It might have never occurred to you, but you are an actual time traveler with the tiniest (according to my research on time hopping devices) gadget allowing you to embark on daily time journeys stuffed right in your pocket. Nonsense, you might say, but think of it this way - the closest way to time travel is opening the picture gallery on your smartphone and scrolling through a myriad of images that you've taken over the years. For example, see that cute photo of your dog when he was little? Or maybe a picture of the place that you used to visit? Or how about that selfie from years ago? Now, look at those places and faces today. Truly, these before and after pictures are essentially a tiny journey through time that allows you to see how things used to be and how they are now! 

Since it's fun to see other people's experiences with this kind of traveling (or any old thing), we've constructed a fun list full of interesting before and after photos, covering a broad array of topics. From pet snails growing up (Hi, Gary!) to beaches before and after cleanup and people losing weight, we've got all the satisfying changes rounded up in one place. And you know what, I think this kind of time-traveling saves you a lot of hassle, too. There's no need to hunt for magic crystals essential for your device, no need to worry about fuel prices for your DeLorean, or concern yourself about getting stuck in Tudor times if your contraption fails!  

Anyway, if the flux of eons is something you enjoy watching, scroll down below for our glorious gallery of before and after photos. Will you see ancient structures in these fun photos? Are there going to be people changing over a lifetime? Maybe some cute pets before and after a walk in a park? A triple yes is due here! So, no more talk - scroll down below to the visual part of our joined time journey, vote for the beautiful photo comparisons you like the most, and don't forget to share this article with your compadres! 



#1

He Treated Me The Same Way At 485 Lbs That He Does At 182 Lbs. Love Doesn't Have A Size Or Weight Limit

He Treated Me The Same Way At 485 Lbs That He Does At 182 Lbs. Love Doesn't Have A Size Or Weight Limit

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Zozo🤟
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1 month ago

Awwww!! So sweet!

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#2

Mumbai Man Cleans 5 Million Kgs Of Trash (Timeframe 96 Weeks)

Mumbai Man Cleans 5 Million Kgs Of Trash (Timeframe 96 Weeks)

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

The man is a legend and deserves a statue.

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#3

Same Pride, Same Couple 25 Years Later

Same Pride, Same Couple 25 Years Later

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River Burrows
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1 month ago

love is love

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Top-level athletes, established business people and basically all successful people have one thing in common—they all set goals. Then, of course, they worked really hard, failed plenty of times, went bankrupt, started believing in themselves again, and little by little, they made progress. That progress turned into achievements that end up on popular media, creating a false impression that they were either born this way or were lucky. While that’s the case for some successful people, others work really hard to get to that goal, whatever that is.

#4

Me And My Art, 6 Years Apart

Me And My Art, 6 Years Apart

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NeonDisco
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1 month ago

I can barely draw breath.

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#5

Before And After My Dog Realizes I’m In The Room

Before And After My Dog Realizes I’m In The Room

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janke Leroij
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1 month ago

hilarious

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#6

Before And After She Was Told She Was A Good Girl

Before And After She Was Told She Was A Good Girl

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

Aw! Such a cute girl too!❤️

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In order to find out why setting goals for ourselves, both big and small, is so important and how it can change our lives, we spoke with Susan Petang, a certified divorce coach and the creator of “The Quiet Zone Coaching,” who teaches women how to stop feeling overwhelmed and start waking up happy in the morning again.

“Even though I spend a lot of time encouraging others to be mindful in the moment, it's still important to set goals and plan for our future,” Susan said and added that “even a Buddhist Monk has to plan out his garden, right?” According to her, the idea is to enjoy and focus on the experience while we're doing it.

#7

Here’s An Updated Picture Of My Recovery I’m 19 Months Clean And I’m Finally Starting To See The Beauty In Life Again

Here’s An Updated Picture Of My Recovery I’m 19 Months Clean And I’m Finally Starting To See The Beauty In Life Again

Someone Else Posted My Before And After A Few Months Ago The One Everyone Thought Was Fake Because Of The Tattoo Thing Lol But Here’s An Updated Picture Of My Recovery I’m 19 Months Clean And I’m Finally Starting To See The Beauty In Life Again Hope This Inspires Some People Much Love

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janke Leroij
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1 month ago

You are beautiful

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#8

Before And After Jaw Surgery

Before And After Jaw Surgery

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Lunar Rat
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1 month ago

Aw, precious baby.

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#9

Two Self Portraits I Drew From A Mirror 10 Years Apart, Aged 13 And 23

Two Self Portraits I Drew From A Mirror 10 Years Apart, Aged 13 And 23

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Wow. You have a real talent. That is stunning.

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“The key framework for determining how we should behave has 3 legs: Values, spiritual beliefs, and purpose. When we decide what our purpose is for the current stage of our life, it helps to create some goals so we can be super effective at staying true to that purpose.”

“For example, if you feel that your purpose at this point in your life is to be supportive to abused children, exactly what does that look like? How can you accomplish that? By setting goals,” Susan explained. In this case, you might want to take some classes in social work, or join forces with an organization that needs help, or teach parents how to manage their stress and anger.

#10

Nobody Picked Her Because She Was The "Ugly" Kitten Of The Litter. Just Look At Her Now!

Nobody Picked Her Because She Was The "Ugly" Kitten Of The Litter. Just Look At Her Now!

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

That's a paradox. There is no such thing as an ugly kitten. Impossible.

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#11

How It Started vs. How It’s Going

How It Started vs. How It’s Going

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Poor suffering puppy. The adopter saw the inner light.

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#12

Two Different Doctors Once Told Me I Wouldn’t Live To See My 40th. I Was 500 Pounds At The Time. Today Is My 40th. During That Time I Lost 350lbs

Two Different Doctors Once Told Me I Wouldn’t Live To See My 40th. I Was 500 Pounds At The Time. Today Is My 40th. During That Time I Lost 350lbs

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K. Lange
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1 month ago

Congratulations. That is a fantastic achievement!

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“Another reason goals are important is that they provide us with motivation and direction. You're forced to get up and do something because you have this goal. It also helps you focus your attention on the things that are important to you, by asking yourself, ‘Is this going to get me closer to my goal?’” Susan believes that if your answer is “no,” then you just don’t do it.

#13

Beating Anorexia 2 Year Transformation

Beating Anorexia 2 Year Transformation

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Karina Henschel
Community Member
1 month ago

wow, just wow. it's one thing to overcome an eating disorder. but you've got in such a good shape, too. dedication at its finest.

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#14

Man Cosplays As Picard Because Of The Chemo Then Next Year As Riker After Recovering

Man Cosplays As Picard Because Of The Chemo Then Next Year As Riker After Recovering

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

once again F**K YOU cancer !!! F**K YOU

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#15

Mural In Poznan, Poland

Mural In Poznan, Poland

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There Is No Planet B
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1 month ago

Unbelievable!

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Moreover, it's super frustrating to feel like you just exist. “But if we have a reason to be doing what we're doing, goals (as we were just saying before) provide motivation. It's great when we can say to ourselves, "I have a reason to be here! Look what I'm doing!’” Susan explained that “having goals provides some existential validation (the reason you're here in the first place) and builds self-confidence and self-esteem, too!”

#16

Before And After Playdate

Before And After Playdate

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snipergun
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1 month ago

Look like proper play date!

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#17

These Are Frank’s Before And After Adoption Pics

These Are Frank’s Before And After Adoption Pics

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Amanita Virosa
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1 month ago

I love Frank.

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#18

This Is The Same Horse 5 Years Apart. Gray Percherons Are Born Black And Slowly Turn Gray

This Is The Same Horse 5 Years Apart. Gray Percherons Are Born Black And Slowly Turn Gray

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Jules
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1 month ago

What a stunning horse

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Few things in life are more satisfying than saying to yourself ‘Look at the great job I did! I'm so proud of myself for accomplishing this!’

On the other hand, Susan reminds everyone that even if you fail and don't achieve your goal, you can still turn it into a self-confidence booster. “Maybe I didn't get there this time, but I know what I did wrong. And I'm a bad-ass for working so hard!” It always feels good to have a goal and work toward it. And isn't that what we all want—to feel good?

#19

How It Started vs. How Its Going

How It Started vs. How Its Going

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Jules
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1 month ago

Adorable 😍😍😍

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#20

What A Difference One Day Can Make. Meet Spokey!

What A Difference One Day Can Make. Meet Spokey!

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Jules
Community Member
1 month ago

First pic is heartbreaking, second one heartwarming, well done for giving this poor darling a home ❤️

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#21

I Took The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Month Difference

I Took The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Month Difference

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Lunar Rat
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1 month ago

What amazing eyes!

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On the other hand, it may be really hard to commit to your goal or resolution. But the best way to keep yourself on track of your progress is to break your goal down into bite-sized pieces. “For example, if your goal is to get a medical degree so you can be an amazing doctor, don't make 'Become a Doctor' your goal. The first goal might be, 'Enroll in Community College,' or if you're really intimidated by the process, start with, 'Fill out the application form,'" Susan said.

#22

One Day After Cutting Off 11 Years Worth Of Dreads

One Day After Cutting Off 11 Years Worth Of Dreads

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

Wow that's a very good looking guy

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#23

Not Power Washing, But Too Good Not To Share

Not Power Washing, But Too Good Not To Share

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

so much FLOOF!

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#24

Just Wanted To Show What I’ve Been Doing The Last Couple Years

Just Wanted To Show What I’ve Been Doing The Last Couple Years

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Abhinc
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1 month ago

what an achievement !! congrats !!

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She continued: “Break your goals down into small enough tasks that the goal isn't some huge honkin' overwhelming thing—it's just a series of tiny steps that you schedule into every day, or every week. Every time you accomplish one of those steps, pat yourself on the back, give yourself a round of applause, and say, ‘I'm a bad-ass because I got that done.’” Before you know it, you'll have achieved your goal and will be ready to set another one!

#25

Photo On The Left Was From 2 Years Ago Today And I’m Still Shocked That I Actually Have A Neck

Photo On The Left Was From 2 Years Ago Today And I’m Still Shocked That I Actually Have A Neck

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Pronostico Tormentas
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful ❤️

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#26

Three Years Apart, Same Boot

Three Years Apart, Same Boot

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ThoughtsAreNotFacts
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1 month ago

Beautiful dog!!

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#27

Wooden Chair, Before And After

Wooden Chair, Before And After

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Jules
Community Member
1 month ago

Awesome job

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#28

6 Month Difference

6 Month Difference

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Zozo🤟
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this ❤️

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#29

It's Almost A Year Since My Friend Brought Home A Rescue Kitten, So She Decided To Recreate The First Picture She Took Of Him

It's Almost A Year Since My Friend Brought Home A Rescue Kitten, So She Decided To Recreate The First Picture She Took Of Him

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

One on the right looks like he really doesn't enjoy being lifted up for a photograph. In fact, he looks as though he killed someone immediately after this photo. Seconds from disaster.

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#30

71 Years Later. Still Has That Smile

71 Years Later. Still Has That Smile

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

She needs a cute companion at the back of the bike!

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#31

During Her Battle With Cancer And After She Beat It

During Her Battle With Cancer And After She Beat It

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FifiPanda
Community Member
1 month ago

Go, girl!

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#32

Before And After. What A Transformation

Before And After. What A Transformation

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Libstak
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1 month ago

That cat is so lucky to have you

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#33

Faithful Little Desk Buddy

Faithful Little Desk Buddy

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DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg, so cute.

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#34

I Rescued The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Year Difference

I Rescued The Cat Off The Street. Photos Before And After. One Year Difference

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Lunar Rat
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm a simple person, show me a beautiful animal (and they are all beautiful), I upvote.

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#35

M/19/5’11” [312lbs To 180lbs] (1 Year; 4 Months)

M/19/5’11” [312lbs To 180lbs] (1 Year; 4 Months)

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Josephine
Community Member
1 month ago

You look so much younger now!

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#36

I Post My Weight Loss Pics On To Motivate Others

I Post My Weight Loss Pics On To Motivate Others

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Pronostico Tormentas
Community Member
1 month ago

Perseverance paid off. F*CK those hater comments!

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#37

Me And My Great Uncle 24 Years Apart

Me And My Great Uncle 24 Years Apart

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DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
1 month ago

He seems so skilled with that tea.

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#38

My Fiancé Began His Weight Loss Journey Last October. It's Now One Year Later, And He Is Down 145 Pounds

My Fiancé Began His Weight Loss Journey Last October. It's Now One Year Later, And He Is Down 145 Pounds

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Zozo🤟
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1 month ago

He has such a fantastic smile😄

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#39

I Share My Journey With One Goal In Mind And That’s To Help Inspire Others

I Share My Journey With One Goal In Mind And That’s To Help Inspire Others

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Jenni Joy
Community Member
1 month ago

awesome!!

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#40

1930’s Parquet Flooring Restored Today!

1930’s Parquet Flooring Restored Today!

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Autumn Furr
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow

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#41

Before And After Of Deep Cleaning My Room After My Depression Slump

Before And After Of Deep Cleaning My Room After My Depression Slump

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lil_gremlin
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1 month ago

so cool! i love the lights

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#42

I’ve Been Growing Out My Hair For 3 Years After I First Heard You Can Give Them To A Charity That Makes Wigs For Children With Cancer

I’ve Been Growing Out My Hair For 3 Years After I First Heard You Can Give Them To A Charity That Makes Wigs For Children With Cancer

I’ve been growing out my hair for 3 years after I first heard you can give them to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer. Today was the day to cut them all of, send them in and start over again. Hopefully I can make as much kids as possible happy with a new set of hair

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

What a noble gesture. Well done Mr hairy man.

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#43

Completed Restoration Of My Dream Car

Completed Restoration Of My Dream Car

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Joanna Werman
Community Member
1 month ago

Noice

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#44

Same Dog, Just One Year Apart

Same Dog, Just One Year Apart

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

Pretty sure that's a bear

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#45

Beautiful Christmas Tree Before And After

Beautiful Christmas Tree Before And After

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

That's an amazing idea

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#46

Before And After Photos From Donating My Hair To Angel Hair For Kids

Before And After Photos From Donating My Hair To Angel Hair For Kids

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Queen Boudicca
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1 month ago

No words... ❤

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#47

Don’t Have Anyone To Show My My DIY Kitchen Renovation Off To, So Here You Go Guys!

Don’t Have Anyone To Show My My DIY Kitchen Renovation Off To, So Here You Go Guys!

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NeonDisco
Community Member
1 month ago

I honestly thought in said 'Fat' on top the unit and thought, "well that's one way to encourage sticking to a diet".

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#48

397 To 223. And I’m Wearing The Same 6xl Shirt In My After Pic

397 To 223. And I’m Wearing The Same 6xl Shirt In My After Pic

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mama pug
Community Member
1 month ago

Fantastic well done. I know how hard weight loss is. You've done great

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#49

A Few Years Makes A Big Difference

A Few Years Makes A Big Difference

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Amanita Virosa
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1 month ago

What a little chonky guy.

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#50

These Pictures Were Taken At The Same Restaurant, But About 2 Years Apart

These Pictures Were Taken At The Same Restaurant, But About 2 Years Apart

These pictures were taken at the same restaurant, but about 2 years apart. He’s lost 90lbs and I’ve lost 135lbs. We wanted to be healthy so we could grow old gracefully together, and be around as long as possible for our kids. So grateful for this journey with my best friend!

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mama pug
Community Member
1 month ago

You've both done so well. We'll done

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