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I began a personal art project a couple months ago documenting my weightloss. I keep a journal in which I document my food intake and take self-portraits every week that I add to each journal page. Since beginning February I've now lost 20lbs.

I was an absolute stick through highschool and most of college weighing in at a mere average of 110lbs..(and I stand 5'9".)

At some point over the last few years my terrible eating habits and sendentary lifestyle really caught up with me and before I realized it I weighed 150lbs at my highest-ever weight.

I was asked by a friend to photographically document her pregnancy from beginning to end and it was that project that inspired me. I thought it'd be interesting to photograph her as she's getting bigger and me while I'm getting smaller.

And the results are what you see here.
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EddieHolly Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
sexy belly button
outis1970 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I've done a monthly photo project like this since the beginning of 2007. For the first two years my body never really changed much, and then last year I stopped taking the photos regularly. I gained twenty pounds. So clearly the pictures were keeping me thin.

Or something.
zombieefrog Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful. totally saving this as well. it's going to serve as some great motivation for me. congratulations on your weightloss!
bexe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
Vex-the-Pirate Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Oh this is quite exciting :3
kittah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
congratulations, excellent photos :)
5letters Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
oh darling...i know it myself...experiences like that keep oneself thinking...u did a great well done job :rose:
Emblazen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Ur lukin amazing.
descalzate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
it´s amazing!
i ll try to try it :S haha
g00dapple Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   General Artist
I started weight watchers yesterday and this set of photos and truly inspired me. Thank you :)
bexe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
You're very welcome.
Good luck. :)
beani1904 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Interface Designer
so great :)
champlin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
I'm starting the same thing.
I think that if I tie my goals to something tangible, like a photograph, I will be more likely to go for them.
Thank you for inspiring me!
9-NiNe-9 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks you so much for sharing this, it's so hard to lose weight when you're at college and everything so I think that you've helped a lot of people by showing this it's possible and sharing a good way to stay motivated.
Anyway, thank you :)
deadtwin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
wow, lookin good. :)
Leangel-kun Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Well done! You look beautiful, you've really inspired me
WraithGod Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Yet another deviant inspiring me to chuck out the candy bars and grab some apples. How on Earth did you drop 20 pounds in three months at that low a weight? Share your secrets. ^^;
InTheEveningPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
wow! great concept :nod:

I'd like to try that for myself if that's alright? I won't submit it here, but just for personal reasons to see my weight loss progress. I'm at 145 :ohnoes: I should be 115 :(
bexe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
of course it's alright. I hold no copyright on the idea.
Good luck!
InTheEveningPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
:D thank you
JD-Anim Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008   Digital Artist
What a great idea. The composition is excellent, and in my humble opinion, I think both stages of your body are beautiful. My wife and I are beginning a workout regiment, this hits very close to home. ;)
bexe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
good luck to you!
my husband and I did this together as well. :)
monoguru Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
there you go with this! by this time, i think you made it, right?
7ANYA Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Strangely, I could not at all tell the difference until I stared at it for quite a while. Now I can kind of see. The only difference I see is the shadow of your stomach near the tattoo. And an added necklace ;P
As a random unrelated thought- Currently I weight 136 and am about the same height; but I've always thought that it wouldn't be bad at all if I gained some weight, because I notice my arms are tiny and I get cold far too easy. My fiance laments 'I swear you've lost weight since I've last seen you!' (which is every three months, mind you), yet strangely I used to weigh 125 and I appear skinnier as time goes on, despite this.
It just amuses me because there's such a varied perception on overweight and skinny, and it's interesting to watch.
Although the most important thing, I think, is that you're eating well and therefore are probably more healthy than before. :)
Sorry for all the babble, I like to reflect a lot, lol.
bexe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
Don't apologize! Thank you!
gregoryhawk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
both projects, together are fun as a concept for a body of work (pun intended). but also, with the minimal portraits, repetition, and nice contrasts, it makes for a visually pleasing project as well. :)
WrongState Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Bravo well done
Kertzz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Ah I am doing the same thing. The photographing. But I suck at dieting so .. .I have a really bad progress =D , I seem to just jo-jo between certan sizes =P

But it is a huge inspiration and a boost to keep trying harder and harder if you look the first picture and the current one.
atwosidestory Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Well done. Good project, good shape.
NoHoRimpianti777 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
wow...that's great...and congrats :)
Lowranzy6699 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Anjaloo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
you look so much better now.
ArtWithAPulse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
Wow..Just..Wow. The photos are brilliantly put together, and you're the perfect model. This is stunning, stunning work. fav+.
--I do want to know how to did it so well though =P
unflamable Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
smart project, i really like the way, looking really good after loosing weight ;)!
clear-blue Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
I should do that.
Lose weight, but I don't think anyone would want to see my nasty yucky fat body.
Redscrewdriver Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Hmm, this has really inspired me.
I want to lose weight, but I don't have the inspiration anymore. I think this is a good way to keep track. : )
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d-anderton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
how nice
jey-tech Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
So cute
muzelmuh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
you are beautiful
in the right and the left photo!
breakorsay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Wow, you look great! The bottom right one. Did you do any exercise? you mind giving some tips, I tend to eat a lot, sometimes as out of habit...
ph0t0k1tty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
This is beautiful!!! :heart:

Does it help motivate you more? I've thought about doing something like this, but never really started it... but I know I should do something to manage my weight more... so would you say putting an artistic twist on weight loss helped?
bexe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
I would definitely say that it accounted for 95% of my motivation.
I fully recommend it.
CrazyLadiee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007   Photographer
i love it :) congrats! i mite do the same purely so i can kick my butt into gear to loose some weight myself :) you look gorgeous in each shot =]
bexe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
well good luck to you!
chiarallit Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
i saw this many times.....i came across it many times
never commented, perhaps because i knew i was gonna say this:
it seems like a dream to me, i always wish for me to work up the motivation to do the same, and to see the my head, i'll never be able to
perhaps that's why i never have...
it's a feeing feeling seens that dedication results in...well, results in something actually working....
i've always loved this deviation of yours...
i hope to be inspired enough to do the same (not deviation..)
Jenn-ocide Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Truely fantastic. This has really inspired me in my goal to lose weight. ^_^
vallabee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
you look beautiful at both 148lbs and 128lbs :)
Helewidis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007   Photographer
this deviation of yours was featured in a news article about Self-Portraits. I thought you would like to know! :aww:

here's the link, so you can see the other's selctions too: [link]
d-anderton Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
so cool
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