I realized while getting ready for the Rachael Ray Show that I don't really post many before and after photos on the blog. I have my Timeline photo, but that is pretty much it. Well, I had to dig through years of photos for the show so they could show a good before photo. That was such an experience! I felt so sad looking at the photos. I can remember how I felt in the those moments. Mostly I noticed how I am just absent from photos. Or if I am in a photo, I hide behind the Hubby or my kids. Positioning them strategically in front of me!
When I was asked to be on the Rachael Ray Show, I really thought about why I would do such a thing. What is my purpose for that and my intent. My intent is that a women who is overweight, feeling helpless or hopeless can relate to me and know there really is a solution. You can take back control of your life and weight, from wherever to disappeared to. You really can! It may not look like it now, but I was desperately unhappy for a time. And I was officially OBESE, not just overweight. So in the spirit of that, I wanted to share some before photos with you all. My weight in these photos is about 196 and I wore a size XL, 14-16. They were taken in the year leading up to starting the Belly Fat Cure.
This is my AFTER photo taken last night. This was my alternate outfit for the show, in case my first choice was too dressy. I am now 143 lbs, size 8 jeans and Small shirt. I had to rebuy an entire wardrobe, because not even my underwear fit anymore. Notice a difference in my smile from all the BEFORE photos? That is real difference here... not sizes, weight and charts.
Can you imagine what your AFTER photo is going to look like?!