Joined March 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
210.0 lb
Lost so far: 85.2 lb

Current Weight
124.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
122.0 lb
Still to go: 2.8 lb
My journey has been a long one. My highest weight was 240lbs on my 5'2" frame -- VERY FAT. I started Atkin's for the LAST time in March of 2010 at 210lbs. I am still working towards my goal and at this time am at the point that I am under 20lbs to go to reach that goal -- the HARDEST 20lbs! I'll get there :)

I shared my journey, including photos
on my blog -


9/28/12 - Little update here. Now am UNDER 10 pounds to go to goal weight!! Hoping with everything crossed to get there by Christmas. I'm thinking that is about the best Christmas gift I can give to myself!!

Just Keep Swimming :)

GigiP's Weight History

GigiP's Latest Member Challenges

  Let's Get Back To The Basics! II
status: Completed
ended: 15 Jan 13
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  Go Hard or Go Home
status: Completed
ended: 23 Dec 12
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last weighin: losing 4.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
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GigiP'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: 166kcal | fat: 16.93g | carbs: 3.35g | prot: 1.52g
Chocolate Coffee Mousse
This low carb mousse resembles an Italian tiramisu dessert and is simply delightful.
cals: 42kcal | fat: 3.01g | carbs: 4.17g | prot: 0.39g
Peppermint Fudge
A wonderful low carb peppermint fudge.
cals: 315kcal | fat: 28.27g | carbs: 4.72g | prot: 11.25g
Cheesecake Pancakes
An excellent low carb substitute for pancakes.
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GigiP's Latest Posts

Favorite Yogurt ?
I get Kalona brand -- organic, full-fat and wonderful.
posted 03 Jan 2013, 08:59
Weighing in (pun intended, lol) on the caffiene issue -- I say it has caused me no harm. I drink 1 or 2 cups if fully-caffinated coffee daily and would probably drink more except I love it with heavy cream so we're talking 100 calories a cup. Really I think you have to figure out what works for you - others can consume sugar-alchols without stalling and I even think about them and I'm stalled. Do what works for your body.
posted 04 Oct 2012, 10:38
Atkins and foot/leg cramps
Plenty of water, make sure you are getting the salt that you need and if that doesn't help, then add a potassium supplement - some potassium rich foods for low carbers are spinach, broccoli, avocados, tomatoes and almonds - I am usually able to keep the cramps at bay by eating plenty of the low-carb, high potassium foods.
posted 07 Sep 2012, 08:44
I need some advice
I did induction for about 5-6 months before moving on to OWL (started at 210 in 2010 and am now at 137). When you do decided to move on, add carbs slowly. I found that I need to keep my carbs to 20-30 even in OWL to keep losing. I am older and small so my losing is slow and my tolerance for carbs is pretty low. Everyone is different. Wishing you the best!
posted 31 Aug 2012, 09:00
If you are starving, your body is storing fat because it is in starvation mode.
Someone pushing their own agenda, lol -- as for me, I'll just continue on doing Atkin's -- it has done WONDERFUL things for me over the last 2 years! At 51 years old, I am in the best health of my adult life Smile
posted 10 Apr 2012, 20:03
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19 March 2013

Still around although failing at recording my foods! Sticking to plan though and seeing slow loss -- I'll take it. Another month and my busy time of year ...
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21 January 2013

Not had the best food journeling the last few days -- had the tummy crud. I did keep down some soup from Panera today -- although it wasn't the most lc ...
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