My Weight Loss in Pictures (+ Workouts)

Eek! This is the first time I’m putting any weight loss progress photos on display (for everyone to see and comment).

Because I don’t use scales, taking pictures of myself wearing my goal jeans (size 8) has been the most important way to document my progress .

I’ve taken a set of progress pictures two or three weeks apart, starting on March 27.  The latest pair was taken on May 23. The slideshow shows only my first and the most recent pair of pictures.

I actually have more pictures, but I really don’t want the whole world to see me wearing just bra and panties,  from every possible distance and angle. 🙂 (It’s a shame, because it’s  easier to see my progress in those pictures…I’ve followed closely how I my “back rolls” shrink).


Taking progress photos has been an ideal way to track my weight loss. I’m able to see exactly where I’m losing FAT. That’s something scales can’t tell you. If you’re only following numbers on a scale, you lump together everything from gains in muscle mass (good thing), losses of muscle mass (bad thing), temporary bloating, plus fat loss and fat gain.

In my opinion, weighing yourself is not a the best way to track your weight loss progress.

I obviously still have time to go before I’m able close that zipper.  🙂

Week 23 Workouts

On average, I walked 10,040 steps per day. I had one low step day (6,903) I spent sitting in a car.  Otherwise the week was pretty normal for me.

  1. 5 x 40-45 minute walks
  2. 1x 50 minute Nordic walk
  3. 2 x 30-40 minute kettlebell workouts (plus other stuff)


I’m planning on buying a new online fitness course at the moment. I miss a proper workout planned by a real fitness expert. I also wouldn’t mind gaining more strength and sculpting my body in a more systematic way.

Best Wishes,



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  1. Satu,
    You inspire me! I had taken pictures a long time ago but never kept up. After seeing/reading your post, I think it’s something I really need to start keeping track of on a regular basis. Monthly would be good, I think.

    Before you buy that course, let’s chat. I have been offered the opportunity to do a case study with an online personal trainer and it might be something that would interest you. But I also would like to hear about the course you are looking at.

    Way to go on your workouts!

  2. Satu says:

    I’m glad I can inspire you, Angie! So far I’ve shown my pics only for a couple of friends and family members.

    I’ve always wondered about online personal trainers. That would definitely interest me…

  3. Satu, you’re so brave to put your “before” and “after” photos.

    Me too, for not showing the most revealing before and after pictures. I did take some before photos, by the way, but I’m not sure if I’m ever going to do anything with them on my blog. I’m not sure if it was the flash or what, but I had the moon glow of a vampire on my belly, face, and legs. They made me feel bummed out instead of motivated. So I am ignoring them for the time being.

    🙂 Marion

  4. I also want to say that your back does look better. Great!

  5. I’m really bad about taking pictures on a regular basis. Of course, I’m just now getting back on track with all this exercise/eating healthy stuff so there really aren’t pictures to take right now. But my plan was to take a monthly photo wearing the same exact outfit every time so I could see the difference from month to month…I think you’ve just inspired me to make sure I do this! Pictures are a great way for us to see the progress. Great job on your progress so far.

    I totally agree with you about the scale…I have this love/hate relationship with that thing!

  6. Satu says:

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  7. Satu says:

    Does it work?

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