July 23, 2010

Photos Never Lie



You know when it is okay to see yourself in a picture like this?



When you don't look that way anymore!

Today my mom was looking through some pictures from last summer. She handed the camera to me and said there were a couple of "interesting" pictures of me on there. I knew what was coming and I was actually excited, believe it or not. I love the comparisons...



I always tried to avoid the camera, as I'm sure most overweight people do. Or we try to strategically place items in front of the belly (throw pillow anyone?) Yeah, well...whatever methods we try, they usually don't work. As I've said before--the camera doesn't lie.



I am thankful for these remiders of where I've been--and where I never want to return.

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26 comments:

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Wow! You look absolutely amazing! You also look much younger....congrats!

Melissa said...

So crazy! You don't even look like the same person anymore! Love the pics! I hope one day i have such comparisons! :) :)

You look amazing! Beautiful!

Btw, i love the camera... but i do often crop out my fat before posting!! :o/

Marie said...

That's amazing! I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog, it's encouraging to see someone succeeding!

{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

when i saw that picture from the reader thingy, i didn't realize it was a picture from your blog, much less a picture of YOU!

you are radiant.

Thena said...

WOW!! You are doing awesome.

Angela said...

Love your blog Keelie! I am 5'4" and was exactly 229 when I began this weight loss journey. I wish I had more photos of myself from before as I still don't see the difference when I look in the mirror, even after losing 33 lbs. Never thought I'd say that as I avoided the camera like the plague!

I am so inspired by the photos you post of your past and present.

Thank you!

Googie said...

All I kept saying was WOW the more I scrolled down. And that is all I can say is WOW!!

Janelle said...

AMAZING!!!

freckleonthenose said...

You look wonderful! And I just have to say, I freaking love your bangs. Your hair is just awesome in general.

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

wow-wee....you are a different person totally!! Cool! When are you signing your modeling contract...seriously! :)

Charbelle said...

Seriously, so inspiring!! Love your hair in the last shot!!

99ToGo said...

It's true; you really look like another person entirely. If it weren't for the hair color, I'd be wondering who you were.

cmoursler said...

Ditto. I like looking at before pictures. I still can't believe I looked like that sometimes. It's neat to see the difference. You look great.

Molly said...

Look at you! Look how far you have come. Do you know what says it all --- look at your SMILE!

Anonymous said...

I've never posted before but I am an avid follower (not in a creepy way). Your comparison pictures are amazing and I would never guess it was the same person in those photos. You have done a great job and I think you are the cutest, most vivacious and healthy looking woman. Again, not in a creepy way, just a reader giving you props and letting you know you are truly inspirational and dynamic.

Aunt Janet said...

Yeah for you! Keep up the hard work!

Anna said...

Crazy! Comparison pics are awesome :D

TJ said...

who the heck was that girl who never smiled in those pictures??!!! HAHA!

I totally understand the joy in looking back at old pics...I don't ever want to see that girl who looked miserable.

Patrick said...

You definitely should not ever avoid the camera... keep the progress photos coming, they are motivating as is your story.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You look so GREAT....I need some motivation to get 20 pounds off....and find myself staying out of the pictures...

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Soon-To-Be Skinny Girl said...

I stumbled on your blog when I decided to start a weight loss blog to keep me accountable/motivated. I must say, your photos definitely motivate me! You look AMAZING!

Happy Fun Pants said...

Friday must've been the day to post comparison pictures - I did that too!

You look great! :)

Kristin said...

agree with another poster! you do look SO much younger!!!! congrats on the success!

Raegun said...

Your transformation is just phenomenal, Keelie. I am always so inspired by reading your posts. I've been having a crappy day and was eager to get home, have a nice bath and read...maybe break down and have pizza for dinner. After seeing this I'm inspired to work hard towards my own 'after' pictures. I'm going to head to the treadmill - commit to at least 30 minutes.
Love you!
Rae

Kelly said...

Wow is all I can say. You don't even look like the same person! Totally changed. I know you feel like a totally different person too. You are such a great inspiration.

I continue to love your posts... Thanks for putting it all out there

Hugs! :)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Keep up the great work girl! I always hated getting my picture taken and I keep reminding myself right now that I'll want to look back at these pictures one day and see how far I've come. Thank you for that reminder. You look amazing! ox