this picture was taken 4 weeks ago

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I wish I had better pictures than just lame phone camera pictures for this, but happy Trans day of Visibility!

The first picture was taken almost exactly a year ago, the second on my last day of high school, and the third in mid july. I was unhappy with myself. I despised dresses and makeup, but continued to conform to those standards when it was expected of me (college interviews, shabbat at camp, etc.). 

 The last three were all taken within the last two weeks. Since the first pictures were taken I have… 

-Finished ¾ of my first year of college 

-Stopped wearing dresses and makeup, even when “it’s expected" 

-Cut off my hair (best decision of my life) 

-bought my first binder (underworks) 

-lost 25+ lbs

-bought my second binder (gc2b) 

-Replenished my wardrobe exclusively with masculine clothes at least twice (styles are constantly changing, yo) 

-Changed my name (at school) 

-Changed my pronouns (at school) 

 I still have a long way to go and I’m still trying to figure out what I want, but there is no doubt that I’m better off now than I have been in years.

so this is me. first picture was taken in december 2014 at my highest weight when i was about 90 kg (198 lb). i am 5'5. the two pictures on the right were taken a few weeks ago at around 59 kg. i am now 58 kg (127-ish lb). i am obviously not even close to where i want to be, but i can tell you that i am damn proud of myself because this was most definitely one of the hardest things i’ve ever done. i went from a size 14/16 aka XL (US sizes) to a size 4 aka small. i went from being “the chubby friend” to being “the pretty one”. i still have those days where i feel like i haven’t changed at all, but whenever i look at these pictures or meet people i haven’t seen in a while who won’t even recognize me nowadays, i know it was all worth it. my final goal is to lose another 13-15 lb. clean eating and a good amount of gym exercise is the key.

also, feel free to message me if you have any questions or if you just need someone to talk to. :)

@sammywilk: we’ve been holding this off for a while to kind of deal with this personally, tell all of our family members, and figure out how to tell YOU guys. I’ve been in love with this woman for almost 15 years and have been dating her for 6 years. 4 months ago we found out that @y/ig/n was pregnant. We were so so so happy. Our baby seemed to be a healthy baby at every appointment. This picture was taken a week before our gender reveal appointment. At the gender reveal appointment, the doctor was feeling around to see if they could feel a heartbeat. There wasn’t one. It was every expectant parents worst nightmare. We had lost our baby boy. We never expected this to happen to us, especially since just the day before, everything was okay. He was moving, kicking, hitting, we just couldn’t believe that we would never see him accomplish goals or hit certain milestones. We would never see him graduate high school, get married, or have children of his own. When we buried him, the coffin was so tiny. I carried my baby boy to the funeral home and in the car on our way to the cemetery. Y/n wouldn’t take her eyes off of him. She talked to him from the funeral home, even until after he was buried. We visit him every single day that we can. Both of our families have been there for us through everything and have been lifting us up during this hard time. You guys are as much apart of our lives as anyone else, but just like any normal person, please just respect our privacy during this time as we mourn. I love you all❤️

THIS IS SO SAD WTF😭

(But I just thought I would make this because it’s just relatable to so many people.)

(REQUESTS ARE OPEN)

If you guys ever need to talk, I’m here💕

eclectic-affinity submitted: 

 Hi all! My name’s Sara, and I’m 27 years old. The picture on the left was taken at my highest weight a little over a year ago, the one on the right was taken not long after I gave birth to my third baby in March. (Sorry for the cruddy quality in the before picture!)

I didn’t start getting serious with my weight loss until recently. I’ve joined a gym which I try to get to at least 4-6 times a week. I eat healthier, avoiding fast food, fried foods, and sodas, and I count calories on MyFitnessPal.

I’m working towards a COMPLETELY new me! My marriage is on the rocks, and my mental health has taken a hard hit. (Fingers crossed that exercise endorphins really do make one feel happier overall.)

I’m throwing myself into healthy habits hoping for more positivity in my life! Let’s follow one anothers’ journeys!
eclectic-affinity

Get Motivated with more Before and After weight loss pictures  or  SUBMIT

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I promise that this is the last post/question/concern saveyoursucculents *sobs in shame*!! This is Lucy, my Lithops. I understand that for a first timer, they are super hard to take care of….but I couldn’t resist! It was only $10! A STEAL.

The first photo was taken right after I purchased it (2 weeks ago). The second and third pictures are taken today. The top right lithop moved due to an unfortunate clumsy moment on my part. My main question is WHEN to water! A friend told me to water Lithops once every 4 months. I also understand that it’s best to water during their growing season? Which is Winter, which means it’s coming up! I’m super scared of watering too much but I’m scared that they are shriveling up? (Last picture)

Apologies for the awful quality of the left pic, but I just took a pic of a pic on my old laptop when I realized all my old cell phone pics were on there! THIS IS BLOWING MY MIND. left picture was me about two years ago in highschool, I was lazy, unhappy, ALWAYS tired, self conscious, and overall a negative person. I didn’t work out, I ate whatever I wanted, I came home after school, made food and literally slept for 4 hours and never had a drop of energy. I had extremely unhealthy habits, and I couldn’t be more thankful that my boyfriend sparked my passion and interest in fitness. 3 years later my life is a complete 360, pic on the right was taken this week, March 20 2015. Even in college I hardly need to nap, I can’t wait to get to the gym, I track what I eat and still enjoy the things I love, and I am enjoying life again every day. Every single time I step in the gym I know it is worth it, especially looking at this beautiful progress! The gym has become my place of rejuvenation, my personal escape from the real world so to say. If you look or feel anything like the left picture above, DO NOT GIVE UP! The feeling of being able to create your own before and after picture is indescribable. I wouldn’t give the fitness life up for anything! 💪🙏

28/03/2016

The before photo was taken a while ago, I was eating a diet that included meat and dairy products. The during photo was taken this morning after five weeks on a vegan “diet” and three weeks of going to the gym 5 times a week. I have lost a total of 4.3 kilograms within the last five weeks and still have about 13.2 to go. 

My issue is that I can’t see much of a difference between the before photo and now. Other people say they have noticed a change, but when I look at myself I see what I have always seen. I guess I am my biggest critic.