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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