Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Then and Now

I was sitting having a look at the photo of myself taken at the race last Saturday and what I really loved seeing was the changes in two area's on my body.....My breasts and my arms....these where two area's I really hated when overweight. I could cover up the legs and hide the tummy, but never the breasts and arms...especially on those very hot days.
Looking at my journey I can honestly say I am so proud of myself....
where I started to where I am now
When my adorable hubby and I got married I weighed 82kg's ( 180.8 lbs ) I got even bigger after this....84kg's ( 185.2 lbs )
Look at my big arms and HUGE breasts.
Look at the photo's of me holding the flowers, I hold them in front of my breasts...I did that on purpose and remember saying to my sister, * make sure I have my boobs covered before you take a arm got so sore of holding my hand at that height for so long.
The photo below my sister took the flowers away from could not hide....
Here you can see how big I arms, my breasts ( which my hubby misses now )
My poor hubby looks so small compared to me in this photo ~ thank goodness its not like this anymore.

With my son.....
With my skinny sister....who is still skinny today!!!
She also eats clean and runs....
Here I am with my best friends from Cape Town....all skinny girls...
But...what shocked me was that in this photo and on my wedding day I was the fat friend...
I was not only their friend and their gym instructor for years, they only knew me to be thin.....what a shock it must have been so see me like this...
We were all thin together.....and in a month and a half I became the fat one.
I gained 10kg's in one month!!!!!!!!!!!! ( 22 lbs )
Honest truth.....When I stopped teaching something happened to my body....
I remember feeling as if my skin was going to tear as I got fat so quickly the skin didn't have time to adjust ~ was horrible...
I'm back to the me I remember...and to me personally, even better than before...
although 8 years older :)


  1. You came so far and I can so relate to what you are feeling about seeing yourself today vs how you were. Like the photo I posted on group this morning. I sat and look at that picture for so long because I love seeing how I look now vs the old me. I can so relate.
    Well done to you - inspiration you are indeed.

  2. You are such an inspiration Marci!! I am so proud of you and you give me such hope!! You are simply incredible!!!

  3. You are doing an amazing job!!! CONGRATS!! XOXO

  4. I LOVE this post!!!!! My, my you have come a long way.... Thanks for posting these.. its SO very inspiring!

  5. You look amazing Marcelle! You are wonderfully toned all over.

  6. You do not even look like the same person. I know the hair color has a lot to do with it but WOW!!!! I had a reduction at 40 (can't believe it's been 20 years!!!!) because no matter how much I weighed, the boobs didn't go away! I just wish I would have had more removed.

    BIG NEWS!! My husband, daughter and I are going to sign up at the gym tomorrow night, meet with a personal trainer and get on a program. I need it written down just what I am supposed to do. It is a program called "25 women". When I told them I wished they had something for men they said they had a senior group so that is what he is doing!!! I am looking forward to it and will keep you posted.

  7. If I didn't know better I would swear it was two different people in the pictures! You have really created a new body for yourself! Love seeing what is possible!

  8. Really such a big difference, the only thing that hasn't changed is the beautiful smile.

    I'm so happy to read that you're happy with how you look now. That's the most important thing: feeling good in your own body.

    You still are an inspiration Marcy.

  9. Beautiful pictures, but you definitely look happier in your body in the more recent ones! Congratulations on your self transformation - you have done a great job and inspired a lot of other people!

  10. HI Marcelle. I'm new to your blog,I found you via your comment on Amy's site. Just wanted to say "thank you" for your blog, you are in inspiration!!! I've bookmarked and will be back to visit often. Have a great day.