No longer a sad hiding person

Before and after

Before and after

I received an e-mail with husband and wife success stories:

The Wife’s Story

I don’t like to think about before, because for almost a decade I was obese. It made me sad to be that way, and I tried to hide from the world.

Spring 2003 I started Atkins. I began eating meat just to go on the diet. I remember the first morning waking up and praying to God for His help. I was such a mess (binge-eating and carb addiction) that I knew I could not do it on my own. The two-week induction phase delivered results and motivated me. I started walking on a treadmill. It took almost three years to lose 70 lbs (32 kg).

I have kept most of it off, and my diet evolved into eating mostly real foods using low-carb as a template. I have found this is best for me to keep a healthy weight.

If you see me not eating, it is not because I don’t eat. It is not because I don’t like your cooking or don’t want to celebrate your birthday. I eat plenty of meat, cheese, vegetables, nuts, fats, and dark chocolate. I have to be careful with what I eat, because I don’t want to be that sad person hiding again.

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The Husband’s Story

Before and after

Before and after

I sat in a seminar ten years ago and listened to a man, in his seventies, lecturing a bunch of men about change. He said, “When you’re done changing, you’re done.” That sentence has always stuck with me. It sums up our need for continual growth quite nicely.

I’ve been blessed to experience much change in the last year of my life. I located a picture from a vacation in 2012 and one from 2013. Sixty pounds (27 kg) later, I felt the need to share them here. This was not accomplished by following any doctor’s advice. It was not done by eating a diet that complied with the USDA, AHA or any other organization’s recommendations. It came about by sensible eating, some exercise, and self-discipline.

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