Taking the full measure of life

Photographic Evidence (*Updated 8/25/08*)

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Like many people do, around my heaviest weight, I really hated having my photo taken. However, if I can find a photo of myself from that time period (225+ pounds), I will put one on here!

At about 215



At about 210 pounds

At about 200 pounds



At 193 Pounds



At 187 Pounds


At 183 Pounds


At 173 Pounds


At 169 Pounds


At 164 pounds

At 161 pounds

At 160 Pounds


38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Melissa // Dec 28, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Hey Sally, hang in there — you’re on the right path and there are lots of us out here to help you on your journey. Let that beautiful light shine, girl!

  • 2 Weight-Related Tidbits // Jan 21, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    […] to get more sense of the contrast, or to get updates on my loss, you can always also click on my “Photographic Evidence” link on the […]

  • 3 Laura N // Feb 1, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Look how tiny you are in your latest pics! Just adorable. Be proud of yourself, Sally. You’re doing so great.

  • 4 Excuse Me, Everyone, I Have An Announcement // Feb 3, 2008 at 8:24 am

    […] (To see a photographic comparison of me at earlier, higher weights, click here.) […]

  • 5 marta // Feb 3, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Sally, you are one HOTTT tamale! Good on ya’ lady! You were always adorable, but now you’ll live longer and shop for better clothes! What’s not to love??!!

  • 6 Erika // Feb 4, 2008 at 9:16 am

    You look GREAT! Congratulations on all your hard work.

  • 7 Migraineur // Feb 6, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I think you should put that last pic on your home page! Awesome!

  • 8 alice // Feb 6, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    you’re looking fantastic! keep up the great work!

  • 9 MB // Feb 23, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    WOW! You look amazing and have such a great attitude.

  • 10 Sheltie Girl // Mar 17, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Sally – You so totally rock and look absolutely smashing! Thanks for sharing your progress with us.

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

  • 11 Wardeh @ Such Treasures // Apr 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm


    You are very beautiful! Congratulations on your weight loss!

    Love, Wardeh

  • 12 Lesley // Apr 29, 2008 at 9:47 am

    That blouse color (164 lbs.) complements your hair and complexion extremely well!

  • 13 Natalie // May 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats on your continued weight loss! 🙂

  • 14 A New Milestone: 40 Pounds Down! // May 6, 2008 at 7:38 am

    […] see more photos of my transition, click here.  As a side note, I’m a big proponent of the “embrace what God gave you” […]

  • 15 Sarah // May 6, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Sally you look amazing! The weight loss progression is really noticeable in your picture montage. Thank you for sharing with us all! I LOVE that green shirt. In the last picture you just look so happy.

  • 16 Andrew is getting fit // May 19, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Way to go! You’ve done amazingly well.

  • 17 Weezie Simonson // May 31, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Hey Sally–
    You look fab!!!! Can’t wait to see you for real.

  • 18 evie // Jul 23, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Wow! You go girl!! I love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine as well.

  • 19 Elana // Jul 24, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    You are one of those rare people who look good at every weight (love the picture of you in the tree at the top of this page). However, looking at the progression of photos is like watching a flower open up –seeing a new side of you bloom. Great photo with the red tank and lipstick –you look gorgeous and sooooo happy.


    Good for you for

  • 20 Meal Plan for the Week: Wholesome, Tasty, and Allergen-Free (Plus a weight-loss update) // Aug 25, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    […] updated my photo page with a photo from a recent set my husband took of me, so click on over there if you want to check out the transition.  I’ve been bouncing around 160-161 pounds since […]

  • 21 gaile // Aug 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    wow, you’re incredibly photogenic! I agree with Elana, you look beautiful in all of these pictures. But I can see your light and happiness just shining through as they progress – your beautiful eyes just seem to get bigger and bigger! really lovely pics!

  • 22 jodi // Aug 25, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    i think you look great! i bounced around the 160-range for a long time myself and then i lost a few more and seem to be hanging around the 155 area right now… course if i was actually TRYING to lose more, i’d be happy around 150 but i decided to take a break…

    and i agree – you’re very photogenic! :o)

  • 23 Laura // Aug 26, 2008 at 5:39 am

    WOW!!!! Gorgeous photo!!!!! What I notice most about the progression of these photos is the change in the clarity and brightness of your eyes. I noticed that with myself when I changed my diet… the eyes become clearer and softer (therefore larger). I’m so lucky to have such a hottie for a twin!!! 🙂

  • 24 Amanda // Aug 26, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Yay Sally!

    PS. Your hair rocks, it’s getting longer and longer as you get smaller and smaller! (and perhaps bigger? mine did as it got longer lol)

  • 25 melody // Aug 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    You look fabulous!

  • 26 Kristen // Aug 30, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Wow – I can’t believe the difference. You look amazing! I admire your motivation and dedication. Well done! You should be VERY proud of yourself!

  • 27 Seattle Tall Poppy // Aug 31, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Wow. What a fabulous history to have… Congrats girl. Lookin’ good!

  • 28 Hendria // Sep 1, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Great job…. you look amazing… 🙂

  • 29 Emily // Sep 11, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    You are beautiful!

  • 30 schroedinger // Sep 19, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Read your post a couple of days ago–this is a great philosophy.

  • 31 Iris // Nov 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Impressive…you’ve not only made a commitment, you’ve really stuck to it. And you look great!!!
    I’m glad to have made a new out-of-the-barrel pickle eating and photo taking friend.

  • 32 Amber O'Neill // Feb 4, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    You are so inspiration to me right now, not because of your success, but because of the balanced and sell-honoring way in which you achieved it — something I’m hoping to learn to do myself. Thank you thank you!

  • 33 Hannah Handpainted // Mar 5, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I really love your sense of style, by the way…throughout your different weights.

  • 34 Stacy // Feb 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I LOVE your blog!! I am so excited I found it! I’ve been a vegetarian for the last year, but just recently have gone vegan and gluten free. I have some health issues and currently weigh over 220 lbs. I want to have a story similar to yours…to live life fully, be healthy and energetic. You are such an encouragement to me and I’ll be visiting your site often.

  • 35 Alexis // Feb 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm


    Congratulations on youtr weight loss and hard work. It is truly inspriring. I’m starting my journey and I was curious, how tall are you? I’m currently at your starting weight.

  • 36 sally // Feb 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Hi, Alexis. Thanks for reading, and way to go on starting your journey! To answer your q., I’m 5’5″.

  • 37 kathy // Aug 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Sally, your profile picture looks very different than your “160-pound” picture. What are you down to now? You look fabulous! Congratulations on your HARD work!

    LOVING your website. A definite resource!

  • 38 b // Apr 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    also (sorry again)i’m glad that you are in better health 1st of all. i also book marked your site for friends and myself.do you have or know of a site preferably for men who are trying to gain weight? .i cant find any.granted not smoking will help as it has in the past.(revolving door)but there is something missing .not only physically and/or emotionally. i do understand some of the differences between men and women but i’m not sure if i’m looking @ this from the right or wrong angle . once again gratz and i hope you reach your goal!

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