Joined June 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
150.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.6 lb

Current Weight
141.4 lb
Performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
110.0 lb
Still to go: 31.4 lb
Started Atkins 11 june at 150 lbs, I'm 5ft (or 4'11" if you ask my doctor) so I really need to lose some weight to stop looking so roly poly.
I am a 35yr old lawyer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Single and no kids so far.

BettinaBlanco's Weight History

BettinaBlanco's Latest Member Challenges

  Losing to Gain - 40lbs Down by End of September
status: Completed
ended: 17 Sep 12
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last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

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Shrimp & asparagus dinner, yum yum.

Most recent I could find, 1 year ago, 150 lbs

BettinaBlanco's Cookbook

cals: 47kcal | fat: 3.35g | carbs: 0.68g | prot: 3.39g
Egg Buttons
Egg, cheese and green onions baked in muffin size bites for a meal on the go.
cals: 38kcal | fat: 1.47g | carbs: 0.74g | prot: 5.17g
Mock Cheese Crackers
Great crunchy snack.
cals: 351kcal | fat: 29.72g | carbs: 13.19g | prot: 11.61g
Flax Bread II
Fluffy low carb flax bread that is good for sandwiches and for toasting in the oven.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 10.35g | carbs: 8.98g | prot: 2.55g
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Brussel sprout haters will be sure to change their mind after enjoying this fantastic dish.
cals: 304kcal | fat: 12.43g | carbs: 6.55g | prot: 40.16g
Cheesy Beef Bake
A quick toss-together and bake meal that's great for hungry families.
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I've been at a plateau for months! HELP!
Stop the fruit after breakfast and get in more protein and good fats (ie- extra virgin coconut oil and also olive oil). For me the sugar in fruits usually don't let me lose weight if I eat too much, maybe a big fruit plate for breakfast just to get it out of your system but after that no sweets (yes fruits are sweets, they contain sugars even if it is natural).
Good luck, most of this diet thing is trial and error right?
posted 27 Jun 2012, 19:43
Tummy bloat
I have the belly problem as well, I am 5ft even. Try pilates, I haven't done it in a while, but when I did it seemed to really help with trimming my belly and also my thighs. Good luck Smile
posted 27 Jun 2012, 11:40
Low Carb breakfast Help
Try looking at the revolutionary roll recipe on youtube, I haven't tried it yet but it looks yummy and I read you can cook ahead of time and they keep well in an airtight container.
I alternate poached eggs one day, then next day a vanilla protein shake with almond milk and ground flax (very filling, I use an unsweetened plant protein mix from amazon, I think it's called plant life).
posted 27 Jun 2012, 10:11
crystal light
Try drinking your water really cold, I find if I gulp down room temp water my stomach doesn't like it either. Also, there are stevia droppers with flavor (I got some on amazon) if you add a drop of lemon stevia or valencia orange it tastes almost like juice and doesn't have any carbs or sugar added.
posted 27 Jun 2012, 10:07
Doctor says NO to Fructose!
If you can eat grains, the moosewood cookbook has a great chickpea and ginger salad I love. There are tons of recipes on epicurious too. Even if you just steam broccoli and then add olive oil and black pepper its great, lots of veggies are simple to make. Just don't overcook them and try to get fresh veggies to cook, not frozen, for the best taste and texture. I only use frozen for stirfry.
posted 26 Jun 2012, 23:11
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It's TOM, so I'm still happy that I am losing some, will weigh in later this week to really see how much lost since I usually gain 4-5 pounds on TOM from ...
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05 July 2012

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