Friday, March 18, 2016

Flashback Friday

So I felt all emo yesterday, but we got some sunshine and my lady woes are almost done, so I'm in a better mood and figured I'd bring some cheer this Friday afternoon to the blog.  I realized yesterday that I've barely been posting any progress pictures of me.  I post selfies and that kind of thing, but haven't really posted any full length shots, but I'm going to remedy that today!

I really have to dig for older full length pictures of me since I hated how I looked and pretty much forbade pictures unless it was just of my face (which was just as fat, so, logical right).  I found one from 2010 that was pretty representative and compared it to a one that I took earlier this week.

Left picture was in 2010 at 230ish pounds, the right is this past Monday at 194ish pounds

I can't tell you how happy I am that my chest is smaller and getting smaller all of the time, it makes such a huge difference in how I look, plus my back doesn't hurt all of the time!  Legs and hips are definitely smaller.  My middle is a work in progress and its shrink rate is maddeningly slow, but it's getting there.

Speaking of faces...

This is a shot from 2009 when I was at my absolute heaviest of 250 pounds.  I absolutely hated everything about how I looked.


This is me just from last weekend torturing and embarrassing Molly with selfies, because that's what passes for entertainment for me on the weekends these days.


I am just shocked at how much I let myself go back then, and it's painful and upsetting to look at those pictures.  I just don't like remembering the misery and seeing how sad my face was.  I mean sure, my life was good overall, but I lived every day feeling so self conscious and so unhappy about my body, and I hate remembering that.  I still have moments where I'm self conscious about random things, but I feel so much more confident and happy about where I'm at now, and I definitely think that shows on my face.  Maybe not on Molly's though.  :)

Anyway, happy Friday and hope everyone has a great weekend!

10 comments:

  1. The difference is amazing! You go girl! I cringe at old photos too. How could I have let that happen!? Hoping you get some sunshine this weekend!

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    1. Thanks! Sadly it's supposed to rain, but hopefully we'll get some sun breaks here and there!

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  2. WOW, you have really come so far. You look great. And Molly, well her expressions are so awesomely priceless. It truly looks like she is rolling her eyes in that photo...she is like a surly teenager embarrassed with her Mom.
    "oh here we go again, another dumb selfie.....Groan"

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    1. Thank you so much, and yes, she absolutely rolls her eyes when I take pics of her. The series of those selfies was priceless, she was rolling her eyes and miserable in every one of them!

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  3. You were beautiful then and you're beautiful now, but the health & self-confidence aspects really make you glow these days! Congrats.

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    1. Thank you! I miss you and L, we need to get together soon!! We are so overdue!

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  4. You're looking fantastic! I too lost weight from my midsection the slowest; I was overjoyed to finally start losing it from my chest.

    Today's post isn't about IBS-related issues, but I just wanted to share this in case you hadn't seen it. Apparently there is a whole "movement" (pun intended) to improve the porcelain throne approach:
    http://www.littlethings.com/right-way-to-use-the-bathroom-squatting/
    - Jaye

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  5. What an awesome comparison photo! Looking good lady! Love your scarf, by the way. Stitch Fix?

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  6. Such exciting changes - you look fantastic!

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  7. I was always wary of scarves and anything that called attention to my face (or really anything about me) when I was heavier. You're definitely looking awesome!

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