Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Dreaded "Before Picture"

I've decided to post a before picture. What has really motivated me to do this is seeing every ones progress documented through their pictures. When I lost weight before I was preggo, I had wished that I had taken a before picture. My picture is one of those headless bodies. I would love to have the courage to post all of me, but I just don't. Maybe some skinnier day.

It's kind of funny that I don't post a picture of my face. It's not really any big secret that I'm more than pleasantly plump, you can gather that info with just one glance at me. But I still feel "safer" with some anonymity. I think the reason for that is this.....

It is easier to pour out my heart to all of you. Strangers, but friends none the less. I can open up and share my struggles and my successes with you, and by and large you know exactly how I feel. You've been in my shoes. I like that, because it means I'm not alone. So here goes,
The "Dreaded Before Picture!"

After taking these pictures, I almost didn't post them, once I saw how bad they looked. I'm going to wait to put them up on my side bar until I have some better comparison ones to put by them.

Tomorrow is my official Weigh In day. Well, I'm off to do a little Turbo Jam. Have a great day!


  1. "But I still feel "safer" with some anonymity."

    You do whatever makes you feel comfy. I started my "before picture" by blocking out my eyes...then I realized I was too lazy to keep doing that. LOL! However, no one in my family and none of my friends know of my weight loss blog...and I aim to keep it that way...since I post numbers and all those pictures of me (ugh).

    You're wonderful for posting these pics though. You're brave and strong! And, once you get to your goal, you'll have something to compare yourself with and you'll able to say: "I kicked butt!"

    It's 100% worth it. Face in pic or not. You'll be happy you did it.

    I have a long way to go myself (babies did me in, too - *sigh*), but I already get a kick out of looking at my "before pic" and my current pics. I see a slight difference and it drives me SO HARD!!!!

    You've got this, gal!


  2. I know what you mean about the anonymity. I still don't feel comfortable posting my face, I guess because it is just easier for me to be completely honest about my weight loss if I can't be recognized.

    Don't be ashamed of where you started! Use it as motivation to get to where you are going. Put it on your sidebar to remind yourself every day how far you have come.

  3. Many people choose to remain anonymous, at least for a while. I am proud of you for posting these and for all the hard work you are putting in! Have a great day!

  4. Enjoy your workout!

    It's so funny how we are more comfortable sharing our deepest feelings and secrets with everyone here...but I can't o it anywhere else.

  5. If I were to post a before, I would black out my face...lol. You do what you need to do to feel comfortable! Hope you have a great workout and a GREAT weigh-in!!

  6. I have a face pic on my blog, but nothing with my body. I say do whatever you are comfortable with. I have taken a before pic and will probably share it when I have a progress pic to post at the same time.

  7. I agree, do what is best and most comfortable for you. It's a big step and you may want to remain anonymous or not down the road, but you will be happy that you posted this picture because now you'll be able to show us how you are progressing. So exciting.

  8. Brave Girl. I may do that too. I'll be followwing you on my WLB. Good luck to us both. xx