My suggestion for you if you would like to see some "before & after" photo's is to browse around different forums. There are many that have a thread just for "progress" photos. And let me tell you,, they are VERY inpiring!!
One person that comes to mind, (I don't remember which forum she posts) is Mothergoose. She looks incredible!! So if you're reading this mothergoose..... You look fantastic!!! I applaud you for your success!!!
Sandy... you can go look at some progress photos at the Jaded Ladies forum. We have a few there. Mine is in there too. What helped me to lose the weight was just watching my portions and excercising. I am currently trying Atkins. Just started, so I'm still waiting to see results.
I wish you luck your journey and welcome you to 3FC!!