But first up, I'd like to share a few photos of myself over the years.
|Official CSU Graduation Photograph. |
Weigh at approximately 340 pounds.
|CSU Graduation May 2006|
My Cleveland State University MBA graduation was a very proud moment for me and my family. It was also a time of personal turmoil for me. School was very stressful so I treated myself with food. I had some of my most horrific binges during this period.
|Tampa Trip - Strawberry Festival|
After graduating, I continued to pack on more pounds mostly out of boredom than anything else. This was my heaviest. I was at about 360 pounds. I went on the low carb diet about one month after this picture was taken.
|I love CA! You can see the Golden Gate Bridge in|
In February of 2008, my family took a trip to California to visit family. This was without a doubt the best airplane ride ever - at over 100 pounds lighter. This picture was taken in San Francisco on a beautiful afternoon. This picture also represents the pinnacle of my low carb weight loss. I was about 229 pounds. I was taken off the low carb diet soon after this trip due to complications and of course you know the rest of the story...which leads me to today. If I knew then what I knew now...
I call this picture...the calm before the storm. (--->)
My cousin sent me this picture from last summer. I used this picture as a before shot for the weight loss board they are creating at work. If they use my pictures and story, I'll let you know. I look all shiny and whatnot. I think I was sweating like crazy in this picture because it was hot outside and I took my cousin around the house. I was huffing and puffing like you wouldn't believe.