Start Weight:(02 Oct 12) 210.0 lb
Current Weight:(12 Sep 14) 215.0 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week

Hi My name is Dorothy

I'm a 44 year old mother of 4 boys. I have 2 young adult children - 24, and 20...and I'm starting over with my 4yr old twins plus I'm a Grammie to my 1-1/2 yr old grandson! :)

Before the twins birth - I was very active, worked 2 jobs, very social, nothing could stop me. After the twins were born I returned to my normal weight and 9 months later I was diagnosed with a spinal deformity (Scoliosis), and have since been told I have arthritis in the lower part of my spine. I'm always in pain. Some days are very bad and some days are ok. My twins keep me busy and alive.

I've done the Atkins diet a few times times before the twins and I was successful. I am on this journey again to acquire better health, become more active - exercise on a daily basis, acquire self esteem, support and motivation from each and everyone I cross paths with and I guarantee I will do the same..

What made me arrive at this stage is when I jumped on the scale and I weighed 5 pounds more than I did when I laid in the hospital and gave birth to the twins at 8 months pregnant. I was in utter shock. I have gained 55-60 pounds since 11/08.. and it is TIME FOR THE POUNDS TO GO!!! :)

I'm glad I'm here... Dorothy :)

FatSecret member since: 02 Oct 12

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12.15.12 22 pounds lost
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Side View 12.15.12.. 22 pounds lost
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cals: 114kcal | fat: 7.53g | carbs: 3.38g | prot: 7.79g
Coco Muffins
Low carb, gluten free, sugar free wonderful muffins perfect for breakfast.
cals: 321kcal | fat: 22.46g | carbs: 5.20g | prot: 23.37g
Ham & Pepperoni Pizza
Low carb pizza that can be topped with your favorite toppings.
cals: 115kcal | fat: 5.50g | carbs: 1.15g | prot: 14.24g
Bacon Wrapped Omelet Bites
Tasty little bites full of protein and perfect for breakfast.
cals: 311kcal | fat: 16.12g | carbs: 39.16g | prot: 3.32g
Zucchini Cake
A delicious and moist zucchini cake.
cals: 251kcal | fat: 11.57g | carbs: 7.51g | prot: 28.68g
Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with Vegetables
A stress free one dish meal seasoned with ingredients from your pantry.
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mayo has carbs or doesnt have carbs???
I would suggest going by the nutritional info on the bottle of mayo you're eating from.. If it's different from what's on site you can also add to your "custom foods" to record accurate carb count..
posted 17 Apr 2013, 22:14
Binge Eating Monster
Ok.. So I don't know how I came about this journal.. BUT I LOVE IT!!! Megan were you reading this journey since 10/12 and before then I was an emotional eater, binge eater, eat because the food is there, all that!!! I need to post your note and read it daily! INSPIRATION, UNDERSTANDING, I can't think of any more words now, just had a brain fart!!

I want to say thank you for the 'WORDS' and onward forward with this journey!!

To you Megan and the other ladies that have responded to this post! We are not alone - different states, different cities, but we are on this journey together!! So happy I came across this post.. Very Happy
posted 11 Apr 2013, 16:15
Grils scout cookies!
Fullbella...Those cookies need a whooping!! lol lol lol.. Don't be hard on yourself, tomorrow is another day!
posted 13 Mar 2013, 22:35
Delete Exercise
Actually if you want to delete the activity for the day.. Go to the activity/exercise - put the time amount that you have for the exercise - click on reduce then SAVE and activity/exercise will delete for the day.. So if you put 30 min of activity - go back in click the activity.. put 30 minutes - click REDUCE .. gone!

Hope this works for you.. Have a great day!
posted 10 Mar 2013, 15:36
LOL LOL.. YOU'RE NOT ALONE! yes, I have experienced the bad breath in ketosis several times... It's very unpleasant and can be embarrassing I can brush and clean my tongue all day and night but it's still there (lol lol lol ) .. I just chew the Extra Sugar Free Gum just to get a pleasant taste in my mouth for the time being. Wink
Only thing good about that is when I'm going thru this phase I know the fat burning process is in FULL EFFECT! Very Happy

posted 20 Feb 2013, 16:34
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