~On My Way~

© Marcie A. Fowler

~On My Way~

Uploaded: May 09, 2007

Description

When we decided to adopt and when we found out China was implementing new guidelines for adoptive parents . . . including a weight stipulation (which I was within but dangerously close to not being) I decided it was time to get serious about losing the extra weight I'd been carrying. So in January I joined Weight Watchers on line. I'm over half way to my goal now, with close to 30 pounds lost, and feeling so much better physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. I think the main thing that helped this time was praying for the strength to do and having the motivation to do it.

Shot this SP the other day to test the lighting for a senior portrait shoot I was doing. Course I forgot to do the shot during the senior pic shoot so you're stuck seeing me instead. Minor adjustments made (removal of some "crows feet & laugh lines" included) and added a touch of flashback filter.

Category: People

Comments

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 09, 2007

Lovely self portrait here Marcie, we hope everything will be alright with your adoption...Dominick #652057

Marcie A. Fowler May 09, 2007

BILLY R. PARKER


CONGRADULTIONS ON THE WEIGHT LOSS MARCIE! YOU ARE LOOKING GOOD!! BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT!! BILLY



#4262481

Paul Michko May 09, 2007

As Freddie Pinze always said...Looking Good!!! I've lost about 30 pounds myself. It must be the year to get healthy. Keep up the great work, Marcie. #4262492

Donald K. Cherry level-classic May 09, 2007

Terrific SP, Marcie! Congrats on your successful diet results as well continued good luck with the adoption process. Can't wait to see some pics of the new family menber. #4262526

Roxanne M. Bubar May 09, 2007

Marcie, what a lovely SP.
Awesome pink colors. LOL
Congrats to you. Maybe you could help me lose some weight. Be my coach. #4262533

Colette M. Metcalf May 09, 2007

Very nice SP, Marcie!! Keep up the GREAT work! #4262545

Glenn E. Urquhart May 09, 2007

Fantastic self portrait and a big congrats on the loss of weight, Marcie... not easy to do (as I well know)!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn #4262666

Gail Vitikacs level-classic May 09, 2007

Congratulations Marcie...your portrait is wonderful...and we applaud you for your effects! You go girl!! #4262738

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 09, 2007

What a wonderful SP Marcie! Congrats on your personal success with your goals!! Jeff #4262766

Mary Timman May 09, 2007

Congratulations Marcie. That is terrific, really for your health. And congratulations on adopting. You must be so thrilled. Good Luck to you in every way!
And fantastic shot! #4262892

Michelle R. Kovach May 09, 2007

You know I am so proud of you girlie! You look beautiful here! Love the pink sweater! Your signature color!
Keep up the great work! :)
Can't wait to see the final result! #4262936

Sharon King May 09, 2007

You are an inspiration Marcie...Congratulations, you look wonderful! Best of Luck to you and your family! #4262973

Carla Metzler May 09, 2007

Lookin' good, Marcie!! Congratulations! #4263217

Kara L. Hendricks May 09, 2007

Wow... Congratulations on your weight loss.. Hope this means you are one step closer to getting your baby..:)

#4263225

Ken Smith level-classic May 09, 2007

Congrats on your weight loss. It's a life-style change. Super portrait, too. Nice to meet you! #4263228

Dr Silly level-classic May 09, 2007

How to lose weight adoption from China.
I wonderful and you make a TV add about adopting and losing weight. LOL

WTG. :O)
#4263280

Joy Rector May 09, 2007

well done, congratulations and good luck #4263398

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 09, 2007

I didn't even recognize you, Marcie! Great job! I'm going to have to start to lose some, too. That's my trouble, no motivation. I have cut way way back on sugar, but so far that's all. I have to get back on the treadmill. It was hurting my neck and shoulder so I quit and I sure wish I hadn't. It's hard to get remotivated. #4263417

Murry Grigsby May 09, 2007

Congrats on your adoption plans and weight loss Marcie! I think I've found all the weight you've lost :0) So now you'll be known as slim pinky?? #4263466

Les Rhoades level-classic May 09, 2007

It all looks good and in the right places to me. :o) Don't beat yourself up yet...keep smiling. It's nice to put a face with the name Marcie. Now crop this and use it as your avatar. #4263586

Marie Fields level-classic May 09, 2007

Beautiful SP, Marcie! Congratulations on your weight loss success and the upcoming adoption! Way to go, Girl! :) #4263609

Amy JACKSON level-classic May 09, 2007

Wonderful self portrait, Marcie!! Congratulations! You look great!! I know everything is going to work out for you!! :) #4263617

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 09, 2007

Pleasure to meet you! Quite nice.. :-) #4263748

John Caruso May 09, 2007

Congrats on your weight loss! I know how difficult it is to accomplish. And that's a great SP! #4263967

Katarina Mansson May 09, 2007

Well done - congratulations - all the best!!! #4264155

Rosemary Buffoni May 09, 2007

Great SP Marcie...good lighting. Congrats on the weight loss-it's not easy unless you are motivated-and you have the best motivation going....Hope.
Ro #4264323

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 09, 2007

I'm with Carolyn! I didn't recognize you at first! Awesome job..you look beautiful!!!

I know you can't wait!!! I know I can't wait for you! Good luck!!! #4264768

Susana Ms Heide May 09, 2007

With each child that I've expected I've always gained weight instead of losing it!! You've figured out a way to reverse that... LOL... Your SP is beautiful, Marcie! Love the warm lighting!! Congrats on reaching the first half of your goal!
P.S. I know I've ever having met you personally, but I feel like I've gotten a genuine sense of you through BP. I honestly think that your little Hope is indeed a very lucky child to get parents as wonderful as you and Rob! #4264813

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 09, 2007

Beautiful SP, Marcie. Congratulations on your weight loss and may those others come off for you so you can reach your goal. It is always nice to reach our goals. So glad to see your self picture to go along with all the beautiful photos you always post. Can't wait to see pictures of the newest addition when he/she arrives. Good luck with that also. Have a fantastic week. #4264953

Marcie A. Fowler May 11, 2007

Thanks so much for all your wonderfully supportive comments.

I'll do another update SP when the rest of the weight comes off!! #4272997

David Phalen May 11, 2007

Huge congrats on your weight loss. Good luck on the rest of your program and on the adoption. I'm sure both will be very successful. #4273533

Jenny D May 12, 2007

A big huge congratulations on your weight loss!! You look great & good luck with the adoption! #4275973

Terry L. Ellis level-classic May 15, 2007

A wonderful, inspiring story, Marcie! You look fabulous! Can't wait to see the newest member of your family! #4286500

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Marcie A. Fowler.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.