Goal! - about 1.5 lbs. from my technical goal

03-19-2010, 05:23 PM
Have lost almost 60 lbs....on Atkins diet.



about 1-2 months ago:




Thanks so much for everyone's support here! It was a huge help for me!

deena :carrot::broc::cheer::cheer2::cheer3::cb:

03-19-2010, 06:39 PM
:woohoo: Congrats!!! The difference is AMAZING! You've done so well!!

03-21-2010, 12:42 AM
You look great! Awesome!!!

03-21-2010, 08:23 AM
wow wow wow! congrats!!!

it was so amazing scrolling down and seeing this huge difference. thanks so much for sharing! Good work! =)

03-21-2010, 08:25 AM
Congratulations! You look amazing!

03-21-2010, 01:11 PM
Thank you SO much you guys. I really appreciate all the nice comments.

That first photo (the before one) is very blurry because it's a photo OF a photo....but I think you can clearly see what a mess I was. It was Thanksgiving of 2006, I was the fattest one there, and I'm sure most of them were thinking, "who is the fat lady that the cat dragged in?" because I really had no interest in my appearance when I was that fat....no make-up, bedraggled hair and hiding in a huge mens shirt.....which was basically what I wore all the time. And I was so uncomfortable in clothes....and couldn't wait to switch to pj's/lounge wear stuff as soon as I set foot in the door. I had trouble cramming myself in front of the steering wheel because I'm short so have to have the seat moved up quite a bit.:(

But it was SOOO fantastic to go to a recent family gathering at a normal weight. Any sort of family gathering or social event when I was fat was a nightmare for me. I did NOT want to go to any of them and would have to go out and try to find something to wear and the experience was always so horrible....those dressing room mirrors make you look even worse/fatter.....and I either couldn't find anything to wear or got something I hated because I was desperate.

Being normal again is such a gift. Nothing ever tasted as good as this feels.

deena :)

03-21-2010, 01:39 PM
You look fabulous! It is a complete metamorphosis, like turning into a butterfly. Thank you for being one of those people who keeps everyone uplifted and helping us to see that this can be done.

03-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Great Job!!!!!

03-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Deena, you look fabulous! Congratulations!!!!!

03-25-2010, 08:50 PM
Wow! You look AWESOME! Congratulations on a job well done! I only hope I look half that good when I get to goal.


03-28-2010, 05:11 AM
great job!

03-29-2010, 05:51 PM
:carrot::carrot::carrot: YOU LOOK GREAT. It is so inspiring to see someone's progress and provides hope. Thanks for posting!!

03-29-2010, 11:03 PM
You're looking so great!!!!!!! Fabulous job! :carrot:

03-30-2010, 03:47 AM
You look fabulous!!! I know it is great to feel so good about yourself and your accomplishment. Thanks for sharing. You are so inspirational. This made my morning.

04-04-2010, 01:39 PM
Congratulations! You look great, those are some little jeans!

09-15-2010, 07:04 PM


Some wedding photos from my oldest son's wedding....2 weeks ago. Current weight is 128 lbs....and wearing a size 8-10 dress. If you scroll back a bit to an earlier post, you can see me at 195 lbs....size 2x.
The wedding was fabulous.

deena. :)

09-15-2010, 07:43 PM
You look beautiful.....elegant!!

How long did it take you to lose the weight?

09-15-2010, 07:58 PM
Here's another one....what a difference about 65 lbs. makes.


Hope I did this right....wanted to try and see if I could actually do it myself. I'm gonna be really embarrassed if it doesn't show up.
Shoot....I don't know what the **** I did here....looks like I messed it up.


darn...one of the first 2 showed up here as a link....what the heck am I doing wrong? Somehow the first 2 photos got replaced by these other 2....but here is one of them in a link. I am just hopeless when it comes to technical computer stuff. These 2 photos showing replaced the 2 I had there originally? WTF?? Don't know how the heck I managed to do that.....and now this link shows one of the first 2 photos that went missing. Good grief.

I started Atkins in late August of 2009.....and I think I made it to goal by early spring 2010....so approx. 8 months.
I lost a bit more due to recent dental surgery. Lost a total of about 65 lbs. in about 8 months. I'm doing a revised Atkins maintenance now (revision needed due to dental surgeries). I love Atkins.

OH....and I quit smoking almost 3 weeks ago....using the electronic cigarette....though I got them without nicotine. I felt the addiction was psychological rather than a physical dependency......and this is working great even without the nicotine....and haven't gained any weight during that time. That was usually one of the main reasons I'd start smoking again in the past....but I think I have this conquered. Held off on the dental surgery AND the quitting smoking until I lost the weight I wanted to lose.

09-18-2010, 06:16 PM
You look amazing!

11-22-2010, 05:32 AM
Way to go!

12-02-2010, 04:34 AM
Congratz! You look more healthy and happy!

12-03-2010, 07:55 PM
You look amazing!!! Wow! And that's awesome that you have an eating plan that you feel good about. How does revised Atkins work?

12-04-2010, 10:46 PM
Inspiring! Great job :)

12-05-2010, 09:16 PM
You have the most soulful eyes. Beautiful.

Thank you for sharing here. I needed some inspiration today and I came here.

Thank you and congratulations!

12-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Congrats, you look fabulous! :)

12-06-2010, 12:49 AM
Amazing! :)

12-06-2010, 09:34 AM
thank you for sharing your photos!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! so inspiring, and motivating! looking forward to working out today:)

12-06-2010, 11:27 PM
that is awesome congrats!

Raspberry 1984
12-12-2010, 01:12 PM
thanks for posting you look awesome