Friday, 15 April 2011

Before & During Photos...

I have been lucky enough to meet some of you.

I feel as if I know a great many more, even though we haven't actually met.

And in light of the fact that I am currently enjoying (yes, enjoying?!) a spell of intense calorie counting, I feel brave enough to dig out a few terrible before photographs and slap them side by side with some current "during" photos....



They say a picture tells a thousand words.  The words I associate with looking at these snaps are:

"Thank heavens I finally woke up and took charge of my health......"



This post here details another insight into my "before and after".

I am not done yet. I have fitness and firmness still left to accomplish.






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Total calories inhaled - 1381 ~ Exercise calories burned - 268 ~ Glasses of water sculled - 3  - Easter Eggs resisted at work - 4 ~ Hours of glorious sleep - 7

51 comments:

  1. Yay! You look SO amazing. And I love how this post is titled Before & During, rather than Before & After. Your motivation to keep on going is just so inspiring xxx

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  2. Lucy, you look hot!! You have done such a great job. I bet Hubby is chasing you around the lounge room a lot ...
    Well done.
    You're such an inspiration.
    Cyber hugs
    L

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  3. Thanks so much Jane. I keep having to stress to myself (and others) that I am still a work in progress.....

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  4. Oh Thea, I just realised you are back on your plan - I didn't get the chance to comment last night, but I am reading.....xx

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  5. Oh Leanne....I shall tell him he needs to start chasing me - he is too busy getting fit himself! xx

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  6. Megan BlandfordApril 15, 2011

    *wolf whistles*

    Well done Lucy! x

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  7. Ahhh, Megan, you and I have met IRL. You know I have a way to go still. BUT, always always happy to take the wolf whistles! xx

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  8. Amazing Lucy, inspiration for all of us, not just for getting healthy but for setting goals and sticking to them.

    Kirstyxx

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  9. Tanya BangayApril 15, 2011

    You are an inspiration Lucy. A "real" person who has achieved this. I see shows like The Biggest Loser and think well most people could do it with that much help but when you see someone who makes the decision for themselves and says "I can. I will. Do this." That's mind blowing! Work in progress or not, you look fantastic! And really, really happy!

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  10. therhythmmethodApril 15, 2011

    The thing that strikes me about you Lucy is that you are half the woman you used to be, and yet there seems so much more of you now that you have lost the weight. More spirit, more life, a glow that isn't there in your before pics. You are smart, sassy and inspiring, and you radiate an energy which is inspiring. You look amazing, and I for one am cheering you on very, very loudly, along with the chorus of rambunctious Lucy followers here in blogland.
    I can feel a momentum in your stride these past few weeks, and I hope it takes you all the way to your dreams. x

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  11. Amy@New AdventuresApril 15, 2011

    Good bloody gravy - i've been watching your counter at the top and thought "wow - 41kgs! " and the numbers are impressive...but when you get the visual aswell i can really appreciate how much effort you've put in. Way to go Lucy!

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  12. Holly @ Good Golly Miss Holly!April 15, 2011

    I've said it before and I'll say it again - You are an absolute INSPIRATION!
    x

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  13. That is such a key thing - the setting of goals, and then sticking to them. A thing I have never managed to do with my health until now...xx

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  14. It takes them six months - it'll take me six years! Thank you, for your kind words. xx

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  15. One of the most GORGEOUS comments on my whole blog? Yours. Karen, thank you. I do feel like I have a little bit of mementum at the moment. There is perception in your words.....xx

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  16. Good Bloody Gravy? GOLD! xx

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  17. You're not doing so badly yourself young lady...xx

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  18. Claire MarieApril 15, 2011

    I could cry! You look so amazing! You're so so so inspiring; and I love that you call it the "during." Keep up the fantastic work!

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  19. Well done with resisting the Easter eggs, Lucy! Looking fab!
    My biggest hurdle this year has been the Easter buns - hubby picks up half a dozen from Bakers Delight from time to time, he and the girls have been warned NOT to leave them on the kitchen bench, or they will be thrown into the compost heap within seconds...for me it's out of sight, out of mind...

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  20. A Farmer's WifeApril 15, 2011

    I agree that the visual images make the counter at the top seem real. I also love the fact that you realised you had to take charge of your own health.

    Well done! You look fantastic!

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  21. I hope you don't mind me saying, the first photos it's not so much the weight, but you look really Ill in the face. Now your a sexy, healthy, vibrant looking woman! Good on you! Seriously can't see where on earth you can loose 12 kilos from myself! Your an inspiration. I am LOVING this blog!

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  22. seraphimspApril 15, 2011

    Oh Lucy, you're so fabulous inside and out. I'm honoured to be your friend x

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  23. You look stunning!! Wha an inspiration you are Lucy Lou!!!!

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  24. You look wonderful and the smile on your 'after' shots are even more wonderful.

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  25. Jules, I was, I realise now, very unhappy. PND I suspect, on top of a very overweight body, is not a happy combination. And the 12kg? Tops of legs and tops of arms.....

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  26. Thank you. (And I am giggling in the sitting down shot because the friend that took that shot said to me "hold your diminishing guts in"!

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  27. Thanks Caz. Lucy Lou indeed. One of my many nicknames...xx

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  28. Oh, thank you. The health bit is the thing that drives me. I am not particularly vain (I can't be, othersise I would never have let myself get so huge in the first place!) but I am keen to stay alive....

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  29. Hot cross buns......argghhh! One standard hot cross bun and butter = 340 cals. To work off that many calories you need to go for an hours brisk walk.....

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  30. No, don't cry!!

    It is "during".

    Once I am done, and maintaining, I am going to have a huge reward and get my teeth done. (Very expensive!)

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  31. good for you, lovely Lucy! have fallen off the gym wagon badly this last month. looking forward to a personal trainer when school goes back to kick me along again. xt ps. you look 20 years younger, too!

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  32. School holidays make a dent in motivation, then term time ramps it all up again! (I feel 20 years younger too!) xx

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  33. Annie ReussApril 15, 2011

    Lucy you just made me love you even more than I already do. You are amazing. So motivational and just a lovely person to boot. Speaking of boot - you have just made me give myself a big kick up the bum. Still in amazement at how much you have changed your life. WOW. xxxxx

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  34. I'm being treated for PND now. Took me 2 years to accept I needed help. It's hard going.

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  35. Annie, stop it, you and your tears, I've told you, you make me cry too. But thank you. In my mind you are a tiny goddess - you don't need to change a thing - but if I give you a push to do what you want to go for.......well, I'm glad. xx

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  36. It is. Despression is so insidious. Email me if you want to chat. I get it. xx

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  37. You, my lovely Lucy are a star! You know I love you... you're beautiful inside and out my friend xxxx

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  38. Oh Nay. Much motivations comes from you, you Runner Mumma.

    I miss you. Heaps. xx

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  39. Hi Lucy, me again...feeling "inspired" to give my Blog a bit of a reno...just found a ticker like yours to track/post my weight loss, but cannot upload it onto my Blog...Help!...anyone?...IT challenged Blogger here ;)

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  40. I've re-written my comment to you three times already! It is just coming out all too gushy.
    Oh what the heck, you make me gushy because I think you are so awesome.
    Gush mush.
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  41. wow! what can i say i need that wake up call lucy! *slapsforhead* really hard i smoke (bout 15 per day)
    coffee (about 10 cups per day with 2 sugars ! etc... I really need to shift my big lard arse and really do something for myself.
    So sick of hearing peeps yell out to me "get some pork with your fork"
    So you will be my inspiration & motivation now time for some sleep then to get moving again ;-)
    Thanks xxx

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  42. Sandra - once you have the code from the ticker site, then you need to add a HTML gadget box to your blog (via the design tab of your dashboard).Add the code in there, and then the ticker will appear on your blog. xx

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  43. Gush mush you make me laugh. xx

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  44. Just start. That is all I can say, just start.

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  45. Oh Lucy. We loves you to the moon and back again. What an amazing girlie you are!! xxx

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  46. I wish I can be like you. We are in a bad place right now and my coping mechanism is eating. He drinks, I eat. I'm getting so depressed. Keep posting. Maybe one day I'll finally get it.

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  47. Thank you. (Runs away blushing.) xx

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  48. I have been following you for over a year (since I started my own :D ) and I just wanted to say you look 30 years younger and hotter!!!!!!!!!!! xox

    Amber

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  49. Thank you Amber, so much. Since you started your own weight loss journey? Or since you started your own blog? Send me a link? xx

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  50. If I haven't said so already  YOU LOOK FABULOUS..but key to that is you look so much happier!

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