Saturday, October 24, 2009

Progess Pics

This will be the official home of the Progress Pics... and someday, I will get to rename it to Before and After Photos!
 
I will just add more photos here in one place as I have them to share, with the link in the sidebar, so they will be easy to find. I don't know about other people, but one of the first things I look at are the Before and After photos! I find them sooo encouraging.

I've been on this journey a LONG time, finding what really works for me. If you've struggled and been up and down, please, NEVER GIVE UP, always always keep going. I did a lot of things wrong... but that one thing, I did right: I never gave up!


So, here is what I have thus far (click on them to enlarge...posting thumbnails will enable the page to load faster):














Note: had several dental surgeries starting mid 2014, so as soon as all that is straightened out, will get an updated photo.







May 2016 at 340














July 2016 at 328




Enjoy the Journey,
Loretta

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23 comments:

Andrea said...

I also love to see before and after pictures of people. It can be very helpful and very inspiring!
You're doing so well! I'm happy for you!

Georgia Mist said...

Those photos are wonderful -- so many POSITIVE changes you've made! You are an inspiration! Girl, you R*O*C*K!

Nancy said...

you are the incredible shrinking woman! Your pics prove you are melting away!! also you look so so YOUNG. My daughter said, "how come all your online friends are younger than you mom..." while we were looking at your blog....
I am 42. So there you go. I look older! Blah on this old hair, I need to get it lightened, I think hope (and pray, ha ha) that that is the reason I am looking older these days! He he

{ALL} for a Better Life said...

Not only do you rock for making such amazing progress but you are beautiful!

Rettakat said...

Oh, such nice comments!! Maybe some day I will have the courage to post some "before" pics that even *I* don't want to see: in my swimsuit! eeek...run...away...hide...eyes!! LOL!!!

Seriously, I WILL post them someday, when I can take some full length updates that show progress by comparison. That is on my "to do someday" mini-goal list.

Loretta

CinciMom11 said...

I can realllly see the weight loss in your face! You look amazing!

Rettakat said...

Thanks, CinciMom11...now if the losses would just show up elsewhere, too, not just the face! Guess I will just have to be patient. :-)
Loretta
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Tina said...

how inspiring. Thank you for all of your encouragement of late on my blog. It is nice to know that there are people out there trying to do the same thing and with all this success behind them!

Tina said...

PS I have to add - you look so much younger!

Anonymous said...

you are an inspiration to me. THANKYOU X

Rebecca Stewart said...

The new picture of you is great!!! The lighting and your hair are just right. You're really lookin good!

Shawn said...

Congrats on your weight loss. I am too starting my journey and have over 150 pounds to lose. Watching your progress is such an inspiration.. Keep up the good work!!!

Shawn

Ann (and my profile) said...

Wow, Loretta ... wow, wow, wow !! You are doing GREAT! (But you already know that.) You are proof it can be done, so that is encouraging for the rest of us to hear. In your journey so far, what personal day-to-day improvements have you noticed (if any)? I know I look forward (soon, I hope) to being able to tie my shoes without looking quite so undignified ... hehehe -- Ann

Shelli Belly said...

Beautiful Beautiful

Such a transformation.

Can't wait to see the Jan1st pic when you're in the 2's

R. Reed said...

I have just ventured into blogging and this is what I am going to blog - my weight loss journey. It's so scary and creates so much vulnerability to post pictures as well. You are are courageous and I plan to take the lead from you and post pics too....well when I figure out how to :) Good luck in your journey and keep it up!

Pretty Pauline said...

OH WOW, Loretta, you have been hard at work! What an inspiration!!!! Absolutely incredible.

Chinagirl said...

I just found your blog through another blog and I admire you for staying strong already for so long! You are doing great!

Rettakat said...

Thank you, Chinagirl, I appreciate you saying that. :-)

Leila Hill said...

I followed a link from fitmindbody-Kat's blog and I am really glad I did! You seem to get younger with every photo! Well done-how exciting! I'll follow along.

Rettakat said...

Aww, what a sweet thing to say, Leila... music to my 61 yr old ears, LOL!

Niecy said...

Loretta, what I notice the most in these pictures is how you began to look younger with each pound lost. Do you see that? You are so gorgeous. Keep up the work. I know it's not easy, but you can do this.

Summerfun2014 said...

Hey there Loretta,

How are you doing these days, you haven't done an update in awhile, I hope you're ok?

Retta said...

Hi Summerfun2014,
How kind of you to ask. But really, nothing has changed since my last post in Nov. Just busy with my art (over at artbyretta.com) and nothing new to write about here. I haven't posted any new photos since my dental surgery in 2014, when they had to remove all my teeth. Complications and 2 more surgeries, and the process is still not done. So I decided not to torture myself with photos until the dental work and dentures are all finished. Then, I might get my nerve up to post a new photo! :-D

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