Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Let's do a little comp time, shall we?
Me: 463 lbs (I'm not even at my highest weight here which was 494. We were too ashamed or oblivious to take "before" pics. Or I should say before pics that I would prefer stay off the internet. Skivvie style)
That shirt was a 5x I believe or a size 34. I couldn't even shop at plus sized stores. Those were a size 36 jeans. I'd just gotten into them down from a 38 elastic jeans I had to buy because the legs fit fine in 36 but the gut didn't. I'm sporting those God awful Crocs because they were the only things that would fit my hugely swollen feet. This was the first outing with some friends and I remember wanting that pic because I was tired of not having any of us together except on vacation.
Mr: 436 lbs (down from 455 lbs) 5x shirts and size 54 bottoms down from a 56. He sees that pic now and thinks of how uncomfortable we both looked just existing. Smiles on our faces but not happy.
Me: 292 lbs. Size 18/20 on top and size 22 jeans on bottom. Down almost 20" in the waist. The Crocs have long been pitched and I'm wearing Ryka's which actually run slightly narrow even though my foot is not narrow.
Mr: 266 lbs. Size XL on top and XL on bottom (large in some cuts!) or a size 38 or 40 depending on the cut.
Snoring is practically gone for both of us unless our necks are contorted in some weird position on the couch. I can actually stand and my legs touch, if you'll note the first picture, that wasn't even possible before. Living is actually possible and we no longer have to cower at the thought of invites in restaurants we've never been to, figuring out how to stand or who to hide behind in pictures or wondering what people are thinking behind our backs.
It's always good to have some kind of visual proof of where you came from (or close to it) and how far you've come even if you're not yet to goal.
Do you take before and after (during) pics?
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