Back in September 2012 I vowed to lose some weight and posted my before photos as my self-portrait that month. I wish I was reporting in with my after photos to tell you that I'd lost all of the weight I wanted to lose, but I'm not quite there yet.
However, I have managed to lose 15 lbs and keep it off since early November! I'm super excited to be where I am. On a whim I decided to try to squeeze myself into the jeans I wore 3 1/2 years ago in our engagement photos. I had no idea if I would be able to get them on, but I somehow managed to get into them. I was even able to get them zipped and buttoned! I'm not going to say I could actually breathe in them, but who needs to do that?
I decided for February's photo I would show myself jumping for joy in the jeans...
On a side note, jumping like this for photos is insanely exhausting! It was a sad reminder just how out of shape I am and it filled me with empathy for all of the past clients I have requested to do this for photos. This is just one of the many reasons I keep going with this monthly self-portrait project. I want the constant reminder of what it feels like to be in front of the camera so I always remember what my clients are experiencing when I photograph them.
Did you miss some of my past self-portraits? Clicking here will take you to all of my self-portrait blog posts. Clicking here will take you to my self-portrait Facebook album.