Saturday, September 19, 2009

Before and After (But Not The Last After)

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single footstep. I am treating getting healthy and losing weight as a journey. There are places to go, people to meet, goals to reach. And milestones. Fitting into an old pair of jeans is a milestone. Not fitting into a not very old pair of jeans is even more of a milestone.

I came across these pictures recently. They were taken almost 2 years ago. If I wasn't at my heaviest weight here, I was pretty darned close. See the tan jeans. They were snug. See the green shirt. Not very good at concealing my spare tires.





Here I am in the same clothes today. (The jeans are fresh from the drier, so you know they're at their tightest)




Not too shabby, huh? Serious baggy britches. And the spare tires? Slowly getting the air let out of them.



Shortstuff wonders why I'm taking pictures, but she thinks it's all good. (Puppygirl is camera shy)

It's a worthwhile and serious journey. But for now, I gotta tell ya. I'm having fun clothes shopping in my own closet.

15 comments:

  1. You look amazing!! Like a totally new you! You are going to have no clothes soon! Keep up the great work!!

    xo

    Jen

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  2. Keep up the good work. I will be checking back her often to see your progress so continue posting pictures. I will try some of yor recipes. They look appetizing.

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  3. Dude! Awesome freakin progress!

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  4. jennifer york (jeepjenn)September 19, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Great job! It's weird to buy new clothes, and have to buy them smaller...brain is having a coping problem with that thought....but it'll catch up!

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  5. such great progress! looking good!

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  6. I love this post! It's great to have pre-before and after pics! You do look like a brand new you. I'm also doing some closet shopping. Isn't it great?!!

    I've just recently been reading your blog, and wanted to say Hi.

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  7. You look GREAT! OMG! How much weight have you lost now (total)?

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  8. You look wonderful! How awesome to take a picture in the same clothes and see that they are HUGE on you!!!

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  9. Look at YOU! You go, girl! And I'm lovin' that camel, head wrap thing you had goin' on. :D

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  10. *cue confetti shaped like YOU*

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  11. I notice how you are standing taller and prouder in your after pics! Way to go! You are rockin' those "before" clothes!

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  12. That is a huge milestone and wearing old clothes is funner than buying new... that is something I would have never thought I would say, but it is great to see progress in such a "real" way!

    WTG!

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  13. OH - MY - GAWWWD!!! (said in the tone of Janice from Friends)

    You look incredible!!! I would say get rid of those clothes- but its so fun to try them on as you lose weight- isnt it? You need to replace them with some skinny jeans! LOL.

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  14. Congrats! Though that vacation looked fun!

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