Before and After

I'm all about sharing my weight loss journey with you! Looking back one of my biggest motivators has been the before, during and after pictures here. There's nothing that shows real progress like seeing side by side pictures.

Before: 232.5 pounds

After: 145.4 pounds

Before: Size 16/18
After: Size 6

Before: Chronic back problems, daily heartburn and acid reflux, swelling of feet and ankles, depression, gallbladder issues.

After: None!!!

Before: BMI of 37.5

After: BMI of 24


Bust: 43"
Waist: 40"
Abdomen: 44"
Hips: 49"
Right Leg-Upper: 29.5"
Right Leg - Lower: 20.5"
Left Leg - Upper: 29.5"
Left Leg - Lower: 20.5"
Right Calf: 18.25"
Left Calf: 17.75"
Right Arm: 15"
Left Arm: 14.75"

Pants Size: 18


Bust: 36" (7 inch loss)
Waist: 28.5" (11.5 inch loss)
Abdomen: 36" (8 inch loss)
Hips: 41.25" (7.75 inch loss)
Right Leg-Upper: 24.75" (4.75 inch loss)
Right Leg - Lower: 20" ( .5 inch loss)
Left Leg - Upper: 24" (5.5 inch loss)
Left Leg - Lower: 18" (2.5 inch loss)
Right Calf: 17" (1.25 inch loss)
Left Calf: 16.5" (1.25 inch loss)
Right Arm: 12.5" (2.5 inch loss)
Left Arm: 12.75" (2 inch loss)

Pants Size: 8

Total Inches Lost: 54.5 


  1. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. You should be very proud as a 54 year that has constantly and still is struggling with weight loss I applaud you. This was not an easy road but you stayed on the course and achieved some amazing results.

  2. Well done, thank you for sharing!

  3. Not at all! Just me and hard work. Flattering though!

  4. Congratulations!!!!!! What amazed me was the love your husband showed before and after. You are very blessed!!!!!!!

  5. I just found your blog while looking for healthy, clean meals on a budget. I am truly inspired by your journey and hope that I too can one day be at that point. For me, this is just the beginning. Thank you again for sharing.

  6. Thank you for sharing! I am a part of the Lose Your Booty diet bet and I'm so excited to lose this weight! Congratulations on your weight loss. This is so motivating for me.

  7. Well here I am. I think this is a diet that I could do. I have been from one diet to another and my body just fights them all, but I will definitely give this one a good try, and will keep you posted. Thanks so much for your quick response to me. You are truly a blessing.

  8. This is a diet my family and I can do. After my pregnancy I cant seem to shake off the bad eating habits. This food my family would love and so will I . You truly are inspiration !

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  10. I am so excited to have found your blog! You are such and inspiration to me. We started clean eating because I was diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Thanks to the Lord I am cancer free and don't ever want to hear those words again. I also have about 80 pounds to lose. Could you share how often you eat things made with whole wheat flour? I really miss bread and pasta but I'm afraid if I eat it I'll stop losing weight. Thank you in advance and thank you again for the wonderful blog.

  11. Hey Wendy, Congrats on your journey!! How di dyou do it? What made you look into iifym?? Ryane

  12. I just stumbled upon your blog... very inspiring! You look like a totally different person. I wanted to note that not only did you lose weight, your face and skin looks younger and healthier as well!! keep up the good work.

  13. I agree, you look great! Good for you! But .... you only eat chicken breast, ground turkey, and boiled eggs for two weeks as your proteins???

    1. If you'll check out my most recent posts, you'll read that I eat a variety of lean meat. I love a good grilled steak! I think when I am trying something new out, I typically turn to more chicken until I get the hang of things. It's just easier and my guys love chicken!

  14. Amazing! Congratulations, you look fabulous. <3

  15. That is a pretty amazing transformation! Congrats! How long did it take you to loose all that weight?

  16. everyone loves a success story! yours is obviously just that! Stumbled upon your blog and it is very motivational. congrats on your WIN!



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