The picture on the left I wasn't even my heaviest-I had already lost 20ish pounds and was happy to be fitting back into that khaki skort. I definitely don't look happy and that's because I wasn't. At that point I was definitely determined and on my way, but I'm certain there was a part of me that believed I might never reach my goal because I never had before.
Start where you are-no matter how defeated and powerless you're feeling, remember that feelings are not facts. You are not defeated you are not powerless. You have it in you to change your life by changing your thoughts and your behavior.
Tired of being fat and depressed? Tired of being diabetic? Tired of pain from your autoimmune disease? Then do something about it. Don't look for a prescription or a magic pill or a quick fix. Change your relationship with food so that you no longer turn to it for comfort, entertainment, or reward. View carbohydrates for what they are-not essential. You do not need them in your diet. If eating carbohydrates causes you to crave, if you're constantly hungry, fatigued, depressed, desperate, then they don't belong in your life.
Keto has the potential to "fix" you. The first thing it's going to do is bring you relief when you rid your system of the carbohydrates and get into ketosis. Eventually energy will come, you'll get a diminished appetite (some experience this almost immediately and some it takes longer-but a diminished appetite will eventually happen), your blood sugar will come down, your insulin will come down, weight will come off, brain fog will go away, pain may go away, blood pressure and cholesterol will become normal-you have everything to gain and nothing to lose by committing to a ketogenic lifestyle.
Additionally, on the vanity side you may look better and you may need to get an entire new wardrobe! This is one of my favorite things! I get great joy from shopping and I no longer have tears in the dressing room-I want that for you too!! For those of you who have already made the commitment, good for you-keep on keeping on! For those of you that haven't-what are you waiting for? Every day you wait is another day you lose.