Monday, December 12, 2011

Nearing The 3 Year Bandiversary

One of the pictures that really startled me.  In my mind...I didn't look like this. 

Same trip as picture above.  Probably somewhere around 325-330 pounds.

On the right: 12/4/2010 170 pounds.  On the left: today.  174 pounds


So hmmm.  I thought there would be a noticeable difference in my tone since last year...but there is not much.  That's okay.  Maybe I should be happier that at least there it's not worse. 

I took this picture below the other day.  I wanted to show you guys the difference in where my boobs ARE and where they should be...but then I heard my mother telling me my father says I share too much.  So I cropped the happy boob out (it's not like there was a nipple or anything), but its a close up of how my stomach is doing.
That scar there that you can see is my biggest one.  The remaining 4 have faded very nicely.

So that is the picture progress...I will try to work on something witty and amazing for the 3 year on January 27th.  Happy Monday.  It's practically over!

22 comments:

  1. An amazing transformation-- you should be SO proud of yourself and how you've stayed the course for 3 years!! YAY!

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  2. I still can't believe how great you look in a bikini before and after. Congrats on almost 3 years. :)

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  3. I could notice a difference in the two newest pictures, it looks like you have lost a lot more inches. You look amazing regardless, I hope I can make myself work as hard as you did and get to that place in my life.

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  4. You can definitely see how much more toned you are. Fabulous job!! Thanks for being so inspiring!!

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  5. You are such an inspiration... I adore you.

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  6. I can see a big difference from your two at goal shots, especially in the stomach and arms, you have a lot more definition. And you look amazing :o)

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  7. I also see a big difference, side-view tummy & arms! But anytime you need a little pick me up, please refer to photo #1&2, that should help. I am so with you on the "in my mind I didn't look like this" in reference to my before pictures. I always say the best thing about having surgery is getting my OUTSIDES to match my INSIDES. YOU LOOK AMAZING and have done so well, thanks for the photos!

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  8. Amazing! And yes, the two more recent pictures have a huge difference too!

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  9. You look wonderful! I'm coming up on 3 years too - hard to believe it's been that long for either of us, huh??? Glad to have taken the journey along with you though! Have a great holiday.... xoxoxoxo

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  10. Oh my Freaking God! Are you kidding me?! Why is it that even though I've seen many of your before shots, I just can't wrap my head around the fact that it's really you? Unbelievable.
    I hope you're as proud of yourself as the rest of us are. You are amazing!
    Wow. Have I said wow?

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  11. I agree with Fitby40 -- it's hard to believe the before shots are you, except your personality seems to shine through.

    I saw a big difference in tone between the two bikini shots. I was surprised to see your weight was actually 4 pounds higher in the second photo -- I was expecting a much lower number.

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  12. "In my mind I didn't look like this"... I have this same thought all the time. Even though I'm only about 35% of the way down, I still don't visualize myself as being as big as the number sizes in my clothing. I can't perceive myself as big as I actually am and I think it holds me back sometimes. If I felt like more of a cow, maybe I'd be more prone to go for that walk after dinner instead of climbing into jammies...

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  13. You are rocking that bikini holy heavens! I so wish my stomach would of turned out better than it did. Congrats to all your success on 3 years!

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  14. What a transformation....beautiful!

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  15. Funny...your leftover scar is the same one as my leftover scar. All the rest have faded into invisibility. Scar sisters! Woooo!

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  16. My shero!!! I want to be just like you when I grow up.

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  17. Wow Amy, what an amazing transformation. I have just started following your blog, reading from the oldest posts first. I am so glad to see how you have succeeded. You really are an inspiration. Thank you.

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  18. You're just amazing and you look great!

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  19. You look great!! I can't believe how small your biggest scar really is.

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  20. I agree with you on this post. I have a fellow bandster that was too tight but was in denial for almost 8 months, of nights coughing, throwing up multiple times a week. Now a year later she is surprised her stomach herniated above the band. REALLY? I mean you threw up almost 11 times a week, and that was just at work.

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