This is a photo taken of me this past Saturday (October 5th 2013) out on the boat with my Great Dane named Slim.
I’m 40, by the way, and around 5’5″ (on a good day lol). Probably more accurate to say 5’4.5″. I am approximately 15 pounds from my goal weight – maybe 20. I’ll know when I get there. 😉
In my last post, I talked about my low carb journey a bit, and how bad my eating habits used to be. I started low carb after a horrible binging phase – of serious emotional overeating.
It started with a serious heartbreak, then other circumstances just compounded one after the other. You know how life can be sometimes. We all have our tough phases.
I don’t think words alone do the term “binging” justice. I found this picture the other day while looking through some old Facebook photos…
That was a typical dinner for me. This particular meal was deep fried veal smothered in sauce and cheese, with pasta on the side, and TWO desserts. 😯
Notice the size of the cake on the right. It takes up the WHOLE take-out box. This picture just blows me away. There’s no way in h*ll I could possibly consume that much food in one sitting at this point in my life. I can’t believe I ever could.
But I did. And I paid for it.
Low Carb Diet Before and After Weight Loss Pictures
I wish I had some good “fat pictures” but unfortunately I either deleted them or cropped the heck out of them because I was so embarrassed about the weight I gained. That said, I did manage to find a few floating around the web that at least show the weight in my face and upper body:
I wore huge/loose shirts, to try to cover the “rolls”.
Here’s a side by side contrast of before and after pictures. You can see an obvious difference in my face in the After Picture (left) and the Before Picture (right):
I do wish I had taken more “before pictures” but in all honesty, I was so disgusted with myself at the time that I avoided cameras at all costs – or immediately cropped most of the photo. 😛 This is what I look like now – and this photo was also taken just days ago:
Two years ago I NEVER would have worn such short shorts. At 40, I still wouldn’t – except out on the boat. 😉 I’m just so happy I don’t have dimply goopy-looking thighs bulging out the bottom of those shorts anymore!!! I wouldn’t have worn sleeveless shirts or tanks either. I did my best to hide the fat on and under my upper arms (which was gross). I do still have a little pudge around the waist, but that’s coming off now that I’ve recovered from my abdominal surgery in February of this year – and back to being able to eat Low Carb.
I would love to hear YOUR success story, or see your weight loss before and after pictures. Leave a comment below, and leave a link to your low carb weight loss success pictures if you have them! 😉 *cheers*
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