Thursday, October 15, 2009

Family Pics!

Last October, for whatever reason, I got brave and did family pics. (For the first time in YEARS!!) The funny part is that doing the pics was actually my way of embracing my big self. I had finally just decided to accept the fact that I was a size 18 and bought my 2xl sweater from the Old Navy plus size section . I also got a Lane Bryant card around the same time. ;o) Anyway... I got new family pics last week and wanted to do a quick before/after post.
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Top pic October 2008. Bottom pic October 2009.

12 comments:

Jewel said...

Oh My you look gorgeous!!!!

I thought at first that must be your preteen daughter in the banner but now I see it is you...and it has to be you as you only have boys. Lots of them LOL!

You have a beautiful family Karilynn...and while you were beautiful last year too...you are smokin' this year!

Lorie said...

Wow! You look great!

Spitfire said...

I second what Jewel said. GORGEOUS! I bet you are SOOOO proud of yourself. And you should be. You put the work in, YOU TRANSFORMED! Amazingly beautiful. Gives me hope ;o)

Ellura said...

I agree with Jewel - both pics are great! But you do look amazing these days - love you new hair!

You have an adorable family! lol

Emily said...

You look amazing! Just look at the transformation. You don't even look like the same person really! LOL I hope you're very proud of how far you've come. I have all boys too, adorable family you've got there.

Fugal Family said...

What a great year! Your hard work has paid off :)

Nicholette said...

Yay Karilynn! Lookin' hott!!! Super cute family pic.

WeightWatcher Mama said...

you look wonderful! and i LOVE your hair dark! congrats on coming so far in a year! you rock!

Jessica B said...

Ok so I never remember you being that big! Wow, what a difference.

Mindy said...

I swear every time I see these pictures I start to cry! Literally, at work, at home no matter where I am or who I’m with I can’t help but cry. I can’t believe how beautiful you are! I mean I can believe it but WOW you’re amazingly beautiful!
You have always been so much fun and one of the most outgoing and outrageous people I’ve ever met. I’ve seen you change physically through all of these years of life and children and everything else. But it was only on the outside… This new change over the last year is astounding and empowering now, once again your outside is a true reflection of they beauty with in. You are such an inspiration! I’m not sure how many times I’ll thank you but it will probably be a few more! I love you Kari!!!!!

mom_of2boys said...

Your hardwork over the past year has really paid off. You look fabulous!

This might be what motivates me to get back to my Weight Watchers plan and exercise!

Jones - Keeping Up With M.O.M. said...

Hi. I love this before and after family pic!!! CUTE! How tall are you again??? I wanna weigh 130-135! That means I have to lose 25-30lbs.