Goal Photo Album If you've reached goal, please share your before and after photos to help inspire others, and show off your new body!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-16-2006, 12:48 PM   #1  
Let's do this!
Thread Starter
 
junebug41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 3rd cornfield on the left.
Posts: 3,757

S/C/G: 210/149/140

Height: 5'6.5

Default It was hiding, but I found it

So I was digging through my best friend's pictures the other day. My friends are the only ones that have pictures of me that look like this, even though I looked like this for about 20 years. When I go into their homes, these pictures are still displayed, yet they always insist that I never looked that overweight. When I came across this picture, I thought it was the perfect "before" picture. My smile wasn't real. No picture was taking with a real smile because I was cringing inside. Upon the development of them, the pictures would be further proof of how bad I felt about myself and how I took it out on my body. So, here are some before and afters.

Before the changed mindset and the mass of knowledge I've gained through this process. After the wake-up call, my final goodbye binge on $20 worth of chinese food and the realization that I run my life. Not the other way around.

EDIT: Would someone kindly move this to the photo section? I meant to post it there, but my comp is acting a bit funky.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg blech jen.jpg (29.1 KB, 16205 views)
File Type: jpg berry days.jpg (47.6 KB, 13628 views)
File Type: jpg wedding.jpg (47.0 KB, 16891 views)

Last edited by junebug41; 01-06-2009 at 10:11 PM.
junebug41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 01:38 PM   #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 502

Height: 5'6"

Default

You look beautiful in all the pictures, but there definately is a big difference especially in how happy you look! Thanks for sharing, they are very inspirational!!! WTG!!
MelodyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 02:33 PM   #3  
stbakd
 
hefty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: toronto, ont
Posts: 1,007

Default

wow you look good
glen
hefty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 03:08 PM   #4  
Moderator
 
Heather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,704

S/C/G: 295/225/back to Onederland

Height: 5'5"

Default

wowsa! You look terrific! (and happier!)
Heather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 04:34 PM   #5  
Senior Member
 
kykaree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lancashire, England
Posts: 3,171

Default

You were pretty before but you look fantastic now!
kykaree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 04:55 PM   #6  
~~Maintainer!~~
 
jtammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,496

S/C/G: 346/186/186

Height: 5' 9"

Default

Wow! You're gorgeous! You do look so much happier after. Congrats!
jtammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 04:57 PM   #7  
Senior Member
 
lou1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: london
Posts: 486

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kykaree
You were pretty before but you look fantastic now!
i agree..
lou1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2006, 06:22 PM   #8  
lilybelle
 
lilybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: rural Oklahoma
Posts: 6,619

S/C/G: 234/142/145

Height: 5'7

Default

You look so fantastic and so happy. Thanks for sharing the pic's.
lilybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 08:31 AM   #9  
Senior Member
 
Misti in Seattle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 8,793

Height: 5'8.5"

Default

Wow you look great! Thanks for sharing the pix
Misti in Seattle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 09:37 AM   #10  
sli
On A Mission
 
sli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 827

S/C/G: 209/135/130

Default

WOW you look really great!! Congrats!
sli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 10:16 AM   #11  
Fat-be-gone
 
Rosario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,052

Default

You look amazing!! I love your eyes!!! Congratulations on making it!!
Rosario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 01:40 PM   #12  
Bewitchin' in the kitchen
 
mauvaisroux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 11,506

Default

Moved as you wished!

Terrific job! Congratulations on loss!
mauvaisroux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 02:02 PM   #13  
Here we go again...
 
Sunnigummi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 1,209

S/C/G: 176/ticker/155

Height: 5'5"/ 65 in

Default

Good job junebug41!!! You look great!!!

May I ask how long it took you to get to your goal weight? Also, what did you do eating and exercise-wise? Thanks!
Sunnigummi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 04:32 PM   #14  
Let's do this!
Thread Starter
 
junebug41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 3rd cornfield on the left.
Posts: 3,757

S/C/G: 210/149/140

Height: 5'6.5

Default

mauvaisroux- thank you and thank you!

Sunnigummi-
time- march of 2004 to november 2004

Food:
I had a couple of events occur right when I started losing, so it's hard to say what really caused it. I shattered my ankle that march and was laid up. I went through some emotional stuff that caused me to take a look at my life. I was living alone and laid up, so eating to entertain myself was no longer an option. I had also just begun taking BCP to help manage cysts and was symptomatic for PCOS. I wasn't eating anywhere close to before my accident, so I couldn't handle the amounts I was used to. After a few weeks, I noticed my belly shrinking and when I got on a scale a couple of weeks after that, I was about 35 pounds down. I took that as a motivation. As far as eating, I ate a primarily meat free diet (the meat that I was eating was not cooked in a good way- fried or fast food). I cut my meals and half, but ate more frequently. My meals also focused on fruits and veggies. Breakfast became a part of life and I cut pretty much all processed foods. I completely stopped eating out and put a hold on bread and pasta. I have since reincorperated them, but I was pretty uneducated about what I was putting into my mouth, so i kinda had to step back and look what I was doing. I became a serious label reader. I didn't follow any plan, but the more "raw" I ate, the better I felt. I started reading up on juice fasting and the benefits of a raw diet. I don't eat completely raw or anything, but I've found that it provides a base for how I structure my diet. And it's worked for me. Like I said, I just realized that I was putting entirely too much food in my mouth and it wasn't always the right stuff. Looking back, I was a calorie cycler, between 1000-1600 per day. I try to keep it around 1600 now.

As far as exercise goes, I was still healing and couldn't run anyway, so I stuck to the elliptical and bike. I have always loved being active, but I just had to be consistent about it. I also took up pilates, bought a few aids (5-10 pound weights, stability ball, etc...) and took it from there.

Personally, I have found that I'm imperfect. I will not eat like a saint all the time. My saving grace is consistency. If I'm consistent with exercise, then it's easier to recover from a bad food day. If I'm consistent with my eating, I can give my body a break from working out. Exercise is becoming more important to me than ever, though, as I've taken up running and love it.

I've learned that our bodies are so incredibly different. Some can do it their own way, some do low-carb, WW, whatever. Find your balance. My outlook on food is this: Calories in vs. calories out and getting the most out of the foods I eat. Balance is key. I believe in produce, dark chocolate, wheatgrass, and a colorful plate.


Thank you EVERYONE for your compliments! you know how to make a girl

Last edited by junebug41; 07-18-2006 at 08:11 AM.
junebug41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 08:33 PM   #15  
Meg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 8,974

Default

You look like a totally different person!

I really have to agree with you about consistency being key to maintenance. You're right, we all have our bad moments, but getting right back on track makes all the difference in the world.
Meg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:38 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.