Get Your “Before” Pictures

In addition to having a reliable bathroom scale to help you keep score, you should take time to ensure you have appropriate visual evidence to document the starting point on your health journey.

I’ve shared some in My “Before” Pictures, but here are a few more from 2016:

At the Mall of America, with an appropriately baggy shirt, after my youngest daughter’s August wedding.
The next week in New York, just before we started our health journey.
At my middle daughter’s October wedding.

My only regret is that I didn’t take pictures that more clearly captured the extent of my…extent.

In some ways I suppose I wasn’t confident of the eventual outcome, and so I wasn’t thinking about having good “before” and “after” pictures.

I do have some shirtless bathroom photos from about 10 pounds below my 265-pound peak.

And even though I’m being pretty public about my health journey, I don’t want to show you something you can never unsee.

As you’re getting started on your journey, be sure to capture the evidence of where you’re starting, even if…especially if…it’s just for your own motivation.

Get some that are less graphic but that still tell the beginning of your story, so that when you’re successful in this you’ll be able to produce the receipts.

Be sure to get some profile views as well, so you’ll be able to see your progress from a different angle.

I’m 100% confident that by applying the steps I’m sharing in the #BodyBabySteps, you’re going to make amazing progress.

You will be so glad you have your before pictures so you can show the change.

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Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 14. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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