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Personal Reflections...
The Weight Loss

I began doing Pilates on March 17th, 2004, combined with a healthy diet and some cardio. In only 6 months I went from a size 14 to a size 2. In 7 months I had officially lost over 57 pounds! I just wish I had taken my measurements when I began Pilates, because I'd love to know the actual inches lost.
In the second picture below, these are the size 14 jeans I wore to my son's 3rd birthday on March 10, 2004. The top ties in the back, so I can actually still wear it, but what a difference in the pants! You can really see the difference in my legs, arms & face in these pictures below.
UPDATE: On November 23, 2004, I had to go to the doctor's for a sinus infection and as he was going through my records he brought something to my attention: at an appointment in November 2003 I weighed 179 pounds! WOW!
I didn't realize I ever weighed that much. I truly thought my heighest weight was around 167. I guess I had gotten to that point where you don't even want to look at the numbers when the doctor weighs you!! This means I actually lost over 70 pounds! My lowest recent weight was 107 pounds but I seem to hover around 110 these days. 

What a difference a year makes:
(Left) Jan 2004 at 179 lbs (Right) Dec 2004 at 110 lbs

Size 14 Jeans & Large Top (which ties in back)
(left) March 2004 (Center) June 2004 (Right) October 2004


(left) February 2003 (right) October 2004

We've come a long way Baby...
(left) Fall 2001 with Joey, 6 mos (Right) Fall 2004 with Scooby, 12 wks

In both pictures to the left, I am wearing a sweater I bought for a trip to Seattle in February 2003. The skirt in the before picture is a size 12 and the pants in the after picture are a size 2. Notice the difference in the way the sweater fits on my arms and around my back and look how I even lost some of my CHINS!!