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New Dress!
June 2nd, 2001 by Anna

I bought a dress at Walmart yesterday. Size small, listed for 4/6. Wow. It fits. I wanted to cry. I had Jonathan take a picture of me in it. Well, I’m no longer that thrilled with the dress. I finally have a figure I can take some pride in, and the dress hides it! How rude. I certainly take pleasure knowing the size, though.

One sad note. I realized that the faces photo I have earlier in my log has the wrong weights listed. The first fat face is after 21 pounds lost, not 10. Gross… I can’t imagine how obese I must have looked before. And there probably aren’t photos for me to look at because this was about when I was successfully avoiding the camera. Well, at least I can be proud in how far I’ve come.

I lined up the progress photos today and noticed some interesting things… My fingers, for example. I had to have my rings resized a week or two ago. And looking back at my first ‘fat’ photos, I can see how pudgy my fingers look compared to my more recent photos. Weird. The other thing is my neck. Unfortunately, you can only get a good glimpse of this in my photos that have me in bra and panties and I’m just not going to share that – but my necklace is sitting lower and lower on my neck. I never realize how much fat I had in my neck.

If anyone stumbles across this site during the beginning of their weight loss journey, please listen to me when I say, “TAKE FAT PHOTOS AND TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS!” I do wish now I’d taken photos of myself on the day of my first weigh in. And I wish I’d taken measurements. Instead, I didn’t start photos until I’d lost over 20 pounds, and didn’t take measurements until after 24 lbs (and some measurements not until after 48 lbs!). Looking at my progress in numbers (other than weight) and photos has been a huge help in keeping me motivated. Here’s what I mean:

 
Then (after 24lbs lost)
Now (after 64 lbs lost)
Bicep
14"
12"
Hips
44"
37"
Thighs
26"
22"
Waist
37"
29.5"
     
 
Then (after 48lbs lost)
Now (after 64 lbs lost)
Bust
40.5"
36" (and down from a DD to a C cup!)
Tummy
33"
31"

Notice that my hip measurement now used to be what my waist measured! Whoa! I wish I really knew how far I’d come. But this is sure nice.


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