Before and After Photos

A Few Side-By-Sides

Bridesmaid May 2004 v. August 2010

October 2004 v. March 2010 – 80 pounds difference

2006 v. 2009

2004 v. 2009

A few more…

At my peak weight (~250) in 2004


Me with my sister Wendy in 2005 on vacation in Barbados (my peak weight – 250lbs)

With my sisters in 2002 – the year I graduated High School

With my sisters in December 2010

69 Comments on Before and After Photos

  1. Kristen
    February 19, 2010 at 10:40 am (6 years ago)

    You look fabulous!!! Such an inspiration :) Keep up the good work!

  2. Amber
    February 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm (6 years ago)

    You ARE amazing. And damn sexy too ;)

  3. lisa
    March 1, 2010 at 9:21 am (6 years ago)

    Fantasic! Love the before and after pics! :)

  4. Kerry
    March 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Beth…

    Just visiting some new blogs of people who have left me comments…just wanted to say…WELL DONE You look SOOO great! What a transformation! Good for you:)

  5. Molly
    March 3, 2010 at 4:17 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats dude, you are super hot XOXO!!!!!

  6. Jae
    March 19, 2010 at 11:23 am (6 years ago)

    Go you! you look great!

  7. Arber
    March 20, 2010 at 2:03 am (6 years ago)

    Woooooooowww! You look amazing!!! I could not believe my eyes especially when I saw your pic with the running gear and the 347 number on it!!! You lost like half your weight!!! Way to go!

    • Beth
      March 20, 2010 at 5:25 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks! :)

  8. christine
    March 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm (6 years ago)

    You’re getting the best that ife has to offer.. And you deserve every bit <3

  9. Merle
    March 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Beth, Rachel has been keeping me abreast of your amazing story. You are such an inspiration! You seem to have made some important life changing decisions and you have to feel great to be taking such good care of yourself. I can learn from you! Thanks for sharing, Merle

    • Beth
      March 23, 2010 at 9:26 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much for the kind words :) :)

  10. ashley
    March 31, 2010 at 4:26 pm (6 years ago)

    This is my first time reading your blog, and I have to say that I am very inspired by your story. You have come so far, and you look amazing! Keep up the good work =)

  11. epicourtusf
    April 1, 2010 at 11:51 am (6 years ago)

    You look awesome! I just lost 50 lbs myself so I know how tough it is! Keep it up!

  12. Katie
    April 22, 2010 at 9:05 am (6 years ago)

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG…Thanks for sharing your story! Truly inspirational! :) I look forward to reading more! :)

  13. dawnm3513
    April 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Your pictures are so motivational for me! I love your blog and it is a daily source of inspiration.

  14. Kellie
    May 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm (6 years ago)

    you look amazing and I am incredibly jealous of your hair!

  15. Corinne
    May 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Love this! keep up the fantastic work! YOU are beautiful!

  16. littlemisspotato
    May 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Your little black/white dress is the cutest! You’ve come so far. One thing is for sure, you always have been and always will be gorgeous!

  17. Fat_Boy
    May 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm (6 years ago)

    What an encouragement your are! Good for you.

  18. jqlee
    May 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm (6 years ago)

    you look great. i read your story and its great that you’re making a complete life change with better habits!!

    • Beth
      May 25, 2010 at 3:35 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you!! :)

  19. Jayne
    May 28, 2010 at 10:19 am (6 years ago)

    Needed a little inspiration today, saw your site: WOW!!! You look amazing and I am totally energized. Thank you and keep being fabulous!

    • Beth
      May 28, 2010 at 10:19 am (6 years ago)

      aww Thank you!!! :)

  20. Chase
    June 1, 2010 at 6:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Adorbs! Congrats on your success so far!!

  21. littlemisscrochet
    June 7, 2010 at 10:30 am (5 years ago)

    You look GREAT!!

  22. Krista
    June 16, 2010 at 11:40 am (5 years ago)

    You look fabulous! Way to go, girl!!

  23. Beer and Burrito Body
    August 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm (5 years ago)

    I just stumbled across your blog. The transformation pictures are incredible!

  24. Lindsay Mirabilio
    August 11, 2010 at 10:21 am (5 years ago)

    BETH! My goodness you look BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so proud of you!!! I hope all is well with everything else going on in your life!! -Lindsay Mirabilio :)

    • Beth
      August 11, 2010 at 10:28 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Lindsay!! Long time no talk but I do stalk you on facebook occasionally and your daughter is unbelievably adorable!

  25. Michael
    August 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm (5 years ago)

    You look AMAZING!!!! Kudos to you!

  26. yumyucky
    August 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm (5 years ago)

    You look Fantastic! I know you are really proud. :)

  27. Meghann
    August 26, 2010 at 9:12 am (5 years ago)

    You look great! So happy and healthy. :) Same great smile though!

  28. Shrinking mommy of 2
    September 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm (5 years ago)

    I too have lost 80lbs. I was a size 20 and now down to an 8. You look awesome!

  29. Janelle
    September 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm (5 years ago)

    You were beautiful then, and you are beautiful now, with an added glow. :) Great job truly livin’ and treating yourself with love and kindness!

  30. indeeskitchen
    December 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm (5 years ago)

    You look great! And, I’m sure you definitely feel great, too!

  31. Mike
    December 6, 2010 at 3:54 am (5 years ago)

    Wow, you look wonderful! You’re a big motivation for me. I have a long way to go (200 big ones), but I’ll get there. I’ll certainly be back to your site for more motivation as I go. Thanks, Mike!

  32. Summer
    December 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Beth, I’ve already told you this, but you are a HUGE inspiration to me, and judging from all these comments you’ve received, hundreds of others, too. I love love LOVE that you took your life into your own hands instead of opting for surgery or something drastic. Most everyone knows what they need to do to get healthy. They see it all over, they hear it every time they go to the doctor: diet and exercise. I don’t know if it’s because we as a society are so used to having a quick fix that we don’t want to commit or if we’re just plain lazy, but millions of people all over feel like they just can’t do what you have done. So I thought I’d just throw my two cents. You’re amazin’, and beautiful! I wish you peace in everything you do. :}

  33. Sruthi @ Exercise, Food & Beyond
    December 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats Beth! You look great. I came to your blog via Angela (Oh She Glows) Blog and I must say you are a true inspiration.

  34. snackgirlgoeshealthy
    January 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Dang girl! You look fabulous and so healthy! I just noticed that I already commented on this a while back! Oh well it needed to be commented on again! haha

  35. Melissa Cohoe
    January 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm (5 years ago)

    WOW Awesome pics! You are beautiful and glowing!

    • Beth
      March 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks!! =)

  36. Caitlin
    March 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm (5 years ago)

    You look amazing – you inspired me to put up before and after photos (even though the before is hard to look at!)

  37. Karen
    March 29, 2011 at 10:02 pm (5 years ago)

    You look great! I have 40 pounds to lose and was inspired by your story :)

    • Beth
      March 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you Karen!!

  38. Lili
    May 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm (5 years ago)

    You are one hot, determined and amazing mama! Congrats on your constant achievements- Love this first pic of you in that blue dress :)

  39. Anne P
    May 26, 2011 at 10:12 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my gosh! Just seeing this for the first time. Girl, you look fantastic. So proud of you! I think the most amazing thing when people lose a lot of weight is how much younger it makes them look!

  40. anotherramirez
    June 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm (4 years ago)

    WOW!! You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You look absolutely stunning – like a different person! Congrats to you on all of your hard work; you are so motivational and inspirational! I’m glad I found your website :)

  41. Marlena
    June 13, 2011 at 11:32 pm (4 years ago)

    I recently started reading your blog thanks to Jen, a priorfatgirl. I love your before/after pics & your style of writing!! I look forward to reading more posts. :)

  42. Kellie
    September 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm (4 years ago)

    I found your blog when googling Ruby Tuesday’s zucchini sliders. I was trying to find the nutrition information to calculate the points plus values and I was thrilled to find your recipe so I can make them at home. I started Weight Watchers in January and have lost 53 pounds. It was very inspiring to read your story; I can’t wait to share with my group. Keep up the good work with maintenance. You look FANTASTIC!

  43. Kalyaani
    October 8, 2011 at 10:32 am (4 years ago)

    Hi Beth – your story is very inspiring to me…. i have been an avid swimmer in my college days and remained 130lbs all along….after giving birth to my daughter i have put on a lot of weight and currently weigh 175lbs . i joined gym and controlled my diet and lost abt 9lbs in 5 months and suddely over summer i had guests all the time i gained 5 lbs back as i didnt go gym. My problem is i have hypo thyroid and its very difficult for me to lose weight.. i am 31 yrs and i feel worse with my fatness..pls can you help me little to get motivated and find my track once again..

  44. Lindsay McNeil
    April 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm (4 years ago)

    congrats on all of your success.

  45. Kelly
    May 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm (4 years ago)

    You are so beautiful and inspiring. I am so glad I stumbled across your blog today!

    • Beth
      May 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm (4 years ago)

      Aww thanks Kelly! :)

  46. Robin
    August 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I just found your blog, Beth, and it’s great and so are you! I just became a WW leader myself and was looking around for meeting ideas as I just got my own meeting after subbing through the summer. I have a similar story to yours … lost 105 lbs. and have been a member of WW since 2008 and never looked back.

    Good for you and keep up the races! I, too, took up running in 2009 and just finishes first in my age group in a 5k last weekend. Great feeling after barely able to walk up the steps :)

    I’ll be reading!

    • Beth
      August 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Hey Robin – Thanks so much for your comment! So glad you found me and like the blog. Congrats on all your success with WW! I’m currently in the process of trying to get back to goal, again. It’s funny because 5 lbs becomes 10 lbs becomes 20.. and here I am trying to lose the hardest 20 lbs, AGAIN. :) And congratulations on placing in your age group! I’m not quick enough to do that, but it sure does feel good to cross the finish line, no matter how long it takes! -Beth

  47. gwyn
    September 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Awesome progress. So inspiring. I have been in ww for 8 months and have lost 70 lbs. I love my life.

  48. kelly
    February 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

    hope you al women keep up health eating

  49. Linda
    May 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm (3 years ago)


  50. Amber
    October 9, 2013 at 6:35 am (2 years ago)

    Amazing photos and congrats on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

  51. Sara
    April 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow. Amazing. You look beautiful!


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