|Start Weight:||(30 Apr 13) 338.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(21 Jun 13) 288.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||170.0 lb|
performance: losing 6.7 lb a week
My name is Yolanda. I am a full-time employed, 43 yrs old, married mother of 5, trying to make a life change.
I can remember going to my primary doctor for a wellness visit, just like it was yesterday. It was back in October 2011. Weight is always the #1 topic of discussion, but this last visit was different. My doctor said that I have 10 years to lose weight or my health will start to deteriorate. Right now, my youth plays a big factor to why I don't have major health problems. As I get closer to 50 yrs. old, all that will change! So, I am taking that message as a wake-up call.
W/W, in the past, helped me to lose 245 lbs, but seem to not help me this time around. I'm figuring when I lost the 245 lbs. with W/W, I was in my 20's and now I am in my early 40's (42 to be exact!). One thing I've noticed, as you get older, losing weight get harder. Anyway, I am sticking with Atkins all the way, until I get to goal.
I actually started my new Atkins weight loss journey back on Oct 15th, 2011. As of today, I have lost over 60 pounds. I recently lost my father on November 6th 2012, one day past my youngest little girl's birthday (Justyce 4th birthday). I vow to myself to get healthy, so I can be around hopefully long enough to see all of my kids be successful and have their own families.
As for now, my plan is to stay at 20 carbs, as much as I can, during the next 3 months (Induction Stage Phase 1), then to no more than 30 carbs, as much as I can, until I get at least 100-lbs. off. Then, I will move to no more than 50 carbs, until I get to my goal of 170-lbs.
I wish everyone LUCK! …
"I CAN, I MUST, AND I’M A WINNER!"
Smooches! Yolanda (BeautifulYno)