Thursday, February 11, 2010

Before Photos. Way Before.

I'm not super keen on putting pictures of myself on the Internets, but I still want an easily accessible receptacle for a few photos of me at my highest weight. At least for now, I'm posting them here.

These photos are mostly from Fall 2001, at the beginning of my junior year of college. I know this because of the particularly bad weave, which deserves its own post. (I could keep a whole blog on my lifetime of hair issues. There's a reason I cut it all off.)

Anyway, as I've mentioned numerous times in the past, my highest measured weight was 338 in or about May 2002. I'm pretty sure I weighed a bit more than that in these pictures, maybe 350 or so.

At lunch with a couple girlfriends.
I loved this sweater! I had another one in gray and orange that I used to wear with a bright orange bubble vest (yup, don't hate.)


At the Fall 2001 FUSAB retreat. I miss retreats.
This is another sweater that I adored. Unfortunately, I usually wore it with a gray skirt made of some weird polyester material that felt like vinyl. Pickings were slim; what can you do?


At my 20th birthday celebration.

More explanation is probably needed on the birthday photos. We went to Steak 'n Shake, painted ceramics, and hung out at the apartment. My friends baked red velvet cupcakes for me, my favorite. The photos are in chronological order: The first, the Steak 'n Shake photo, is what I like to call my "ultimate fat pic." Not only does it feature me at my highest weight, it also shows how I got there! (See the empty chocolate malt milkshake glass, the cheese fries, the bacon cheeseburger so big that it hangs off the plate.) The second is me with my cupcakes after dinner. The third is after all the eating. I had "the itis." It was a fun birthday.

I'm not sure how long I'll leave these up here, but I like having something easy to refer to. Please pray that I never go back to being this obese!


  1. I remember the 20th birthday celebration! I think I may have even taken some of those photos. Fun times.

  2. Yep, you probably took all of them - thanks! If not for you, I'd have very few pictures from this period of life. lol.

  3. Now how about some "after" pictures? :O)