Monday, April 28, 2008

Update Pictures: 50 Pounds Gone

When I first saw these pictures, I was dismayed. I didn't see any real difference from ten pounds ago. Granted, ten pounds is not earth shattering, but I had hoped to see some big changes anyway. I almost didn't want to post them at all. I even tried on a different shirt to see if I looked thinner (ha). But in the interests of honesty and "being real," I am gonna post them anyway. I do hope folks can see some changes in these. Compare to the "before" pictures on the left sidebar.

228 Pounds:


What helped me the most is remembering that over this last 10 pounds, my upper body measurements barely changed, but my lower body shrunk significantly... 3/4" off each thigh and 1.75" off my hips. I don't measure my butt, but let me say that all my jeans have become quite baggy in the rear and thighs this month. So that's where I look for the changes... and I do think these pictures show a bit of a smaller lower half. I do realize the picture quality is pretty rough. Maybe I will get brave next time and let someone ELSE take my picture, in adequate lighting, instead trying to keep taking them myself in my mirror and then cropping off my head. Maybe...

In the meantime, I thought I would share a picture I found today of me in 2006 at about 278 (or more) pounds. I think my legs have changed a bit. But look, my head is the same, and my baby looks just like me!


44 comments:

Hanlie said...

Lyn, that's a major difference! You really are doing great! I am so proud of you!

the lassie said...

You're doing so well! Great pics!!

Lauren said...

OMG, you look so different, and amazing BTW. You give me hope.

Anonymous said...

Very noticeable difference. You're an inspiration.

findingfawn said...

Whoa Lyn, where did your hips go? You go girl! Love, FindingFawn!

Teale said...

I notice the most difference in your torso! Your hips, your tummy, your boobs... all so much slimmer & toned! GREAT progress pics!!!

Karen (aka Deadbudgee) said...

OMG Lyn! You look AMAZING!!!! I am so thrilled for you!!!!

Vickie said...

your shoulders are now "the widest part of you" - did you notice that?

your pics are great. we can all see a big difference.

Dona said...

Lyn - can you honestly not see that much of a difference? We all can so don't be discouraged because you look marvelous!!!

Ryry the Adventurous said...

Are you kidding?? That is a MAJOR change!! You look absoloutely amazing. Way to go Lyn!!!!

RunningNan said...

I think you look fabulous!

Lynne said...

I can see the difference and I am sure you are feeling it even if it's only in your mind!

My hubby is clueless and sabotaging at times -- bringing crap into the house, but I am rising above... I have my sisters for support and online friends are priceless!

Keep up the GREAT WORK!!

Kathy said...

Good for you! Big difference!

Angie said...

You look fantastic! I just celebrated my 50lb mark too. It is a WONDERFUL feeling. Congratulations! Also, I am so glad your hubby noticed and gave you a well deserved compliment!

AmandaMariePGH said...

Congratulations... I just finished reading your blog from beginning to end and am so happy for your success! Keep up the good work.

P.S. If you don't see the progress, take a picture wearing the clothes from your last picture. I bet you'll see it then!

The Duchess of Wessex said...

You are So funny! (Baby looks like me...)

You look FANTASTIC!

You must be so thrilled! E

njoy your accomplishment and know how much I enjoy your Blog... You inspire me so much!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

Wow. Look at you! You look like you're UNDER 200, no kidding. I'm jealous. Excuse me while I give you the evil eye for three seconds.

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Okay. I'm done with the green monster. HOORAY!!!!

:)

The Princess

Ceres said...

Lyn, there's definitely a difference! You can see your butt has shrunk, and there's actually a curve between your stomach and your breasts! And I'll agree with amandamariepgh, try taking a pic with the same clothes you were wearing ten pounds ago, I'm sure they will look different!
Congratulations again! **cyber-hug**

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Allison said...

You look fantastic, and of course there's a huge difference in how you look then and now! Great job!

Stamp Til Dawn said...

I love the family resemblance. It's amazing. Thanks for the laugh!

new*me said...

You look beautiful!!! You are doing an awesome job girl! I can see the biggest difference in your tummy and hips. You are one hot mama :) Keep up the good work!

Honi said...

okay if i come over to your house do you have anything I can throw at you.. nothing that would hurt you .. just something to get your attention... HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO!!! BIG DIFFERENCE.. you look wonderful.. of course minus the head you weigh a lot less.. put the head back on ... so you can see how great you look!!!!!!

Honi said...

HI LYN,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR COMMENT ON MY BLOG.. YEP.. THERE IS A SHELLAC FOR FOOD.. think about all the nice and shiny food products you see in adds.. or glazes on cakes or cookies or bars... YEP food Shellac.. :-)

iCANdothis said...

wow you look fantastic!

Drina said...

Dare I say you're getting an hourglass...

Heather said...

I definitely see a difference! your waist is slimmer and your stomach flatter. you keep it up, you are looking good!

Caroline said...

Wow! You may not notice (I never seem to notice a whole lot of difference in me), but I sure can! And I went through the withdrawal thing that you mentioned. When I gained a lot of weight I completely withdrew from a lot of friends because I was so ashamed of my weight. It's so nice to get back out and enjoy life. Congrats, you're an inspiration!

Sunny said...

You are beautiful! I even showed your progress to my husband. You and I started out at approximately the same weight - so I look at you and say "Look what a difference there will be 50 pounds from now!" Doesn't she look awesome!!!

Well actually the reason he came to look over my shoulder in the first place is because I laughed out loud when I saw the picture of you holding the baby and saying she looks just like you...LOL

Keep up the awesome job - I like knowing what I could look like if I keep plugging away!

Shelladawn said...

There is a major difference from your last snaps.You look amazing.You continue to be an inspiration.

Sarah said...

Look at you! Can you see how narrow you are getting too?

Have your kids noticed?

Lyn said...

Sarah,

The kids haven't said anything about weight, but they say things like, "How far do you ride on that bike? Wow that is far. How fast do you go? Do you do that every day?" (Wow, a Mom who MOVES! LOL)

Jayme said...

WOW!!! those before /after pics are amazing:) .....congratulations on your loss. You must be so proud!!!

Danielle said...

Amazing.
The difference is just amazing!

Keep it up, Lyn!

And WHEN are you going to post pics of your face? I have no doubt that you're just lovely!

Midnyte said...

way to Go Lyn!!! You have lost in your thighs.. and are doing great!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! You are doing so well and look just wonderful! Also, the baby is so cute. The way you are going she will only remember a skinny mommie!

Tai

Dottie said...

I can definitely see a difference! You look fantabulous and should be so proud! Great job...keep it up!

''A Tenacious Dieter'' said...

Hi, my friend sent me the link to your blog. Youre doing great!
I can identify with you about losing on the lower half MORE THAN THE TOP, AT DIFFERENT RATES, I'm that way too - thing to remember is at the end it'll all catch up with itself.(SO THEY TELL ME LOL)
Good luck on your journey, YOU CAN DO IT!!

Sunny Days said...

WoW!! I hope to do as good as you have done. You look so good in your pics! (would love to see your beautiful face though) Thank you for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

You look fantastic. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

In the original photo your arms are forced out to the side of you as they rest on your hips. In the 50 pound lost photo, your arms curve in and there's space between your arms and your waist/hips. What a difference.

WebRover

LD in PDX said...

You are my hero!!!
Don't give up and don't give in!
Always remember that YOU are the prize!!!

Anonymous said...

You're right! Your baby looks EXACTLY like you! ha ha
Just curious....does your husband have a head?

Connie said...

What a transformation!! I think you look great!!

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