these pictures are taken about 11 months apart. 11 months that include P90X, P90X2, vegetarianism. beside the fact that those are the same pants. besides the fact that the lighting is different, my hair is different. I'm trying to decide if I look smaller! In reality, there is about a 5-7 lb difference in there. it looks like there could be some inches lost round there. I dunno. My view, it is skewed.