Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Update Pictures: 80 Pounds Gone

Here are my new progress pictures, taken today, at 198 pounds:



I am so proud! If you look to the left of this blog page, you'll see my before pictures at 278 pounds, as well as links to update photos every ten pounds. Things are really changing!

My measurements have changed a lot, too, since my last pictures at 208 pounds. In just the last ten pounds, I have lost:

almost 1/4" off my wrists
1" off each calf
1" off each thigh
1.5" off my bust
1.5" off my waist
1.5" off my hips
and... FINALLY the arms are shrinking! I lost 1.25" off each upper arm! That is the most EVER! So exciting!

Funny thing. When I measure I try to use 'body landmarks' so I am always measuring in the same spot (a freckle, a midway point, the smallest point at my waist, etc). When I measure my hips I always make sure to wrap the tape around the big bulge/roll of hip fat on each side and then go around the biggest point of the lower belly area. Well, this time, I could not find the hip rolls!!! I was all trying to measure, wondering what was wrong because it did not feel the same, when I realized that the hip rolls are GONE! I still have fat there of course but the landmark I was using to measure... the bulge at the hips... has disappeared. So I had to just try and measure the largest area around the hips, including the lower belly. VERY cool.

And to top it off, the size 16 jeans I wore for my last update pictures are loose. So I tried on some smaller jeans... and they fit! Yes, I am wearing size 14 jeans in these pictures! Can you even believe it?? I started out with 26/28W jeans. I am so happy :)

Thank you so much for all your support! This is an amazing journey and I am excited to share it with you all.

152 comments:

Autumnforest said...

That is mind blowingly awesome! You have such a beautiful shape! You should just post that picture on your fridge and smile. You earned it, girl!

Georgia said...

Just amazing - you look great! Congratulations :)

Pubsgal said...

Wow! Congrats!

Megan said...

You have a great little figure!!! So happy for you, girl!!

tena said...

Awesome, Lynn! You look great!! A big Woo Hoo!

Moving Mertle said...

you look amazing!! Congrats!

froggy said...

wow! Just WOW!

Curvy Jones said...

Congratulations on 80lbs! I was blogroll hopping and found your link. Fantastic job. I have about 88 lbs to go. I can't wait to hit that mark!

Margie M. said...

Lyn, you look positively svelt!!! Awesome job and all of the very hard work you put into these results must be rewarding.

Congrats!

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

Julia Writer said...

Incredible! You look fantastic :)

Tiffany said...

You are looking amazing! Glad things are going so well for you. You are an inspiration to many!

Shelley said...

Lyn, you look fabulous, absolutely amazing! Even without your head, I can see how much younger you look! What an inspiration!

Amanda said...

Holy crap girl, you look AMAZING!! Congrats on all your hard work!

Leslie said...

A-W-E-S-S-O-M-E!

Tracy said...

Woo-hoo! Lookin' good! I enjoy your blog and reading about your progress. Congratulations! :)

Sandra said...

Have just recently discovered your Blog - WOW!!!
I love update pics, and yours just blow me away...Well Done!
You've inspired me to get off my behind and lose the last 20lbs
Keep up the good work :)

Zoe Dunn said...

Lyn, you look really gorgeous. Really, really great!

nikki7 said...

Girl, you have got a smokin hot hour glass figure! You go girl!!! Congrats!

Sarah said...

WOW! You should feel very proud of yourself -- what an accomplishment!

Karen said...

Lyn,

You look like a million bucks. SKINNY...but you kept all your curves!!!! Way to go!!!!

Julie said...

WHOO HOO! WOW!

Jo said...

Lyn,

I am coming out of Lurkville to say...You look incredible! Congrats on the 80 lb loss, but also on the fit-looking bod! And the arms will catch up.

Great job!

MB said...

WOW! You look fantastic. I love seeing your progress pictures. It's great to see the difference 10 pounds can make. Are we going to be able to see you smile when you reach your goal? Congrats!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD! What a change!! You look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO PROUD AND HAPPY FOR YOU!

-ry

Lori said...

Really, really awesome!!! I'm glad you're documenting with pictures!!

Lori
56 lbs & counting

Happy Fun Pants said...

WOOHOO!

You look fantastic!

What I love most about this is that you said that you were proud of yourself. And you should be - you've earned it!

And the movement on the measurement of your arms? FANTASTIC! :)

198...WAY TO GO! :) :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Liza said...

You are truly an inspiration! You go girl!!!

Karla said...

wow that is so great!!

Tammy said...

You look AMAZING!!!!!!! Congratulations and keep up the awesome work!!! If you can do it, I know that I can. Time to get off my a**!!!

Tammy said...

That is AWESOME!!! Great job! You should be very proud of yourself!!!! Congrats!!

first steps said...

OMG!! That is so amazing!! So happy for you, you look FANTASTIC!

Two Fat Girls Take Umbrage said...

You have worked so hard for this moment and are an inspiration to those out in bloggerland that long to have what you have. Good job. Jo

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Lyn, you look absolutely amazing. What's more (and better!) is that you SOUND happy and content and healthy. I'm so very glad for you!

Emma said...

lyn - I have always looked forward to your blog posts. even when things were tough for you, your honesty and insight has made me feel like there is someone out there with the same struggles as me. Now, I look forward to them more than ever to see which milestone you'll reach next, and which challenge you'll inevitably overcome with intelligence and sincerity. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

Sib said...

Wow... you look FABULOUS!!! Congratulations and thanks for being such an inspiration (*_*)

Catherine said...

How tall are you? I weigh about 5 lbs more than you and don't look anything like you. =( I mean that in a good way, though, you do have a GREAT body shape. Good job!!!

Amanda said...

I was going to say, there is a definite visual difference in your arms. You look amazing!! Way to go :)

Miss Felicity said...

I follow you in everything you write and I find you such an inspiration. I am starting at 278 and am down to 263 now in 5 weeks and just love to see your pictures. You look great. Keep up the good work. What is your overall goal weight? And will we ever see your beautiful face!!??

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL! GREAT job!

SarahRachel said...

YOU my dear, are a weight loss ROCKSTAR!!! great job! I so enjoy seeing your progress!!! =)

Michelle said...

YOU. ARE. AWESOME!!!!
xox

Dillypoo said...

Congratulations!!! You look awesome. Thank you again for sharing your journey and being an inspiration!

Karyn said...

cheers...confetti....horns blowing....the Hallelujah chorus!

I'm so proud of you! I don't think I could be much more excited if it was ME in size 14 jeans! I bet your kids are also proud.

You look like a whole new person!

I've been keeping tabs on ya, and I'm still around! Just lots going on lately.

SlenderSwan2B said...

DAMN LYN!!! You are looking mighty FINE woman!!! You look soooooooo good! WOW such a difference! I am soooo proud of you as I know you are with yourself! Such a change! I love following your journey!

Annie said...

You look great!! Congratulations!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Awesome... I know, that word has been used a lot but you do look Awesome! Congrats to all your hard work paying off!!

~Margene

elife said...

You look AMAZING!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lynn, I have been following your blog for so long now. I'm so proud of you, and you lead a life that you should be proud of too. Thank you for your continued dedication - it is truly admirable.

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

WOW!!!! You look awesome! Congrats on all of your new accomplishments. I know how hard a weight loss journey can be but you are really sticking with it and doing great. Keep up the good work!

Joanna said...

Stunning!!

You look great Lyn. So happy for you :)))))))

headbandlady said...

Amazing...and congrats....80 lbs..plus the inches...great way to measure weight loss....it has to feel fantastic!

Traci said...

Wow, that is so amazing. You look fantastic!!! Awesome!!!!

Kristi-Bisti said...

Oh MY! You are doing such a great job and your photos just show how hard you are working!

Isn't it amazing how just a few
(10) pounds can make such a difference with the tape measure?

my best wishes to you!

kb

Anonymous said...

you look amazing :)

CJ said...

Here's me whistling! You look FANTABULOUS!! Congrats :)

kellyO said...

You look absolutely fantastic! Congratulation!

Lyn said...

Thank you all SO MUCH for the kind words! You totally made my day!

Catherine~

I am just under 5'6 (but I am claiming 5'6! I refuse to be shorter!) When I started this blog I thought I was 5'7... at least I think I was when I was 20ish... but I guess I shortened!

Miss Felicity~

I am not sure about a goal weight. My first goal weight was 168. It seemed pretty impossible and I figured I would never be LESS than that anyway. However, once I reach 168 I will reassess. I am thinking maybe even 148, since I weighed 140ish in my 20's and was NOT skinny but still curvy. We'll see!

As for my smiling face... maybe! ;)

Julie Lost and Found said...

Oh wow Lyn! You look fantastic!! Congratulations!

I'm soooooo inspired! You really do walk the walk.

I'm about your height and started about 10 lbs heavier than your starting weight. You are really a huge inspiration for me.

Congratulations on hitting Onederland!!!!!!! Oh I can just feel your excitement!!

Julie

Finki said...

My jaw dropped! You look sooo amazing! I have been lingering and just reading and sucking up inspiration for a few months, but tonight, I had to comment. Thank you for your inspiring blog and now pics!

Anonymous said...

wow - amazing - if you didn't lose another pound Lyn, i'd say you're looking great just the way you are... wow - congrats - so happy for you.. xo Patty

courageforpeace said...

You look phenomenal, Lyn - we're proud of you!!

Mishe@EatingJourney said...

you rule

spunkysuzi said...

You are one very hot mama :) You look incredible!!

Jen in MN said...

Incredible, Lyn. You are looking SO NICE and I am so glad you feeling proud of yourself. You should be - 80 pounds is a really amazing accomplishment!! On another note, I too have stubborn/droopy arms, but as I creep closer down to 200, they ARE starting to improve. There is hope!

Kyle Gershman said...

Looking shmokin'

Results Not Typical Girl said...

((Setting aside personal feelings of guilt about day of binging))

WTG! Maybe someday soon we'll get to see your pretty face!! :) Congrats. You are an inspiration. Hugs, Kirsten

LetMeTellYouATale said...

Congrats!!

Lala said...

Way to go, way to go, way to go!!!!! So excited for you I am about to burst!!!! You look beyond fabulous!

Kristina said...

Congratulations~ you look amazing! Great job!

anne h said...

You are all that and so much more!
Wonderful Lyn!

V-time said...

Congratulations! 80lb! Wow!!!

eskay said...

You are an inspiration for me, in my own quest for fitness! I feel happy for you. Keep up the good work!

Val said...

Amazing! You look wonderful :) Congratulations!!!!

Paula Rodriguez said...

Outstanding!!!!

F. McButter Pants said...

Darling, you look MARVELOUS! You should be very proud. Your journey is inspiring.

thanks for including us!

Spaghetti Cat said...

Wow Lyn, you look amazing!! I am soo happy for you!!

GeorgiaBE said...

WOOHOO! You look great!
Congrats!

Diz said...

Lyn you look amazing! I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations and way to work so hard to make your dreams come true- you truly deserve it. :)

Marion said...

Looking so great! I started at 271 and was also a size 28! You are inspiring me so much! Keep up the good work!

screwdestiny said...

You really do have a lovely figure, Lyn. You're going to look positively amazing once you get to goal. Congrats on another ten pounds gone!

Leanne said...

WOW!!! Congrats to you!!!!!!!

You look fantastic!!!

Mad Woman said...

That is so amazing! You look fantastic!!!

Hanlie said...

You look fabulous! Wow! I am so pleased for you... You HAVE escaped obesity!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You look amazing! You should be very proud of yourself and your accomplishment!

Deniz said...

Lyn, you look fantastic!
What a fabulous difference between the 'then' and 'now' pics. You have done absolutely brilliantly (as well as inspiring and motivating a load of us along the way) and I'm so pleased to hear you say that 'you' are proud of 'you'. Darn right!

Ex Fat Girl said...

Woot Woot You look great!!!!! Congrats

Anonymous said...

Lynn,
You look awesome!!!!!!! Enjoy your journey...
LynninRI

Fat Girl Slim said...

WOW!

I have only just started and lost 11kgs (20 pounds?) and I thought my tshirts were getting longer! They aren't longer - they are just not stretch so much!

Keep up the great work

Coffee Please!?! said...

awesome!!!

Hope's Journey to Healthy said...

Va Va Voom! You look fantastic! You should be so proud of yourself. Keep up the great work!

theresa said...

congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you Lyn!

MissyMcM said...

Thank you for sharing your journey! You have done soooooo well. Congratulations!

Helen said...

What a figure you've got going on there! Beautiful.

Alanna Kellogg said...

You are looking gorgeous! Great shape! Keep at it, girl!

Amy said...

Congratulations! That is an awesome achievement and you look wonderful, you can really be proud of yourself!

Amy said...

nice hourglass. Great job. Don't let ONEderland scare you.

Lab Goddess said...

Amazing! You're truly an inspiration!

Krista said...

You're looking fabulous!!!!!

Laura said...

You look amazing!!! Congratulations!

Fat Grump said...

Lyn - you go in and out in all the right places! Isn't it amazing how you have shaped up since the beginning? Fantastic work. You have a great figure now! :) I am really happy for you!

Kathy H said...

Girl...you look fantastic! You ROCK!

Tammy said...

You look absolutely fantastic Lyn....size 14 jeans??? I started out in a 26/28 also...I'm in a 20 jeans right now. So very proud of you for getting the weight off and getting healthy. This is awesome news...you just made my day! :)

Me, Only Better said...

You look so awesome! Congrats!

Lauren said...

You look amazing, Lyn!!!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

Yippee Skippy!!!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Wow Lyn, this is just incredible! You look fantastic! I am about 5'3 and at 200.5 now... working my way down slowly. I SOOO appreciate your putting this out here and being an inspiration to all of us - keep going!

Brandipants said...

I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! You look amazing! Congratulations on all your hard work! I know it's hard and I hope one day I am right there too in the 1derland!!! CONGRATS and KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! You are definitely an inspiration!

Mary from Sugar Bush Primitives said...

You look amazing! You do not look like you weigh 198. I sure didn't look that good at 198.

Fish's Guppy said...

I look forward to the day when I break 200 too. I am currently 4 lbs away from breaking 300. Thank you for the inspiration!

Jen said...

AWESOME!!!!!! I'm really proud of you!! Congrats :)

Jen
http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

Cynthia said...

You are off the chain Ms. Lyn - Awesome - you've worked hard and you deserve any praise, flattery, and congratulations that are out there - You GO!!! You are inspiring my big butt to get back in gear -

Cindy

Angela said...

You look absolutely amazing. Congratulations!

septembergrrrl said...

Wow. Just wow. You look wonderful. xoxo

Katie J said...

Lyn We are so happy for you and can't wait to get there myself!

P.S. 107 comments and 1500+ followers Lyn. You are impacting SO many lives! :-D Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
You were one of the 1st blogs I ever read and although I don't comment often but I have been reading since last February.

Stephanie Hill said...

You. Look. Amazing!!

Congratulations on all your hard work, and thanks for the inspiration!

McCulley's said...

WOOT! WOOT! You look awesome!

couturekitty said...

You are an amazing person!I've been a lurker on your blog for a while but I had to say that you are such an inspiration! I just restarted (for the last time)my weight loss journey and you give me the motivation to not give up.

Sandy said...

Way to go Lyn!! You look awesome! You are an inspiration to us all!

meadowrue said...

Delurking to say that you look amazing! I know everyone else has already said this but it's really so true. Great job!

Bunpoh said...

You should be proud. Fantastic job! You look great.

Though we are using different methods, our journeys are mostly parallel. I started in 24/26's, and now I'm in 14's too (12's in some cases, you might be too!), isn't that exciting? Your posts are incredibly insightful and inspiring to me and many others. Keep up the great work! You rock!

Anonymous said...

You look great! Awesome!

Joy said...

Wow you look amazing!! Way to go!!

PurplePoizon said...

Lyn~
You look A-mazing! Wow. WOW! You truly have 'escaped from obesity'--in those newest pics you look like a "skinny lady", no doubt! I just love reading your blog, you are such an inspiration to me. I have lost my first 40, 42 total and I just want to say thanks for sharing all this!

Badger said...

keep going - you look awesome :)

PhluffyPrincess said...

I normally don't leave comments regularly - but I just have to say you really look amazing. And ditto to all of the above comments as well!

carla said...

so so so so so flipping proud of you.

I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

You look amazing and you've done a WONDERFUL job! Thank you for inspiring me! D

Theresa said...

One more comment. Do you have your original sweat pants and shirt that are on the left photograph? You should try them on!!!

Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life said...

Just found your blog and am so impressed with you! Congrats on all your success!

Anonymous said...

OMG..You look AMAZING! YAY!!!!! So happy for you I cried. You are truly an inspiration.

ivoryfrog said...

awesome! congratulations on losing the 80lbs, you look great. :)

karen said...

I just found your blog and I wanted to let you know that I found you truly inspiring! I am in the process of trying to lose weight, stop my crazy diet/binge cycles, love myself, etc. Thank you for such a raw, refreshing, honest look at becoming healthier and ending the self-hatred.

McFluffin' said...

You look Fab, darlin'!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Fantastic! Found you thru Mary's link @ a Merry Life and I'm glad I did. :)

welshcyclist said...

By the way, you are beginning to look fanulous!

Lily Fluffbottom said...

You look fantastic. I can feel the excitement in your words. Congratulations! you look hot.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found your blog because I was the same size as you and am down 40lbs. I should probably do a better job in the way of charting the progress with pictures and measurements.

You look fantastic! I love it that you NEVER gave up, NEVER gave in, you just kept going! Good for you!!

Cheap&Sweet said...

You look really good! And excuse me for saying this but your boobs look awesome I want them!

Heather said...

you look fantastic! you have come a long way and your hard work has definitely paid off!

Lucky Girl said...

WOW. I just happened to be searching for a low-carb meatloaf recipe and came across your blog. You are AWESOME!!! You are such an inspiration! I am on an "escape from obesity" trip too lol, starting off in a size 20 to... who knows :) Thank you for sharing your story and success!!

Becky said...

You look awesome!! I've been stuck in a rut these last couple months, gaining and losing the same 5 lbs, and your progress is really encouraging!! Thanks for sharing!

Weijourn said...

Congratulations. You look so different!

Lou said...

Far out! I've been offline for a while and just catching up on things. You are HOT! Nice work :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! You look great! Congrats!

Memorable Moments by Shavonne said...

You look amazing!!

B said...

I'm a new reader to your blog... and have just started on my own weight loss journey. I find your blog, photos, etc. SO INSPIRING!!! Thank you sooo much for your wonderful blog.

Great blog title, too! =)

Shelley said...

You look fantastic. I wish I had your control. Then maybe I wouldn't be over 200 lbs overweight. But you do look fantastic.

Just One Week said...

You look amazing!!! I'm so happy for you and all of your accomplishments, inside and out!

R. said...

This is completely inspiring, well done. I am just in awe and will remember what you have achieved when I think I can't do it any more.

Food Addict said...

you look incredible!!!!

Shana said...

You don't look 198 at all! way skinnier! Keep up the good work!

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