The photos above were taken in January 2004, a couple weeks before starting SBD. When I finally got around to processing my film, I had already lost about 20 pounds and was SHOCKED
to see how big I had been. I started SBD weighing 286- so that's roughly what I weigh in these photos. These photos aren't even of me at my heaviest- 307... I don't have any pictures on my PC of me at that weight.
The photos above were taken in September and November of 2004. I weigh about 245 in both. I had lost just over 40 pounds with SBD by this time.
Here's the most recent photo I have from September 2005:
Weight loss with SBD has been a journey for me... a bit of a rollercoaster ride, actually. Unfortunately I've had many starts and stops over the past couple years. I stayed on SBD for a year the first time and stopped following SBD faithfully in January 2005 due to a stall of almost 3 months. I gained about 10-15 pounds when I "went astray". I started back on the Beach in June 2005. Alas, I "went astray" again around October 2005. Again in January 2006 I started... and stopped due to not losing weight. My most recent journey on to the Beach began May 29, 2006. This time around I've only lost about 2.5 pounds in 6 weeks... so I'm going to have the doctor check to see if there is a medical reason why I haven't been able to lose weight in the past year and a half. Despite the trials and tribulations, I'm really happy to have found SBD, this forum and a new lifestyle!
Here's a photo taken at the end of July 2007, just before I returned to the Beach:
Things are slow going, but they're headed in the right direction. I've lost about 7 pounds in the first month back on the Beach. Though I've gained some weight back, I'm still about 40 pounds below my highest weight.
Thank you to all my fabulous Beach Babes and Beach Bums on this board... you guys are fantastic!