First, my true before photo at 275. (Only ones I have at this weight that aren't blurry):
Then we moved again, and I lost weight during that move down to 255. I was that weight for a year before starting this purposeful journey now. Here are a few at 255. I'm wearing a very loose 20 jeans and 2x shirt in this photo. Just after this I bought a few tighter size 18s. I have saved this pair of size 20 jeans for comparison shots when I get down to goal of 160:
And here I am now. Tada!!!! At 174. I have about 15 more pounds until I hit my goal end weight. Right now I wear anywhere from a size 8 to size 12 depending on the cut and designer. I figure in 15 more pounds I'm be wearing a 6-10 depending on the designer and cut.
First the better photos as I'm 'dressed up' a bit, and then the photos with mommy clothes. In these photos I'm wearing a size large top and size 10 pants. The black ones the waist are too big and keep sliding down. I need an 8 in that designer now. The 10 jeans are beginning to be a bit baggy in the last photos as well:
I noted yesterday that my face looks so strange to me now. I haven't seen it that thin since before high school graduation and I think my mouth and nose look so big because they aren't being dwarfed by double chins and huge, puffy cheeks. I can also see how my hair has really thinned out. Which I hope will reverse itself as my thyroid finally gets back to normal. At least it seems the hair loss has stopped.
And, of course, I've aged over the time. First photos were over a decade ago! I think I can safely say, I look a lot different, but you can see it's me!
Stats for 1/30/12:
Highest weight: 275 Now: 175