Feelin' Chalky

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Before" Pictures

The purpose of this particular post is not to put myself down. I want to have some "before" pictures to compare to when I am in the "after" stage, and also along the way in my journey. It also helps me to see where I started in a very honest way. Sometimes I think I get caught up in life and just don't really realize where I am, where I've come from, and where I want to be. I know I don't want to be the person in these pictures anymore! I don't want to make anymore excuses....Lord knows I have many! To give myself a little credit, though, most of these pics were taken during or right after a pregnancy...

This is Christmas 2008. Jadon was born 8/28/08. I thought I looked good that day...yipes!

This is Summer 2009. I was pregnant with Ethan. I was pretty miserable. (photo by Morgan Young)

This is Fall 2009. I included this pic to show how round my face had gotten. I was very pregnant with Ethan in this picture. As you can see I was having a good time! (photo by Morgan Young)

This is February of 2009. A Romantic getaway to Chicago complete with the stomach flu. Little did I know...I was pregnant for Ethan here. I think I look like Sasquatch...just sayin'.

I hate this last pic...and I hate that I hate it, b/c it is Jadon's 1st b-day party. Anyway, I wanted to show how big my arms had gotten. I was very, very pregnant with Ethan!

I will hopefully take pictures periodically to show my progress...here is where I want to be again...

Love it! Can't wait!


  1. For what it's worth, I think you look gorgeous in every single one of these pictures. However, I do applaud what you are doing to make yourself feel pretty again (not to mention healthier). Awesome work! Much love.

  2. www.freewebs.com/lisar514

    I know exactly where you are coming from and it is a long journey - a live long journey.
    Once the weight starts to really come off you change - you never want to be that other person again
    I wish you the best of luck
    I am still learning to cope with the new me and learning to to love the new me - as strange as that sounds the fat body was my shelter...