Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Before and after

You thought that meant I would be showing you my project didn't you? Well, that's not quite done yet. I really need Saturday to be in the middle of the week some weeks.

Today, for you, I have my After pictures of me. They would have a lot more impact if I also had Before pictures.

Well, these are the best "before" pics I can come up with.  They are all from November or December. You see I am the one that takes the the pictures in our family and therefore there are not many of me. Especially full length ones. But I guess theses are excellent before pictures because most of them are not me at my best...which is what you want in a before know, frowning, no make-up slouched a bit. Just so the After picture looks that much better.



 Christmas morning. ( I REALLY need a new robe if I am going to let people take my picture in it)
 OK these next ones are really misleading because I am wearing a shirt that, even back then, was 5 sizes too big. I had to tie a knot in the front just so I didn't trip over it.
 But you can see the fullness of my face and my legs. In the after picture I am wearing the same pants as this picture.
Again with the face and the wide belly.

Now on to the After. Are you ready?

------Ok, I have to say one more thing before I show the After pictures. I have only been at this for 6 weeks. I am not the tiniest thing you have ever seen and there is still room for improvement, but it is a big giant step in the right direction for me.

Ok. *deep breath* I think I am ready now. You? Oh, right. You've been ready 5 pictures ago. ;) Can you tell I'm nervous about what you will think?  I am.

Here goes:

So that's me. 10 lbs lighter and 8.5 inches smaller.  

Oh, today was a MUCH better day food wise. I am so grateful for the tender mercies in my life.


Sabina said...

You look so great Em. Good for you. You are an inspiration to me in so many ways. Hope the day went ok.

Lynae said...

Lookin' good, Emilie! You did a great job! But just for the record, I thought you were beautiful even before the "before"s.

Marge said...


Chrissy said...

Seriously awesome. You looked good in the before pictures, but you look more comfortable and confident in the after pictures. One hot mama! :)

Sarah said...

Awesome. No qualifying statements needed. You look beautiful and healthy so own it :)

jillian said...

A-mazing! and look at those muscles! way to go!! I bet you could beat me up!

Kade and Katie said...

you look so great!! lbs is one thing, but the inches take you to the next level! you should be so proud, you truly look fabulous!! WOW!!

Skye O. said...

I thought the second picture was your after picture & I think you look skinny before! You look so great! I was hoping you'd post after pictures to get me more inspired! Thanks so much. I'm jumping on my treadmill right now!!!! Way to go Em!

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Tobi said...

You look so great! Pounds and inches off a person small to begin with makes a huge difference. You look so trim and fit!

Anonymous said...

Nice work, Em!!! I hope to never meet you in a dark alley on a dark night. . .I'd be the loser. :) I'm very proud of you!

Stacey said...

You look amazing! You have inspired me. I have been trying to lose these last stubborn 10 pounds and have reached a plateau...but I will keep at it. I am excited to follow your blog. You can follow me back at

my rebel took over said...

wow. Wow. WOW! You look great! (But I didn't think you looked too shabby before)

Teresa said...

You look sensational. (But then again, I thought you looked sensational BEFORE, too!) I'm impressed with all your hard work--keep it up!