This is my hubby and me back in December 2007.  I was 285 lbs. at the time.


Then this is my official “before” picture, taken 7/22/08 at 270.4 lbs.


Then here are my progress photos, taken 11/23/08 at 243.4 lbs.


side back

These next ones are at 233.8 lbs (FINALLY FIFTY POUNDS LOST!!!)

(and yes, I became a blonde! ha!):

front 233 lbs

side 233 lbs

back 233 lbs

Oh look!  All my different hair colors!

faces April 09

Below are two more headshots, the first one from January 2008,
the second one from April 2009.  In the first one I was in the dining car on a train
and I just remember feeling so uncomfortable in my own skin that day.


*****Big Heavy Sigh*****

Now it’s January 2011 and I gained all that weight back, plus about 10 lbs.
I swore I would never do that, would never return to feeling this way.
But I did.
I cannot, however, change the past.  But I can change the path before me.

And I’m back here… to do just that.

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10 Comments so far

  1. Ginger on November 23rd, 2008

    Wow you look great!! I just wanted to let you know how inspired i am by seeing your pics, Great job and good luck on the rest of your weight loss journey!

  2. susan on February 10th, 2009

    You’re not only losing weight, your losing years ~ look how much younger you look in your last head shot!

    I like your hair color.

    YAY YOU!!!

  3. feathers on March 5th, 2009

    Wow. Those portrait shots of you are amazing. You look like a different person. Fantastic.

  4. stacyann on April 28th, 2009

    I really agree with Susan you look so much younger now! You’ll be looking 21 by the time you hit your goal weight 🙂

  5. joshua on May 12th, 2009

    Hey Eileen! I’m new to this blog network and I’d just like to say you’re doing such a great job and you look incredible 🙂 Keep up the GREAT work!

  6. twice on May 23rd, 2009

    wow those pictures are inspiring!! You look amazing! I can only imagine how great you’ll look once you reach your goal.

    I love the blonde, makes you look 10 years younger 🙂

  7. bigprof on May 23rd, 2009

    I agree with twice, these are some really inspiring pictures! It’s like you’re a completely different person now…you even look happier.

    Congrats on all your success. I look forward to seeing your next set of After Photos!

  8. pooh63 on June 22nd, 2009

    All I can say is “WOW!!!” You look great! The difference between 12/07 and 1/09 is awesome. Like 2 different people. I am so happy for you Eileen. Keep on going to goal, you’ve proven that you have what it takes.


  9. sunnydaze on July 3rd, 2009

    YOU GO GIRL! You look amazing! I am so very inspired by seeing your pics – thanks for posting them! I also agree that you look years younger with the slimmer you and blonde hair 🙂

    YOU ROCK! 😀

  10. emaline29 on January 23rd, 2011

    I am indeed very amazed and inspired by your progress. You certainly look years younger. Well done!

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