Saturday, October 16, 2010

For better or worse . . . 1 month pictures

First of all, thanks to Jen for showing us all how to do this.  So easy! Jen's Picnik Tutorial

And then extra thanks to my wonderful sister-friends who helped with the photo shoot:  Rebecca, the fabulous photographer; Meghan, the apartment owner with the perfect black photo taking wall; and Catherine, the occasional chandelier holder. Rebecca even made me homemade meatballs because I am still on post-fill mushies. Having a support system during this process is so important and I have such a tremendous one.  Between my large family and all of my friends, I am so supported and loved.

Ok. Can't put it off with Academy Award thank you speeches any longer. 

The pictures. 

Wow.  Eww. Gross.  Don't post them.  Hide them.  Delete them.  These are all thoughts that went through my head upon seeing the collages when I was done.  WHY ISN'T THERE MORE OF A DIFFERENCE????  I can barely see a change and in some of them, I think the afters are slightly fatter than the befores.  How can that be????  I contemplated never posting these, but I promised myself that I would no matter how bad they are and how many months it takes for them to look good. 

I keep repeating "It's only been a month.  It's only been a month."  If I say it enough, maybe I won't jump off of the roof.  Besides no one and I mean NO ONE looks good in too small gym clothes. (Well maybe skinny girls.  But larger-boned girls should avoid this look.)

Without further ado . . .

Please tell me next time my shorts are riding up from chub rub!!

This is the only one where I can see a slight difference.

Can't wait until the back pics don't look like a 5-tiered wedding cake!


  1. I am so proud of u for posting those. It gives me encouragement to do the same when I get there. And I can see a dif in several pics. You probably won't from month to month, but when u look three montHs back u will!

  2. I definitely see a difference in several of the shots... You will be so glad you took these, I wish I would remember to take photos every month. You are doing wonderfully. *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Follow my journey at

  3. Yay! You look great - I can see a difference keep them coming...month after month, you will be amazed with the changes you'll see!

  4. I defiantly see a difference! You look great! keep up the good work ...little by little then when you look back you will see bigger and bigger differences! Good Job!!!

  5. What are you talking about, crazy lady! I see a difference :)I really wish I had decided to take my befores with something other than indies on - so not ready for those to be shown to the world...

  6. I see a difference, too, in your face. I was banded 1 month ago (a few days after you) and I only see it in my face and much of the bloat in my stomach is gone. The scale says I've lost a bunch of weight, but I also don't see it in the mirror. However, tonight, my husband told me I looked really good (I've only lost 15 lbs so far) and he looked really surprised & impressed. 40 lbs is awesome! I love your blog and your sense of humor. My Band's name is Mr. T.