The monthly before and after pictures. First pictures were taken at 182 lbs. on August 20, second pictures were taken at 169 lbs. on September 24--13 pounds down!!! The pictures don't show much difference except for maybe in my face. You almost may notice that I got my hair cut shorter and interestingly in the first pictures I was wearing makeup whereas the second set was after a long day helping at school so no makeup. What you can't tell is that I'm wearing size 18 jeans in picture 1 and size 14 jeans in picture 2.
What I should do is take pictures in tighter clothes so it's more obvious, but my mom isn't here often enough and I can't seem to take decent pictures of myself. It'd be great if I lost another 13 lbs. this month because then I'll officially be less than I've been since before Cupcake was born (I lost a bunch of weight--and then put a bunch of it back on--before I got pregnant with her so I estimate that I was about 155lbs. when I got pregnant). However, I'm realistic, I'll be happy if I make it to that weight by Thanksgiving! My October goal is to be 165lbs. by Halloween which seems very realistic.