Before and After Pics

Fat to Not so fat - Me in December, June, and July.
United States
July 7, 2008 5:02pm CST
I really didn't realize the change my body made until I made this before and after picture. So I am asking you all your opinion. How do you think I did on my weight loss? Do you think I need to lose more? I'm a little over 10 lbs. away from my goal of 150 but I'm starting to think it won't be enough to change my appearance. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed. For those newbies, you have to click on the picture to enlarge it in a new window.
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22 responses
• Regina, Saskatchewan
7 Jul 08
Pics don't come with email alerts, so I have to respond, and then get to the discussion proper that way. I'll be back! Gotta post this and check out the pictures first.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
7 Jul 08
Cyn, I"m so proud of you. You look terrific and will make a voluptuous beautiful bride - the very best kind!!!! And do show off that ankle tattoo - I love it! As for suggestions - you don't need any. You've done brilliantly on your own and it shows. Wanna date............................?
• United States
8 Jul 08
Of course I want a date. I've been trying to get in your bed for months now...lol Thanks for the compliments dear. It was NOT easy but it sure has paid off!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Jul 08
Nothing worth having comes easy Cyn. I'm so proud of you! You are going to be a knockout bride - just don't knock out the groom! ROFL
@mummymo (23707)
8 Jul 08
Oh Cyn sweety you look so gorgeous - I am bigger than you were to start with and I think you look great in all of them! You are going to be so stunning at the wedding and will put every other bride of this year to shame! As for advice well I don't have any - seems to me that you are doing fantastically well on your own! Please though don't try and lose more weight - I think you could end up looking TOO thin if you do! I will be thinking of you this week - know you must be very nervous - I wish you every bit of happiness you could ever hope for yourself! Can't wait to see the photos and all the matching outfits and of course , the matching smiles! Hugs xxx
• United States
16 Jul 08
Thanks so much mummy. Now that it is all over with I can finally relax a little. But only for 2 weeks then the insanity of the honeymoon starts...lol
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@mummymo (23707)
16 Jul 08
LOL Passion of the honeymoon cyn - passion! I am sure you are already thinking up steamy scenarios! xxx
• United States
8 Jul 08
Of course I am answering this through my email and can not see your pictures at all untill I post the comment and get at your discussion LMAO. But I am on my way to do that now!
• United States
8 Jul 08
Wow hon what an accomplishment in such a short amount of time. :))))) So So good to put a face with a name! you look wonderful Cyn!
• United States
16 Jul 08
Thank you angel. Something tells me you are the kind of person that is always ready with a smiling face and a kind word. That is my next goal....lol
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
8 Jul 08
You go girl! YOu look awesome and it hasn't taken you long either. What program are you on to loose weight? It was smart to take pictures along the way to see your hard work actually paid off.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I'm not on any traditional program like weight watchers or anything like that. I took it upon myself to start taking kick boxing classes and step classes and do an hour of cardio workout a day(EVERY DAY)and I dropped my calories from 2000 to 1800 and stopped drinking soda. I didn't plan on taking the pictures along the way that is why I don't have any from May when I started this and I had to go the whole way back to December to get a full body shot of myself.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
8 Jul 08
That is great! I bet you feel so much better getting active also. You should be so proud of yourself!
• United States
8 Jul 08
wow. you look great! How did you do it? You seemed to slim down a lot from June to July as well. Taht's really good. I've been trying to shed a few pounds because I want to look better. Everyone says I'm fine but I think all that matters is my opinion. I have to be fully comfortable in my own body.
• United States
8 Jul 08
Everyone always told me I was fine too. I wasn't happy being fine. Fine has never been good enough for me so I started taking step classes and kick boxing classes and lowered my calories from 2000 to 1800 and BAM! Off came the inches as well as the pounds.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
Honestly, I dont even know you, but I am so proud of you!! You wanted to do something, and you did it. A lot of us need to stop making excuses for ourselves and just get down to business (myself included lol). Seiously, great job. Something simple as losing weight can be inspiring.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
14 Jul 08
I think you look great in all the pics. Going by the July pic, I don't think you need to lose anymore weight ....but hey..it's your body and if you think you need to...you need to. And you've done great on your weight loss program. I lost about 5 kgs at one shot in a month without even trying when I started work...lol. Handling one kid is easy...but try handling 20 of them together.....it's a lot of physical exercise and might help you to lose weight sooner:)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I can't imagine handling 20 kids. I have enough trouble keeping up with my . lol Thanks for stopping by SV.
@michelyn (717)
• United States
9 Jul 08
You have done an amazing job on your weight loss! I can't tell you that you need to lose more or not because weight loss is about you. You have to do what will make you happy. If you are happy with the way you look and feel at your current weight, then you should stay there. If you aren't quite that happy yet, then keep going. Only you know what makes you truly happy. You are beautiful either way. I don't know if it's because I'm on the same journey in weight loss or not, but I see a big difference between the first you and the final you. It is gradual, but you can definitely see it. You look happier as the pictures progress as well. Maybe soon I'll be able to post my own gradual change in pictures as it occurs. Keep up the good work Cyn!!!
• United States
16 Jul 08
If I ever fall off the wagon and have to take this journey again at least this time I know the right way to do it. It doesn't seem like I started that long ago but I can tell immediately when I put out a pair of jeans that I had to grease up my legs with crisco to get into in February slide on with the button still closed now. yeah, its time for a new wardrobe.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Okay, I think I want to take you out back and beat you up!!! Seriously, I am very proud for you, go ahead and lose the other ten pounds, not that you need too necessarily but because you said you set a goal. Besides, ten pounds will look like a lot on a smaller body, you might be surprised at what that ten pounds will look like when they're gone. Again, proud for you.
• United States
16 Jul 08
I had to stop after losing only 2 more of those last 10. Seriously I have boxes of clothes in my attic from before I got pregnant with my second child 7 years ago that are nearing the "need to wear a belt to keep them over my butt" phase. Looks like I must maintain this weight until I have the money to go out and buy ALL new clothes. lol
@myklj999 (18274)
8 Jul 08
All I can say is Hot Mama!!!
• United States
16 Jul 08
I'll take that compliment :)
@Rzelikman (141)
• United States
8 Jul 08
You last photo looks better than the others. You look great and I don't think you should loose anymore weight because if you do then that would be over doing it. Its like the more you loose the more you want but trust me you look fantastic and just maintain your weight now. If you don't mind me asking how did you do it?? I need to loose 20lb after giving birth and I just cant find the right "diet"
• United States
8 Jul 08
I take a kick boxing class every Tuesday and a Step aerobics and pilates class every Thursday and I dropped my caloric intake from 2000 calories a day down to 1800 calories a day. I also stopped drinking soda. It's not easy but I'm proof that it works. I also do 1 hour of cardio work every day, and it could be as simple as playing Dance dance revolution or just jumping rope or putting my 2 year old in her stroller and briskly walking through the neighborhood with her. It's not easy especially with kids but I've found something that works for me. Good luck to you!
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
8 Jul 08
You look wonderful !! It is up to you if you want to lose more , but I think that looks good . You look much happier too . I know when I lost weight I thought I could do anything . You just feel so much better about yourself . Congrats
• United States
8 Jul 08
I do feel that way. I just did a 19 mile hike the end of June and I am signed up to compete in a 5 mile run, 12 mile bike race, and obstacle course the beginning of September. If anyone had told me last summer I would be doing these things this year I would have laughed in their face. Now I have no doubt I can do it! I guess mind over matter really does win out in the end.
• United States
8 Jul 08
i think you look nice. what did you do ? i am trying to lose aa few pounds, i want to get my thighs thinner and i want to shape up my but. if you have any suggestions please let me know.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I take a kick boxing class every Tuesday and a Step aerobics and pilates class every Thursday and I dropped my caloric intake from 2000 calories a day down to 1800 calories a day. I also stopped drinking soda. It's not easy but I'm proof that it works. I also do 1 hour of cardio work every day, and it could be as simple as playig Dance dance revolution or just jumping rope. If no place in your area offers step classes WalMart.com sells a step that comes with a dvd workout that you can do in your living room. Trust me...step classes will tone your butt and thighs before you know it!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
8 Jul 08
I think you look beautiful, I wouldn't want you to lose anymore.
• United States
8 Jul 08
Thank you. I think I look a LOT better than I did too.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Ey. Great improvement! Keep it up as long as you don't sacrifice your health and your happiness. What's there to diet for when you're not happy about yourself anyway?
• United States
8 Jul 08
I was much unhappier when I was a cow. lol And I'm not on a diet, I did all that with just exercise.
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Wow!You did lose a lot of weight.Your perseverance paid off.You look like you don't need to lose more.Maintainance is the only thing you need now.
• United States
15 Jul 08
WOW! You look really nice. I don't really think you need to lose anymore weight. I mean if you really want to reach your goal then go ahead because it's always good to reach our goals but you look really nice. You did a really good job and I wish you luck in maintining that weight.
• Australia
13 Jul 08
Well done, you look fantastic. I think you should maintain your weight now.
@msyang (18)
• United States
8 Jul 08
you look fine. sometimes it feel like losing 10lbs means nothing but it does change and if you're feeling great about yourself, then it's all good.
8 Jul 08
congratulations, you have done extremely well. thats all i am going to say. its how comfortable you feel with the way look, but i think you look great.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
8 Jul 08
You look great. No need to lose more.