Taking pix is a good think, I think it helps to make things more real. I know I can easily choose to live in denial about my body. I haven't taken recent pix yet but since you posted yours it encourages me to take some. I don't know if I can be as brave as you and post them but I will take them.
Congrats on choosing to make some changes in your life, a year from now you will be happy you did. Just remember if you take things one meal at a time, one day at a time, it makes things so much more manageable.