Start Weight:(22 Feb 14) 208.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Oct 16) 198.6 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: Gigi39's own diet
performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

When I started about 10 years ago, my weight had gone up to 232 lbs. It came down very slowly.

Several years ago I had a small stroke and started to follow the WOE suggested by the hospital. Then, because of a lot of leg-pain (Venus Re-flux), I thought to cut out most meats, ate only fish, whole grains and vegetables. That effort lasted only little while.

Had a knee replacement in 2012, shoulder surgery 2012 and another knee replacement in 2013 with severe problems and a long, still ongoing, recovery.

Because of complications I lost a bit of weight, then put it right back on after I was able to eat again. I did not pay attention to my "diet", and especially because of having difficulties walking, put on weight again.

I follow a moderate low carb diet, (lifestyle). I stay away from refined foods as much as possible, white flour, sugar, canned foods etc. My fats are olive oil and coconut oil for the most part. Fiber is very important to me, and I shoot for a minimum of 25 gr. a day.

Weight loss is slow, as I stick around 1400 to 1500 cal. a day as this site suggests. Exercise recumbent bike mostly.

In my late 30s I became a Christian, and I feel very blessed to be able to still serve in ministry as a musician on keys in a Calvary Chapel Worship Band. I turned 77 in June.

Wishing everyone success and urge you to enter your food every day. That helps a lot.

You have done many good things for me, Lord, just as you promised.I believe in your commands;now teach me good judgment and knowledge.(Ps 119:65-66)

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Gigi39's Cookbook

cals: 162kcal | fat: 4.02g | carbs: 23.89g | prot: 8.72g
Spinach & Lentil Soup
Homemade high fiber, super healthy lentil and spinach soup.
cals: 321kcal | fat: 21.25g | carbs: 4.10g | prot: 27.36g
Egg and Veggie Casserole
A moist egg casserole with low fat cheeses and vegetables.
cals: 35kcal | fat: 0.14g | carbs: 7.43g | prot: 2.77g
Rice-like Cauliflower
A mild tasting cauliflower "rice" dish that's well worth trying.
cals: 121kcal | fat: 6.82g | carbs: 6.44g | prot: 8.90g
Spinach and Egg White Crustless Quiche
A quick and easy version of the traditional Greek Spanakopita.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 2.37g | carbs: 21.92g | prot: 7.72g
Samosa Pea Soup
A tasty pea soup with curry and vegetables.
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Gigi39's Latest Posts

Where is everyone from?
San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Great weather!
posted 26 Sep 2014, 15:29
Okay. I'm fed up!
I use the serving sizes, but in the last direction field I enter the recipe the way I make it, such as 1 cup of this, 2 tsp of that etc
posted 20 Aug 2014, 20:37
HI All
Welcome Emily, I am not on Atkins any more, but watching carbs still. I wish you great success in your weight loss. Remember that you did not gain your weight over night, so be patient and eat healthy. You'll get lots of support here.
All the best to you,
posted 22 Apr 2014, 15:13
Tea, does it count as water?
Thanks Hoser.
posted 01 Jun 2012, 19:12
Tea, does it count as water?
I have started to drink Chai/Green tea instead of coffee for the most part. Does it count towards my water intake? I drink a lot of the tea, about 32 oz in the morning. I also drink water, but most days not the full 64 plus oz.
posted 01 Jun 2012, 10:49
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Got lax the last few days of vacation and on the drive home. Back to paying attention. Nice to be home again; the dogs are happy too. This is the time ...
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