Thursday, April 29, 2010

Before & After Pictures.

I can't believe I'm going to actually to post this for the public, but here goes nothing!

The Before (July 2009)
Weight: 156 lbs
The After (March 2010)
Weight: 135 lbs


I lost 21 pounds in a little over a year. It was hard to find a picture to show it because I don't take a lot of pictures of my entire body. But I thought these were a good comparison because I'm wearing the same top. Anyways, my goal from the beginning was to get to 130 but the scale will not budge. Hopefully I can lose the last (pesky!) 5 by the time my brother gets married in June. But for now, I'm just fine if this is where I stay. I'm comfortable in my skin and I know I'm healthy.
I want to close with a quote that really put things in perspective for me. “Skinnygirl does not mean bone-thin. Only dogs like bones. Being a Skinnygirl doesn’t mean you have to be a size 2 or 4. A Skinnygirl loves herself, lives her life to the fullest, and knows how to eat, drink, and be merry without fearing or obsessing over food. A Skinnygirl owns her life.”

51 comments:

Stacie said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic!!

carrie1 said...

Lindsey you look great! You looked great before, but wow 21 lbs.

I am on the road to losing some weight, and it hasn't been easy! =(

Happy Dash said...

you look great! And I love the quote, I may have to post it on my blog to send a message to a couple of IRL friends :)

Katie said...

Congrats! You look amazing!!

SusanD said...

You look amazing! Congrats on being steadfast. Love the quote. Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

Erin said...

You look awesome! Good job!!!!!

Kt said...

You look fantastic!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

You look amazing...before AND after. Congrats on the accomplishment...I know how hard you've worked for it!

Natalie said...

You look great! Congrats!

jen mccrady said...

you look FABULOUS! thanks so much for your encouragement on my "new leaf" blog... it really means a lot! you are an inspiration to me!

Supermanslady said...

Your before pic & weight is my personal "skinny" goal! :-)

We are all made differently...and just like you said...it doesn't mean being a certain number or size but being fit, healthy and feeding your body the right things!

Great job!!!

Honey said...

Congratulations! You look wonderful. And you're right, it's more important to feel good in your own skin than what number shows up on the scale. Way to go!

Lauren Kelly said...

How awesome!!! Soooo incredibly proud of you!! :)

AmyT said...

You look so awesome!! congrats!!!

Amanda said...

You look great! What an accomplishment!

katie beth said...

You look fabulous! Way to be healthy!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

That's awesome!!!! I also lost some weight over a longish period of time. And sometimes it still hard for me to believe I'm such a small size now. I lost about 27 pounds, and I'm only 5' 3.5", so that's a LOT! CONGRATULATIONS. You look awesome! GOod luck with the last 5!

~Kathryn

Lauren said...

Congrats girl! You look fantastic! Way to go!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Congratulations! You look great!

Tara Gibson said...

you look amazing girl! congrats!

Lindsay said...

I've been following your blog for a while now. I weigh right now exactly what you weighed (156) and my goal is 135. Way to go!! That is so awesome!!

That Fresh Feeling said...

high five friend! you look AHHHHMAZING. and i know you feel even better! what a great quote too!

Amy Silver said...

OMG you look amazing!! Congrats! Hard work definitely pays off and yes, you did it healthy so you will keep it off! Keep up the good work for your last five!

Gwen said...

You look absolutely fabulous!!! But I think you looked great in your before photo too!!! I love the skinny girl quote too!!! I'm going to have to print it out and paste it every where!! XOXO

brown eyed girl said...

You look AWESOME!! Congratulations!

It is so odd seeing how eerily similar our stats are, because I always thought you were so much thinner than me, but it just goes to tell you how critical we are of ourselves!

Again, you look awesome - congrats - so incredible!!

ReJOYce! said...

YAY! Congratulations! You look great and healthy!!! Have a Blessed Day!

littledaisymay said...

You look great, girl! Congratulations!

THE Stephanie said...

Congrats girl! You look amazing in BOTH pics!!

Jenny said...

Congratualtions!!!! You look great! But you didn't look bad before!

Jen Caputo said...

You look wonderful - what a great accomplishment!

Shanny said...

Girl you looked great before the weight loss regardless! Congrats on getting to this point, and even if you don't lose those last 5lbs, you look amazing :)

Mrs. Buck said...

Yay! You look amazing - congratulations! Thanks for that quote - it's so true and puts things into perspective

Kassie said...

You look SO fantastic!! Congrats, that's impressive! :)

Jessica said...

Aww, you look great!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

wow girl! you look incredible. I've never thought you were heavy at all, but there is a definite difference between the two. Way to work it, very inspiring!!

Amanda said...

wow, you look fantastic!! great job!

Bekah said...

you look AWESOME, and I totally love that quote. We get so caught up over the number on the scale or on the tag that we forget to actually look at ourselves and appreciate that we are beautiful. And you, my friend, are BEAUTIFUL

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I am so proud of you! Share with us what you did!

Brittany said...

You look fabulous!! I really enjoyed hearing that it took you a little over a year. I always try to rush weight lose and you just can't! GO GIRL!!

LyndsAU said...

you look amazing!! congrats girl! absolutely beautiful!! loving that dark hair :)

morewineplease said...

You have always been beautiful..you look even more so now and just such a healthy glow! Great job!

Jon and Steph said...

Way to go girl! That is so awesome!! You look incredible as always! But I can imagine losing that weight makes you feel great. Now I need to get my booty in gear!

Jenny.Lee said...

You look great! Although I have to say that you looked good before too. ;)

Jami Balmet said...

You look great!! Congrats!!

Brittany Ann said...

Congrats! You look beautiful!

Rebecca Jo said...

That's fantastic! I will say though, the "before" pic, you still look beautiful! :) As long as you feel good - all that matters! :)

That's a wonderful accomplishment - you should be proud!

Miss Jody said...

I love your skinney-girl comment.
So true:::

xoxoxo you look great!
congrats!

Jules said...

This is a great comparison and I think that you look fantastic! You also have a wonderful attitude about health and weight. That goes a long way.

P.S. I think you look awesome in the before pic too :)

RN Mama said...

You look absolutely amazing! I can't believe that shirt still fits you after losing all that weight! I love the quote at the end...that is how I intend to live my life!

Brandi said...

Girl you look amazing!! I would love to be at 135!!! Congrats on such hard work and seeing the results!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

You look great! Great job!