Sherri shared the painting on her Instagram with the caption: "Thank you @lifelike.art for this #handpainted #10yearchallenge #art," she wrote, adding that the depiction of her transformation is "absolutely amazing."
View this post on Instagram Thank you @lifelike.art for this #handpainted #10yearchallenge #art. Absolutely amazing the #transformation . Your talent has no boundaries. I Lova this A post shared by Sherri (@sherrieshepherd) on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:25pm PST
Sherri's "after" photo in the painting was pulled from a recent swimwear shoot she did as part of a campaign with Ashley Graham for Swimsuits For All. Sherri shared a video on Instagram from the shoot earlier this week and seemed to have a blast posing on the beach with fellow models. Despite looking super confident, the 51-year-old admitted that she was a little freaked out by the whole thing.
"This was a particularly scary move for me bc I artfully disguise everything on my body I dont want seen," she wrote. "But I said yes to being in a swimsuit bc I wanted to encourage you to run towards the very things you #fear bc there are amazing #blessings on the other side."
Sherri revealed back in early December that she lost a bunch of weight (30 pounds, to be exact) after going on the keto diet and cutting out sugar. "Getting it in!!!" she captioned a pic of herself looking amazing in skinny jeans, a tank top, and thigh-high boots. "Over 260 days #sugarfree cant begin to describe how #amazing I feel." She added, "This is not a fad-its my life that is at stake. It feels so good to feel #good."
As for the motivation behind her transformation? Sherri regularly credits her son Jeffrey as her inspiration.
View this post on Instagram Mood... (@swimsuitsforall photoshoot in #anguilla... #hair @jstayready_ ) #lovetheskinyourein #plussize #joy #bestdayever #swimsuitsforall #photoshoot #thickthighs #trysomethingnew #thighrubonpoint #imperfectlyperfect #dreamsdocometrue #jesus A post shared by Sherri (@sherrieshepherd) on Jan 22, 2019 at 1:25am PST
"Sometimes you go through stuff and you want to just grab something sweet," she said on The Wendy Williams Show back in July, according to Us Weekly . "Ex-husbands, things like that. And I was doing that and Jeffrey was in the backseat, Wendy, and I was eating something I wasnt supposed to. He said, Mommy, if you die, whos going to be my bodyguard? I said, What are you talking about? Whos going to watch me? And literally I said, Sherri, youve got to do something different."
If doing "something different" means a crazy boost of confidence, count me in.