The Dreaded “Before” Shot

Well, we talked about it, and I finally went and done did it.  If certain other bloggers can be forthright with their image, then screw it, so can I.  I think.  Yes, yes I can.

Dys was kind enough to take these photos after I got home from my workout.  You know, so I’d be nice and depleted and red-faced.  As Crisitunity was pointing out, looking wretched in the “before” picture just makes it easier to look better in the “after!”  So I successfully resisted the impulse to suck in ye olde gut.  Barely.  I didn’t even try to yank my beard into place like I normally would.  And probably the fact that I was too worn the hell out to think much about it helped.  Likewise, I’m posting before I can get some sleep and maybe think better of the whole idea.

TB, 1 Jul 2009

TB Side 1 Jul 2009

TB Back 1 Jul 2009

Mostly-occluded butt shot by vaguely popular and mostly joking e-mailed demand.  (The suggestion that I put up a good flex for a shot was heartily turned down by the photographer.)

Am I wretchedly overweight?  Nope.  Can I tell where the extra weight is?  Yep.  Motivated to work harder by posting these pictures publicly?  Uh, roger that.

Wish I’d left my shoes on?  Yup.

Ah well.

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13 Responses to The Dreaded “Before” Shot

  1. Laura says:

    Hey there, good lookin! I’ve always been a sucker for a goatee and tats. 😀

    I promise to stalk you accordingly.

  2. crisitunity says:

    Cheater. You wore baggy clothes.

    • Taoist Biker says:

      I always wear baggy clothes!

      Except when I’m cruising, of course. Then I wear a pair of Bedazzled jeans and a shiny lime-green top, both skin-tight. And a kickin’ fuschia ascot.

      Actually, I briefly considered doffing the top…but I decided not to risk breaking the interwebz. That’s about as much skin as y’all get out of me for the time being!

  3. Kimmothy says:

    Not fair.
    You’re already hot.
    I think I’m re-thinking this whole idea now. Except that I’ll look like a complete asshole, so I guess it’s time to break the damn camera out. And then just break the damn camera, period.
    Great shots!!

    • Taoist Biker says:

      Flattery will get you everywhere, ma’am. 😉 As I said before, the front and back shots I have no real problem with; it’s that side shot that makes me cringe.

      Don’t take it as a dare; I just figured I’d break the ice (at least on this site, to the extent that Laura and Crisitunity haven’t already in their own spaces).

  4. dyskinesia says:

    He was actually wearing nicer clothing choices than the usual before picture. If I’d thought about that at the time, I would have told him he should change into something tighter that would show more of a difference as the body changes. Maaaaybe I still could. Probably not now that y’all swooned and stuff! 😉

  5. Kimmothy says:

    Yes ma’am, and I say this with all due respect –
    YOUR HUSBAND IS A HOTTIE!!!

  6. Well…welcome to the party. Damn alcohol always messes with that side shot, huh?

    In my construction photos I always try to take the worst ones possible so the change is drastic…

  7. suzy2110 says:

    Well I think you look grand in your before shots- I am too scared to post mine…

    I’m with Kim, but too scared of Dys to actually come out and say it!!! 😉

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