I am reposting this since my original post was wiped out in the crash today.
The "before" picture was the one that spurred me to really buckle down and start eating sensibly and exercising. Before seeing it, I was in denial about how I really looked. That picture slapped me in the face and woke me up!
The "after" pic was taken this weekend.
I've lost 30 pounds so far, and am half-way to my goal.
(P.s. -- The shadows in the "after pic" are concealing my badonkadonk pretty well, so I'm not really as slender as this pic might make me seem!)