Maybe you remembered, maybe you didn't…. but the TIME has come for my weight loss report 🙂 Now you all know that this weight has not come off quickly… and it's been VERY hard for me emotionally. It doesn't help that I'm SUCH a drama queen either! But as cliche as it sounds… slow and steady wins the race! 🙂 Okay, that was dumb…. but whatever, you get it.
TOTAL weight loss over the last 31 weeks: 23.6 pounds
TOTAL weight loss since the first healthy train: 30 POUNDS BABY!!!!!
OOOOKAY… I'm going to show you photos that are REALLY hard for me to post… but whatever, I've come quite far… As a matter of fact, I haven't even LOOKED at these photos since Mike took them back in October… they were just WAY too hard for me to look at…
Many of you would say, "I WISH YOU'D TAKEN PHOTOS FROM THE SIDE!!! THAT WOULD REEEEEALLY SHOW YOUR WEIGHT LOSS!" Well, I've been not responding to those because I have been all along… but uhm… it's ONE thing to show you me from the front… but COME ON… from the back and side?! Now THAT's tough!
For those of you who know me and have met me personally… you may have noticed that I have quite the double chin… I'm SUPER paranoid about it… and to be honest, THAT'S the reason I don't allow anyone to photograph me. 🙂 Because I KNOW that someone is going to want to photograph me from the side. 🙂 I'm pretty good at posing myself so that no one ever sees it… UNTIL NOW 😀
SOOOO…. here are some FOR REAL before and afters!!!!! Jeezelouise I can't believe I'm SHOWING you these!!!! Talk about feeling vulnerable… WOWZAS!
Uhm… you can even tell NOW by the way that I'm standing that I'm completely insecure getting my photo taken from the side. WHATEVER! Check out my belly! MY LEGS! Even my chin has gotten smaller!!!!!
HOLY COWABUNGA>.. I CANNOT BELIEVE I'M SHOWING YOU THESE!!!! My arms are still quite chubby… Man oh man, I had some serious backfat and love handles goin' on!!!! PS. don't mind my TAG sticking out!
And FINALLY… 🙂 All of that Pilates is beginning to straighten me out. See how crookedly I'm standing in the photo on the left? Still a bit on the right, too… but not NEARLY as bad.
What a DIFFERENCE 26 pounds makes!!!!!! By the way… HELLOOOO LAST NOTCH IN THE BELT!!!! If you look above, you'll see that pink flower was in the center of the buckle. Yeah, that makes me feel good!
So, how did you guys do?! By the way, I'm going to quit making the list… it was getting to be quite the job to keep up with it (and we're getting busier by the second). So if you want to know how your friends are doing, just check it out in the comment secton 😀 …sorry about that 🙁 HOWEVER< please feel free to join anytime… we'd LOVE to have you on!
NEXT WEIGH IN: JUNE 19!!!!! My goal: -4 pounds. 😀
~ bobbi ❗
Good for you!!! you look awesome girl!! you have truly inspired me and I have not followed your other posts on this if any and really want to know your secret!!??
You are amazing. And you look amazing too! In all the photos not just the afters 🙂
Whoo hoo, Bobbi! You’re looking great. I’ll have to look at these as super inspiration after November. I’m not looking forward to seeing what this pregnancy is going to do to me. Yikes!
Wow! Way to go! You look great!
Keep up the fantastic job, Bobbi! You’re looking so great!!
Bobbi that is so awesome! You look GREAT!!!
Bobbi- You look INCREDIBLE!!!! I’ve been loosely following your progress, but I think this update really made me want to quit making excuses for myself and get my act together to do the same thing for myself. Keep going and thanks for sharing something sooo personal!!!
Congratulations! I am so proud of you – you have done amazing!
Bobbi!! Look at you!! I know this has been hard for you, but your work is totally paying off. You look great!!!!! Keep it up 🙂
Girl you look amazing! Wish I had the drive to to start training and eating right like you.
Wow, you look great. Love the after hair, colour (oops color in non-canadian) and length.
Wow!! Bobbi you have to be so proud of yourself for putting it out there and let me know tell you, what you put out…it is how a lot of people feel. I personally hate getting photoed from the side for all the same reasons. Hate it. Anyway, you look awesome and that smile…perfect!!
Wow. That is amazing, now if only I could motivate myself to do the same…lol. Keep up the good work, you look great!
Wow it almost looks like a totally different person. You look amazing bobbi !!
Wow Bobbi you look seriously awesome. Well done for being so brave to share these photos…you look great!! You totally inspire me daily to keep working at this. You looked great before anyway but im glad u feel more confident now.
As for myself,im totally bummed that i havent been able to go to the gym for over a week due to a knee injury that im waiting to find out if ill need surgery on 🙁 an just when i was really getting into the gym too!! But,that aside…my goal was 4lbs an ive actually lost 5lbs!!! So yay me!!
Im gonna aim to loose 5lbs by june 15 thou…i think i can do it.
Keep at it Bobbi!
You look great! Can’t wait to meet you guys in a few weeks…
Great Job Bobbi!! You look so great! AND I love the new hair color. I need to get my dyed before the wedding and I think I’m going to keep it red 🙂 🙂
Wow! You look AH-mazing! You are so inspiring with your photography and the person you are.
you are a sunny beauty.
chubby and not.
but im so so so happy for you. 🙂
Go Bobbi go! You are incredible! So inspiring! I have got to get my butt in gear…I have a wedding dress that needs fitting into in just 5 months! (And how badly do I wish you were my photographer? Um, SO BAD. I may have possibly emailed you BEFORE I was engaged last year. Hee hee. Love your guys’ work!!!)
You are such an inspiration! Good for you Bobbi!!! I am getting married this fall and have been trying to loose weight too. So far I have only lost about 11lbs in like 2.5 months but like you said… slow and steady wins the race… I hope lol. Keep up the awesome work! And you have nothing to be embarrassed about… you look hot in your pictures!!! 🙂 Take care darlin’
Seriously, THANK YOU so much for this post! I know it takes great courage to admit to things and post that – but just look HOW FAR you’ve come!!! Its seriously an inspiration – more than you know…so thanks. We’re all cheering with you and this is just the motivation I need to know that if i keep working at my goals, they just may be acheivable.
so stoked for you!!!!!!!!!!!
You look great Bobbi! Super proud of you.
SUPER HOT!! You are a brave woman, and we’re all the better for it. You look smokin’!
reading your post i almost cried. one reason, i’ve been crying about everything lately. even american idol. and number two, i’m so happy for you. i know what it feels like to look back like that. i wish i had photos from when i was 235lbs. but alas, i took none. i haven’t done so well on the healthy train. i didn’t gain but after some losing and gaining, i’m back where i started. but lately i’ve been feeling ready to finish this journey. so i’d like to start again. at zero weight loss/gain. my goal for june 19th (realistically) is 5lbs. congratulations!
Wow – that is significant change! That’s awesome. Thanks for being vulnerable enough to show your changes to the online world. That is very brave and authentic of you.
Are you just doing pilates or ? My husband and I have been doing CrossFit, which is an awesome program, if you are interested. You can go to http://www.crossfit.com if you want to check it out. It pretty much rocks! We love it!
Congrats and keep going strong! You can lose what you want to, just keep working at it and be consistent and you’ll get there!
Congrats Bobbi, and for sticking with it even when you were discouraged. Loving the longer hair too 🙂
AH-MAZING! I can’t imagine how hard that would be to put yourself out there like that (since I never have) 😉 But we all see how fab you look!!! You’re the only one looking at your chin. 😉 Thanks for the inspiration and KEEP IT UP!!! 🙂
Bobbi I am SOOOOOOOO proud of you! These before and afters are AMAZING!! I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks – am I even gonna recognize ya? 🙂
way to go bobbi!! you look super fantastic!
well, this past month wasn’t AS good as last month, but i’m down 5.8 lbs…and 2 jean sizes!!! overall, since october 2007 i’ve lost a total of 30 lbs! (i lost 20 off the bat, slipped and gained 10, and over the past couple months i’ve lost 20 more!). now, i’m just a few pounds shy of my pre-mommy weight, and SUPER STOKED!
i want to say again how much of a motivation and inspiration this healthy train has been!
Bobbi, you look AMAZING! keep up the great work!
I’m down 7lbs this month!
i just recently discovered your blog. and i’m so glad i did. you two are amazing!
i *heart* your work.
anyway, i just wanted to comment that you look incredible! (you always did) and your progress has inspired me to “get back on track”. i want results like yours too. 🙂
You look seriously amazing! There is one thing I’ve noticed that have gotten bigger though (other thank your clothes on you now) is your smile, and your eyes look FANTASTIC!! Maybe it’s just the pic, but the side by side, your eyes look bigger, and stand out so nicely against the gorgeous red hair!!! WORK IT MA!!!
Still stuck at 165.4. Actually I gained, and went up to 169, but this morning got on the scale, 165.4 Guess sitting around the pc all day won’t magically suck the extra lbs away. Goal for June 19th, 5.4 lbs. I would like to be in the 150s by my 36th bday, that’s in 4 months! (AAAAHHH!!!)
btw, to make you feel a little better about scary pics on here….here’s my side view from Oct 07 to June 08….(yet another reason why I’ve been not as motivated…I stopped taking pictures!) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/Wattyz/OctoJune1.jpg
You look soooooooo good Bobbi!! Way to go!!
I only lost 2 pounds during the month….blah. Told you running was doing weird things to my body. 🙁
I HAVE however, lost inches, so I guess I’m building muscle to replace the fat I’m losing, which is cool too.
Goal for next month: 3 pounds.
So proud of you! amazing. Thanks for sharing.
wow! you GO girl! keep it up 😀 i love that you’ve been taking pictures all along. i’ve had so many ups and downs that i refused to take a picture in the beginning for fear i would just fail and it would be a reminder of that. but somehow, i’ve changed my whole mind about food and health, and amazingly enough, being healthy makes you lose weight, what a freakin concept! now i wish i had some before and after pictures. I’ve lost 15 pounds since feb, i’ll try to remember and come back june 19 for your next weigh in 😉
You look great!!! (I love your more recent hair cut too!)
Bobbi, you look fantastic! I love your longer hair too.
Hi, I am not on the healthy train (but need to be!!) I was wondering what you are doing ( WW? Zone? Just flat our working your butt off??) I think you look GREAT! I have been following for a while now and would love to join and hear more!
Sweetness. I’ve been following your journey for a while now. Keep kicking ass!
Much love from California Bobbi. Way to go! I just started the healthy train May 1. I was thin most of my life until I hit my 40’s, started working way to much, eating tons of free Google food and not exercising. Here I am 40+ pounds overweight. But I have changed my way of thinking. Looking at your “REAL” before and after photos is great encouragement. And hats off to you for posting side and back photos. Look out Valerie Bertinelli here comes Bobbi!
You look great! I just started following your site a few weeks ago- I love your guys’ work!
WAY TO GO BOBBI!!!!! You look fantastic!!! So so so so SO inspiring!
you are amazing. i am so so incredibly proud of you. i can’t believe how different you look in those photos….and yes, you TOTALLY put it all out there. you are a brave little cookie. 🙂
you lookin’ HOT lady!
p.s. i love your new hair color.
Bobbi – you looking GRREAT! Can you talk more about the food part of the Healthy Train? I know you’ve mentioned much about working out, but what are you eating??
You are a smokin’ hot inspiration! You were gorgeous before but I am SO IMPRESSED by your progress and your dedication. Wow. Time to get my butt in gear!
I’m so incredibly proud of you. You look absolutely AAAMMMAAZZING!! I miss the feeling I got from that few pounds I would lose. Perhaps next year after “baby cole” is born I can have my own Healthy Train again. 🙂
You are an inspiration woman. Keep up the good work. you look UNBELIEVABLE!!!!
You look incredible! Hats off to you for all of your hard work!
You know the slogan…”I want to be like Mike?”, well, I want to be like BOBBI! (no offense Mike!)
just looking at your cuteness makes me giddy. thank you for sharing! i have been back to doing yoga and swimming now that it’s summer, and i feel about a kabillion times better. i know what you mean, tho. i have the hardest time in the world losing weight. even tho i eat consistently healthy throughout the year, and am constantly on the move. so discouraging and depressing!!! granted, i’m a pcos’er so that just makes it suck even more! anyway, i just wanted you to know that you’re an encouragement to me. love you long time, sister. ps. your weigh-in date is my BD! yay for geminis.
GOOD JOB! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!
Time for you guys to get a pretty photo shoot!
Bobbi! Way to go girl! you are such a fabulous inspiration!! You look Gorgeous! Gosh, I’m trying to do a 7 day cleanse and I have failed on day 2… wow I have NOTHING to complain about. I’m following your lead. thank you
Bobbi!!! You look super fantastic girl! 🙂
Bobbi, you don’t know me, but I follow your blog (as a former Indianapolis resident) and think you are WONDERFUL! I have the same weight battles you do and it is so awesome to see you succeeding and being so open and brave to share! Bravo to you for sharing and being such an open and honest person to help the rest of us in our journeys by seeing you do so well! You are definitely an inspiration!
GIRL! You look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! You go, girl. I have not gained or lost. I suck.
Bobbi! You look amazing! Don’t be ashamed of your before pictures. Your beautiful personality really shines through, and your true happiness is all that matters. But… keep kicking butt! Ha ha!
I have maintained this month. 🙂
Look at you skinny minnie! 🙂 You look awesome! Can’t wait to see you this weekend for the WEDDING!!! So pumped! CONGRATS GIRL!
Way to go Bobbi! You’ve really been an inspiration to me as I’m slllloooowwwllly taking off the weight! But you make me realize its worth it to stick it out!
Oh Bobbi Michelle,
Your Momba is veeery proud of you. I know how difficult this battle has been for you. I love the pictures. You are going to look so hot for your class reunion. I love you “Little Love”.
dang bobbi- what an inspiration on how amazing hard work and commitment pays off. you’ve always looked fantastic… but now you look fantasticer. (new word… i just made it up) 😉
You are a teeny tiny little peanut!!!
Great motivation for me to get back on the train! I haven’t exercised for a week because it’s winter here and our hot water heater is broken, meaning after a run I would have to take an ice cold shower. So not making excuses, but it should be fixed tomorrow and then i’m back on the train! 🙂
Bobbi, you look freakin’ FABULOUS!
way to rock it out. proud of you and SO amazed by the difference! 🙂 keep it up! 🙂
smokin’ hot !!! SMOKIN’ HOT!!
Holy GUACA!!! Get the hose – you are on fire!!!! So gorgeous. xx
Bobbi, you look absolutely amazing!!! You should not be self-conscious at all. You are an inspiration to so many and have worked so hard for this….be proud!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Congratulations! Your smile is so contagious!
you’re an angel from all angles. truly.
and i get to see you soonish. CAN NOT WAIT!
Congrats girl, you are so brave to post pics and I’m so happy for you!
71st comment might not mean much, but hear me on this, since we’ve been doing this together since day one.
Congratulations, Bobbi! You are beautiful inside and out. I love your hair – the color and the cut/style! So cute and fun! Thanks for being an inspiration, and truly brave when sharing pics and your ups and downs. All of your hard work has paid off, and not only do you feel better, but you have made so many people feel better and want to feel better. YOU GO, GIRL!
I’ve recently found your blog, and I think your work is awesome!
AND…Bobbi, you look amazing!!! Those before and after pictures are so inspiring. I just had my 4th baby and gained a lot of weight….ay carumba. I’ve only been “working out” for the last 3 weeks or so, but it’s been so half-ass. Okay, so I’m gonna join your Healthy Train. I’m doing it, baby!
P.S. Your hair is gorgeous!!!!
looking good lady. looking real good… 😉
You have done so fabulous!! You look absolutely amazign. Keep up the good work.
You look great! I love the little bit longer hair too!. I need to get motivated to loose 20 pounds myself!
the before/afters were a brave thing! but you look awesome! very inspiring.
You look great! What an awesome feeling…. Your hair right now is to die for!! I love love love that cut!!
you look incredible. absolutely stunning.
that’s awesome, congrats! you are rad for posting this chronicle too….very brave. and man you have the best smile ever!
you look completely and utterly fabulouso!!
You look SO GOOD! Congrats!
you look so so so so SOOOO great. and your work looks KILLERRRRRR!!!!
so love it!!!
rock it, sis!!!
tara and ben
You are so amazing and inspirational! BTW – i LOVE LOVE LOVE your jeans! Where ever did you find them!
I’ve lost 20 lbs myself since Feb. – thanks for the personal story and inspiration!