July 7, 2021

A Few (Recent) Weight Loss Comparison Photos

It's been six weeks since I started the DietBet and finally started losing some of this extra weight, so I took some comparison photos today. I'm down over 17 pounds! My "before" photos from six weeks ago are terribly embarrassing--at the time, I never planned to show them. (They were my official weigh in photos for DietBet.) So I've been debating all day whether or not to post them.

I hoped that I could find a different "before" photo to use, but I avoided the camera like the plague for the past year and I was only able to find TWO. And they aren't the greatest pictures to use for comparison purposes (bulky winter coats), but I'll share them anyway.

Remember when I bought two winter coats in February? I took full-length photos in the mirror, so I decided to try them on again today and see if they feel any different. I was actually really surprised! I haven't seen much of a difference in the mirror since losing this weight so I wasn't expecting the coats to feel any looser, but they definitely did.

I tried to recreate each photo the best I could. (It's really crazy how much the pictures of me in the corduroy coat look alike--at first, I thought they were the same photo! But the socks give it away. And when I look closely, I do notice the coat isn't stretched as tight in the waist and across the chest.)

This coat is much more comfortable to move around in now. I accidentally wound up with three different sizes of it, haha! (Here is that story.) So hopefully by the time I need it again, I'll move a size down. (The pic on the left is from February; on the right is from today.)


The orange one is super loose now. As much as I love it, I hope it'll be too big to wear next winter! Now that I know I can find one on Poshmark, I just may do that if needed. (Again, the left is February, right is today.)


Most of the weight that I have gained has gone to my midsection and my face (it's the most noticeable there, anyway). I was really hoping to see a big difference in my face, but just don't see it yet. I'll always have round cheeks (Jerry and I like to joke that I just have a "jolly" looking face!) but I'm hoping that it'll thin out again as I lose more. But here is a picture from January versus today:


I'm just not ready to post my DietBet photos. I really wish I'd at least tried to take a decent photo! (I look like I rolled out of bed after having the flu.) I never thought I'd do anything else with them, so I didn't really care what they looked like at the time.

Anyway, I know these aren't the greatest comparison photos, but hopefully in another month or so I can take some more and see a bigger difference. It's definitely nice to have my clothes feeling looser, though!

20 comments:

  1. I see a huge difference in your face photos- way to go!!

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  2. I can totally see a difference! Especially in your face.

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  3. wauw! Your face is a lot thinner, believe me!
    Lookin good and doing great

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  4. Great job! I see a difference in the face pics. I have gained a lot of covid weight and still find myself unmotivated. Ugh.

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  5. I couldn't agree more w/everyone...there is a huge difference in your face! Way to go...keep up your great work and determination! You should be proud of your willingness to share your journey which isn't an easy task!

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  6. The orange coat photos show a definite difference! I can relate, having just dropped 17 lbs. myself. See no difference in photos, but clothing is fitting more loosely. Good luck!

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  7. You're doing fabulous! <3

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  8. Lookin good-way to go!!!

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  9. Hi Katie!!! The difference is totally noticeable, BTW. But you’ve always been gorgeous to me. *hugs*

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  10. Wow! What a difference! You’re doing great!

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  11. I can see a big difference. You look great and once again you are inspiring me to get beck on track!!

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  12. I see the difference both in your shape and in your SMILE! Go you.

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  13. Definitely see a difference! Love the coat comparisons! You are doing a great job & keeping your readers motivated as well!

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  14. Great job, Katie! All the photos show your weight loss. You are motivating me to take off my Covid-'19'.

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  15. You look great! Thanks for having the courage to share with us.

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  16. I can most definitely see a difference in all of the comparison photos. You're doing so great! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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  17. Awesome Katie!! Is there an app you use to count calories that you like?
    Keep the momentum going 😊

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    1. Thank you! I use an app called Cronometer (I pay for a subscription because I really like it). However, I highly recommend Fat Secret! It's very simple, easy to use, no ads... the only reason I switched is because of the huge amount of detail in Cronometer (and I'm a big numbers person!)

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    2. Thanks for getting back to me! I actually am in the process of reading over your old WW posts. I signed up a couple months ago and initially lost about 5 lbs and then the weight loss stalled majorly… I totally agree about the super high points value for something that may only be 200 calories. I eat generally well but like my treats so thinking cal counting may be a better fit! Thanks Katie :)

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  18. 17 pounds is so fantastic!! You look wonderful (most importantly, happy!) and it seems like you're feeling great too.

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