Before & After
Technically, I should’ve named this page Before & Now, as this is still a work in progress, since I’m not even close to my weight loss goal. Even though, my #1 goal is to get off my blood-pressure medications, followed by goal #2 to quit eating out of control, goal #3 of getting to a normal weight will be helpful in getting my blood-pressure down and minimizing my already high risk of getting diabetes.
My original low-carb journey began in fall of 2009 and I had many ups and self-defeating downs since then. Realizing that I cannot continue the path I’m on without getting myself in trouble, I decided that something had to be done. I entered into a bet with my colleague mid March of 2011 – a little competition can’t hurt. She was getting ready to leave Germany and wanted to lose some weight before she went. Within about 3 months, I was down 12 lbs and she managed to lose 5 or 6 lbs. We both got a big laugh when we ran into each other at the movie theater one night, both holding a large bag of popcorn topped with tons of butter – at least the battle-field was even. She has now left Germany (I won) and I am still on my mission to get this weight and my blood-pressure down.
Here’s how I’m doing
Before Right Now
I must admit, my before picture had a pretty bad camera angle….
Date: 3/25/11 Date: 5/14/12
Weight: 208 lbs Weight: 185 lbs Lbs Lost: 23 Lbs to Go: 51.2
Blood Pressure: 117/72 with 2 medications Blood pressure: 124/85
Shirt Size: 1X Shirt Size: L
Pant Size: 18W Pant Size: 16/18
BMI: 36 = Class II Obese BMI: 34.4 = Class I Obese
4/16/11 Walked 12 km around a Lake in Garmisch. If I would’ve known how far it was, I would’ve never done it!!! We didn’t find out until we checked the web in the hotel room how big the lake was… Other than being dead-tired that evening (let’s not talk about my footsies), it was actually a gorgeous walk with me stopping every 2 minutes to take a picture.
8/14/11 Made it through a weekend without Binging. This was a tough one, but I tackled the weekend with a different mindset and managed to go to 2 festivals / fairs without spiraling into a binge cycle.
5/13/12 No Gain after going on the Low-Carb Cruise. Had a blast and checked off a few items of my bucket list: I went on a cruise,I swam with sting-rays, chilled out under palm trees at a white beach, and swam in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.