My husband and I began following Jorge Cruise's "Belly Fat Cure" plan in March of 2011. Needing to keep my motivation up, and also wanting an archive to read back over, I decided to join the legion of those people already tracking their progress.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Before and Current Photos

Last night I was finally wearing (approximately) the same thing as when we took our first status photos in April (3 weeks after starting the diet).

I really can't believe the difference. I didn't think I was awful before but I certainly can't be proud to look at that before photo! My arms are "at rest" in both photos but what a change!

One of the things that I was constantly told as I started was "Oh, you don't need to diet!" Those are evil words that legitimize the urge to run back to the Ben & Jerry's display at the store, but I can look back and clearly say those were just nice things to say. Apparently required, too, as I heard them everywhere.

So that's 22 pounds difference. 18 more to go!


  1. You can really see the difference! I've also lost 22lbs, but I've still got 25lbs to go! I kind of wish I had started with some actual before shots that I could compare myself to. Great job!

  2. Great job! You look great! You still want to lose 18 more? Wow???
    I wish I would have taken before, during and someday after photos! It is great that you can see how far you have come!

  3. Wow you look great. I think people like to say that you don't need to lose weight as a way to make themselves feel if to say I'm big your big and lets say it's ok. Kudos for sticking with it :)

  4. Great pictures you can really see a big difference but - COME ON - where is the face??

  5. You LOOK AWESOME! There is a huge difference between the two photos - way to go! I think Katie's right-- the average person is overweight these days, so when your goal is to be better than average it makes people uncomfortable. Great job!

  6. You can really see the difference. You looked great before, but side by side the difference is really noticeable. Keep up the good work!