Irishgirl57's Journal, 01 May 2013

Losing weight in your late 50's is unlike losing weight In your younger years. I could easily drop 10 lbs in a week doing Atkins when i was younger. Knowing this, why didn't I persevere when I was young and try to stay on Atkins? My doctor disapproved, so that was a big factor and following her advice I just ended up unsatisfied and hungry all the time so couldn't stay on a "diet" by her standards. Low carb works for me but I'm impatient at the progress and want to be instantly thin! Although it's slow coming off recently, it is steady. I stall occasionally, but try not to get discouraged. I need a whole new wardrobe, so I know I am making progress. 49 lbs lost and 59 more to go. Seems like a huge amount to lose yet. I tweaked my Atkins diet to a very low carb higher fat diet and that has helped. I keep my protein moderate otherwise I don't lose. I never thought I would get this far, but I'm still hanging in there.

Diet Calendar Entry for 01 May 2013:
1254 kcal Fat: 97.03g | Prot: 69.14g | Carb: 8.92g.   Breakfast: Egg, Lucerne Organic Heavy Whipping Cream, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Pork Sausage Patty or Link. Dinner: Olives (Small-Extra Large), Extra Lean Ground Beef, Lettuce, Blue & Roquefort Cheese Salad Dressing. Snacks/Other: Grey Goose Vodka, Cheesecake Fat Treat. more...


I just looked at your weight history and am so impressed with your consistency! May seem slow, but graph is heading DOWN! Hurray! Not staying on the diet will just turn that direction back to UP so keep on keepin' on!!! You are doing great! 
02 May 13 by member: ElizabethEl
You are only a couple of lbs from the half-way point. That is such an accomplishment in and of itself!! So many people never get that far regardless of whether they want to lose 20 lbs or 100 lbs. Congrats to you! :) 
02 May 13 by member: michelle102571
Thanks Elizabeth and Michelle! I appreciate your feedback. I was feeling a bit down that I still have so far to go and yet have worked at this so hard since mid November. But then I remind myself that if I hadn't done anything I would still have more than 100 lbs to lose and likely more if I hadn't started this. My husband has been very supportive and eats whatever I cook, so he has lost over 30 lbs. I just give him a sweet potato with what I'm eating and he does snack more. Men seem to lose easier. He is at his lowest weight in 30 years. So it's a win-win in my house.  
09 May 13 by member: Irishgirl57


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