Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Before & During Photos

I am almost at my 6 month Bandiversary (August 10th) and took some progress photos. The before photos were taken in early January 2010 just before my pre-op diet started at 209 pounds. When I published them on my blog I had cut off my head but decided to include my heads (sort of a BG thing). The progress photos were taken last week and show 34 pounds lost. I also took my measurements and am extremely happy that my "beer gut" has deflated 6". My measurements are in a chart at the bottom of my blog. I am still at high risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke but each pound lost gets me closer to a healthy future. And, I feel so damn good. The biggest change I've noticed is losing back fat. Plus, I am standing straighter than before and you can see my eyes in pictures. They no longer disappear behind my fat cheeks. Onward to the last 21 pounds. The first pics are my clothing shots. OMG, my face was so fat! The first picture is July 2010 and the second is July 2009. What a difference a year makes. 

Stats:








Before & Durings:
Now for the bathing suit shots, for your viewing pleasure, I used the same bathing suit but since it now gives me severe baggy butt syndrome, I gave it to a friend.

          January 2010--------------July 2010
        January 2010--------------July 2010
         January 2010------------July 2010

       Another frontal shot in my other bathing suit:

 













36 comments:

Heather said...

Awesome pictures! I really see it in your legs and under your arms. Isn't it amazing the differences that we don't see everyday when we look at these? Have a great day.

Lonicera said...

A storm of applause from this side of the pond! Bloody well done Sandy, what a marvellous difference. An interesting point: from front and back your legs don't really look very different, or just a little - though in profile you can certainly see it. You must be feeling wonderful about it. A new life beginning...
I expect it was horrible to be back at work today!
Caroline

Hope said...

WOW - you are looking sooo great! Are pictures awesome to help look back at all the progress you have made? Your doing awesome on your journey! :)

~Hope

kagead said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! What a difference. You are looking so great and how fun to have such a good visual reminder of your journey.

Congrats on your amazing success!!

Cindylew said...

Holy cow tootsie roll...you look amazing.
On a side note...how the heck did you get your before and after pictures merged like that?

Lap Band Gal said...

You are my hero...you have inspired me to post swimsuit pics! :) Keep up your hard work!

Sarah said...

Good job! You're looking great!

THE DASH! said...

Well look at you - the incredible shrinking woman. Wow, you look great. Doing so well, Sandy, famously proud of you xx

Barbara said...

OK you look fantastic.. and I am jealous!! YOu have kicked butt (to the point of losing yours) Great pictures truly ... I know you are going to get real skinny and leave us!

Bianca J said...

You are looking great Sandy! Great pictures and congrats on all of your success thus far.

Sherry said...

holy cow! that is quite the difference. Be proud girl, you earned it!!!!

Kerri said...

WOWZERS!!! You can really see a difference in your face and neck....and in your side and behind shot! Keep up the great work!!!

Linda said...

Wow! You look great and so tiny. You can do those last 20!

Marie said...

What a difference 34 lbs makes on you! Look at those skinny little legs. You can really tell a difference.
Great job!

Amy said...

WOWZER! First of all, you look 20+ years younger! No lie. You have such a youthful appearance now...and such a shining smile.

And you look so much thinner everywhere, but your midsection is amazing. You go girl!

Janelle said...

AWESOME progress pics!!! You look fantastic!!

Yana said...

Looking good, girlfriend!

Roo said...

Big claps for Sandy...sometimes you don't really notice the difference until you see photos...looking great girl. xx

DiZneDiVa said...

Fantastic work Sandy, you look great! Wow! What a difference! *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Check out my blog at mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

Andrew said...

Great progress Sandy

Darlin1 said...

OMG---you look great!!

I walk around in my bathing suit and go swimming in front of everyone but I don't think I personally could take a picture of my legs and post them. They are the worst.

What a great body you have-

Congratulations!!

Virginia said...

Sandy!
For the record, you are gorgeous at any weight. Inside and out ♥ But, you look like a different woman!! WOW!

Sam said...

Awesome pics. you are looking great. :)

Michelle said...

What a difference! You look amazing!

Band Groupie said...

Holy Moly what a difference!!! You always look great, but it's so encouraging to see these pics side-by-side! Thanks for sharing as I'm sure it's inspiring everyone...I know it does me!

-Grace- said...

You look awesome, Sandy! A very noticeable difference :)

Debi said...

OMG! I almost didn't recognize you! You are doing fantastic! And you look fantastic too!

Jess said...

You're looking so good. Great job...keep it up!

Nella said...

Amazing pics! You look fantastic and deserve every pound lost baby! Keep on rockin it baby!

Butterfly/Amy said...

Awesome pictures! You look fabulous!

Fiona said...

Well done Sandy! You look fantastic and you have great legs!
Your comments are always so encouraging and all the time you were winning your own battle. Thanks for sharing your progress it is always inspiring x

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Gosh, I just saw thins post today. Sandy, you really do look amazing! Awesome job!!!!!

AtoZ said...

Not only is there a great big wonderful difference, I applaud your courage for doing the whole swim suit thing!! :)

Justine said...

Sandy, you look TINY!!!! Congratulations on your loss, you are doing a great job. And I hope the tablets you are going to start taking again do whatever you need them to do.

carla said...

Sandy you look fabulous!!! keep up the awesome work!!

Gen said...

Wow Sandy amazing! What an incredible difference after just 6 months. Nice Getaway Sticks! (As my husband calls them)...

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