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Mel
05-18-2006, 10:06 PM
When I was in Colorado last summer visitng my mother, I swiped a picture she had on display in her living room. It was taken about eight years ago at my brother's wedding on a horribly hot day in September. My currently 15 yr old son had no idea who that fat woman in the picture was! We scanned it into the computer when I got home. I got cleaned up and took a new pic of myself, and with the wonders of Photoshop...voila!

Here's Mel, her thin mom and skinny sisters-in-law (June 2000):

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/trible_2006/CookieAndGang-smallest.jpg

Here's my new version of history:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/trible_2006/CookieAndGangwithMel-smallercopy.jpg

And a head shot from about a year ago- January 2007:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/trible_2006/Mel-purplesweater-noshadowcopy-1.jpg

Mel


sportmom
05-18-2006, 10:34 PM
That is amazing Mel! (Both your technical skills and your weight loss!)

So how many pounds was that? You look so much happier!

Daisy Boo
05-18-2006, 11:10 PM
Ha! Love it! You look great ;)


srmb60
05-18-2006, 11:38 PM
Awesome! Now we'd like a muscle pic :)

lilybelle
05-18-2006, 11:53 PM
That is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

teahoney
05-19-2006, 06:13 PM
You look great. Another inspiration. I love how you can "re-write" history like that.

Meg
05-19-2006, 06:28 PM
Mel, I just can't believe that's you! :fr: You went from frumpy housewife to gym diva!! You lost 60 pounds ... and 10 years. :D Got any more pix to share?

Jayde
05-19-2006, 07:11 PM
Wow! You don't even look like the same person. No wonder your son didn't know you.

We are all writing our history today. I'm glad you will be part of my history. :hug:

Jtjoray
05-20-2006, 02:03 AM
Awsome! Thank you for sharing your pictures. I'd love to see more.

sli
05-20-2006, 11:42 AM
WOW, you look great!
That really is amazing, congrats

mo_berry
05-23-2006, 01:05 PM
wow that is great.... I was like "hey how come they all have the same clothes on???"
duh!

great job!!!!

Ilene
05-23-2006, 11:13 PM
Wow Mel, like others have said no wonder your son didn't recognise you!! You look awesome... :yes: I also want to see muscle shots :strong: ...

Libby1972
06-02-2006, 08:18 AM
I want to see the muscle shots too! You look great Mel!

mudbugs
06-02-2006, 02:01 PM
OH my gosh--that is so funny!:D :D

I have a whole big load of pictures I want to send to you in a few months to do some work on, ok? :D :D

2CMEAGAIN
06-02-2006, 05:58 PM
WTG Mel!!!:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

love1384
06-07-2006, 01:16 AM
FAB!!!!!!!!!! .... just give me dosage of inspiration needed!!!

Keya
06-07-2006, 04:32 PM
Congratulations Mel you look fantastic. Not only have you lost weight you are keeping it off.

starcatcher
07-04-2006, 03:56 PM
Lovely :carrot:

Mel
10-03-2006, 10:43 PM
OK, Susan, just added that muscle pic for ya! :o

Mel

Ilene
10-03-2006, 10:47 PM
WooHoo Mel !! I wanna be just like you :tantrum:

Laura Philly
10-04-2006, 02:52 AM
Wow!
Mel you are an inspiration!

gtrprincess144
10-04-2006, 10:42 AM
WTG, You look Great!!

Mel
01-06-2007, 10:58 PM
I got my late Christmas present today! Everyone chipped in and got me the camera I've been drooling over. And I still love Photoshop :)
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/trible_2006/Mel-purplesweater-noshadowcopy-1.jpg

Mel

Jennifer 3FC
01-07-2007, 12:00 AM
Beautiful as always, Sweet Mel! :D

Ilene
01-07-2007, 12:21 AM
Lovely picture of you Mel :yes:

Meg
01-07-2007, 06:54 AM
Damn! You look young enough to be your daughter! :D

Heather
01-07-2007, 09:25 AM
Great pic! Have fun with the camera!

Lydia227
01-07-2007, 01:06 PM
There you are Mel! You look so happy! Enjoy that new camera and congratulations on your five years of continued maintenance. You and Meg are an incredible inspiration and role model to me. Thank you for sharing so much of your experiences and insight with those of us who are working to create "new histories" of our own.:cool: :hug:

futuresurferchick
01-07-2007, 11:25 PM
I dunno how long this thread has been up but I just stumbled across it... you look beautiful Mel, what a difference, congrats! :)

Gladdy
02-12-2007, 08:47 PM
Re: Christmas gift and muscle pics:

******HOTTIE!!!******

Goddess Jessica
03-09-2007, 08:04 PM
Mel -
I too adore cameras and photoshop.... but I'm thinking that maybe you don't understand photoshop. You see, you don't *actually* have to lose the weight. You could have just photoshopped it off. Darn it! Well, I guess if you've already lost it, you might at well keep it off. ;)

fabulousonadiet
03-19-2008, 06:44 PM
Wonderful!! I love how you photoshopped history!! lol

HeartlessFatstard
03-26-2008, 05:17 PM
Very cool, on both the transformation and the photoshopping skills!

KellyBean88
04-08-2010, 04:48 AM
You look amazing. Congrats!