Low Carb Diet Before and After Weight Loss Pictures

Lynn Terry October 2013This 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…

binge eatingThat 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. :shock:

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:

Before Picture Before Picture

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):

After Picture Before Picture

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. :P This is what I look like now – and this photo was also taken just days ago:

Low Carb Success Picture

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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28 Responses to Low Carb Diet Before and After Weight Loss Pictures

  1. Barbara says:

    I don’t have any before and after pics, but I have lost 35# the last 6 months on a very low carb diet. I started low carbing after being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It is really easy once you get past the first 3 days.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Congratulations, Barbara!! :D And I agree, it definitely gets easy once you get going. I find that eating Low Carb makes me have less of an appetite and also totally changes my food preferences – cutting out usual cravings altogether.

      A lot of people worry about giving up this or that, but if they give it a shot and stick it out for 3-4 days, they’ll find they won’t even crave (or want) those things anymore. It works almost like magic! ;-)

  2. olivia bergner says:

    Slim needs to have a life vest on Outward Hound has a good one for sale. Oh and you look fabulous!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I have one for him, Olivia. :D We were really close to the bank in this picture, it was before we took off for the day. But he actually doesn’t like to swim and doesn’t take any risks about getting in the water, lol. He does love the boat though!! And THANK YOU. I feel AMAZING!! :D

  3. Emma Baumann says:

    Dang girl, you look good! You are an inspiration to me!

  4. Julie Walton says:

    I started low carb living in February. Since then I have lost 62 lbs and 20% of my starting body weight. I still want to lose 35 more (started at 240, now 178 goal 135). Love that you are sharing your story!

  5. Debi says:

    You look great, Lynn! Are you trying to steal Slim’s name or something? :)

    Way to go! Keep going!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      LOL :D He’s actually plumping up. I keep telling him I’m going to have to change HIS name. haha. I adopted him from a local rescue and he was malnourished and underweight. Obviously not anymore. ;-)

  6. Diane says:

    Hi Lynn you look so inspirational, you really do fit the bill. All the best for the last bit. The emotional roller coaster binge eating certainly does pile on the weight.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      YES it does. :p Ugh! Talk about regrets. I try to put it behind me, and just keep moving forward in my life. And thank you – this has all been SO worth it!!! *cheers*

  7. Kim Rowley says:

    I’m glad you cropped me out of the one pic, because that’s a “fat pic” of me as well (I’m pretty sure that’s my hand on your shoulder). I recently was on some new meds that made me bloated and I had to resort to that shirt again. I asked the doctor for something different, so hopefully can put it in the back of the closet again!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Good luck! And yes, it was you. :D It was so cool to finally have a chance to meet in person after all these years. We must plan it again soon!

      Last year I was on Progesterone for about 7 months, and it totally stalled my weight loss. I’m glad to be off of it, but post-hysterectomy I was told to expect to gain a minimum of 20-25 pounds in the first year. I said “Watch me – I am NOT a statistic!” :P I do love a good challenge… ;-)

  8. Jedha says:

    Looking great girl and you must be feeling great too :)

  9. Johnny Mac says:

    Awesome!! Keep on rockin Lynn

  10. Amy says:

    Soooo HAPPY to see this!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I have very few before shots too and don’t have my “after” YET ;)

  11. Debbie says:

    Congratulations! You look fantastic! Any words of wisdom for those of us that have struggled (unsuccessfully) to stay on plan. Any tips?

  12. Erika says:

    I visit your blog all the time…it’s such an inspiration! I was doing low carb before I got pregnant last year – I had my little boy in February but didn’t start low carbing again until June of this year…so far i’m down a total of 40(ish) pounds since Isaak was born. Being a busy new mom plus low carb is a great combo! lol

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  14. Monika says:

    awwwww… just hello from one Low Carber.. and Dane owner… love your blog and your ideas.. since we travel a lot.. going to dog shows… … always looking for ideas and tips …
    thanks…
    Monika

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