Saturday, April 11, 2009

FOUR MONTH ANNIVERSARY PICS!!!!!!

Hi everyone,
Sorry for the delay with the pics - busy weekend! Anyway, I've included my start pics for comparison...day 1 to now. I also threw in a couple shots to show a pair of my pants and how they fit (or don't fit) :))) HERE WE GO.....







Front: Dec 10, 2008
258 lbs!!!








Front: April 10, 2009
216 lbs!!!







Side: Dec 10, 2009
258 lbs!!!






Side: April 10, 2009
216 lbs!!!






Back: Dec 10, 2008
258 lbs!!







Back: April 10, 2009
216 lbs!!!









Fun: Dec 10, 2008
258 lbs!!!







Fun: April 10, 2009
216 lbs!!!
Here's just another "fun" shot - I'm feeling good!!



















What I noticed in this month's pics:

This month, I'm starting to notice a change in my legs....they're actually starting to shrink (THANK GOODNESS!!) My new routine does incorporate a few new and difficult exercises (lunges and squats) targeting those good old thighs so I anticipate that there will be a more visible difference in next month's pics. Overall, I'm losing inches - I could tell by my clothes and although the scale says I'm down 42 POUNDS, it sure feels like a whole lot more!! I'm so pleased and can't wait for next month. I feel strong and awesome.
I decided to take a couple extra shots showing how some of my clothes are fitting or should I say, NOT FITTING!!! Yeah!!:)) When I started this journey, I wore these pants to work practically every week. They used to be a perfect fit....THESE PANTS ARE A SIZE 22!!!





I can "ALMOST" fit my body in one of the pant legs!!!
PLUS size 22!!!!!!!
The pants are now too big and too long (guess my booty used to hold it up!)
This is me in a PAIR OF SIZE 16 JEANS!!!!!!!!!!! Size 16!! I can't believe I fit into them. I didn't even have to do that wiggle dance to get it to go up!! Incredible!!
Now I know I still have a ways to go, but I really feel that I'm well on my way and I feel great about it...please let me know what you think and as always, your support is very much appreciated..it has really helped me to stay on track.
Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)

14 comments:

shannon said...

What a huge change - you must feel amazing - the clothes test is the one that always make me feel good - Throw size 22 out - you will never go back!!

Patricia London Smith said...

Oh my goodness! You brought me to a few tears! I am thrilled for you!

Your pics are wonderful! Your legs look great and will look even better in another month (and beyond)...

My aunt saw the pics too and said you look incredible!

Keep it up, hot stuff! :D

P.S. I am trying to work out at least a bit everyday... You inspire me... Big hug...

Meaklims said...

WOW, fantastic. I am so amazed at you doing this, you look fabulous. YOU GO GIRL!!

Jill

Jennifer said...

Great job! your post has inspired me to do better

Tanya said...

OMG Joania...You look AWESOME!!! Geez it has been a while since we've seen you. Everytime you look different and fantastic...look at you in those JEANS!!! And your waist...WOW!

Lets go out soon, miss ya!

The Veg Next Door said...

Awesome!

Joania said...

Thanks everyone for the awesome comments. It makes me just want to keep going...WHICH I WILL!! :))

Anonymous said...

WOWWWWWWWW! Incredible, and you're looking hot in the new jeans ; )

Natasha in TO

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

You are doing AWESOME! I think you should always post your starting pictures with your current ones :) It's so motivational to see the comparison!

Size 16....lady thats a whole new world of clothes to shop in. Congrats!!!!

Anonymous said...

Goooodddd work! Tha's a kick in the b...for me I need to restart, I've been idle for a while now...question for you...since eating less cars and waking up at 5:30 to exercise and having a child and a job and a husband, ouf! can all take a toll on your energy level, do you drink any coffee during the day? and how are you coping with cravings now? I'd like to know. Keep inspiring girl! And your hair always looks good, where do you get it done? help a sista out!!!

Nia said...

Goooodddd work! Tha's akick in the b...for me I need to restart, I've been idle for a while now...question for you...since eating less cars and waking up at 5:30 to exercise and having a child and a job and a husband, ouf! can all take a toll on your energy level, do you drink any coffee during the day? and how are you coping with cravings now? I'd like to know. Keep inspiring girl! And your hair always looks good, where do you get it done? help a sista out!!!

Joania said...

@ A daunting tale of the scale...I am very excited for the shopping..can't wait!! :) I will post my "Day 1" with current pix from now on and if anyone really wants to see the month to month comparison, there is a slide show at the bottom of the page! Thanks!!:)

Joania said...

NIA!!! Hey girl, how are you doing? Great to hear from you and thanks for the nice comments. Believe it or not, I DO NOT drink coffee...never have...my caffeine used to come from Coca Cola and chocolate...I find that I don't need it...as long as I get about 6-8 straight hours of sleep, i'm okay!! I usually drink only water...the odd time I may have an unsweetened iced tea (but very rarely). The cravings are pretty well under control (for the most part)...certain times during the month (you know - our special time as women), the cravings kick in but it really is a mental game as well as physical and spiritual...at least that's what I'm finding so far!! As for my hair, it's done by yours truly...nothing much than a good relaxer every 6 weeks, a flat iron and sometimes hair extensions/pieces!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Great work! You can really see a big difference. Keep workin' it!

Kimberley