Fit Mission: Before & After Weight Loss Pictures

Fit Mission: Before & After Weight Loss Pictures

I don’t know about you, but one of the things that has always inspired me when it comes to losing weight is “before and after” photos.

Whether they’re mine or someone else’s, I love to see them!

They literally prove that it can be done.

When I first started on my journey, I found myself googling things like “weight loss before and after photos” and “weight loss success stories.”

I got on YouTube and watched videos that showed a progression of weight loss over time in photos. Those videos would later inspire me to make one of my own.

With that being said, there are very few full-body photos of me at my highest weight–and that’s for a reason. Besides always hiding from the camera (or being the one behind it), I was a huge fan of deleting and/or cropping photos that I didn’t like–and at that point, there weren’t many I liked.

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(It’s true–you can look at my Facebook timeline photos I’m tagged in and probably guess when I was heavy–there are very few tagged of me from that time!)

Anyhoo, after I’d lost about 15 pounds, I did take some full body shots for posterity–one from the front, one from the side and one from the back. They are humiliating, and I wish I’d never looked that way–but I am so glad I have them now, because they offer me a reminder of how far I’ve come (and a reminder of why this is a lifestyle change and not a temporary deal.)

So, whether you’re just starting your journey or you’re already in maintenance mode, take some full-body shots of yourself–FOR yourself–today.

Fitness Mission: Take your own before & after weight loss pictures

Take three full-body photos of yourself today–one from the front, one from the side and one from the back. File them in a secret folder if you like–you never have to show them to anyone if you don’t want to, they’re just for you.

Weight Loss Progress Photo Tips:

  • Show as much skin as you can stand in the photo (but keep your private bits covered, in case you later decide to publish them or share them in a progress video like I did.) This is one regret I have–I wish I’d taken a couple shots in a swimsuit or at least something that showed more of my actual body.)
  • Be sure you use a decent-quality camera if you can–but any camera will do if not.
  • Try to take the photo in a well-lit area and remember that this is supposed to be a VERY HONEST photo–so let it all hang out. Not only will it give you a better idea of your progress later, but if you’re like me, you’ll find it very motivating.

Do you find progress photos motivating in your weight-loss journey? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below!

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Fit Mission: Before & After Weight Loss Pictures

Fit Mission: Inspire Yourself With Your Own Photos

Latest Progress 2262013I always find weight loss before and after pictures inspiring and helpful–especially when they’re of myself or someone who is sort of shaped like me.

But I just call them progress pictures, because for now, I’m still on my journey to fitness–I’m not quite done.

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So here’s my latest progress photo. On the left, I’m close to my highest weight ever. The photo on the right was taken over the weekend.

And now it’s your turn! Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

Fitness Mission

Use photos to inspire you. Some ideas:

  • Make your own side-by-side progress photo. Just take a photo in a similar pose of you at a higher weight and place it next to your current photo.
  • Make an inspiration photo. Place a photo of yourself next to a ph0to of your ideal body. Check out mybodygallery.com to find one that is really close to what you’re going for–it really¬† helped me at the beginning.
  • Make progress photos a regular practice. And if you happen to find yourself looking especially hot one day, go ahead and take a few full-body shots in your standard pose. You’ll appreciate it later.

Guidelines for Weight Loss Progress Photos

Take three full-body photos of yourself today–one from the front, one from the side and one from the back. File them in a secret folder if you like–you never have to show them to anyone if you don’t want to, they’re just for you.

Weight Loss Progress Photo Tips:

  • Show as much skin as you can stand in the photo (but keep your private bits covered, in case you later decide to publish them or share them in a progress video like I did.) This is one regret I have–I wish I’d taken a couple shots in a swimsuit or at least something that showed more of my actual body.)
  • Be sure you use a decent-quality camera if you can–but any camera will do if not.
  • Try to take the photo in a well-lit area and remember that this is supposed to be a VERY HONEST photo–so let it all hang out. Not only will it give you a better idea of your progress later, but if you’re like me, you’ll find it very motivating.

Do you find progress photos motivating in your weight-loss journey? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below!

Fit Mission: Before & After Weight Loss Pictures

Motivational Gallery: Tall Woman Loses 195 Pounds

Video Description by the Author:

It took me only 2 short years to change my life around 100%.
I had no gastric bypass or any surgery done on me,
Took no diet pills,
I did this all on my own.
I want to show everyone out there that you CAN loose weight with proper diet and exercise! All you need is determination and willpower to do so! Here is a movie of me that I made for everyone to see. I hope it inspires and motivates anyone who’s thinking about loosing weight to “take the plunge!”
Watch me go from 335lbs to 140lbs. Feedback and any Questions are always welcome! ENJOY!

(Just as a side note: I’m 6 foot 4 inches tall)

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