Start Weight:(22 Feb 14) 191.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jun 14) 192.5 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: Gigi39's own diet
performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

My starting weight August 2011 (not 2012) in FS was 224.

I am a 74 year old woman with a wonderful husband and family. This is the second time that I am starting the Atkins diet. When I started about eight years ago, my weight had gone up to 232 lbs. It came down very slowly to 210 lbs. 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, I thought to cut out most meats, ate only fish, whole grains and vegetables. That effort lasted only little while.
My weight went UP again (to 224). My daughter suggested the new Atkins plan. She is on it and almost at goal, so is her husband. What I like about this way of eating, it allows me healthy vegetables plus fish and chicken (my choices).

P.S. After having fallen off the plan for a time, I am back as of July 5th, 2013. I still like to eat low carb, but not extreme. I will allow myself around 40 to 60 carbs and watch my calorie intake as well.

On the moderate low carb way of life I expect to lose the weight and have several productive years ahead of me.

I still play a “mean” keyboard and lead worship at our local Calvary Chapel twice a month. God has been good to me.

Isa 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

FatSecret member since: 21 Aug 11

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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

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
Has your Cholesterol Blood-Test reading improved on the Atkins diet?
The blood test result was LDL 119, down from 180. This was in two months time. I have been taking 1/2 of 5 mg Lipitor (2 1/2 mg). I feel some of my symptoms return, leg pressure and cramps. Now I am taking the Lipitor every other day, guess I should tell my doctor. I don't think it was the small dose of the statin that brought my readings down, but my diet. The doctor wants the LDL under 100.
posted 01 Jun 2012, 10:40
Staying on Track on Vacation
I just spent one week in Palm Springs, CA. in a Time-Share. We ate out three times, one buffet, twice at the Cheesecake Factory. There was much to be tempted by, but I chose to stick with my low carb plan. I slid a couple of times, but not by much. For in the Time-Share I brought my #1 Carb and Zero carb bread with me, Smart Balance with olive oil (60 calories a TBS), Polaner sugar free preserves, Egg Beaters, Sugar Free chocolates (Dove dark, some Russel Stovers), Sugar Free Almond milk (or Silk, low in calories (35 to 40 a cup). no carbs, and had Costco's Chicken Salad a lot (no carbs), lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomatos, Splenda and such. I also ate fresh strawberries.

Since you are staying with family, could you bring some of your own food choices? Say to them that you have to eat this way because of your health. They will usually not push in that case.

Have fun!
posted 29 May 2012, 14:10
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07 July 2014

I have gained again, some of it due to swelling in the legs, but it gets discouraging, have great intentions, then slip back again. I can't blame it on ...
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27 June 2014

Another beautiful day in the S.F.Bay Area. Slowly, ever so slowly, but I am creeping back to the 180s, still have 4 pounds to get to that point. I am ...
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