Sunday, May 9, 2010

70 Pounds Gone Pictures (208)

As promised, here are new pictures of me, taken today, at 208 pounds:



You can see my 'before' pics over there on the left (278 pounds) and links to the other update pictures underneath that.
My measurements changed dramatically this month! On April 7, I weighed 218. Since then I have lost:

1/4" off my neck
1/2" off my bust
no change in my wrists nor those stubborn upper arms
1/4" off each calf
1/4" off each thigh
and... drumroll...
TWO FULL INCHES off my waist...
and another TWO FULL INCHES off my hips!

Wow! What a change! As a result, this morning I fit just perfectly into my brand new size 16 a.n.a. jeans that did not fit me 2 weeks ago. I am wearing them in the picture! I feel stronger, too, from the lifting and biking; my arms and legs are developing some muscle definition and firmness that wasn't there before.

Hard work pays off. I am so excited! Thank you for all the support along the way. It means the world to me!

85 comments:

Blubeari said...

You look AMAZING. You deserve it. Congratulations girl.

screwdestiny said...

Wow, you look just amazing, Lyn! There is a really big difference from just ten pounds ago. I'm glad you're seeing such great results.

Anonymous said...

Looking Great!!!!!!!!!

So Exciting.

Keep It Up Lyn!

My daughter and I are starting and on our way!


Mother of Many

jordan said...

You look awesome!

Rebekah said...

Oh girl I am SOOOO happy for you! I know you dont show your face but I bet you have the biggest smile EVER! Congrats, you DESERVE this so much!

Rina said...

You look incredible!!!! Do you know what this makes me think - you wrote a lot about standing out because of your size - I always appreciated your candor and gained a lot from your stories and insights. I especially remember you saying once that you entered a doctor's office and in the waiting room everyone was a "normal" size except for you. I keep on thinking of that visual throughout my journey, I don't know why but it is so helpful to me. And when I looked at this photo, I thought - you look "normal" sized! You wouldn't stand out in a waiting room or in any crowd! Isn't that incredible?!?! I am so, SO deliriously happy for you - I haven't been following you for that long, but you are hands down my favorite weight-loss blogger, your writing is so honest and incisive. I have been wanting this for you for a very long time - I am SO happy that it's finally happening. I can't wait to see you get into the 100s.

Watching and Weighting said...

wowsa! You look amazing! What a tremendous achievement! well done! x

Lisa said...

Yes you sure do look wonderful.

It is so cool to suddenly see such a dramatic change. Those measurement changes are big for such a short time period.

It is weird how our bodies can suddenly lose inches almost out of the blue. I have lost 22 pounds so far and it seems just like this week all that lose caught up with me and clothes that were fitting just a few days ago are now falling off.

I think I have said it before but you are also my all time favorite blogger. You are blog really is the best. Please do not ever leave us, lol. I am just so happy for you.

Fat Grump said...

Wow! What a difference Lyn!

You are really shaping up and no longer 'fat'. I envy you your waist! It must be such a lovely feeling to see the changes.

You inspired me to do something about my weight and for that I am really grateful. I am still dithering but seeing the results of your dedication to the cause is another kick up the rear for me! Well done! Fantastic progress, and so deserved.

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

LYN!!!

YOU LOOK AMAZING! Yes, I am yelling - I am so happy for you! So, so happy! Can you even frickin' believe it?

You're sporting a sexy new bod, that's for sure.

Do you feel like you could just burst out of your skin with happiness?

Incredible job...you are getting "Lyn" back...woohoo!

Diana said...

You look great Lyn! Keep up the good work! :)

MaryBe said...

You look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

If the change was only in your pictures it would still be wonderful
but
the internal changes you've described are even more impressive!

Congratulations you your continuing progress in all areas!
And thank you for sharing what you're learning!

Marie

F. McButter Pants said...

Seriusly amazing before and after pics! Good for you!

Jac said...

Wow! Your new pictures brought a tear to my eye. What a vivid demonstration of the benefits of hard-work, determination and perserverance. Inspirational!

Christy said...

CONGRATS!!! You are amazing!

How weight became an issue. said...

Inspiring!

Tracy said...

Looking good! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations :)

nelson_clan said...

You go girl!!!

I'd hit a plateu until I started readying your blog, you gave me some ideas to change up what I've been doing and have started losing again. You're looking great!

Krista said...

CONGRATS, hun! Your postive vibes are just oozing from this post and I love it!

Lisa said...

GREAT PICS!!!! Congrats!

Cortney said...

You have such a great curvy figure! Way to go, and congratulations :)

Al (losingharry) said...

Looking Goood!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! What a pretty figure! Amazing what a difference 70 lbs makes!

You have been a HUGE motivator to me. Because of you I gave up most carbs when you started Medifast. I have lost 21 lbs! The only time I've felt hungry was after I ate too much cauliflower pizza...it tasted amazing, but the extra cheese triggered some mild cravings (next time I won't eat leftovers for breakfast the next day. LOL. :) )

The best part about losing weight, for me, is the desire to be more active. From the bottom of my heart: thank you for sharing your experiences and your beautiful energy.

Lori said...

Good for you, Lyn!!!
Lori

Trixie said...

Congrats -- you look so wonderful!! I agree with the other poster that said you look normal. If I say you anywhere out in public, it would never occur to me to think of you as "fat".

Keep up the great work!!

Lori said...

You look great - keep going! You have such a great attitude going right now. :D

skinnyhollie said...

You look awesome!!!!!!!!

I am so proud of you.

Onederland is right around the corner for you, girlie!

Teale said...

Such a wonderful job! Beautiful!!!

christina said...

you are an inspiration!

Badger said...

Crikey! That's an amazing change. Well done xx

Beetnik Mama said...

You look wonderful! Just an amazing difference . . . I can only imagine how you must be feeling. Both mentally and physically -- I think about your post about not being exhausted anymore pretty frequently.

What a fabulous Mother's Day gift to yourself!!

georgia said...

Lyn!! Looking great! I’m excited for you! Excellent! Excellent! Excellent progress!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! Way to stick with it!!

Theresa said...

You look wonderful! I agree with all the other posters! It's awesome!!! You no longer look "big" at all girl. You are making your dreams come true with hard work!!!

Shelley said...

You.Look.Fantastic.

And you're right - NORMAL. Congratulations!!!

Leslie said...

Unbefreakinlievable! You look great. Mahvelous!

Steelers6 said...

WOW. [Normally very wordy me]...Just Wow.

Are you tall? Bc You look even less than 208. It is amazing that you are at 208 now!! Yaa hoo! Hugs, Chrissy

Lyn said...

Thank you all very much! It has taken a lot of work to get here!

Chrissy~
I am 5'6. Actually more like 5'5 and a half but I refuse to be that short :)

I think my arms must weigh 50 pounds which is why the rest of me looks smaller... lol!

ryry the adventurous said...

You look so wonderful!! I'd say "I can't believe it," but I CAN! I knew you could do it!!! I am SO happy for you. :)

sarah said...

Congratulations! I am very excited for you!

Tricia said...

WHOOHOOOOO

gingandleefrvr said...

OMG so proud of you... you look amazing!!!

stephseef said...

INCREDIBLE in EVERY WAY.

Karen in Tennessee said...

You look great!!! Check out that little waistline!

Debbie said...

You look wonderful and I like those jeans..

Becca55 said...

Simply Amazing! You are and you look fantastic, Congratz on all your hard work!

M Pax said...

Hoooo, Lyn! I agree with the others. You do look amazing. Keep rocking it out!

Ice Queen said...

You are making wonderful progress and you look great. :D

Tjukkas said...

Oh my god, you look fantastic! Congratulations :-)

Lindsay said...

You look AMAZING!!! Congrats!!!!

Claire said...

You look beautiful. :)

Rae Komonski said...

Looking GREAT, Lyn! Your progress is so inspiring and I love reading your blog. Thank you for existing :)

Julie said...

WOW! Lyn, you are a LEGEND!!

South Beach Steve said...

Wow Lyn! Really. WOW!

jasmine said...

WOW! that's all i can really say! you look great! keep it up:)

Margie M. said...

This is all so amazing but not surprising. You have worked so hard at getting this weight off and doing it the right way for YOU. Congratulations on getting into those beautiful jeans. I know you can achieve the total weight loss you want and reach your goal. Of that...I have no doubt.

Margie M. writes at:
www.myhealthylivingthruweightcontrol.blogspot.com

rmslil said...

You look great.

Melissa said...

Hello?!?!?!?! YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! I've been quietly following your blog but gosh I can't keep my mouth shut about this one...FANTASTIC GIRL!!

Sheri said...

Wow Lyn! I haven't stopped by in a while, but had to when I saw these pics. Just wanted you to know that they are AWESOME! You are doing fabulous!

Diana said...

Lyn, you look great! I have absolutely no doubt that you are going to end up exactly where you want to be and stay there. You have broken through whatever it was that was holding you back before.

Erin said...

Amazing!! So happy for you! And so inspired!

Tabby said...

You look great!

I've lost 17lbs as of today, since reading your blog. Thank you for inspiring me!!

Congratulations to you :)

carla said...

Late to the soiree as I gifted myself some TECH FREE DAYS :)
but Im so flippin proud of you Lyn.
no words, Friend.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, love Carol

Jessica said...

When I first saw the photo comparison, out loud I said, "WOW"! You look totally awesome. I'm inspired by your blog and really enjoy it.

Deniz said...

Wow! You look FANTASTIC Lyn.

You stand tall and proud and look great. Keep up the great work and we'll celebrate right along with you.

You are one wonderful lady!

Karyn said...

Lyn! I nearly cried when I saw your new photos....tears of happiness, of course.....I. AM. SO. PROUD. OF. YOU.!!!!!

You already look like half the woman you were!!!!

Alderica said...

Wow!! You looks great, and those photos are a terrific motivation to anyone reading your blog. Thanks for posting!

spunkysuzi said...

You are melting away :) Honestly you look awesome!!

Lynna said...

I think a picture with a lovely dress that shows off your hour-glass figure, high heels, and jewelry would really punctuate the changes that have occurred.

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

WOW!!! Awesome accomplishment!!!

mommygonemilf said...

Great job Lyn! There will always be someone who will be negative - no matter what you are doing. Obviously this is working for YOU!

Salted with Shadows said...

You look SO AMAZING!! Way to go!!!!

SunnySusan said...

Awesome job...I am creeping up to a 40 pound loss.....

Amy said...

WOW!!!! You look amazing!!!!!!

poundandahalfaweek said...

Totally inspiring! Great job!

I hope it's okay that I just linked your blog to mine so I can check in on you!

Deb said...

You look fabulous!!!!

Angela said...

Been reading your blog. Very good for you. Love the food reviews with the accompanying pictures. Keep going. It's so hard I know.
see me over at www.micravings.wordpress.com.

I have 23 more pounds to lose and its coming off very slowly. But it is coming off. Only 1-2 pounds a week.

Hanlie said...

Awesome! I am so proud of you! Look at YOU!

lizcooper said...

How inspiring! What a somewhat familiar story. I would eat and eat and eat and keep on eating. I used to weigh 316. I lost down to 240 and then got pregnant and gained 80 pounds. Since then I've had another child. When I realized I weight 301, I got on the bandwagon to get healthy. My body hurt and I struggled with it all the time. I still struggle with food but I am 65 pounds lighter (since August 2009). I've plateaued out at around 238 and have really lost some momentum. I SO want to keep losing weight, but my battle with food is ongoing. I just LOVE to eat! And of course bad things. We eat healthy meals generally. My eating is still much much better and more in control, but I am still not as in control as I would like to be with it.

Pauline said...

I just came across your blog and find it amazingly inspiring!

I am also working on a fitter new me. Congratulations on 70+ lbs gone!

Pauline

Catherine said...

You should be oh so proud of what you've achieved for yourself! Keep it up, for you are an inspiration to a heap of people you don't even know! How good is that!

I Said So... said...

I just found your blog today. You look amazing. You have inspired me. I started my own blog last week. I hate myself for gaining this weight. I am absolutely miserable and cannot imagine how hard this journey to lose the weight is going to be. Thank you for being an inspiration. Keep up the good work!

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