Take your "before" pics early!!

I've been on MFP since February 1st. While I still have a long way to go, I've lost a total of 25 lbs through calorie counting and C25k (I just completed it yesterday). I (like many people, I'm sure) was WAY too self conscious to take an official "before" picture. So, naturally, I've been telling people that I haven't noticed a difference...until today. I was lucky enough to happen upon some old photos taken in Spring 2013 at a cousin's engagement party, and now I see!! I have officially put together a photo album, so I can look at these pictures when I feel lazy or unmotivated. I'm looking forward to adding plenty more photos, as I plan on taking them every 10 lbs until goal.

Height 5'6''
SW: 225
CW: 199
GW: 145

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  • bsmith101112
    bsmith101112 Posts: 31 Member
    Wow! Amazing job!
  • cherbert1
    cherbert1 Posts: 19
    Nice job! I can definitely tell.
  • Awesome progress! Good luck with your fitness journey!!
  • TheSatinPumpkin
    TheSatinPumpkin Posts: 948 Member
    WTG on your progress. Awesome.!!!
  • turtlebeth
    turtlebeth Posts: 57 Member
    Excellent! You got this girlfriend!
  • chrissyrenee1029
    chrissyrenee1029 Posts: 358 Member
    Great advice! And awesome results! You look great!
  • haildodger
    haildodger Posts: 181 Member
    Definitely noticeable. Nice progress!

    I did take a before pic after I lost 14 pounds (even though I did not want to). I still have 64 pounds to go, so I'll keep it hidden until then. lol
  • kyleklaver
    kyleklaver Posts: 2 Member
    I "really" started end of Jan this year 245, now I'm @ 200. Started out with MFP, Runtastic and C25K. Made a huge effort to change my path due to rising blood pressure. and tired of being over weight. At my heaviest I was 257 last year. I tried, but never committed myself to making the change. Blood pressure now is 118/76. Wish I had made the decision years ago.

    Anyone thinking about it, STOP thinking and just do it. Do whatever you can. Any motion is progress, no mater how slow or small.

  • andreavarangu
    andreavarangu Posts: 78 Member
  • mamadon
    mamadon Posts: 1,422 Member
    I see a huge difference!! You look beautiful in both pics, but even better in the most recent one.
  • MadGardener
    MadGardener Posts: 3 Member
    You're looking good! It's a very noticeable change. I hope you're feeling good, too.
  • novagirl55
    novagirl55 Posts: 63 Member
    Great job! I can definitely see the difference!
  • perseverance14
    perseverance14 Posts: 1,364 Member
    Good job, you look great! I have a great before pic and some great during ones, but am resisting posting in this topic until I reach my goal. :)
  • healinghands111
    healinghands111 Posts: 30 Member
    You look amazing!!! But you started as absolutely beautiful too!!

    Best of luck to you!
  • Monklady123
    Monklady123 Posts: 512 Member
    Good job! Great photos too. And excellent advice. In fact, I've started today (despite joining MFP years ago, lol) and since I happen to be home alone at the moment (so rarely happens!) I took a few photos. I put on a pair of leggings that I'd be mortified to be seen in, and a sports bra. That's it. Revealed everything. ugh. I plan to continue the pics in that same outfit.

    Looking forward to seeing some changes in me too.
  • DianeinCA
    DianeinCA Posts: 307 Member
    Yup, I totally agree on taking the pictures early...I couldn't bring myself to do it and now I really wish I had so i could have photographic evidence that there's a difference. Relying on my own "body sense" and "memory" doesn't work for me.

    And nice job OP!!!
  • Andiebeanluvsu
    Andiebeanluvsu Posts: 105 Member
    Thanks everyone!
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