I have to admit that nearly all my old pictures are boxed up in California. I only have these from my high school graduation, when I was 17 years old. I think I actually gained weight over the next 5 years before I started losing weight. We didn't own scales so...I think I weighed about 250 lbs because a few years later I moved in with a roommate who had a scale, and that's what I weighed. Then I went on a grilled chicken and oatmeal diet, and lost 20 lbs. I think. Because a few months after I started using the scale I realized it was broken (as in, zero wasn't zero anymore. I think I broke it. 250 was the limit.) By the time I started at Curves I weighed in at 231 lbs, 41% body fat.
I am told I still had this same baby face--people often asked me when I was going to graduate high school when I was 21. I look older now.
Sorry the pics are grainy. I scoured my computer drives and boxes--no fat pics. I guess I was on a mission to leave my past behind me.
and this is a more recent picture:
the cruise we went on in April.