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Anyone take photos of progress?

I gotta say that one of the best things I’ve ever done with regards to building a great body was to take photos to help chart progress as I went through the motions of bulking and cutting. I’ve been lifting for about 3-1/2 years now, and the change is quite dramatic when I look over the shots I took from when I started until now. Makes me quite proud actually. I guess BP did have one or two good ideas… [grin] Anyone else do this?

Mark: All the time. To use a “Timbo/Nate Dogg-ism”; those DAYUM photos don’t lie! I set certain goals and take photos when I reach them. I also get about every 6 month chemistry studies just to make sure things are not too out of whack! But photos are EXCELLENT documentation and one heck of a motivator.

yup…I have pics from January…about 14 pounds ago. I’ll be taking some more in another 10 or so!!! Maybe I’ll even get the ‘balls’ to post them, who knows…

Hey Michelle, I’ll make you a deal, If you do it, I’ll do it. :slight_smile:

I suppose I could take you up on that! It’ll be a month or two before I’m ready though. I’ve been trying to lose weight since January, but it only started realy moving in the past month (I guess there is ONE good thing about being dumped…i guess frown) Anyway, it’s a deal! We’ll shoot for the end of the summer?

Ironbabe and Michelle I think posting nude pictures of yourselves is a wonderful idea.
We’ll be looking forward to seeing them in the near future!

Sounds great. Wanna Shoot for Aug 31st? Maybe A girl will take us up on it too.

MB - I was planning on dressing like a nun . . .

Nude? I’m not sure I said nude…in fact I’m SURE they didn’t say nude. sorry!!! grin

ok, i’ll shoot for August 31. But I’m not making any promises…I’ll see how it goes.

Wow, this photo thing is taking off. I was thinking of doing that as well. I’m following the fat fast program. I’m taking before and after photos to chart my progress, as well as skin calipers, a la Muscle Media since the beginning. I was going to post them somewhere. If Ironbabe and Michelle are going to do it, I’ll do it too. Not to make this a Body For Life forum, but taking photos are a great tool to measure your progress.

P.S. Sorry to hear about your breakup, Michelle, but with 14lbs already and 10lbs more to come off, I'm sure you'll have more than enough choices coming your way.

thanks Bomber, you’re sweet. I am a web developer, so I’m sure I can take care of the posting…infact I could probably make a little admin so people could post their own pics if they want. any interest??? then everyone could just post their stuff and we wouldn’t have to go all over the place to view them.

Michelle, that is a cracker idea. Just before I read your post I was thinking “why dont T-mag set up such a site”. Tell you what. I am 51 and in the best shape of my life, so if end August is the date, then I’ll post as well. Although no body builder and only 175lbs, I am almost satisfied with my body. My 20 year old girl friend is OK with it too. (What Vanity) JR

I’m smack dab in the middle of a bulking phase…but i will certainly post some pics when i shed the ol’ fat in a few months…

I like to take photos a few times a year to see where I’m at. I saw some photos of me in Portland last month, and all I can say is DAYUM! I look like a fat bastard. But it has motivated me to hit it hard. So I’ve been dieting and hitting the cardio recently. I’ve already lost some fat and am beginning to see my abs. I’ll have newer photos taken soon. Then I’ll be able to see my hard work pay off.

Ironbabe, if you look again you’ll notice that it’s not I who posted the “nude” suggestion. That’s monkeymind. If this becomes a regular occurance I’m gonna get pissed. Lata.

"MB Eric: The one, the only, everyone's f'n favorite, eating all competition since 1934."

-Eric

Sorry MB, I’ll read closer next time :slight_smile:

No, no need to apologize. It’s…what I do.

"MB Eric: your armor shining at night since 1322."

-Eric

Michelle,

I like your idea for a site so we can all post. I have some very, very fat before pics. I am still not ready to post, but probably around September I will be. My biggest motivator is pant/dress sizes. I am down three sizes since I became serious.

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BP wasn’t the first to come up with before & after pics. Charles Atlas comes to my mind first. Taking pics. is a great way to see the improvements one has made. It’s been over a year since I’ve had some taken. Reading your post makes me want to take some soon!

A “photo forum”? Great idea! I hereby challenge Styles to post some ass shots…

Oh, and John, when you post be sure to include one or two shots of your 20-year-old girlfriend…