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ONE DAY SOON I will be glad I posted this

Thursday, January 14, 2010

These are my official "BEFORE" pics. They were hard for me to take, hard for me to look it but this was a necessary step to succeed on this journey.
I took these the end of December 09 so I could actually face up to how out of control my weight has gotten..
That day I already was back on the wagon and staying on track but having these to look at have been a great motivator to KEEP ME ON TRACK.
Heck, I am the DRIVER OF THIS WAGON NOW..... and it feels good!

Here they are... the "reality check" pictures...
I avoided the camera now for many years... or just tossed pictures if anyone gave some to me that had me in them. DENIAL was where I used (keyword, "USED") to live..

Well girls, this was a hard one to post...but it is a necessary step for my success on my journey and I am DETERMINED to SUCCEED. I have learned allot since I joined Spark and I know now I can do this. Anyone out there with me.... ??
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  • SALINA78
    Those before pictures really are hard to post.
    But if it gives you the motivation to keep on MOVIN' than that's a good thing!
    Pictures really helped me see my loss along the way.
    In fact I need to start doing it again. :)
    3617 days ago
    Wow, the courage, mine are still on my camera, awaiting the nerve day to get them in my blog with the hopes that that day no one will check it. I know what your feeling. I supprt you all the way and I am only a Spark mail or phone call away if you need some cheering up. We can do this together
    3619 days ago
  • _SASX_
    You're right. You are in the drivers' seat now. You look so sad in your pictures! I know the next set will have you grinning ear to ear. Taking pics like that is hard, I know. But even harder is posting them for all of your Spark Friends to see. Then its real. You can do this! You will succeed!
    3619 days ago
  • TDOBBS74
    So proud of you for posting these! Good job!
    3620 days ago
    YOU can do it!!! emoticon That took a lot of guts to take those pictures!!! You will be glad one day, when you tell someone they can lose weight and ask how would you know . . that is when you take out those pictures and show them! I am so proud of you!! You will lose the weight with the attitude you have!!! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep your head up girl!!!! You are on your way!!!!


    3620 days ago
  • PD4PD08
    How great and brave emoticon
    3620 days ago
    This was extraordinarily brave!!!!! Really, truly, down to your very soul brave. You WILL be glad you did this, I promise. All you have to do is take one step at a time to shed that extra outside so the inside shines. We're all here for ya, just stay ON the wagon. :) And let us know when you start sliding off so we can tie you on. Haha.

    Oh, look, it's 2am. I'm not supposed to be upright this late. Tsk, tsk. Where's someone to tie ME to the bed?
    3621 days ago
    You are a brave woman! I can't find any before pictures since I've hidden from the camera for the past year. I do believe I will take my own before pix (minus the "skin" pictures) so that I have something to compare them too. Love the angles and butt shots - will have to do that. And can you believe I haven't taken my measurements yet? Man, I'm slacking on too many fronts.

    Good job posting. And remember most of look like that, or worse! We're all in the same boat and are gonna be gorgeous when we are done!
    3621 days ago
  • JGMK55
    You are an amazing woman. I don't think I could take before pictures - even now after I have lost weight (and since I lost my initial 'almost' 100 pounds). Your commitment is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
    3621 days ago
    These are BEFORE pictures and you are already on your way to the AFTER picture. No negative self talk anymore either! Chuck it into "de-Nile" ;). You can do this.
    3621 days ago
    I'm going to be celebrating with you every inch of the way. emoticon emoticon
    3621 days ago
    PS. It HURTS MY Heart how you are HANGING your pretty little head in your pictures though!!!! I Just want to reach out and give you a HUG!!!
    3621 days ago
    I am SURE you are much harder on yourself and your image than the rest of us see you. I am VERY proud of you bc I know for myself I haven't even been able to take before pics of MYSELF to even hide them away until I have the afters to post WITH them. BUT thanks to your good example I think I can at least do it the way I said for now... even though that is hard enough for me lol.... I am looking forward to the day in the NEAR future that you are posting some afters and I can celebrate with you. I BELIEVE in you!
    3621 days ago
    You will love that you did this. With me personally, I could not tell that I had lost weight until I compared pictures. Everything felt and looked the same on a daily basis... even though clothes seemd to be fitting better. When I compared pics I really saw the difference. It will totally motivate you and inspire you, I promise! Good JOB!
    3621 days ago
    I am right with you sista... I actually have to take and post my "before" pictures today. a moment I am truly dreading, I haven't taken a full body shot in years, I always try and hide behind someone. But believe me, you are beautiful and you can do anything you put your mind to, we all can. Good luck and let me know how you are doing on your road to weightloss...
    3621 days ago
    Good for you, these are perhaps the hardest pictures for any of us to take, let alone look at. I haven't posted mine bc I'm trying to stay anonymous on this go around, but I have mine as my computer background. Every time I look at them they motivate me. You're right, one day you'll be so proud because you'll have after pics to compare to and see how far you've really come!
    3621 days ago
    You can ABSOLUTELY do this!! And when you look back in a month, and six months, and a year, you'll be soooooo glad you took these pics! I wish I had taken before pics, but I didn't. However, I did keep some clothes from last summer (because I put them away at the end of the season and forgot they were there, LOL!), and tried them on the other day. Hmmmm.....is it a problem when they fall down when I walk?? So, yes, you will be glad in a couple of months, it's really motivating to see the changes, and it's so much easier to do that with pictures than when you're looking in the mirror every day. Best of luck with your journey! emoticon
    3621 days ago
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