Saturday, July 5, 2008

Party Recap and Before/After

Well before I jump to the part that everyone wants to see (pics), I had a great day yesterday and I hope everyone out there did as well. I didnt weigh myself since I wasnt at home at my weigh in time, so I will have to see where I am at on Monday. I am pretty much expecting to be up because I did eat beef yesterday (there was no chicken!) and I have another party to attend on Sunday in which the choices are..beef, beef, and pasta! But I think I got through yesterday quite well. I arrived about an hour after the party started and most of the appetizers had already disappeared. Dinner rolled around and I had half a cheeseburger, a giant fruit salad, and some veggies. Dessert there was this fantastic strawberry mousse. This is the "treat" I allowed myself, which in all reality is not the worst thing to have eaten. It was made of cool whip, strawberries, and then did have a thin cookie crust at the bottom. It tasted amazing and I enjoyed it. I avoided the alcohol and just drank water all day.



So now for the pics. As someone who still has a hard time seeing the progress that I have made, I will admit that I am glad I took a pic because I finally realized that it is quite evident that I have lost a lot of weight. Some of these "before" pics are kind of scary for me to look at now and I think, how did I let myself get to that point? I am kind of embarassed to post these, but I think its important that people (and myself) see just how bad I let myself get, and just how far I have come. So without further ado:

BEFORE:

2004 (heaviest I was at 226 pounds)

2006 (about 185 pounds)



2007 (back up to 200 pounds)


DURING/AFTER: (started LA Weight Loss August 2007 at 207 pounds)


October 2007 (2 months after starting)

December 2007 (4 months after starting)

January 2008 (5 months after starting)
March 2008 (7 months after starting)
June 2008 (10 months after starting)
July 2008 (2 weeks after reaching goal, 11 months from starting) 160 pounds!
And there you have it!

24 comments:

Kathy said...

Amazing pictures, Heather! And congratulations. You have probably changed your life in ways you couldn't have even imagined. And you look so healthy!

Kate said...

wow... you look great!

MizFit said...

long time listener first time caller :)

had to say how amazing you look/your attitude is.

M.

Sabine said...

Well done, Heather. What an inspiration you are! You are gorgeous!

spunkysuzi said...

Wowsa's what a difference!! Awesomeness :)

Ceres said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Congratulations, this is an enormous difference! You are such an inspiration to me right now :-) And good job on handling 4th July BBQ's, I wish I could have resisted alcohol like you did!

Cammy said...

Great photo journal. You've done an amazing job achieving your goals!

sybil said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures, Heather! You look fantastic!

Sounds like you made great choices at your holiday party also - I think the key is to make our plan livable.

This week we had dinner with friends and she made a delicious dessert and I did the same thing...I made the decision to eat it and enjoy it. I maybe have one sweet per month, if that, but I need to have the option in order to be satisfied with my plan and not feel like I'm missing out.

Michelle said...

You managed all the holiday temptations really well. I might purposefully show up late to parties, missing the appetizers sounds perfect! And gorgeous pictures!!

Tori said...

Wow, you look awesome! It's amazing what loosing weight can do for a person.
your a great inspiration!

Crystal said...

Wow, those pictures are wonderful. They tell your story and show how hard you have worked to get where you are today. It is so inspiring to see the transformation. Great job! You have such a beautiful smile to go with each picture, too.

lifeshouldbestereo said...

Great pictures !! I think you look wonderful in all of them though, not just the 'goal' ones. You're an inspiration!

new*me said...

Congrats! Your pics are great! I have to say, not only are you obviously thinner, but you look so much younger! It is amazing how weight loss can take years off.....I am so looking forward to that side effect.

Thanks for sharing. Your story inspires me ;)

Teale said...

What a hot bod;)

Shanna said...

I know everyone keeps saying this but... YOU LOOK AMAZING! I mean it! Looking back at your first 'before' picture and where you are today...all I can say is WOW! You really are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Lyn said...

OMG, you look amazing!! And I just LOVE your hair. SO cute. You look energetic and happy :)

Congrats!!!

Poonie said...

Awesome pictures Heather. Thanks for sharing them.

Bev said...

WOW!!!!!!!! You look so good Heather!! :) I'm so proud of you that you stuck to it and now you are reaping the rewards!

40 by 40 said...

WOWOWOWOOW thank you for posting those..
a. you are gorgeous at any weight
b. wow..what a difference ..and how fun to see the progress!!

COngrats Heather.. you worked hard and still are!!
You are beautiful!

Poonie said...

It was late and I'd just got off a plane when I made my first comment. I can't believe I forgot to tell you how amazing you look!! :-)

Chubby Chick said...

Wow! Your before/after pics are amazing! You should be so proud of yourself! And I love your haircut. You look great with long or short hair. :)

Laura N said...

What a cutie you are!!! Great progress pics. Great job on the maintenance, too.

Big Girl said...

This is my first time to your blog... I linked her from Suzie at 40 x 40.

You are a total inpiration. Thanks for sharing the pictures, you look amazing.

ashley said...

WOW. Congratulations! Those pictures show all of your hard work!

And can I say.. in every single picture, you are so gorgeous. You could be the most beautiful girl in the room in ANY of those photos!