Tuesday, May 11, 2010

See a Difference?

We just had our family pictures taken a week or so ago. I was getting kind of tired of only having fat photos.

We have this amazing photographer - his name is Sean Hoyt (check him out at http://www.monkeytreephoto.com/). We have used him for years - our whole family has.

It has been a couple years since our last photo session with Sean - and I thought it would be interesting to share some photos from both sessions. Here a some pictures from 3 years ago - 1 year before I decided it was time to lose weight.

I am particularly grossed out by the one of me and Isaac cuddling on the bench. Just the sheer size of me... My eyes watered up when I saw these again. It's amazing to me how squinting my eyes were.

Here are our latest pictures. While I still have a few pounds to go, I am sure you will see why I am proud of what I have accomplished.


  1. I am proud of you for being proud of you!!!!! Good job girl! :) You inspire me. Thanks for being you.

  2. You should be so proud of your accomplishment. Look how far you have come. Your accomplishments kept me working at it. And still keeps me going. Proud of you.

  3. Jetta, the pictures of you before your decision don't even look like you -- I've always seen the girl in the recent pics, it's so funny. Yet I can hardly believe the amazing difference in your smile, the way you look at the camera, your eyes ... I love you so much my friend. And I also am SO proud of you!!!


  4. The difference shows in the happy sparkle in your eyes! Congrats!!


  5. I'm so excited for you that you are so excited!!! The pictures are just beautiful and yes you can see the difference in your smile itself...of happiness:)

  6. It is amazing isn't it when you see the 'before' pictures? When I see myself when I was at my heaviest it just astounds me. Even hubby has commented about it himself. When I was at my largest he NEVER would say anything negative. A few weeks now he has come to my blogs to read,lol...and has made some comments like,,'wow, you sure were big?'..lol. LOL..ummmmm..ya!

    You have done amazing!

  7. Absolutely amazing! I see joy in your eyes :)

  8. Beautiful!! You go, girl!!!!