Let's start at the beginning - this is me in the summer of 2005 - don't know if it as my highest weight, because I rarely let my pic be taken, it's the closest I have to a before pic.
August 2011 - 150 pounds lost.
February 2012 - 200 pounds lost.
A few days before surgery - I had lost 208 here, but had the ton of excess skin that couldn't be hidden.
Same outfit after surgery - you can see how much better the pants fit!
And now for the money shots - I want to preface these by saying a couple of things. First - the belly button is difficult to heal so that will look much better then it does right now. Secondly, we took these pictures late in the day yesterday - after a full day of riding in the car and walking the mall and shopping. So, I am very swollen. I actually will look better then this. The swelling combined with the compression garment also makes the stretch marks stand out - they will also look better, especially after they get tanned. And finally, these before pics are so embarrassing to me - so be kind!
Front a few days before surgery
Front - 2 weeks after.
Much better, obviously!
The big wrinkly butt and side muffins...
Quite a difference!
And this is what I'm wearing to the beach this summer. I still don't have a bikini body, especially with the stretch marks and stuff, but I don't give a shit - I'm wearing it anyway! This is the best I have ever looked and if people don't like it they should look away!