I’m not sure if the weight loss difference is as noticeable to me as it is to everybody else, but this is my before and after. The before (on the left), was me two years ago (March 2012). The after (on the right), is me now. I went from 150 lbs to 132 lbs..so I have only lost a total of 18 pounds. I don’t necessarily feel as if my weight loss journey is over, so I wouldn’t consider the photo on the left my “after”…it’s more of a progress photo. Going vegan and cutting out all meats and dairys and most processed foods has made such a huge difference in my life not only weight wise, but health wise as well! It has completely changed my life and I couldn’t imagine going back. :)
Transformation photos always lift my spirits, a reminder of the progress I’ve made. I remember my life in the before picture. I had just gotten out of a tumultuous relationship and I had become my heaviest. My before pose has no confidence at all. I wish I could go back and pick her up and tell her “Everything’s going to be okay. You’re going to finally get it.”
Four years later after losing my twin girls to TTTS and realizing the purpose of life I finally found myself. I’ve become the confident gorgeous woman I envied. I’ve also realized that I can recover from anything, which has made me unbreakable. I’m not afraid to fail anymore and I’m certainly not afraid of life.That was my problem I was afraid to live and I bottled my emotions and everything into my body. I can just see the unbelievable difference in my spirit from the before to the after picture.
"You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that’s why I tend to jump into things. I’m sort of a fearless idiot that way."
- Nia Vardalos
5’3” 210 lbs to 162 lbs: Clean eating and taking life by the balls.
It’s taken me a lot of courage to put this up, but this is me (left) at my biggest, at 290lbs I knew that I had to do something about my weight. I’d never really been overweight, and standing at 6”4 i am heavier than average, but its easy to see that I had really let myself go over the last three years and i had become miserable. Excuse after excuse had kept putting me off doing something about this, and it wasn’t until I visited my doctor about my lower back hurting, that he told me I was obese and that I needed to do something about it.
Since March 2013 I’ve been working my ass off 6 days a week, every week at the gym, eating clean and not drinking or smoking.
It is possible to change your life around, but only YOU can do it, if you want it enough, anything is possible. At 230lbs, I can honestly say I am at my happiest I’ve been In years, and even though I still have a long journey ahead of me, looking back on this just proves to me that I have what it takes.
I hope this motivates other people to do something about any weight issues they may have, and if anyone wants any advice at all, don’t hesitate to ask, my ask box is always open!
Started in August 2012, still working hard. Picture up top are around the time I was at my heaviest
Starting Weight: 355 lbs
Current Weight: 255 lbs
Goal Weight: 225 lbs
I work out 4-5 times a week both cardio and lifting.
Hey guys, my name is Meg and I’m 5’3”. In the first picture, I’m the same height and I weigh 165 pounds. In the second picture, I weigh around 130. I lost a lot of weight by eating healthy (having my parents cook a lot of healthy lemon chicken meals, fresh fish, a lot of fruit and veggies) even though I didn’t deprive myself of sweets, I let myself indulge but I went to the gym a lot. I exercised 4-5 times a week, and I usually stayed at the gym for an hour and a half and did a lot of cardio. I love the ellipticals and the bikes! It took me around 6 months to lose the weight that I lost. It took perseverance and concentration and determination, but I did it when I thought I would never be anything but overweight. I believe everyone can do it if they put their mind to it.
Good luck, everyone!
I’m 5’3”, and it has taken me about 6 weeks to lose ten pounds (not including water-weight loss). I’ve been eating around 1200 calories a day, counting them using Fatsecret. On Fridays, I relax and go out to eat, not worrying too much about calories (But I don’t go crazy!). I exercise 3-5 times a week, on the elliptical. 30-60 minutes each time. I’m hoping to get down to 120 lbs by July c:
If you’re just starting your journey, looking at the blog of someone - like me - who is in the final stretch of their journey can be daunting, so I wanted to share a comparison photo that has a 16 lb difference, to prove that so much change happens at EVERY stage of the journey, not just your before and after. This is me in my goal dress at 158 (one year ago) and 142 (yesterday). In the first picture, you can see that I’m physically holding the dress closed, because there was no way it was zipping up (there was probably 6-8 inches between the two sides in the back - it didn’t get anywhere near closed). In the recent photo, I got the dress zipped all the way! You can see how my arms and legs have trimmed, how my stomach has flattened, and how my shape has smoothed. Your body is capable of so many amazing changes, and I definitely recommend taking photos along your journey, because it’s not always easy to see these changes with your own eyes, especially if it’s “only” a 10 or 15 lb difference. (Note: Only is in quotes there because 10 or 15 lbs lost is an AMAZING loss — every lb lost is amazing! NEVER forget that!)
From the summer of 2012 until now has been a bumpy ride of ups and downs in my weight loss journey. This before photo isn’t even my highest weight (I started at about 250lbs), but from this first progress photo, I am down 50lbs and 60lbs overall! I am so proud of myself for doing this, even after gaining weight back and then losing it again, but right now I am on the right track to get healthy. I am currently doing a low carb keto diet and it’s working great for me.
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GW: Somewhere between 180-150lbs (whatever makes me feel comfortable with myself)
I’m sorry they’re not the best pictures but I feel liek you can still see the progress I’ve made, I’m not in the palce I want to be but I’m fighting to get there.
A lot has changed since senior year of high school when I decided I wanted to become an army officer in the world’s greatest army.
Whoa, I love this before and after weight loss picture! Even though you can’t see her head, you can totally tell its her by her legs and the way she holds her hand. Look at slim her hips look!Amazing results, she looks so tiny now.
I honestly believed that it would take me a lifetime to get anywhere near where I am now. Keep going and start NOW, no new year, right now.
The best thing is that this is just the beginning of my dreams.
The key? Self love not self destruct. ^.^
My 3 month progress. First picture is from mid September. Second is sometime in October. Third is about 4 days ago. I have been doing a lot of incline treadmill cardio, cross training, and squats to achieve this progress of my legs. You can see my stomach has substantially shrunk as well due to clean eating and also cardio and intense ab workouts.
Hi! I recently lost 136 pounds using Weight Watchers and make good food choices! I started August 2012 and reached the goal my leaders set for me yesterday (March 2014), so it took me 19 months!
I want to lose 24 more pounds to get to 145- join me on the journey, lets motivate each other!!
Starting weight: 305.4
112lbs and countingNice progress. I bet she is starting to really believe all her efforts are finally paying off. Wishing her continued success in her health improvement journey.