Goal Photo Album - Rewriting my Personal History
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):
Here's my new version of history:
And a head shot from about a year ago- January 2007:
05-18-2006, 09:34 PM
That is amazing Mel! (Both your technical skills and your weight loss!)
So how many pounds was that? You look so much happier!
05-18-2006, 10:10 PM
Ha! Love it! You look great ;)
05-18-2006, 10:38 PM
Awesome! Now we'd like a muscle pic :)
05-18-2006, 10:53 PM
That is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
05-19-2006, 05:13 PM
You look great. Another inspiration. I love how you can "re-write" history like that.
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?
05-19-2006, 06:11 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:
05-20-2006, 01:03 AM
Awsome! Thank you for sharing your pictures. I'd love to see more.
WOW, you look great!
That really is amazing, congrats
05-23-2006, 12:05 PM
wow that is great.... I was like "hey how come they all have the same clothes on???"
05-23-2006, 10:13 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: ...
06-02-2006, 07:18 AM
I want to see the muscle shots too! You look great Mel!
06-02-2006, 01:01 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
06-02-2006, 04:58 PM
WTG Mel!!!:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:
06-07-2006, 12:16 AM
FAB!!!!!!!!!! .... just give me dosage of inspiration needed!!!
Congratulations Mel you look fantastic. Not only have you lost weight you are keeping it off.
07-04-2006, 02:56 PM
OK, Susan, just added that muscle pic for ya! :o
10-03-2006, 09:47 PM
WooHoo Mel !! I wanna be just like you :tantrum:
10-04-2006, 01:52 AM
Mel you are an inspiration!
10-04-2006, 09:42 AM
WTG, You look Great!!
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 :)
01-06-2007, 11:00 PM
Beautiful as always, Sweet Mel! :D
01-06-2007, 11:21 PM
Lovely picture of you Mel :yes:
Damn! You look young enough to be your daughter! :D
01-07-2007, 08:25 AM
Great pic! Have fun with the camera!
01-07-2007, 12:06 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:
01-07-2007, 10:25 PM
I dunno how long this thread has been up but I just stumbled across it... you look beautiful Mel, what a difference, congrats! :)
02-12-2007, 07:47 PM
Re: Christmas gift and muscle pics:
03-09-2007, 07:04 PM
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. ;)
03-19-2008, 05:44 PM
Wonderful!! I love how you photoshopped history!! lol
03-26-2008, 04:17 PM
Very cool, on both the transformation and the photoshopping skills!
04-08-2010, 03:48 AM
You look amazing. Congrats!