Let me preface all this by saying I ABHOR having my picture taken! I HATE IT! I LOATHE IT! And, even more than that, I severely dislike the "selfies taken in a bathroom" trend that seems to be "cool" nowadays. How tacky! But, for you, I will break all my rules, and will post a few nasty self pics.
Keep in mind there were taken post-workout so I look like dog doo. My hair ain't done, I'm flushed, and workout clothes are not flattering on anyone but tall and skinnies like Barbie. And, please pardon my messy bathroom. We do not have a single full length mirror in our home (nor do I want one. I do NOT want to see any more of this gaggy body than I have to!) This bathroom mirror is the biggest/longest mirror I have so I had to use it to get a body shot.
Also, I had not planned on anyone but me seeing these pictures when I took them. In fact, I didn't even plan on the hubby seeing them...or else I would have had him take them, which would have eliminated the whole "white-trash takes selfies in the bathroom" dilemma.
So...here goes nothin'.
|So there it is. Pictures don't lie. This is me today. All of me. But less of me.|
So, there ya have it. Pics on the top were from Day 1, the picture directly below that is 40 lbs lighter. I've still got 45 lbs to go but, I'm getting there! And, I know you can't see it in the picture all that well, but I am firming up and gaining muscles. My arms are getting nicely defined for a fat girl. When I lose the rest of the weight I will have some majorly ripped guns!
And, because I can't leave you with those disgusting pictures scarred on your retinas, here's a before and "progress" (not "after" because I'm not done) when I'm actually dressed.
You can't tell from these pics but my double chin is slowly disappearing. I cannot tell you how happy that makes me! **Just thinking about that makes me want to do a happy dance!** The camera angles here actually make my "before" (on top) look smaller than my "progress" picture. Go figure!
So, when I get discouraged, I look at these pictures to show myself that yes, I AM making progress. Hopefully by putting myself out there, and exposing my ugly, I encourage you to keep at your goals as well.