September 17, 2021

Friday Night Photos : Recent Weight Loss Comparison

I don't have many photos on my camera roll this week, so I thought I'd post some recent weight loss comparison photos--those are always fun :)

I was feeling kind of bummed that despite losing over 30 pounds in the past few months, I don't feel like it's very noticeable. I can feel a little difference in my clothes, but nothing major. So I started looking through pictures, trying to find one from earlier this year that would be a good "before" photo. Unfortunately, I always avoid the camera when I'm feeling bad about my weight, so I don't have many pictures; and the ones I do have aren't full-body shots.

So, I looked through my photos from 2020 when I did the 75 Hard challenge. For 75 days, I had to take a full-length mirror selfie every single day. The pictures are pretty embarrassing--I never planned to show anyone, so I didn't care what I looked like.

But anyway, I picked out a few photos where I still have the clothing I was wearing so that I could try on the clothes and take a comparison picture. I just wanted to see if the 30-pound weight loss was noticeable!

This photo on the left was taken August 20, 2020. The one on the right was taken Wednesday.

While it's just a sweatshirt, sweatshirts make up about 90% of my tops, haha. I think it hangs so much better now--I used to tug it down all the time because it would cling around my middle. And I love that I can see my jawline again!

There's not a huge difference in these pictures below, but the difference in my weight wasn't huge, either: 178 versus 164. (The left photo was taken January 1, 2020, so it was likely a "new year's resolution photo", haha--not from 75 Hard.) Again, the shirt doesn't cling around the middle anymore.

That's actually Chick photobombing on the right, and not Duck--shocker!

I was really shocked when I saw these pictures below side-by-side! The picture on the left was taken July 23, 2020, a few days after starting 75 Hard (the pic on the right is from today). I really love how comfy the shirt is now--I'm going to start wearing it again.

And of course, I had to try on The Coats again. Remember the story of my coats? (It's kind of long, so here is the recap.)

First up, my orange coat. It was bittersweet to try it on today and find that it's definitely TOO big to wear now. I love roomy coats, but this one is beyond that point. I'm going to look for another on Poshmark, though ;)  (Maybe I'll do a giveaway for this one... trust me, you want it! It's so so so comfy and perfect for cold weather. And, well--it's orange! What's not to love?)

The picture on the left is from February 6, 2021. On the right is from today.

Then there is my tan corduroy/faux fur coat. Again, soooo comfy! And if you read the story, you know that I wound up with THREE of these (BAHAHA!) in three different sizes: medium, large, and extra-large. Shown below is the XL--the pic on the left from February 8 versus today.

I wouldn't call it "too" big, but I definitely have a lot more room in it than I did before! But since the coat is meant to be a little more fitted, I decided to try on the size large, too. And then just for shits and giggles, I tried on the medium.

I feel like the large looks and feels the best. This is my favorite late-fall coat; the length of it keeps my thighs warm and the faux fur is so soft. If I'm feeling confident that I'll keep the weight off, I'll give away this XL coat here, too.

Okay, well that was a fun boost of motivation--it feels good to try on clothes and have them be loose. I was used to feeling my clothes get tighter and tighter until I couldn't wear them anymore. I think I'll try on clothes every 10 pounds I lose; I forgot that I did that when I was losing weight in 2009-2010. I took full-length comparison photos every 10 pounds and it was cool to see the difference.

Well, I'm about to start a new book. Have a great weekend! xo


  1. I think that medium looks best on the coat. You look great and are so inspiring!


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