Start Weight:(08 Nov 14) 238.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Mar 16) 250.7 lb
Goal Weight:120.0 lb
following: Coopwill's own diet
performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Divorce, middle-age and apathy have contributed to the position I am in now. I wish I appreciated how thin I was twelve years ago. Now is time to work. I want to make my husband proud to introduce his skinny wife to his friends and colleagues. I want to be able to move as least almost like I did ten years ago. I want to improve my health and not be comparing symptoms to my 75 year old MIL - she's in great shape for her age but I shouldn't be like her for my age! I want to ride without worrying about hurting my horse. I want to ride a rollercoaster without fearing that I won't fit in the safety bar or worse they won't be able to get me out. I want to sit on public transportation or venue seating without someone dreading to have to sit by me because I hang over the edge of the seat. I want people to stop thinking I'm lazy because I'm fat. I want people to stop thinking what happened to her?! I want to be able to bend over and buckle my shoes without cutting off my oxygen. I want to wear that little red dress that I saw in San Antonio that made my husband's eyes light up at the thought of me wearing it.

These are a lot of wants and goals to reach. So baby steps it is. My goal weight for the overall is attainable because that is what I used to be. But for now I have to focus on ten pound goals per month.

Begin 2/9/15
Goal 1: 235# reached on
Goal 2: 230#
Goal 3: 225#
Goal 4: 220#
Goal 5: 215#
Goal 6: 210#
Goal 7: 205#
Goal 8: 200#
Goal 9: 195#

When I reach One-derland, I will reset the next set of goals.

FatSecret member since: 14 Aug 10

Coopwill's Weight History

Coopwill's Latest Member Challenges

  Walkaway Holiday
status: Completed
ended: 02 Mar 15
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  Let's reach our next goal with the Atkins diet!!
status: Completed
ended: 27 Feb 12
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Coopwill's Cookbook

cals: 114kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 4.71g
Jalapeno Sausage Poppers
If you like flavorful, spicy food this is a quick and easy snack, that's great for parties.
cals: 345kcal | fat: 21.13g | carbs: 2.66g | prot: 34.91g
Mexican Meatloaf
A tasty low carb Mexican flavored meatloaf.
cals: 136kcal | fat: 9.32g | carbs: 4.40g | prot: 9.37g
Greek Spinach Quiche
A taste of Greece in a yummy brunch dish that's perfect for low carb diets.
cals: 601kcal | fat: 26.67g | carbs: 4.39g | prot: 81.23g
Chicken Cordon Bleu
A delightfully easy flavorful chicken dish that will surely become a favorite.
cals: 171kcal | fat: 14.47g | carbs: 5.96g | prot: 5.84g
Flax Bread
This easy microwaved 'bread' turns out perfect every time.
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A bit frustrated
Please be careful about what you read in this thread. I read two comments that were incorrect and potentially harmful to try. I will not say what the comments were because I do not want to start another debate. I will say that they did not directly pertain to the CICO vs LCHF debate. Please research (fully) any comment that "sounds interesting" before you try them. Also, discuss dieting with your doctor. That way you can find the exact diet that fits your body and lifestyle. If you want the reseached information on what your body needs I recommend you go to and begin reading.
posted 23 Mar 2016, 08:14
A bit frustrated
Aragon didn't say physical activity groups. He said individuals. You lose. Admit it!
posted 10 Jul 2015, 21:57
A bit frustrated
One more quote from your experts: Lyle McDonald's promotion of his book The Ketogenic Diet states - The truth, of course lies somewhere in the middle. While low-carbohydrate diets aren’t for everyone and have their pros and cons, the research is clear: they have major benefits under certain circumstances and can be as healthy (and sometimes healthier) than ‘standard’ carbohydrate based dieting.
posted 10 Jul 2015, 21:55
A bit frustrated
Alan Aragon's response to a Ketogenic Diet, March 13, 2013: "My point was to illustrate the sprawlingly wide range of carbohydrate requirements across individuals, as opposed to the one-size-fits-all ideology of low-carb absolutists."

Even he admits one-size doesn't fit all. And as far as I am "making it all too complicated" - it is a complex process and although I may not make nutrition my profession, I do see errors in their statements (which are based on someone else's research), when I have seen first hand the effects of diets in research that I have performed. As far as my own progress - you have not walked a mile in my shoes to judge me on my situation. You have not lived enough life to judge anyone. I hope when you are in your 50's or 60's these words will ring in your head and you recognize them as true. God bless you, I will pray for you.

On an additional note, Aragon's specialty is athlete nutrition.
posted 10 Jul 2015, 21:44
A bit frustrated
Hahahahahaha! No, you can't beat thermodynamics. But I have studied nutrition in college, experimented with feeds of varying nutritional deficiencies, watched the effects on juvenile animals, studied biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, physics and chemistry, analyzed feed content, studied the NRC tables, raised animals from juvenile to geriatric (the oldest being 36 years). I understand in my professional opinion that all species and all stages of life are not the same. That changes in the delivery of particular macronutrients is necessary for health. People aren't saying that some foods create slow metabolisms or calories out of thin air. They are saying that their bodies respond to the macronutrients differently. Yes we "digest" foods the same at the gastric level (oops! Except in cases of decreased HCl production), but it is at the cellular level that food is used or not. That response is how we lose weight - quickly or slowly. A person trying to lose weight on a high carb diet with decreased cellular transport function would have to eat virtually nothing in order to prevent high level of blood sugar being converted to fat. The simpler and more digestible the carb the quicker it is converted into useable glucose molecules thus flooding the blood stream with excess glucose and the quicker the body responds to converting it to stored fat. It seems to me that a lot of people like to throw around acronyms without truly understanding what they mean. If you only trust articles that you read on the internet, you will get a warped view of what is really going on. So sad for you. Because you will miss the understanding that while you can eat anything and lose weight you may still be doing harm to your body. Yes you can look like Mr. Atlas and still be teaching your cells to reject glucose at its active transport sites. People often find that as they age, they must increase activity to maintain their current eating style. It's about a lifetime of eating correctly if you want to stay thin and healthy. Too late many people find that because of what they ate when they were young and active now hinders their weight loss efforts because of metabolic changes that don't effect health in any other visible way than weight gain. There are so many subtleties that this post would be way too long.

My point is that your young knowledge is limited and that you are accusing other people of being closed minded while you seem to be the most closed minded person in this strand.

I agree people shouldn't offer excuses, but instead of chastising them for it, you could have gently led them to believe that it was possible for them to change in spite of what they believe to be holding them back. You are obviously young. You have to learn grace and tact. I hope you do. In life there are certain things in which being first or top dog do not matter. I recommend that you work on the qualities of your people skills to match your body-building skills. Then you could be a well-rounded, contributing member of society. Best wishes in this endeavor.
posted 10 Jul 2015, 10:39
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