Akane's Before/After Pictures :)
Well, I have FINALLY built up the courage to put together a before and IN-PROGRESS photo collage of myself. I HOPE this works!!
Please be gentle. This isn't the MOST recent pic, but I'm only truly 2 lbs lower than the pic I put up!
I apologize for all those people I blind. Hehehe More to come as I shrink more!
Here comes another! This is my "Look! I lost 100 lbs! " Picture and in clothes that actually fit! Though, truthfully they are now a bit loose. @_@ And I'm in actual nice clothes vs. my "weigh-in clothes"
** UPDATE **
I've also added my 110 lbs progress pic AND my most current pic of my 125 lbs progress pic! ALMOST THERE! SO CLOSE I CAN SMELL IT! I've lost over 50% of my body weight overall and I am in SINGLE DIGITS BABY!! WOO!
** UPDATE AGAIN ** 07/21/12
More pics are up! Last two links! This is me as I am now and only less than 2 lbs away from my ultimate goal of 115 lbs! 130 lbs 73.5" lost, baby!
** UPDATE YET AGAIN ** 8/25/12
New Pic UP! Back to less than 2 lbs away from my ultimate goal of 115!! 130.2 lbs 75" lost, WOO BABY!
** UPDATE UPDATE ** 1/25/13
NEW Full-Length picture of me with my new winter boots. I'm about 115.2 lbs & roughly 17.5% body fat.
The Best Answer
SOOOOooooo wonderful to see these, Akane!! You've done an amazing job and it's been so fun to watch you all along the way!!!!!!!!! (And going forward too!!!)
To newbies or others (since I know this will be posted for a long time to come!): Akane and I have been doing SCD about the same length of time. I started May 15 2011. She has a little more than TWICE the amount of weight off that I do, but I wanted to point out that even if one does not go as fast as Akane does, it is SO achievable!! Akane has stuck to the program to the letter, as have I, and I would not want anyone to be discouraged if their weight is not coming off as quickly as Akane's has. I'm THRILLED for her and at the same time, I'm very happy with my rate of loss also. There are a lot of factors involved in why folks might lose at different rates.
(In our case, I'm older than she, I have medical problems and am on a ton of meds, I'm messing with menopause, I have not exercised at all, and I don't do any damage control on cheat days. Still, I have an average rate of 1.45 lbs lost per week and I'm ecstatic about that!)
Akane and I feel the same way about SCD -- it's not a "diet" -- it's "how we eat"!!
HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU, AKANE, AND THANKS FOR BEING SUCH AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY!!!!
Congrats congrats congrats, and keep going strong! I hope you are having the opportunity to run into folks who haven't seen you in a year and don't recognize you! (for me) that's a great feeling.
I'm hoping to post a new "in progress" piece myself too but have been stalling, and by that I mean procrastinating
You've inspired me to get on my new in-progress post, and I'm sure you are inspiring everyone with your fantastic success.
Wooooooooooow! Incredible! You are on fire! Amazing! You have to be proud of you. I am happy that you share this with us. I am convinced this will help a lot of us in difficult moments to stay on track like you did it. And the wonderful thing is that you will continue with this!
Thank you for all the help! You are really an inspiration to the 4HB crowd!!!
OMG finally- progress pictures!! I've been waiting to see these!
Of course, outstanding, out of this world results- You have melted away nearly half of your body
I am SO proud of you ! I bet you will agree that you have achieved more than you or anyone else thought, and you're right- you look 20 years younger.
Obviously you still have about 40lbs left- but you are now well over halfway- and you really do look like a different person.
I don't even have to tell you to keep the awesome work up- you have already made the plan a new way of eating for yourself, so you ARE going to get to your ultimate goals, and stay at them forever! I'll be rooting for you every step of the rest of your journey , of course.
Concerning loose skin, I don't see any problems just yet- I can just about see some on your arms, and obviously the stomach skin might be covered up -don't worry about it though- getting to the goals are more important.
You must be able to walk down the street holding your head up high with confidence now- flaunt it, you deserve it! I can't wait to see more progress pictures as you get closer to your goals- your body is just gonna keep looking better and better every day.
I know that you don't know who I am but I want to say "Thank You" for posting your results. You are really an inspiration for all of us attempting the SCD! I love your determined attitude and your desire to encourage others in their quest for weight loss. I wish you continued success and hope that you never lose the drive to help youself and others! Thank You
You look amazing already! I don't know of anyone on this site more consistent and committed to following the SCD principles as you are, and it certainly shows in your results. You've been an inspiration to me and many others, and I thank you for sharing your pics as yet more of an inspirational boost. Well done!
I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing your incredible transformation with the world. It's been a real honor to witness your progress all of these months and I'm so proud of you and truly amazed & inspired by your perserverance and strength. You deserve to be on the cover of the next edition of the 4 Hour Body, as you are living proof that people are capable superhuman feats of greatness, given the right attitude, resolve, and dedication, and from Day One you took the bull by the horns and never looked back. Thank you for being an incredible inspiration to all of us and congratulations to the new you!!!
P.S. I bet this was the best Valentine's Day ever!
Im a recent member. Congrats to you! Really! I chose you to ask my followng questions to because of your success, I hope that is ok? Here's a little background...
I fear that I should be counting calories. I just dropped 20lpds by way of restricting calories and doing a ton of exercise.With that, Ive actually increased my calorie count upon starting this diet Although, .It's only been a week including cheat day, which was yesterday,I fear that I' m gaining weight and going in the wrong direction. Ive worked so hard trying to get close to my dream body.
Did you experience fear when you first set out on this diet. especially after cheat day? Have you stayed diligent to the principles governing this diet ie eat as much of "these" food groups as you want? Did your weight drop every week? Did you see your body change every day, sometimes for the negative, hanging flesh? ( my body seems less tight some days verses other days which triggers fear)
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