I think it’s important to share my “before” pictures because it’s so important to look back and realize how far I’ve come. I’m working on getting to the “after” pictures. Until then, we’ll just refer to these as progress shots.
This golf shot was taken at the height of my heaviness, and I was still trying to enjoy life…but wow..it’s so much easier over 100 pounds lighter.
This photo was taken on the Hudson River. I’m pretty sure I was over 400 pounds at that point, but I can’t be sure…
This photo is from January 2009.
It was cold and blistery in NY at that time, but I couldn’t button my coat. And I couldn’t buy a bigger one because the store didn’t sell bigger ones.
This one is from February of 2009 – shortly before I would decide that enough is enough. I had just been asked to move from the regular seating at a show in Vegas to the “champagne circle” because I’d be “more comfortable there.” Indeed, I was though it didn’t keep me from fighting back tears on the inside.
This photo was at my dining room table. I used to love hiding in big sweaters, but now I enjoy summer too. I am not yet at my goal, but I no longer worry about doing my best to hide behind the table.
A full body shot which was rare before the beginning of this journey.
This photo is from the day I broke my foot. The doctor wanted to give me a walker because I was too heavy to use crutches, but I refused. I took the crutches and put a lot more weight on my foot than I should have.
Here’s a photo from Fall 2009 – a few months into my weight-loss.
December 2009 with Dad – almost 9 months into my journey…
See the black coat that I couldn’t button before? This photo is from March 2010. The coat was bigger than it needed to be by then.
And this is from June 2010. I’m a big fan of full body shots now because they’ll be so important to me later.
Here’s another recent photo from late June…I have a long road, but I already feel like a healthy, fit person. And my body is slowly catching up with my mind…;)
And a recent full body shot from July 2010.
It’s so much easier to get around without all of the added weight! I can’t imagine how great I’ll feel when I reach my ultimate goal.
My body still has a lot of shrinking to do, but I can see some major changes so far. More importantly, I can feel incredible changes so far. Some days are easy, and some are a struggle, but if I had known how much I could enjoy this journey I would have started much sooner.
Stay tuned because smaller photos are coming…;)