30 January 2006

Ok, here they are!!

The pictures below and to the right were taken on October 22, 2005 and today. Thank you very much, Jenn, for harping on me, er, I mean asking me, to take and post these pictures! I am _shocked_ at the difference! Yes, I knew I'd lost more weight since the first pictures were taken, but did I think I'd changed _this_ much? No way!! I mean, check out my shoulders and abdomen! Now, the girls _really_ are where they should be! Mind you, I'm still not thrilled with my abdominal area, and while I definitely think my legs look longer (but that's probably just because today's pic has all of my legs in it), I don't think they look that much smaller. But, now I can understand why some people have reacted with incredulousness when I've told them that I want to lose more weight. There's really not much more on my upper body (other than skin!) that I could lose, and unless my lower half were really scrutinized, I can now understand what they've been thinking.


The below pictures (which I can't believe I'm sharing) were taken in October of 2003 and July of 2004. But, they help to show how far I've come, right? The top one was a few hours before my mother-in-law's wedding and the bottom one is of me and my husband with a friend from college. I just can't believe I lived this way for so long. While I do care about what others think of me, I'm ashamed for myself that I lived like this for so long. When I think of the things that I couldn't (or didn't want to) do, it almost makes me cry. I'll never be that way again, though. That I know for sure.


11 comments:

Kim said...

You are a beauty!!!
Kim

Becky said...

You look great!

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing the pics! You've come such a long way. You look great!!

Holly said...

oh.my.god.

you look INCREDIBLE... those new pictures are amazing, you're gorgeous! look at those cheekbones! that collar bone!

breathtaking!

cee cee said...

oo WOW Jenn, thanks so much for sharing those pics! what a difference.. you have done a fantastic job :)

Claire said...

Jenn, I am glad you posted those pictures. The change is truly amazing! A woman in my weekly support group carries around her before and after pictures. I think that is a great idea and once I reach my own goal I will also carry around my before/afters.

Congratulations! Your transformation has been incredible!

Melissa said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures of yourself. Gives me the incentive to stay on track so one day I can also share such pictures of my self.Keep up the good work. You go girl!

Kaye Bailey said...

Hey Jenn - Great collar bones!

:)

The Catapillar said...

Absolutly GORGEOUS!!!!

jenn said...

holy crap!!! you are a totally, normal size looking person. wow, you'd never, ever know you were once fat! ever. WOW!!!
Sorry I've been MIA - and sorry I missed this post since I'd been the one bugging you :)
~jenn

gale m said...

WOW YOU LOOK TRULY FANTASTIC...I JUST HAD THE SURGERY 1/31/06 AND HAVE LOST 15 LBS POST OP...I ALSO HAVE POS,BUT WILL BE TURNING FIFTY THIS YEAR AND SEEM TO BE GOING THRU THE CHANGE..WHAT AN AWFUL DISEASE THAT IS TO CONTEND WITH. YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION.