I published this originally on a my fitness pal blog. I decided to share it with the world, despite how embarrassing it may be. I was not a firm believer in taking pictures of my weight loss but after this weekend I can see the power.

I have been at about the same weight since February and not really losing. I decided to take some pictures this weekend and compare to the September and February ones. To my surprise I can see slight differences in my body. I am not where I want to be yet but this has given me motivation to keep moving forward.

Please be gentle. 😉







Left Arm:


Right Arm:


If you feel stuck in your weight loss I strongly encourage you to take pictures. You may not always see the result on the scale (or even with the tape measure) but they may be there regardless! Also, try to wear as similar outfit as possible; it makes comparing so much easier!



Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.