Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Wise Woman Once Said

. . . that new banders should be sure to have lots of before pics in the same outfits from month to month. (Thanks, Catherine!) So, I am going to post a few before pictures. I still have the components of these hideous outfits-including the Gap velour track pants that are desperately trying not to bust at the seams!-so I will use them. Regarding the silliness next door, I can't seem to get in front of a camera without practicing my Tyra "Fierce Eye" at least once. Although this picture looks a lot like Lazy Eye. I am hoping that weight loss won't accentuate the uneven eyes I just discovered. (Great! Another flaw to obsess over.)

I think my mind's eye is on the fritz. Surely if I had seen the horror revealed in these pictures I would have become a shut-in long ago. The ability to deny what is staring me in the round face is certainly handy, but something I hope to never need again.

Without further ado, I give you my Befores. May you not recoil in horror or laugh in jest. Underneath the flubber and HORRIBLE FASHION SENSE is a terrific girl who just got a little lost at the buffet.


  1. Thanks for posting on my blog -- I love the monthly picture party idea! What a great idea! Loved it that you made a pro/con list too (but drinking with the band is OK. . you just shouldn't overdo it or take in too many liquid calories). Looking forward to reading more!

  2. You look great... fun and vibrant. You are gorgeous and losing the little bit of extra weight you have will only make you more confident and healthy. I can wait to follow your progress. *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Check out my blog at