to me and she started laughing. Then I realized that I needed to do something for myself...

Denise Wilson
03-31-2006, 03:09 PM
Misty - Beautiful!!! You are an inspiration and congrats...I wanna be like you when I grow up.

Repo - Hey Girl, You also look great and that really doesn't even look like the same person.

These before and afters are a great idea, I'm kinda out of it today and not focused thanks for the quick reminders of what it's all about!

Denise Wilson
03-31-2006, 03:15 PM
Milca - Stop it! that is not you...That picture looks like it could be your mom from the way you look in your avatar, you look like a nena. By the way I love your hair cut, I have hair down my back and it's a pain but i'm afaird to cut it cause the weight.

rad7775
03-31-2006, 03:44 PM
Denise:
Girl that was me, the funny thing in this picture is that my DH can't hug me at all, look, he is trying to hug me, but he can't, I have that picture posted in the door of my fridge to help me try not to cheat. I am trying to post an after picture but I don't have any, I have to wait for DH to come back from work so he can take one. I forgot, Thank you for nena, Girl you made my day!:D

Chklithunder
03-31-2006, 05:28 PM
Milca - that totally looks like it could be your mom! You are looking great, girl.

Katie - Whoa!!!! Is that the difference 50 lbs makes?

Hi Misty - I can't see yours, there must be a problem with my pc. But congrats just the same!

Repo girl
03-31-2006, 06:01 PM
Carmen- Weird, huh?

Milca- You are so cute. I am with the other girls, you look much younger than that pic!

Bobby18
03-31-2006, 11:47 PM
Misty - Thanks for sharing your pictures. You made a beautiful bride!

Katie - You have changed so much. Congrats on your achievement so far!

Milca - You have made such great progress too! There is quite a difference between your before and your avatar.

You guys are all such great inspirations. Seeing the results is wonderful - it makes it so much easier for me to picture the changes that will happen with my body. Thanks Misty, Katie and Milca.

Anyone else? You can be a star too!

aggie2006
04-01-2006, 02:39 AM
misty and Repo, you are an inspiration, you look amazing!

juliemarie
04-07-2006, 01:19 PM
Well-let's see if this works. I was pretty curious if I'd see a difference. This is from a size 30/32 to a size 22. 65 lb loss. I see most of it is from the boobs and face!



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wp95jma
04-07-2006, 01:22 PM
WTG juliemarie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dairy Fairy
04-07-2006, 01:23 PM
juliemarie, huge difference, esp around your waist. You can tell you have the nice hourglass shape. I'm sure it is so much easier to shop for clothes, now, too.

juliemarie
04-07-2006, 01:27 PM
Not necessarily easier (well, maybe)-but definately more fun! And I'd totally forgotten what kind of figure I had under all the fat! I may end up a hottie after all . . . .

stiesta
04-07-2006, 01:37 PM
Juliemarie -- I can see such a big difference -- you look amazing! Congrats on seeing the results of your hard work -- it's inspiring! You're beautiful!

iheartsushi
04-07-2006, 01:38 PM
What do mean end up a hottie? Girl, you look pretty hot now!:)

I'm also an hour glass shape. It's actually pretty hard to find clothes that fit. Cause you get pants to fit your hips and they're like 2 sized too big in the waist. Don't even get me started on button-down shirts! lol

Repo girl
04-07-2006, 01:42 PM
Juliemarie- WOW!!! You are looking awesome chickie. How exciting to see such a great difference. Thanks for sharing.

juliemarie
04-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Thanks guys-I really needed the motivation this morning. Glad I posted the pics!

dawn78
04-07-2006, 03:14 PM
Juliemarie – you look wonderful! I can really tell the difference in your face. You should really be so proud of yourself!

Gamababa3
04-07-2006, 04:36 PM
Wow Juliemarie you can really tell the difference that has to be so exciting. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your before and after pics with us. It's so nice to see what changes people have made on this program.

angelica1674
04-07-2006, 04:40 PM
WOW WOW juliemarie!!! You look really great.I can tell a BIG difference!! I bet you feel great!!Keep up the good work!!!

Gamababa3
04-07-2006, 06:03 PM
Before LAWL with DH
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Click on pic to view larger.

My DD took this one today. It's hard to tell in the 2nd pic, but the most weight has come off of my stomach and butt and some off of my neck. Will be exciting to have these to compare to in another 20lbs or so.
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stiesta
04-07-2006, 06:05 PM
Barb, one word-- WOW! You can really see your weight loss -- good work, girl!

Dairy Fairy
04-07-2006, 06:05 PM
First picture is really dark, but your weight HAS gone off your midsection...you're lucky...mine always leaves my boobs first :( Barb, I cannot BELIEVE you are a grandma.

Gamababa3
04-07-2006, 06:09 PM
Thanks guys and hey believe me my boobs are going also and they weren't that big to begin with love those padded bras:) I noticed if you double click on the pics you can view a larger size. I tried to lighten the first one up and make it larger, but it didn't work to well.

dawn78
04-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Barbara – you look awesome! You’re doing so great on this program. You have to be getting a ton of compliments!

Repo girl
04-07-2006, 06:22 PM
Barb- How great! You are looking awesome!

juliemarie
04-07-2006, 06:22 PM
Great pics Barbara! Isn't it cool to see the difference side-by side like that? Keep up the good work!

Gamababa3
04-07-2006, 06:26 PM
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Here's a pic of the grandkids. Luckly they don't need this program:)

Gamababa3
04-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Well thanks again guys will all your great compliments maybe I can actually stay POP this weekend, it would be the first time in weeks. Yes it is nice to view the pics side by side. Thanks again who suggested we do this.

Repo girl
04-07-2006, 06:30 PM
Oh Barb, they are so cute!

Gamababa3
04-07-2006, 06:38 PM
Thank you I think so to:)

rad7775
04-07-2006, 06:49 PM
They are so cute!With all respect, but girl you look very young, love the pic!

dolphn545
04-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Wow, juliemarie! Congrats on your success so far. You look great!

Gama - can definitely see a difference in your pics too!!

WTG Chickies!! :carrot: :carrot:

This is something to definitely look forward to! At least I feel like I'm seeing "real" people being successful with this program, and not ads just from LAWL!

:bravo:

rad7775
04-07-2006, 06:55 PM
Juliemarie and Barbara:
I just saw your before and after pictures and girls, both of you look great! I agree with Sherry, is good to see real people losing weight and not only the pictures on the wall from the COD.

Bobby18
04-07-2006, 07:25 PM
Wow Juliemarie and Barbara - You guys look great! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Wilson
04-07-2006, 08:55 PM
Juliemarie & Barbara...Congrats! You look great!

I still don't see a big difference in my pics yet but when i do will post.

aggie2006
04-08-2006, 04:52 AM
juliemarie-huge difference...you look great...and your face is very bright and pretty in your avatar...

Barbara-great job, the grand kiddies are so cute! i still think those arent yours!

angelica1674
04-08-2006, 09:26 AM
Barbara~ you look GREAT.Big difference~~ Your lucky it comes off you in the mid section first. Mine is always the boobs and butt!!

Gamababa3
04-08-2006, 03:21 PM
Thanks again all of you. Now we need more people to post their before and after pics.

Aggie your funny yes those are my grandkids I just didn't go look for anyone's kids to post:)

sznn
04-08-2006, 09:48 PM
Barb - OK it's driving me batty - are your pics still up????
I can't see them - bummer.

-S

Gamababa3
04-09-2006, 12:56 AM
Sznn mine are on page 3 third from the bottom, but you have to click on the first pic to see better. My grandkids pics are on page 4. Hope that helps:)

Boo'sMom
04-22-2006, 11:26 PM
dairy--how do I view the photos?

deetsmom
04-22-2006, 11:37 PM
4th of July 05 at inlaws house...I'm in the black t-shirt. around 200 lbs, size 20. THE CUTIE IS MY SON!

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/825/dscn22517zz.jpg

Now at 169 and a size 14 ...maybe a 12 if it is cut big (16s in this pictures are hanging 3 or 4 inches too low in the crotch b/c they're baggy)

http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/3890/dscn26374wy.jpg

WOW...so glad I did this. I am not where I want to be, but THANK GOD I AM NOT WHERE I WAS!

WOW- what a difference, you go girl!!!

deetsmom
04-22-2006, 11:38 PM
4th of July 05 at inlaws house...I'm in the black t-shirt. around 200 lbs, size 20. THE CUTIE IS MY SON!

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/825/dscn22517zz.jpg

Now at 169 and a size 14 ...maybe a 12 if it is cut big (16s in this pictures are hanging 3 or 4 inches too low in the crotch b/c they're baggy)

http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/3890/dscn26374wy.jpg

WOW...so glad I did this. I am not where I want to be, but THANK GOD I AM NOT WHERE I WAS!

BTW, I think you could TOTALLY wear tighter jeans, hottie!!!

Boo'sMom
04-22-2006, 11:44 PM
Ok--got them--WOW WOW WOW!!! and I agree with Deets--you need tighter jeans! That is AWESOME. No wonder DH is all over you!:o

Dairy Fairy
04-22-2006, 11:44 PM
You just click on the blue lines I think, boosmom.

BTW, I am 5,6". I really need to work on my ARMS! They are my MAJOR trouble spots (got plenty of other ones, but the arms take the cake!)

deets-I am waiting until I know for sure I can wear a 10 or a 12. I know I can fit into pretty much any 14, and I have fit into several 12s I have tried on (some loose, some tight, but unlike baby bear none just right). We are going to visit family in May, so I want to wait until THE LAST MINUTE hoping I will be a 10 or a 12. Until then, indecent levis that I can tkae off without unbuttoning.

Dairy Fairy
04-22-2006, 11:45 PM
I have a picture of my son I was tempted to post...his first steps and I am behind him hovering over him looking like the stay puff marshmallow monster. I look so bloated!

deetsmom
04-22-2006, 11:50 PM
I have a picture of my son I was tempted to post...his first steps and I am behind him hovering over him looking like the stay puff marshmallow monster. I look so bloated!


Do it, it just will show you how much better you are now:) Get yourself the skinny jeans, seriously...you will see an even bigger difference! Even if you have to get them cheap at a second hand store or Walmart.

Dairy Fairy
04-22-2006, 11:53 PM
Problem is all the thrift store jeans that are cute are size 20 and above or size 10 and below. Weird, huh? I guess 12-16 might be really common (avg size is supposed to be 14 in the u.s., so maybe they get snatched up quickly).

Boo'sMom
04-22-2006, 11:56 PM
Again--ditto Deets--skinny jeans will make you feel even better. I am so glad you posted these. We are the same height and size so I have a much better vision of what I must be close to, too! It's very reassuring to the rest of us.

Boo'sMom
04-22-2006, 11:58 PM
I love that a 14 is the average US woman but how many do you see in the magazines? No wonder our young girls are so screwed up for body image. When they had their magazines in class I made a point to point out all the airbrushing that was done--so not realistic.

DF--better hit Walmart before you accidentally de-pants yourself in public!

Dairy Fairy
04-23-2006, 12:09 AM
now I wanna go try on my size 20 jeans (by the way, they were the best jeans ever and I'm so wishing I could just shrink them with me) and see the difference. I measured my waist and it has shrunk another inch this month. Maybe I was just bloated before, but I was glad to see a change.

aggie2006
04-23-2006, 04:41 AM
dairy,...you look so nice...but even more look at your face...so much brighter and happier than in the previous picture...so happy for u!

aggie2006
04-23-2006, 05:22 AM
ok here goes...the first one is me at about 200, my highest was 208 but i can find any photos...burned them all...lol...no actually their at my mothers...
http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lastyr3993ql.jpg

the next photo is a 3 split image photo, me in the high 190's, me now, in the middle, and me at my lowest of 145 ish...
http://img127.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pics0038vz.jpg

dairy thanks for the image shake link...

dolphn545
04-23-2006, 09:05 AM
LOVE the new pics! Everybody looks Great!! WTG!
I'm not bold enough to post a full body before. Not even sure if I HAVE one! LOL.

Dairy Fairy
04-23-2006, 10:54 AM
Aggie, awesome! You look much more like your low than your high now. I have you say I TOTALLY HATE YOU for having a great figure even at your high. You don't have problem areas, you just gain and lose evenly it seems. I'm sure YOU have something you hate, though. Funny how we can always find stuff we hate about ourselves. I really admire you for tackling this weight loss thing while you are in another country. It's got to be a challange to read all the food packaging and check nutrition labels. I think what you're doing is great!

deetsmom
04-23-2006, 11:58 AM
Ok, heres mine: this is my before but not even at my heaviest...we dont have a lot of digital pictures of me. This is when my baby was about 6 weeks old, I was a little under my end pregnancy weight (I was 246 at my highest) of 203 here and had just started WW...about a size 18/20. http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11v4je.jpg
This one was taken yesterday before a wedding we went to and another from a few weeks ago that my toddler took (LOL!) at current goal weight and size 4.

http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=after8jb.jpg
http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=after29rw.jpg

dolphn545
04-23-2006, 12:01 PM
Deets - great job! :)

deetsmom
04-23-2006, 12:01 PM
Dont mind my face in these pics, something bugged out happened to my mouth and teeth (WTF?) Digital cameras hate me:(

emmysmom
04-23-2006, 12:05 PM
OMG!!! Thank you so much for the pictures. You ladies are truly an inspiration. You were all beautiful before, but WOW!!!...you are all gorgeous now! Congrats, Deets - you're so tiny! Aggie - you're a knockout! And Dairy, you look incredible and so much younger!
I'm not ready to post before and afters yet...maybe after the challenge.

dolphn545
04-23-2006, 12:05 PM
You look awesome and are a great inspiration! It just goes to show that this program works and can be done!!!

Repo girl
04-23-2006, 12:26 PM
Oh I love this thread!!!

Dairy- WOW! You can really see the difference, and btw, what a pretty girl you are.

Aggie- Great pics! It is so inspiring to see the difference in all of you. Aggie, our own world traveling diva.

Deets- Thanks SO much for sharing. You pics are very motivating, and you look great. I can't imagine how great it must feel to get all fixed up for a wedding and go out and strut your new stuff. You are awesome.

angelica1674
04-23-2006, 01:11 PM
Deet,Aggie,Dairy!~Look how AMAZING you all look!!!! Good to see all you before and afters!!

Dairy Fairy
04-23-2006, 01:19 PM
Deets, you are so tiny and cute! I loved how you looked in that picture you put up a few mos ago...I was amazed someone who used to be overweight would be brave enough to wear a puffy jacket AND STILL LOOK SKINNY! On the toddler taking the pics...I have noticed digital cameras don't do as well translating angles...When I am shooting Eli I always go slightlyoverhead or face on because it doesn't even look like the same kid if I shoot him from below. It's like those real estate pictures where the yard looks like it is 5 acres and you get there and it's a tiny lot...they have figured out how to work the distortion to their advantage. I have not!

angelica1674
04-23-2006, 01:32 PM
Ok lets try this again:
this is me at my heaviest 250-260
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/421/picture10016qg.th.jpg

I think it is working......


here is me about 200-210

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/7049/picture10031sg.th.jpg


The pic as my avatar is me now at 175ish



These are about the best pics I could find.I dont take many pics.I stay away from cameras as much as possible!!!

ljackson
04-23-2006, 02:50 PM
OK, here it is, my before and after pics! My family says they could definetly see a big difference, I feel like it should be more. This was me on vacation last July, I did not start LAWL until October and I probably weighed another 5 pounds more than I did in this pic.
https://www.personalizedblankets.com/ProdImages/beforeafter.jpg

angelica1674
04-23-2006, 03:06 PM
ljackson~you look great.I can tell a difference! Your face is alot thinner and your belly is too!! You look awesome!!I think you look younger!

stacyj
04-23-2006, 03:54 PM
WOW
All of you look GREAT! What motivation!!
I take very little pictures of myself, and as you can see on my avitar, I had behind my kids when they are taken most of the time.
I will search though.

hkychik
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Awesome! What an inspiring bunch of chickies we have on this thread. It's funny how we struggle to find the "before" shots. I know I don't have many around either! I think when I get measured this week, I will have the COD shoot another polaroid of me at the quarter-way point, just so I can see. I may post them....

You all look fabulous and much healthier!

stiesta
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Dairy, Deets, Aggie, and LJackson -- YOU GIRLS LOOK AMAZING! You are all so beautiful and should be so proud of yourself. What an inspiration! :hug:

Dairy Fairy
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Great changes everybody...If I had known it would help me appreciate my weight loss journey I might have not been so camera shy. You have never seen this chunky chick move so fast as when I hear a "click."

stiesta
04-23-2006, 04:40 PM
All right, you inspirational chickies, I'm going to try and add mine.

Before at about 176 pounds:
http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/997/img14112hb.th.jpg (http://img487.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img14112hb.jpg)

And this is my after at 155 pounds:

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/6272/img18015bk.th.jpg (http://img129.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img18015bk.jpg)

I hope I did this right!

deetsmom
04-23-2006, 04:51 PM
All right, you inspirational chickies, I'm going to try and add mine.

Before at about 176 pounds:
http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/997/img14112hb.th.jpg (http://img487.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img14112hb.jpg)

And this is my after at 155 pounds:

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/6272/img18015bk.th.jpg (http://img129.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img18015bk.jpg)

I hope I did this right!


LOL- I love the cookies in the background:)

stiesta
04-23-2006, 05:12 PM
I know, clearly not one of my better OP moments! ;)

deetsmom
04-23-2006, 05:41 PM
you look awesome though! Im so bad at getting a cute pose like that, I am so stuck in the old mindset of avoiding the camera:(

MetalChic
04-23-2006, 07:12 PM
Here you go ladies!

I gave you a before and after standing. And a before and after sitting.

I actually thought I looked good in that dress...:dizzy:

rad7775
04-23-2006, 07:42 PM
Dairy, Aggie, Deets, Lisa, Angelica, Christie, Karen:

YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!!!!

All of you girls look so great!!:grouphug: All of you are an inspiration for me, and at this moment that I feel down, see you guys that look so great gives me motivation to not give up! Deets, you tiny thing, look so great! Karen, such an inspiration, Christie wow!, Lisa, Dairy, and Aggie, all of you look so pretty! Angelica, girl,look awesome! Thanks for sharing your pictures, b/c that is a proof that WE ALL CAN DO THIS! :grouphug: :cp: :bravo::cb::cheer:

Boo'sMom
04-23-2006, 08:27 PM
Thanks evryone for sharing--it's great to see real people doing this with such success! I will honestly have to search for befores. After last nights postings I told DH I could kick us for not taking some just for comparison!

NSV--we were hanging out at the pool with some friends and I was really starting to think I was getting close to looking like her--then she tells me she's a 6-8--I was heartbroken! I asked DH how close was I getting and he was like "she's bigger than you, why do you ask?"--either he's a great liar or something but he's smart, too!

deetsmom
04-23-2006, 08:44 PM
I actually thought I looked good in that dress...:dizzy: YOU DID:) BUT,....you look much better now and SO much younger, its not even funny! Id peg you for about 23, not a minute older.

teahoney
04-23-2006, 09:02 PM
I just peeked in this thread and I have to say, you all look fantastic. Wow, wow, wow.

ljackson
04-23-2006, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the compliments chickies! It feels good. Not many people have noticed, or at least they are not telling me. Maybe they do not want to embarrass me, I am shy. But my husband says he has noticed me a lot more confident these days. I feel it too. Trying to hide myself is not on my mind so much anymore.
You guys all look great, it is so nice to put a face with a name too. I hope more of you out there will join in and post your pics.
I am going to let myself be photographed more, it was so hard finding any pics of me.

Gamababa3
04-23-2006, 10:06 PM
WOW Dairy you look great and can really tell in your waist and hips how much you’ve lost.

Angie I love the split screens to really tell the difference in your pics. You look really cute you’re so tiny.

Deets you look great also you look cute in your dress and pumps and your tiny figure in your jeans.

Angelica you can really tell I your pics also you have lost a lot of weight so far. That has to be a really good feeling.

Ljackson are you wearing the same outfit, if so you can surely tell your shorts and top is bigger on you now and you face is smaller. Your doing great.

Stiesta look at you your so tiny, what size pants are you wearing now? Did you have any of those fresh baked cookies:)

Karen yes a very nice dress, but you look so good now I’m sure you will be a very beautiful bride and don’t forget to share the pics with us.

stiesta
04-23-2006, 10:31 PM
Karen -- WOW! You look amazing and should be so proud!

Barb -- love your new pic! You have some cute kids in your life, too! You look so young, no way are you a grandma! I am actually wearing a size 10 in those pics, which is the smallest I've ever been in my entire life. I am small on top, but carry most of my weight in my butt and thighs...I would love to be an 8, but I can hardly complain because I love being a 10. Some things I have to wear a 12, but they definitely don't fit right in the waist.

Whoever started this thread (Katie, maybe?) LOVE IT! It's so motivating to see everyone's success!

P.S. Unfortunately, I am sure I ate some of the cookies on the counter in my picture...probably half the dough, too! :ink:

stiesta
04-23-2006, 10:32 PM
you look awesome though! Im so bad at getting a cute pose like that, I am so stuck in the old mindset of avoiding the camera:(
Thanks, chickie! You should seriously strike a sexy pose, you are SOOO TEENY!!! I'd sell my soul to the devil himself to look as good as you! :devil:

deetsmom
04-23-2006, 10:35 PM
Thanks, chickie! You should seriously strike a sexy pose, you are SOOO TEENY!!! I'd sell my soul to the devil himself to look as good as you! :devil:


OMG, I would totally peg you to be a size 4/6. YOU LOOK AWESOME yourself!

Dairy Fairy
04-23-2006, 10:40 PM
Stiesta, if I had those cookies on my counter I'd look nowhere near as thin as you!

Karen, better make sure the cops do not try to arrest your DF for marrying a CHILD BRIDE! You seriously look like your son's classmate instead of his mom.

Gamababa3
04-23-2006, 10:46 PM
Thanks Stiesta I think I have some pretty cute grandkids also:) We had Mother's day pics taken yesterday and I had my DD take one of Jasmyne and I together and I thought I turned out cute, so I decided to update my pic. Your funny about looking young I just received my wrinkle lotion. Since I've lost weight under my chin I'm seeing wrinkles and I sure hope they go away, but I have a feeling since I'm turning 50 they are there to stay:( I can relate to being smaller on the top half. You look great and I'm sure you'll be in that size 8's in no time. When it comes to baked cookies I know I wouldn't have been able to resist either:)

aggie2006
04-24-2006, 06:08 AM
dairy fairy~ thank you for comparing me to my low rather then high, yey! i guess u can say im one of the lucky ones because im fat all around...hehe...doesnt sound that good put in my words...

deets~ your babies are so cute i can eat them up...r they on plan? you really do look great...i think you look great both ways,...its a plus to be able to pull of both...

angelicA~ what a difference! wow!

ljackson~ i dont know why anyone wouldnt notice you lost weight, its obvious...your face, your legs and arms, your stomach...your also very pretty to top it off, maybe i sense a little jealousy thats why no compliments...

stiesta~ your obviously the skinny of the group!!you look awesome...im taking shots in those poses when i get to goal!

metalchic~ you look great...congrats on your upcoming wedding, i can wait to see you in your dress!

gamababa~ i see a huge difference in your photo! you got it going on! and the new photo with the kiddie is so cute...

thank you for all the sweet compliments...europe is full of skinny girls, there are no mediums and bigs, so its nice to hear a compliment once in a while...thanks you guys!

stiesta
04-24-2006, 09:19 AM
I forgot -- Deets, your kids are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Three boys? Wow, hats off, sister! :hug:

deetsmom
04-24-2006, 09:53 AM
Aw, thanks you guys:) :hug:

Chklithunder
04-24-2006, 12:44 PM
JulieM, Dairy, and Agg - YOU ALL LOOK GREAT. What huge differences!

Edited to Add: Okay I must be doing something wrong, I just saw all the rest of the pics...

WOW Y'ALL LOOK AMAZING!!!!!! Stiesta, what were those cookies for?

stiesta
04-24-2006, 01:01 PM
JulieM, Dairy, and Agg - YOU ALL LOOK GREAT. What huge differences!

Edited to Add: Okay I must be doing something wrong, I just saw all the rest of the pics...

WOW Y'ALL LOOK AMAZING!!!!!! Stiesta, what were those cookies for?

Unfortunately, Carmen, those cookies were to EAT! :devil: LOL I am trying to reform my ways and haven't made cookies in a while...I have NO control when it comes to sweets.

Chklithunder
04-24-2006, 01:03 PM
You are TOO funny. You look INCREDIBLE to still have 15 lbs to go til goal. You should be sooo proud.

MetalChic
04-24-2006, 01:04 PM
Thanks chickies for the compliments.

The wedding is quickly approaching. I hope I'm ready! I started tanning on Thursday. I'm going to get my Bridal portrait done in 3 weeks!

Repo girl
04-24-2006, 01:18 PM
Karen, you are my inspiration baby!

Christie- You are so skinny and cute, you are gonna take CA by storm!

Lisa- Great pics. I can definitely see the difference.

Angelica- Thanks SO much for sharing. Can I be you when I grow up?

Denise Wilson
04-24-2006, 01:22 PM
Hey Chicks! I've totally been MIA but my big boy was out of school last week and we barely were home (park everyday, children's museum, botanic garden, zoo) It was really fun i must admit!

You ladies look sooooo good I'm loving this! Everytime I fall off the wagon you guys help to make me climb back on!

I'm having a hard time figuring how to put some pics you but when i do i will!

angelica1674
04-24-2006, 03:33 PM
Thanks everyone for saying I look great.Its great to get outside feed back cause alot of times I still feel I look like I did at the begining of this journy.Does anybody else feel this way too sometimes?

emmysmom
04-24-2006, 03:37 PM
Thanks everyone for saying I look great.Its great to get outside feed back cause alot of times I still feel I look like I did at the begining of this journy.Does anybody else feel this way too sometimes?

OMG...all the time! That is why I don't want to compare my pictures yet. I'm afraid I won't see a difference...even after 30 pounds! Crazy, I know.

Dairy Fairy
04-24-2006, 03:42 PM
tina, hunt those fat pictures NOW. I don't feel really fat now, but the trouble was I never really felt fat then. Now I realize how unhealthy i looked and it makes me appreciate where I am so much more.

love2eat
04-24-2006, 06:05 PM
You look absolutely awesome in your now pic!!!

love2eat
04-24-2006, 06:07 PM
You look great!!!!

julieleeg
04-24-2006, 07:05 PM
To All the Ladies who posted Pictures

You look awesome
Pictures help motivate me, so thanks for sharing

Repo girl
04-24-2006, 07:11 PM
Tina- Post up baby, you will be suprised!

emmysmom
04-25-2006, 10:25 AM
OK...I did it. My before is the day I signed up for LAWL at 181 pounds. The "after" was taken yesterday.

22730 22731

Dairy Fairy
04-25-2006, 10:32 AM
Tina, WOW...I hope now you can see how far you have come, because I sure do. How tall are you, btw?

You look great...I only wish your after picture was bigger so I could see your pretty face!

Boo'sMom
04-25-2006, 10:38 AM
Tina--GREAT JOB! You look terrific. You've got that sassy thang going.

emmysmom
04-25-2006, 10:40 AM
Thank you both...I do see a difference now. I'm 5'2".

MetalChic
04-25-2006, 11:30 AM
Everyone just looks wonderful!

Do you notice the happier faces in the after pictures? ;)

And, I just thought that LAWL ADs were all fake...:dizzy:

Mom_of_3_Monsters
04-25-2006, 11:33 AM
WOW !! You all look amazing !!! :hug: I can really see a difference in everyone's pictures --

I am not even sure if I have a before picture -- like many others, I hide as soon as the camera comes out ;)

Repo girl
04-25-2006, 11:41 AM
Tina- Wow, wonderful job. I can really see the diff.

Chklithunder
04-25-2006, 11:53 AM
WHOA Tina, amazing!

ll_tatie_ll
04-25-2006, 12:06 PM
wow all of the pics are really motivating ... just what the dr ordered!

emmysmom
04-25-2006, 04:21 PM
It is very cool how everyone is much happier on their after pictures. I was downright miserable on my before picture...I think, no I know, that was the day I hit rock bottom.

dawn78
04-25-2006, 04:25 PM
I'm just popping in quick to tell all you ladies, Dairy, Deets, Aggie, Ljackson, Angelica, Stiesta, Karen and Tina, you all look wonderful! I can see major differences in all the pictures. You should all be proud and you're all great motivation for all the women on here! Way to go!

aggie2006
04-25-2006, 05:59 PM
tina~ huge difference...you look really nice!

rad7775
04-25-2006, 10:22 PM
Tina:
YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!!! You have to be so proud of yourself...

Denise Wilson
04-28-2006, 11:56 AM
Since I don't have any pic of me right now and i can't really tell the difference yet i thought I'd post a sort of reverse before and after...This kind of motivates me to try to get back and be even better than I was before!

This is me when my youngest was about 4 months old ( I have no full body shots, i wouldn't let anyone take any!) Yikes! what a double chin!
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7310/before3mw.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=before3mw.jpg)


And this was in 2001 before I graduated school and before the kids ( I'm in the black dress, pictured w/ my cousin) I was at about 165 lbs the lightest I've ever been!
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/6051/dee46ej.th.jpg (http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dee46ej.jpg)

That's why my goal is 150 since I've never even known what that's like...Wish me luck 'cause this time I will do it!!!:ebike:

Dairy Fairy
04-28-2006, 12:02 PM
You're gorgeous denise...and you will get there again.

4 mos postpartum isn't fair to yourself...I was packing on baby weight for 9 mos ;)

rad7775
04-28-2006, 12:02 PM
Dennise:

WOW GIRL YOU LOOK GREAT!!!! :yes: I have a picture of myself in the fridge when I was (a long time ago) in my ideal weight I post it over there so it reminds me where I want to look forward too! You are very pretty!

Boo'sMom
04-28-2006, 12:04 PM
Denise--you look terrific--and you will get there again, you are certainly on the right track--my baby is 6 and I still blame my pooch on her! The photo is a great motivation.

Denise Wilson
04-28-2006, 12:08 PM
Thanx for the positive reinforment guys! That's why i love ya! You all made me smile this morning! I actually noticed this morning that i'm starting to get a waist again! Hey where have you been? I haven't seen you in years! LOL!

Chklithunder
04-28-2006, 12:33 PM
Denise - You are very pretty, and you're well on your way down to where you want to be. 21 lbs is great! Keep up the good work.

mrsbeanie
04-28-2006, 12:55 PM
Denise - great pictures. I agree with what someone else said I would be hanging that black dress picture on my fridge on my mirror to motivate me. Congrats on finding the waist again!

To all you other chicks wow! Great before and afters.

Repo girl
04-28-2006, 01:30 PM
Hey Denise, what a beautiful woman you are. And you are right. You WILL do this!

stiesta
04-28-2006, 01:38 PM
Amen to the other girls, you are gorgeous, girl!

PURPLEPIRATE99
04-28-2006, 02:28 PM
Tina -- You look amazing girlfriend - Keep up the great work -I haven't gotten my Current picture - planning on getting that this weekend and posting on Monday or over the weekend!!!

Denise - You look wonderful and you will get there again!!! You can do it girl!!!

and to everyone else who has posted pics - You ALL LOOK AMAZING!! EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!! WE HAVE SOME TRUE LOSERS AROUND HERE!!!

Gamababa3
04-28-2006, 05:00 PM
Denise thanks for posting you pics it helps us all get modivated more. Your doing great and will be at your goal in no time.

Heather I'm proud to be called a loser:) Looking forward in seeing your before and after pics.

aggie2006
04-29-2006, 11:44 AM
denise~ you look great, your beautiful...i grew up in BK, what bart are you from?

aggie2006
04-29-2006, 11:44 AM
sorry~ part

ksdiogi
04-29-2006, 02:03 PM
Wow. These pics are great. I'm going to post some this week. I'd do it today but I'm still in my jammies and haven't brushed my hair. :-) I like the idea of doing it in the same outfit. That really shows the difference (especially since I have such a long way to go).

Denise Wilson
04-30-2006, 08:19 PM
Ahh shucks! You guys really now how to make a chick feel special! :hug: Thanks again for all the sweet things you've said but my real thanks is for all the motivation and positivity you guys give out! You all have really helped to keep me motivated and to get back on the wagon when i fall off! For that a million thanks!

Aggie - I'm from an area in BK called Kensington Village but it's easier and more recognizable if i just tell you it near Prospect Park, and kinda in the middle of Park Slope, Winsor Terrace, Boropark and Flatbush...if that makes any sense:dizzy: but if your from Brooklyn you'll totally understand! Nice to have another BK girl around! :D

lilybelle
04-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Thanks everyone for sharing the beautiful, motivating pic's. Mine can be found by clicking on my sig. These are only face shots, but you can get the idea. I plan to post body shots when I lose this last Stubborn 9 lbs. Everyone is looking great and should be very proud.

Gamababa3
04-30-2006, 10:48 PM
WOW Lilybelle you can definitely tell how much weight you've lost in your face. I'm sure the rest of your body looks great also. I hope you’re able to lose your last 9lbs quickly. Thanks for sharing.

aggie2006
05-01-2006, 07:20 AM
denise~ i know exactly where you are, i used to work in downstate medical hospital, and that neighborhood was on my drive to work...prospect parks the best, i used to bring my niki (puppy) there until we moved to SI...but i grew up in bensonhurst/bay ridge until i graduated high school (do you know fort hamilton high school?)...

Denise Wilson
05-01-2006, 01:52 PM
Aggie - Yeah, I love Prospect Park, I walk there with the boys almost daily, weather permitting. Also I'm a social worker w/ children's services here and when i wasn't on child care leave I was at Downstate Hospital quite a bit, unfortunately there's a lot of positive tox newborns that come out of there. And my job has taken me to Fort Hamilton alot too. That's a huge high school, the campus looks like a college campus, I would have totally gotten lost when i was in high school. I attended Bishop Ford Catholic Highschool, yes i wore a uniform! Also my sister lives in SI, in Westerleigh (i thinks that's how it's spelt) Staten Island is nice,we call it "Brooklyn Lite" since so many transplanted Brooklynites live there!

aggie2006
05-01-2006, 03:59 PM
bishop ford, my best friend from elementary school went there...its how we go split up...what a small world....hehe...
staten island is totally the bklyn lite...so many ppl are moving there, its cheaper and the neighborhoods are pretty safe...we moved cause my parent didnt want to rent anymore...but i will always be a brooklyn girl...when i turned 19 i moved in with a boyfriend in bklyn, i couldnt stay away...its not the same!! although i enjoy SI mall just as much as i enjoyed kings plaza...ahhh nyc shopping, the best!

Denise Wilson
05-01-2006, 04:48 PM
Aggie you're a true Brooklynite...because no matter where you go you'll always say when asked that your from Brooklyn! It's funny how people from NY are so fiercely proud of their boro. And Kings Plaza that's funny...that was one of my after school spots, walking around trying' to look cute in my rolled-up pleated skirt! But I totally agree SI shopping beats BK out every time.

Lilybelle- I have a question for you, How tall are you? We have similar start weights and you are about at the same goal I want to be at, I'm not sure how I will look since I've never been that thin. My DH says that I will look ill and way to skinny if I go down that much. BTW, I'm 5'5 and I guess you can say "big-boned" since I have thick wrists and a booty & thighs (which DH likes and doesn't want me to lose!) I hope you don't mind the question.

PURPLEPIRATE99
05-10-2006, 11:46 AM
Well girls - these are truly not the best - but I promised....so here they are....
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6db22b3127cce8886804decd300000015108AcNmTZyzaNM http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6db24b3127cce888e7ab33eda00000015108AcNmTZyzaNM
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6db24b3127cce888e7b5cff9d00000015108AcNmTZyzaNM
and here are a few I've been taking throughout last week - trying to find a good one http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6db22b3127cce88868197ac9100000015108AcNmTZyzaNM
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6db24b3127cce888e7b54ff9500000015108AcNmTZyzaNM

Okay, these aren't the best - but I've only lost like 14 lbs.....Most of mine has been really toning - but I just don't see much of a difference. My DH does, but these pictures really don't show it - I can see it in my face alot - but no where else. I know it is there b/c of the clothes - but I think that negative image thing is just haunting me!!!

mrsbeanie
05-10-2006, 12:01 PM
Heather - I can definately see a differance. Sometimes its just hard to see it in ourselves. You are beautiful. And you have an inner beauty that just radiates from your pictures. You must have a good soul! ;) Outer and Inner beauty you rock!!!

deetsmom
05-10-2006, 12:02 PM
You can see the difference, way to go! I second on the clothes, go for some more fitted items, show it off!

PURPLEPIRATE99
05-10-2006, 12:07 PM
Thanks Beanie - you made me blush on the "soul" comment - that was too sweet.


Deets - Yes, I'm in the process of finding some better clothes - I've bought them and I've wore them - just not those days. Actually that dress really looked good and fitted, but the pictures just didn't do it justice....

mrsbeanie
05-10-2006, 12:15 PM
Heather - sorry to make you blush...but its true. You can just see some peoples "soul' "spirit" radiate and yours defiantely does!!! I could tell the dress came in at the waist and it looked nice. You just need a short sexy black dress or red! LOL

stiesta
05-10-2006, 12:18 PM
Heather -- we all battle the body image demon :devil: , but take it from us, you are one HOT MAMA!

Dairy Fairy
05-10-2006, 12:21 PM
Heather, your before pictures aren't bad girl (have to say that because your befores are my currents ;) ) except for the sweatshirt pic where you just look unhappy. I gotta say, though, you can really tell the difference. It has brought out such nice definition in your face and waist. Keep it up (and Beanie is right about your beautiful spirit)j.

PURPLEPIRATE99
05-10-2006, 12:23 PM
You girls are so darn sweet!! I just love ya'll!!!!

Repo girl
05-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Wow Heather, thanks for sharing. What great pics. I can really see the difference. You are much more toned, and the diff in your face is very noticeable. You are so cute!

ljackson
05-10-2006, 03:22 PM
Thanks for your pics Heather. You are doing great. I can see a difference. I second the thought that you need some more revealing clothes. You have it girl, so rock it!
Lisa

Boo'sMom
05-10-2006, 04:21 PM
WOW HeatherPp--you look terrific--you were already very pretty so you didn't have much to change! I can really see the difference in shape/size--WTG. I think I will have to borrow my LAWL day #1 photo and scan it--I have NO photos I can find. Now you need to get a shot with your personal trainer working your buns off!

PURPLEPIRATE99
05-10-2006, 04:28 PM
Oh yea, that is a great idea Boo - I might do that on Friday - hmmmm, so should I do it before I'm hot and sweaty or after?

MetalChic
05-10-2006, 04:38 PM
Heather, I can definately tell a difference. Keep up the good work!

Boo'sMom
05-10-2006, 04:44 PM
Depends...does HE look better hot and sweaty???;)

PURPLEPIRATE99
05-10-2006, 04:49 PM
Boo - You've got me dying over here - but he just tells me what to do - does he doesn't get hot and sweaty - I laughed out loud on that one - I'm everyone knows I'm truly working now!!!

Oh girl - I love your new pic and you have to leave it up now - you should be proud of that one!

Boo'sMom
05-10-2006, 04:58 PM
Bummer--he should be working out with you--motivation and all.

The only thing I like about the new photo is the LACK of the double chin. Pictures have never been my friends! We are going home for Mother's Day so I know I will get a real boost from my sister who hasn't seen me in almost 2 months.

PURPLEPIRATE99
05-10-2006, 05:00 PM
Oh yes, and those are the best b/c they haven't seen you on a regular basis and they really see a major difference - more so than the people you work with - b/c they see you everyday!! Girl - you show it off when you go this weekend!!! I'm going to!

Dairy Fairy
05-10-2006, 07:06 PM
Boo you look great. If you want to see unphotogenic, talk to me girl. For some reason I always look really bad in pics. I think it is the camera because I honestly feel I don't look as bad in person as I do on in pics with our nikon coolpix but my wedding photos are great.

Boo'sMom
05-10-2006, 08:54 PM
DF--you are too photogenic--all that you've posted have been great--I can't wait for you to post you in the dress for the wedding when you are dolled up to the nines!! Woohoo. I will admit it's really weird keeping this avatar--this is NOT how I picture myself.

Chklithunder
05-14-2006, 12:22 PM
HeatherPP - GREAT PICS. I can no longer see tickers or photos at work, so I haven't been able to participate much. That 14 lbs has gone a loong way, baby!

mudbugs
05-14-2006, 12:53 PM
I can't believe I just found this thread today. WOW. Ya know, when I am all gloomy and about to give up, it's the pictures that inspire me more than anything to keep on truckin'. All these great pics should keep me going another week. You all look fantastic. what an inspiration you ALL are! XOX

PURPLEPIRATE99
05-15-2006, 09:16 AM
Thanks to all and Boo you look fantastic - would love to see that day 1 pic if you can get a hold of it

PURPLEPIRATE99
06-28-2006, 02:48 PM
CassyCat - we created this thread not too long ago - just bumping up so you can see the posts that were already made....

CassyCat
06-28-2006, 03:49 PM
Ohhh, I see, thank you ^^

PURPLEPIRATE99
06-28-2006, 04:49 PM
you're welcome!!!

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-28-2006, 05:32 PM
I got brave today and decided to post my before/after pics but they are HUGE !! DH is trying to resize them for me now -- :D

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-28-2006, 06:17 PM
OK -- me at my highest weight around 200 lbs (taken in 2000)
http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Norissa/Family%20Pictures/?action=view&current=Norissa2.jpg

This was taken at Christmas time 2005 -- (I am about the same weight now)
http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Norissa/?action=view&current=Family-2005.jpg

Repo girl
06-28-2006, 06:32 PM
Norissa- Wow! Holy cow you are different. How cool. Your face is so thin now. Thanks for sharing. You are so pretty.

kasie_ast
06-28-2006, 07:20 PM
I am happy this thread was brought up today!! I love to see the before and after gives me motivation!!!
thanks

Boo'sMom
06-28-2006, 07:29 PM
Norissa--thanks for sharing--you look terrific!!

stiesta
06-28-2006, 07:58 PM
Norissa, WTG, you look amazing! :hug: :hug: :hug:

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-28-2006, 08:14 PM
:^:

aaawww -- thanks guys -- you have just made my day !! :hug:

Gamababa3
06-28-2006, 10:23 PM
Norissa, WOW what a huge difference. You have lost a lot and look great. My DD was hear and was really surprised. She is new on the program and struggling. From your pics I went though and read some examples of what others have lost and hopefully it will help. Thanks for sharing.

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-28-2006, 11:02 PM
Thanks Barb -- I will spout the same things lots of us say -- the program works -- if you work the program ;) I know is hard, and a struggle to stay OP -- My first time around on LAWL I got down to 135 -- but I got pregnant with child #3 and I gained and kept about 30-35 of that -- DS is now 5 and I am still struggling to stay OP so I can get back to goal -- :^:
Tell your DD that she can do this !!

Now if I could follow my own advice I would be sooo much better off -- UGH !

StargazerJMK
06-29-2006, 02:15 AM
I can't get my pics up here. Help. I did get them loaded in the gallery, and have one for my Avitar...(The AFTER pic..LOL)

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-29-2006, 10:35 AM
Joan - You look beautiful !

StargazerJMK
06-29-2006, 12:55 PM
Joan - You look beautiful !

Norissa, Thanks. You're one of two people who thinks so. ;) I'm getting there. I see in the pic that all my telescope clutter is in the background (the blue plastic near my head, the hand truck and the white cover for the scope...LOL). If I can get the other pic up, its a picture of me in a pair of slacks I bought in December. In March I took them in and now I'm going to have to take them in again because they are WAY too big. Same with at least three other suits I have in the closet. They fit just 4 weeks ago, and now I look like I'm wearing Clown Pants. ;)

Boo'sMom
06-29-2006, 02:40 PM
Joan--yeah--a face with a name!! Love the photo, can't wait to see the others.

StargazerJMK
06-29-2006, 03:04 PM
Joan--yeah--a face with a name!! Love the photo, can't wait to see the others.


Boos, thanks. Not my BEST photo but it will do until I get something better. Perhaps something along with my True Passion in life... my Telescope. ;)

MTdebster921
06-29-2006, 09:48 PM
Ok ladies- Here is a before and a current. The first one was taken last August, the one with the green pants was taken today. I can't see a huge difference. As you can tell, all my weight is carried in my butt and thighs. Definitely a work in progress!!!!
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MTdebster921
06-29-2006, 09:55 PM
Norissa- WOW GIRL!! Huge difference! You look mahvelous!!

Joan- Nice pic. you'll have to get one closer up so we can see your pretty face.

Gamababa3
06-29-2006, 10:14 PM
Ok ladies- Here is a before and a current. The first one was taken last August, the one with the green pants was taken today. I can't see a huge difference. As you can tell, all my weight is carried in my butt and thighs. Definitely a work in progress!!!!
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Debbie oh my gosh I can sure tell a huge difference. You can tell you've lost a lot of work. It's so nice seeing the before and after it helps make it more real. Great job!

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-29-2006, 10:17 PM
Debbie - What do you mean that you can't see a difference ? You look wonderful !! and thanks for the compliment -- y'all are making me blush :^:

stiesta
06-29-2006, 10:33 PM
Debbie, stop looking through your "fat glasses." We all own a pair and need to throw them out. You look great -- I can see a BIG difference!

Boo'sMom
06-30-2006, 12:05 AM
Debbie--yep--the difference is all there! Way to go--you look great--now we need face shots so we can see who we are talking to--LOL.

juliemarie
06-30-2006, 11:54 AM
Debbie-you're doing fantastic! And I feel ya-I carry all my weight in my butt and thighs too! Just remember-it's better for your heart to be a pear shape than an apple (even though the apple's always have great legs!). Small consolation, but . . . . . .

green0923
06-30-2006, 12:03 PM
Wow, you ladies look fantastic!

Deb, there's DEFINITELY a huge difference!

Joan, you look amazing!

Norissa, what HUGE difference! You have a gorgeous family, too!

Can't wait to post my pics later today! Thanks for the motivation!

Repo girl
06-30-2006, 01:10 PM
Oh Debbie, you are looking great lady! I can REALLY see the difference.

PURPLEPIRATE99
06-30-2006, 02:41 PM
Well First - let me get the alarm clock - RING RING RING DEBBIE RING RING RING - Hey wake up chickie You look totally amazingly wonderfully different -
http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0045.gif

You've come so far and you should be so proud of yourself and jumping just like those little guys up there!!!! http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gifhttp://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gifhttp://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gifhttp://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gif

Joan - Let me say there are definitly more than only two people who think that you look great :hug: :hug: !!! We all do - you have had some major accomplishments during this journey and you should be proud as well - you look great - even with all the telescope stuff in the background - it just gives us a better picture of you you are all the way around!!!!

and Norissa - my little lurker http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/scared0016.gif- hehehehe just kidding - WOWOWOWOW - you look amazing as well http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/winking0020.gif- I hope you have had your licensed changed, b/c if you get pulled over for any reason - you might go to jail for impersonation !!!http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/winking0020.gif


http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/happy0068.gif

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Heather - Thank you for your kinds words -- but actually I am mad at myself ! LOL These pictures were taken years apart, you can tell by my son LOL In my "before" pic I am holding a baby Kyle, and he is the same kid in my avatar. I know I could be at goal and maintaining by now -- but I just can't seem to STAY in gear to lose this last 30 or so lbs, I think I have been losing the same 10 lbs for 5 years now

PURPLEPIRATE99
06-30-2006, 02:48 PM
Well you still can't deny what you HAVE DONE ALREADY -= I could beat myself up for not starting to do something right after my baby was born - but I tried this and that and didn't truly get serious until the end of DEC 05!!! We have all had our doubts and regrets - but what you have is NOW - so you can do it - you are in control - !!! you can do it!!

StargazerJMK
06-30-2006, 06:11 PM
Wow, you ladies look fantastic!

Deb, there's DEFINITELY a huge difference!

Joan, you look amazing!

Norissa, what HUGE difference! You have a gorgeous family, too!

Can't wait to post my pics later today! Thanks for the motivation!

Erin, thanks! I appreciate that. :)

StargazerJMK
06-30-2006, 06:18 PM
Well First - let me get the alarm clock - RING RING RING DEBBIE RING RING RING - Hey wake up chickie You look totally amazingly wonderfully different -
http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0045.gif

You've come so far and you should be so proud of yourself and jumping just like those little guys up there!!!! http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gifhttp://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gifhttp://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gifhttp://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/jumping0017.gif

Joan - Let me say there are definitly more than only two people who think that you look great :hug: :hug: !!! We all do - you have had some major accomplishments during this journey and you should be proud as well - you look great - even with all the telescope stuff in the background - it just gives us a better picture of you you are all the way around!!!!
and Norissa - my little lurker http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/scared0016.gif- hehehehe just kidding - WOWOWOWOW - you look amazing as well http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/winking0020.gif- I hope you have had your licensed changed, b/c if you get pulled over for any reason - you might go to jail for impersonation !!!http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/winking0020.gif


http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/happy0068.gif

Heather, thanks. I appreciate it. There are days. It just occurred to me the other day, I only have 27 pounds to go to reach goal. That was actually a sobering thought. I've lived this plan for six months and for a while it seemed like I was going no where. But now, I look at the ticker and see how little I have left to go... its like WOW. I'm going to work on getting both of my pictures up in here tonight when I get home from the office. In the mean time I'll change my avitar so you guys can see it.

I took those slacks in last night and removed a full inch and a half from the legs and hip area. That's a lot.

Repo girl
06-30-2006, 06:22 PM
Wow Joan, how cool.

green0923
06-30-2006, 06:47 PM
Okay, I promised before/current updates ... here we go ...

Before (Christmas 2005, 1 month before I joined LAWL).

http://www.myphotoshub.com/is.php?i=29156&img=december_2005_2.jpg

Current (Today -- June 30, 2006, 78.6 lbs down!)

http://www.myphotoshub.com/is.php?i=29155&img=june_2006.jpg

dolphn545
06-30-2006, 06:51 PM
Erin - WOW. Amazing Difference!! :)

Mom_of_3_Monsters
06-30-2006, 06:51 PM
WOW Erin !! You look great !!:hug:

MTdebster921
07-01-2006, 12:06 AM
Erin- WOW WOW WOW Huge difference. You look so much younger now too. YOU ROCK!!!

MTdebster921
07-01-2006, 12:18 AM
Ladies- Thank you so much for your kind words.:) :hug: I do notice the difference. I guess the thing was that when I first looked at the pic from last year, it did hit me how much I have lost, but when I put the current picture up next to it, I didn't see the difference my mind though it should be. Does that make any sense at all?????

stiesta
07-01-2006, 12:29 AM
I think what you're doing is not loving the self you are now or seeing how great you look now. You're being critical maybe because it's not where you ultimately want to be. I do that to myself all the time. You've lost 51 pounds, lady! That's a HUGE accomplishment! You need to put away that old bad self-image and see how far you've come. Don't worry about what you want to be - you'll get there. Love yourself for what you've done. :hug:

Ninacali
07-01-2006, 03:37 AM
A good WI! Lost 2 & don't want to find 'em....lol
The stress is getting to me but I'm finding myself more encouraged not to go off program. Well, till dh weighed himself and was down 4! Of course he doesn't need to lose an ounce and so I was in a pissy mood and sulked for the remaining of the day.....Aww well, at least I didn't do anything I would have regretted. Love seeing the pics, that helps knowing others have had great success.

PURPLEPIRATE99
07-01-2006, 07:55 AM
oH, ERIN you look wonderful girlfriend - I can see an amazing difference......I must say too that you look great in purple!!!! whoooo hoooo -keep it up girl-you;re lokking awesome and it can only get better!!!!!

Christie - wonderful post - I think we all do that to ourselves!!!

Misti in Seattle
07-01-2006, 09:48 AM
Yay Erin and Debbie... BIG difference in both of you. Great job and thanks for posting.

Tricia LOL your comment about not wanting to find the lost pounds reminds me of my brother. Whenever I tell him I have lost weight he says "Have you looked behind you lately? I found it!!: :)

green0923
07-01-2006, 09:57 AM
Thank you all for your very kind words! it's such great motivation to see everyone's progress -- and to hear the great support! I love this board! :)

Repo girl
07-01-2006, 12:40 PM
Oh, Erin, all I can say is HOLY COW! You look amazing! You look so different, too. So much of an hourglass figure too. Great job to you. I have no doubt you are going glide on in to your goal. Thanks for posting. Your success is such an inspiration to all of us.

green0923
07-01-2006, 02:28 PM
Wow! Thanks! What wonderful compliments! And thanks so much for the votes of confidence! :) :hug: to you wonderful ladies for your continued kindness and support!

mentul77
07-02-2006, 08:08 PM
One of my wedding pictures taken in May of 2005, I know you don't get the full image b/c of all of the huge dress lol but here it is:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a246/mentul77/dress.jpg

Here are 2 pics that were taken today, after I've lost over 50% of my weight:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a246/mentul77/DSCF0959.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a246/mentul77/DSCF0960.jpg

I hope these don't come out too big!

Misti in Seattle
07-02-2006, 08:26 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Amazing! You look stunning! What a great job! Congratulations!!! :dance:

green0923
07-02-2006, 09:41 PM
Mentul77, first, let me say that you made a gorgeous bride! Your dress is absolutely beautiful!

Secondly, you look amazing! Congratulations!!!!

mentul77
07-02-2006, 09:48 PM
Thank you guys! Looking back I wish I had found (and been able to afford) LAWL BEFORE the wedding rather than after but I'm loving it now!

PURPLEPIRATE99
07-03-2006, 09:46 AM
Mentul77 - You look great - You can tell a huge difference even with the first pic in the dress - you look amazing and have done a wonderful job!!!

Tomkyn
07-03-2006, 10:35 AM
Mentul77- Wow wow wow! Holy cow is that a change! You're so beautiful!

bizlawchik
07-03-2006, 02:15 PM
Joan, Erin, Mentul - Your changes are amazing. You all look so beautiful!

mentul77
07-04-2006, 12:09 PM
Thank you guys. It is so much easier for me to see it in pictures than in the mirror. You all know how much those things lie! lol

StargazerJMK
07-04-2006, 04:41 PM
Well, I can't seem to get the photos to work regardless of what I've tried. :(

green0923
08-04-2006, 02:43 PM
Just bumping this up ... Anyone have any updates?

Candiflip
08-13-2006, 07:32 PM
Wow what great modivation this thread is!!! :D Congratulations to all of you!!!

csoar2004
08-14-2006, 09:56 AM
you can see before/during/after photos @ my picturetrail site. ;) It's been almost 3 years since I reached goal and I've kept it ALL off. :carrot: Woohoooooooooo! :D

MTdebster921
10-24-2006, 12:15 AM
Just bringing the thread up. Let's add more pics on here!!

green0923
10-24-2006, 01:11 PM
Good idea, Deb! When I hit the magic 100, I will post some updated pictures!!!