Monday, August 24, 2009

A Pictorial Essay of my changes.....

As most "fat" people, pictures of me are hard to find. Why? Well the obvious... I'm huge in them. Of course my whole fat life I've used the excuse "I'm not photogenic" or "That outfit made me look so fat", or on and on.... but so many have asked me for pics... so here's some. Let me tell you I would have NEVER done this before!!!!!!! LOL

Now that I'm 58+ lbs lighter.... I'm far from the size I want to be, but I'm so proud of where I've come to, that I post these pics with pleasure! Ok, a little cringing too!

The picture on the right is me in 2006. By this point I had been battling cancer 3x I believe, blown up on every drug imaginable & really didn't care at all if my body liked what I did. I ate to get rid of pain, I ate to get rid of issues, I ate to just eat. The great part is, those clothes are like tents on me now! And yes, I still have them because sometimes, at this point I have to have SOMETHING to wear & I'm not buying more fat clothes until I MUST. I'll spend all MY money on "skinny" clothes so to speak! LOL

Next is me, close to my heaviest weight ... this was actually about 2 months into starting to lose, but i don't know the weight. I was about 8-10 lbs lighter in this picture than my heaviest weight. Tipping those scales at 300+ I was on the path to self destruction. Not to mention, I had more chins than a Chinese phone book eh?! And don't I look sooooooo happy to have my picture taken? Welcome to the life of a fat girl! I run from the camera! LOL Oh well!

This was April 2009. I can't even imagine going back to that!

A mere 4 months later and I can see the difference. I've got
a long road to haul but I look and feel so much better now that I'm in charge of ME! At least you can see the lack of chins.. lol. I jest, but a lot of that laughter was covering the pain of being so big. I hated it, but wouldn't admit it. When I realized that I needed to FEEL GOOD about myself, not feel good about a size or an expectation of everyone else was when I knew I had this thing under MY control!

Check out my Daily Menu Food Log for a quick glance at what I'm eating to get where I'm at, which is a healthier & therefore thinner ME!

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Who Else Helps me get healthy?
These are just a few of the people online that inspire me....

1. Weight Loss With The Fabulous Fatties
Check out the Fab Fatties Challenge #3 while you are there!

2. Joe Gigantino - Fitness Trainer
This is the guy that really set me on the path to physical fitness
Joe Gigantino

3. HK Weighs In


5.Get Fit After 40

5.Green Lite Bites

6.Sean Anderson the formerly 500lb man!
Diary of A Winning Loser
Sean Anderson

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Also, if at any time Points® are mentioned it is always with the assumption that you will analyze the recipes, foods, ingredients and figure the points out specifically for your consumption of any product, as ingredients may vary by brand, size, etc.


  1. You know- I wish I had a picture at my heaviest so I could compare it to me now. But I use to hide from the camera! Isnt it telling that we wanted to hide from the camera?

    BTW, I can see the difference in your pictures! Your face looks much slimmer. : )

  2. What a great difference there is - your face looks a lot more defined and you have a neck back!

    Well done - keep up the great work!

  3. You are doing so great! Seeing the physical change is just amazing isn't it? Great job!

  4. Thanks all! Yeah, I forgot I had a neck in there! LOL My daughter says "WOW, I live with you and didn't notice you've changed that much". I'm not sure if that's good or bad? She said it just means I've done it right and not had a HUGE drop suddenly. I think she's right.. this times for good!

  5. It's nice to have control, isn't it? Yay you! :)

  6. You look GREAT!!

    Keep up the good work! :)

  7. You look great love the pics....You have come along way...Thank you for sharing and inpiring

  8. The difference in your face is very clear. Well done :)