Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Taking photos

How are you with taking before and after photos of yourself???? Well I can say that when I was large and thought I was in charge. I didn't like for anyone to take any photos of me.  Well recently I found one that I didn't even remember being taken.  Wow I didn't realize how obese I was.  I am so grateful for the surgeon that performed my surgery and gave me the tool to become the size that I am today. I am grateful for the insurance company that I have that they paid for it. I will show you a picture but I must include this warning.  Not for the faint at heart.....

you may view the new me below at 147 lbs lighter,

By both the Insurance company and Dr. giving me another opportunity to get my health back together I have began to let people take pictures of me, No I'm still not comfortable with it. But I realize now that I should have at least taken more for my boys.  With that being said, I have ran across a really good deal to make a photo album and thought I would pass it along to my friends.   Canvas People is a reputable company I have used them before when putting together an album for my boys.  Here are the details in how to do it.

 Share this with your friends especially with St. Patricks day and Easter right around the corner. Get a family canvas with family memories on it! The Canvas People will give you a free 8x10 photo canvas or $50 credit toward a bigger photo canvas. The way it works is like this:
1) Choose and upload the photo you would like printed
2) Choose what size. (8x10 is free + shipping/handling, or choose larger size and get a $50 discount)
3) Chose any "extras" (framing, etc.)
5) Enter shipping information
6) Pay the $14.95 shipping/handling (this is still a GREAT deal for one of these)
These photo canvases make great christmas, birthday, anniversary, and graduation gifts as well.

Please let me know if you get a canvas for your family memory I would love to see.

tah tah for now


  1. I HATED my picture taken to. But now I LOVE those pics of my when I was 340 pounds. I look at them and it makes me happy and thankful to be the way I am now. HARD journey, but SO worth it!

    I had mine 8 yrs ago and lost 220 pounds. Thankful everyday for it. :) Congrats on your loss!

  2. Girlie, I can't even hardly remember you looking like that. You look so fabulous now!

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  4. Very interesting blog... I too hate to allow others to take photos of me... I will take self portraits.. but that is it BTW- I am following you from the all Week Blog Hop - from would love for you to check out my blog.

  5. thanks for your comment on my blog, Lisa! I need to loose probably 50-60 pounds and I'm the same way, I hate anyone taking pictures of me from the neck down. From your profile picture you look amazing now!!