Friday, February 27, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane

People have been asking to see some updated photos but I thought that it would be better to take a lovely walk to remember where I started and where I am now..... Enjoy the walk with me.

This used to be my favorite photo pre- WW (weighed approx 285-290 pounds) . Some time in 2006.

This is as close to a full body shot that I have at about the same weight. We were both laughing.

This was my birthday in October 2007. I had lost 40 pounds. Weight was about 247.

Here I am again at my pre-ww weight (ignore the horrific eyeshadow) and me taking a photo when I had lost 50 pounds in the same outfit. Left photo approx 285-190/ Right photo approx 235-240 pounds.

Here I am in March of 2008. I was feeling very sexy that night. Weight was 219 pounds.

Another one from the same night.

75 pounds down. Posing with my WW leader Lisa in April 2008

Just another 5 pounds down.... Current weight approx 207. End of April 2008

Now for some reason I don't have any photos of me available right now (not at home) so i will start again showing my photos where I am at around 185.... Lost 102 pounds.

Here I am on my birthday October 2008. I was home for my Nana's funeral but made my best effort. Current weight was 175. Total lost 111.

And here we are at the end... These photos were taken today by my best friend Wendy with her iPhone.... Current weight 163. Total lost 123 pounds.


Ashburnite said...

WOW! you look fantastic! congratulations! you've really done a great job.

Lindsay said...

Thanks for posting! I love to see weight loss doccumented in pictures. I've recently been looking at my pre-WW photos so I cna keep in mind how far I've come. I'm frustrated lately being so close to the doctor's goal and just not quite getting there. Not a race right??

I so look forward to your blog posts! Can't wait for the next one.

Churlita said...

I'll say it again, you look gorgeous at any weight, but I'm glad you have a healthy lifestyle now and seem to feel really good about yourself - that is the most important thing.

Beth said...

You are so beautiful. You were at every weight, but now YOU feel beautiful, and feeling healthy gives you a glow no makeup can.

I am so impressed by your determination and dedication. I'm betting that Devon is, too, and everyone in your circle there (which, as much as I love where I live now, I wish included me because I would LOVE being your friend.)

Congratulations, beautiful chica. I'm so happy for you.

Wanderlusting said...

HOLY CRAP! You look A~M~A~Z~I~N~G!

Seriously, what an amazing journey you've gone through and thanks for having the balls to share it (I especially liked that side-by-side pic).

I'm trying to knock off 10 pounds but the results aren't going to be as wonderfully dramatic as yours.

Congrats Rachel, I am SO very proud (and envious) of you and all your hard work!!!!

Wanderlusting said...

BTW - I know weight can be deceiving, but you honestly don't look like you weigh 163. If I saw your pic, I would peg you at my weight, 135!

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Not so little Woman said...

Wow! You are truly an inspiration and an example of strong will power. Congrats, you look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Now where's the bikini shot? :)


laura b. said...

Always beautiful, now feeling great AND beautiful. What an amazing job you've done.

ANON1 said...

Holy CRAP! You have lost almost an entire person and look great.

KEEP IT UP. Never quit.

Change your routine up and start lifting weights. The muscle will burn more calories.

You deserve an award. Unreal.

Wasn't I the inspiration behind this ;0) ?

Dennis said...

You dropped a crap load of weight women. You look good.

sue said...

Rachel - That is some accomplishment. I know it couldn't have been easy, but it must make you feel great!

dmarks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I was wondering about you. I know this is an old post, but Hi anyway!

laughingattheslut said...

In that last photo, you sort of look like me.

So now, you probably look better than me.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

You look amazing and so confident in all the pictures..

You have really achieved your goal.. Way to go! Congrats on all your hard work..!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Rachel! You are truly an inspiration and I thank you for sharing your story, my stats are like yours and this helps me on wl journey! You look amazing!