Sunday, April 14, 2013

After Pictures Update

I am truly sorry that I haven't posted in a while. Not a whole lot has changed in terms of my body as of late. Well, that's not entirely true. I've been working on my tan - and let's be honest, everything looks better tan! I've also put on a few pounds. I'm not sure if it's due to the stress at work or the sheer amounts of alcohol I've consumed as a result of that stress. Either way - I'm up to 187lbs, which is clearly not where I want to be. I've decided it's time to redirect my energy and start using exercise as an outlet instead of alcohol. It's not an excuse, but some days I just want to go out with friends and vent about all the things that are stressing me out - and as a society, what do we do to be social - either go to a bar for drinks or a restaurant for food. I did get my best friend to join the gym but that presented another problem - too much talking and not enough working out. Like with everything in life, it's about finding balance right?

Ok ok, enough rambling ... here's the pics .. these were taken 10 minutes ago :)

As you can see in the image below, there is still obvious areas of opportunity!

People say I have a swimmers build, I see it more as a football player build - but what can you do?

For the purposes of giving viewers the most consistency, I've always posted pictures wearing the same thing.  It's a cheap $10 bathing suit from Walmart.  I don't feel sexy or confident in it.  I think that comes across in the pictures, even when they're staged for the purposes of this site.

I think every woman will agree, it doesn't matter what the scale says .. you could be at your thinnest but still feel gross and bloated.  If you're not confident in what you're wearing, you're not going to feel sexy or attractive... here's a different bathing suit shot that demonstrates how important it is to find something that you feel flatters your body, not just one that fits!

The stretch marks are there to stay, but I'm slowly coming to terms with it.

There are definite times when I feel sexier half naked then I do with clothes on - which for a former fat girl, is pretty impressive lol .. I know in this picture I weighed 185lbs, but no man would ever believe it.

Regardless of what the scale says, you know what effort you're putting in to your health - you just have to own it.  I know that I've been slacking hardcore the last couple months.  If I don't lose any weight on the scale in the next couple months but my diet and exercise is what it should be, I'll be happy with me.  You just have to rock what you got :)


  1. I can't believe how great you look. I've been following you blog off and on for a little while now and I just wanted to let you know that I think you're so great. I've been thinking about whether or not I should get some work done too. I would have my liposuction done in Salt Lake City so I'm not sure if it would be the same kind as you got. I'll keep posting and let you know what I decide to do.

  2. Wow, you look great! I have always wanted to get liposuction in Salt Lake City but have been so scared. But your photos look great.

  3. Yes you are right that ,it doesn't matter what the scale says .. you could be at your thinnest but still feel gross and bloated.Nice post .

  4. yah you look great,and always say write,(If you're not confident in what you're wearing, you're not going to feel sexy or attractive.)
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  5. What a great post! Thank you! I wish you luck in the future too! I am going to get laser liposuction in Los Angeles and I'm pretty scared. I hope it all works out as well as you've done!

  6. vaser liposuction allows the surgeon to be very precise and to operate on specific areas of the body that might be hard to operate on safely using other methods. This means even if you need work on small areas like your neck or face, you may be able to get vaser safely and get a great, contoured look.

  7. Hello there.
    Why are the stretchmarks there to stay? Can they be removed??

    1. The only way to remove them is to cut them out - basically, getting a tummy tuck. I did the laser resurfacing which definitely helped with the size of them and their overall appearance but they are still there.

  8. You look great! Don't feel bad about your body, you're sexy and be proud, be confident!

  9. Looking great! I'm afraid to get it at first but now I have the courage to do it. Thank you for your post, I already set up a consultation at Memorial Plastic Surgery for a liposuction procedure.