Start Weight:(29 Oct 12) 176.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Jun 14) 177.0 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: JMatosky's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

I am a single mother of five. I have 4 sons (17, 11, and twins who are 10 months) and a daughter, age 8. I am almost 38 yrs old and currently weighing in at 168lbs, which isnt too bad considering I was 157lbs before getting pregnant with twins. Since having them, I got back down to 162lbs, but have steadily been going in the wrong direction.

I have struggled with my weight since having my first child 17 yrs ago, I was age 21. I had never been on a diet until then. I never knew it was so hard! I first did Atkins back in 1997 and had much success, but it was harder back then than it seems to be now. There was no such thing as Net Carbs, we did just 20 carbs, period. There were no online tools and there was a lot of criticism. And I worked in a restaurant, which made things harder. But I lost about 40lbs and maintained a weight of about 145lbs until I had my 2nd son. I stayed around the 175lb mark after he was born. Then I had my daughter and again, stayed around 175-180, sometimes more, but not more than 200, and on my 5'4" frame, its a lot of weight.

About 4 years ago, I lost about 40lbs.. I got down to 157lbs and stayed there (I dont seem to have trouble maintaining once its gone until I have another baby - thankfully I am done!) But then I got pregnant with twins, their dad took off and I boarded the emotional rollercoaster, which actually makes me not eat and I lost almost all my baby weight. But now its creeping back up and I need to lose this weight once and for all. My 20th high school reunion is coming up in November and Im just tired of being overweight.

I work from home 3 days per week and these kids have me on the run. But Im able to cook all my meals, which is a plus. Dont have a lot of time to commit to exercise, but Im working on it.

FatSecret member since: 25 Jun 12

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  induction for three months
status: Completed
ended: 13 Oct 12
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last weighin: losing 6.0 lb a week Down
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JMatosky's Cookbook

cals: 88kcal | fat: 4.09g | carbs: 4.49g | prot: 8.88g
Chicken Soup II
Full of chicken and vegetables, this is soup is wholesome and delicious.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 2.36g | carbs: 15.89g | prot: 2.89g
Pretzel Bread
Highly addictive and oh so delicious, pretzel bread.
cals: 34kcal | fat: 1.61g | carbs: 1.42g | prot: 3.20g
Turkey and Spinach Meatballs
Awesome meatballs with spaghetti or spaghetti squash that are a yummy twist on a childhood favorite.
cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
cals: 191kcal | fat: 6.44g | carbs: 5.43g | prot: 29.38g
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Truly delicious spinach, onion and feta stuffed chicken breasts.
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JMatosky's Latest Posts

Not new, but newly back and needing some weight loss buddies!
I'd like some buddies! Im turning 38 on Sunday, single mom of 5, attempting to do Atkins again. Its not the diet thats failing, its me. I find the diet to be one of the easier for me to stick to, so I dont know why Im off again. I have a million excuses.. sick babies, tired, vascular surgery, 100 degree heat and no AC.. and I cringe as I listen to the voice in my head saying them.. I guess I need some real support. Im planning a dinner out on Sunday for my birthday and thats it.. Im back on this thing til I reach my goal!
posted 19 Jul 2012, 18:47
I messed up again! I'm going to try again!
DDeanna - dont feel bad.. I fell off this week too! I had Zero weight loss in week 2 and couldnt really get past the discouraged feeling I had.. add into that, I had 2 sick babies and vascular surgery on my leg during the same week that I was trying to stay strong and I failed. It was too much. I fell off for 5 days, and I didnt go crazy or anything, but certainly reintroduced carbs, and I gained back the 4lbs I had lost. Back to the drawing board. And my birthday is Sunday so Im thinking about what I wont be able to have if I dont "cheat". Im hoping I can stay strong this time around!
posted 16 Jul 2012, 12:01
Help! No weight loss during week 2 of Induction
Im not eating any more bars this week to see if that helps. The ones I was eating said they were suitable for Induction and that I could have up to 2/day... but I dont trust that now. I also switched to a homemade heavy whipping cream w/ just a touch of splenda, instead of the reddi whip.

And no, Im not going to quit if I still dont see results this week.. but I cant promise I wont eat a Big Mac, with the bread, before I continue on. haha! I know it takes time.. and Im prepared for that, but seeing a zero is never encouraging, especially when you think you did everything right. The atkins forum gave some additional ideas for tweaking what Im doing so between all of you guys, I think I got some pretty good advice.

I am motivated this time around.. 20th high school reunion coming up and all.. and Ive tried WW and i struggle with that too. (Im apparently impatient!) But I'd rather struggle and eat a steak, bacon and butter than struggle and eat air all day. Smile
posted 10 Jul 2012, 17:25
Help! No weight loss during week 2 of Induction
I will stick with it and see what happens this week. A few tweaks to my net carbs and fats I think are in order.. I dont think Im getting enough of either.. my avg net carbs is about 14..
posted 09 Jul 2012, 10:40
Help! No weight loss during week 2 of Induction
And Im seriously perplexed about the vitamin issue. I wish someone had an answer for me on that! I feel like it really has something to do with it. Like if you dont take the correct supplements, you will not be successful!
posted 09 Jul 2012, 10:15
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