My Pictures

Here I am, in all my glory!  These are before and during.

Me at about 265 20 plus years ago
Me at about 255 10 years ago
Me At 240 About 5 Years Ago
Me At 220 May 2010
Me At 210 July 2011
Me at 188 December 15, 2013
Me at 188 December 15, 2013
Me at 188.2
Me at 188.2 on Christmas 2013, wearing my OMG-It’s-Cold-In-The-Garage SEXY weightlifting attire! 🙂
Bad selfies.  The picture on the right was taken on January 28, 2014 at 181 pounds.
: Bad selfies. The picture on the right was taken on January 28, 2014 at 181 pounds.
August 30, 2014
August 30, 2014: New hair cut, color, learning to knit and 162.8 pounds!

Wow!  I shot up to 185 (and currently 178) and the picture below was taken at 181 pounds.  When I compare it to the 181 picture above (2 up), I think I look (and feel) much better than I did then!

April 18, 2015: 181 ~ Me playing dress-up to show off the new apron I sewed.

16 thoughts on “My Pictures

    1. I love your blog! I’m slow in posting and getting back on plan. We think we narrowed down what is wrong with my husband, so I may be able to lower my carbs more without causing him severe bouts of pain. It’s been a struggle but I’m so thrilled we may have finally figured it out (it’s been a year of what the doctor said was IBS, which was mostly triggered by high fat foods but we think it was an ulcer this entire time). He’s almost 100% so I’ve been slowly lowering our carbs and he’s been doing great!

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    1. Thank you. It turns out I’ve made even more, though I’m not sure it will show up in pictures. When I first started, there was this linen vest that I loved but was a little too tight. Now? It’s so big I’ll have to alter it or get rid of it (I was cleaning out a drawer yesterday and stumbled onto it).

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  1. I am so jealous of your success! You look great! I did the traditional Atkins about 6 years ago and lost 55 lbs. I then got pregnant and ate everythig that wasn’t nailed down! Sugar is my nemesis! I’m trying your egg fast plan first! Day one today. Thank you for the inspiration

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  2. Hi Brenda, enjoying your blog. Love your honesty. Good to hear your husband’s health issues are coming under control. Wishing you well with lowering the carbs now that is out of the way.

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  3. I really like your pictures. Keep on updating them ,you look awesome. Well 2 years ago I reached my goal and went from a size 16 to a size 2-4. I started eating carbs again and have shot up 50 pounds and back up to a size 12. My question is how to restart Atkins/keto again. I have tried so many times and can’t seem to make it past 3 days. (20 or more times) Also I am in my 50s and my height is 4ft 11in. Any help or feed back surely would be appreciated

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  4. Thanks for making the effort to share your story and to provide all this additional information. Today is day 1 of induction doing it the way Dr. Atkins intended for it to be in 1972. I don’t see how, with the revisions as shown on today’s current website, anyone would find success. So again, thank you for making this information available.

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