Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What a Difference a Year Makes!

Last night was my workplace's annual dinner gala. This is my third year of going to this event - last year I was a few months into my diet and had lost about 35 pounds and was very pleased with what I was wearing and how I looked. Last night, I was thrilled with what I was wearing and how I looked! Pics below tell the tale:

September 2008
September 2009

Full-length shot (standing in my closet facing the mirror...and yes, I *do* happen to have pictures hanging in my closet, lol!)

Oh, I forgot to say that I borrowed the black beaded shrug that I'm wearing from a friend - what is so amazing about that is that I haven't been able to borrow any clothes from friends in a couple of decades!!!

And now one last picture - I had a few minutes to kill after I got dressed and sat down at the computer to read a few blogs (naturally) - I glanced over at my arm and noticed the faux diamond bracelet that I only wear on special occasions was much farther down on my arm than normal...what do you know, the bracelet has suddenly gotten bigger!

31 comments:

  1. Girl, you look aMAYzing! Way to rock that black dress. Shoot, I think even the glasses have gotten to big for your little face!

    What a year, indeed!

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  2. Dang - that's the entrance *into* your closet? Wow!

    You look fabulous and tiny!

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  3. You look MARVELOUS! I love hearing all your wonderful NSV's. If you can do it, so can I!

    Thanks for sharing your life with me.

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  4. Amazing pictures! Congratulations on a year of success!! Thanks for sharing, it's wonderful to be able to celebrate with you!!!

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  5. Shelley you look absolutely fabulous!

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  6. You do look FANTASTIC! Way to rawk the house, girlie! :D

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  7. You look smashing darling, absolutely smashing...(you have to say that comment with a British accent; it's the only way it sounds right) :o)
    I hope I look that fabulous in a year from my start day. I love seeing your progress pictures!

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  8. You look great!!!!! You look about 10 years younger than in the first picture! You should be so proud!

    Thank God I'm not the only one who has pictures hanging in my closet. Happiness is having a big closet and being small enough to fill it up :)

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  9. You look FAN-TAS-TIC!!! You are an inspiration. I'm 8 months into my journey and down 74 lbs. WOOT! I just noticed the same thing with a bracelet today :)
    Keep up the amazing work!

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  10. You look absolutely amazing!! I am so proud of you and I don't even know you!!

    I had a bracelet that I almost lost because it got too big for my wrist! You've inspired me to put up a picture on my albums of that too! What a great idea!

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  11. You look fabulous!!! What a difference a year makes. I can't wait to take a full length picture without feeling self-conscious.

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  12. You look amazing - love the dress! :D

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  13. You look FANTASTIC!!! Congrats on such an amazing transformation!!!

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  14. What a difference a year makes, oh, and diligence and will power and eating better and taking care of yourself among probably thousands of other things you had to do to get where you are today.

    Congratulations to you. What a great feeling to have lost that weight and gained yourself back in the process. Very powerful.

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  15. You look great! And I love those strappy sandals!

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  16. Someone else beat me to it, but I was struck by how much YOUNGER you look in the current pictures!

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  17. girl you look amazing keep up the great work ;)

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  18. Beautiful, skinny, and organized!! I'm starting to hate you...you know, like in a Samantha Harris sort of way. :-)

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  19. Love that dress! I will be happy when I can wear "the little black dress" one day. And I really LOVE your closet- what a great idea, "decorating" it with pictures, fantastic!!

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  20. way to go girl!! Whay you forgot to mention is that you took 1 minute off your mile time!!!!!! PROUD is all I can say. Linda

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  21. Mmmmm...weightloss = bigger diamonds?? Who knew! You looked fab last year, you look even fabber now :) And I love the glasses. Have I ever told you that?

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  22. Isn't it amazing when you can go somewhere and feel pretty and not spend the whole evening wondering if you look fat the way your are standing, or trying to arrange your clothes to look the least fat...it is so much more relaxing and fun!

    I love those shoes, I think you have shown those before!

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  24. You look absolutely fabulous . . . and I love the "bigger bracelet" shot!

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