Rants, Ramblings and General Diary of Juliana Wathen

Before and After….

I HATE the before and after pictures the weight loss companies post to entice you to lose weight. Weight Watchers wants to see YOUR starting photo as well.

Aghh, I just could NOT make myself put on a pair of tights and tank top two sizes too small and take my photo in a mirror of myself slouching and frowning like someone out of camera range had bad gas….You know what I’m talking about don’t cha?

But just for shits and grins I am posting a casual picture of me at work today. You don’t have to see every bump and ripple to tell I am pretty damn heavy. But what should catch your eye most is not my size but the fact that I am comfortable and happy.

I am not afraid to show you who I am today, yesterday or who I will become tomorrow. I will not hide away from the world till I am “perfect” for you to see and know. I would rather you see the work in progress.

I have been up and I have been down in more ways than one. But it is the sum total of all my experiences and encounters that have brought me to this place today and it’s a good place to be. So feel free to follow me on my journey. I can only promise it will never be boring…I DO promise never to post full body shots of me in spandex.

I love each and every one of you


Life is Good!

Comments on: "Before and After…." (7)

  1. Jonette said:

    Your pictures are amazing and you look fabulous! I find myself hiding from the camera, which is hard with a daugter going to school for photography, but. I am beginning to just say screw it and click away. If I make her wait until I am skinny again to take pics……well she will never get to take pics of me. Lol. I am fine with being fluffy! 😉


  2. I think we put too much emphasis on photos. They should capture WHO we are – not what we are. So flash away paparazzi!!! We are beautiful people!!


  3. Belinda Manning said:

    I see the beautiful woman I have known for many-many years.
    I see the woman I have always had a great deal of respect and admiration for.
    I see a woman that has great insight into a lot of areas where most of us fail.

    I see my friend!

    However, it matters not what we see. It only matters what you see in yourself.


  4. Agreed, you are beautiful. I can only speak for myself when I say would love to have more of your self assertiveness or confidence. You are beautiful and perfect the way you are!


    • Leisa, see yourself as beautiful and perfect and you will make it so…because you already are you just need to see what I have already seen in you. You just have to embrace it and believe it.
      I falter 100 times a day in that thought process but I keep training my eye back on the present moment and believing I am the best I can be each moment. I am where I need to be and in a place of my own making. One foot in front of the other.


  5. Yes, you are happy & comfy! You look great too! Plus, those colors are great on you. I love ya sista!


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