Start Weight:(30 Jul 14) 185.0 lb
Current Weight:(30 Jul 14) 185.0 lb
Goal Weight:165.0 lb
following: 5:2 Fast Diet
performance: Steady

I'm 55.
There's nothing much wrong with me except a desk job the last decade, let's just say I've grown, and it's time to stop. I'm determined to get stronger for myself, which will in turn be better for my family and even the community. A better quality of life for me and my family is my goal, I'd like to lose 50 lbs. total.
I'm married 28 yrs., I have 2 children. My daughter 26, graduated last May with her masters in History and is currently looking for work in that field, she has a retail job in the mean time. My son just graduated with his Associates from The Culinary Institute of America in NY and is working in NYC starting in Garde Mange right now, he wants to move to a smaller place so he can cook again. I think the world of them both.
My husband's a photographer, he went back to school after retiring from IT and he's doing fantastic work. I think the world of him, too, and maybe a bit more :).
We both garden, our garden is Martha Stuartish this year, growing everything vertical, looks great and we are getting wonderful yields.
I take care of my Mom who is 87 and blind(she lives with us) and my family. I'm very proud of all of them, they would be fine without me but I'm glad to help.
I also work home, I sell books and do very well with it, I love my books. I've just started a sewing business, I'm pretty good, I could sew a house if it would stand up. I'd just like creative again, so trying to get that off the ground. I'll sleep in my next life.
OK, now that I've bored you to tears, welcome.
I'd be happy for any and all buddies!

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Hungry on 1500 calories
As a side note- not eating carbs won't hurt you. My Mom has been doing Atkins for 37 years, and she lost a lot of weight. She can't eat most starches as they inflame her arthritis now, so she just doesn't. At 87 she is only on Plavix, which is a blood thinner, so I think she's doing pretty good. All her numbers are fine. She does take supplements, it's easy to tell if she doesn't, she gets muscle cramps and the like.
Also, carbs make you hungry more often, in my experience.
Atkins has a fat fast at 500 cals too, for those stuck. Might be worth checking.
I am very aware of losing muscle instead of fat, I make sure to watch my Mom for that all the time, as her appetite is low and she doesn't eat much any more.
I would not do the week Atkins proposes, you might mix it with the 5:2, and even up your calories a bit on the '5' days.
posted 22 Nov 2013, 12:23
Taking Meds
I thought hypothyroidism was a cause of not being able to lose weight, or weight gain-my source is wikipedia and the women's health network under thyroid health- so that means you will have an easier time according to these articles-Thyroid health
Perhaps it is the other meds, maybe your doc can give you an alternative.
posted 21 Nov 2013, 13:29
Planning for Turkey Day...Am I to nuts?
I don't think it's nuts, I think you gotta do what you need to. I also think as much as I think in my very humble opinion life is too short so I'm going to eat all that good stuff, not over but enough to enjoy myself and everyone else. Then get back on track. I have to say I can't help but think about it anymore- what and how much I eat so planning might happen for me incidentally. I'd like to keep my averages for the month but I probably won't. I am sort of applying the Carson Chow philosophy(credit here to Draglist for article posting) of one day won't make that big a difference, as long as you compensate at some point and don't keep on eating, which I have been wont to do over the whole holiday season in the past. I like this new me and I want to keep her Smile. I feel so much better than I used to. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
posted 21 Nov 2013, 13:21
Are you eating ENOUGH?
kingkeld wrote:

The point to exercise, if you ask me, is not so much to burn fat. That's a side advantage. The main point is to maintain the muscle mass that we have. If you lose your muscles, you lose your fat burning.

THANKS Keld! SO, so true! Excellent.

A side note, I have upped my calorie intake, not on purpose mind you, still doing the 500 2x a week, and my weight is still going down. I love science!
posted 20 Nov 2013, 12:03
Hungry on 1500 calories
reddarin wrote:
Low sodium is bad unless there is a very specific health/med reason for it.

Thanks, you!
I cringe when I see advise not to eat sodium. Obviously not over do it, but not eating it IS bad.
If you are holding water you might need taurine, as is stabilizes the water in the cells.
"In cells, taurine keeps potassium and magnesium inside the cell, while keeping excessive sodium out. In this sense, it works like a diuretic." AND
"There is also evidence that taurine is beneficial for adult human blood pressure and possibly, the alleviation of other cardiovascular ailments (in humans suffering essential hypertension, taurine supplementation resulted in measurable decreases in blood pressure). Taurine is regularly used as an ingredient in energy drinks, with many containing 1000 mg per serving,[14] and some as much as 2000 mg. A 2003 study by the European Food Safety Authority found no adverse effects for up to 1,000 mg of taurine per kilogram of body weight per day.(wikipedia)
posted 16 Nov 2013, 09:46
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30 July 2014

Restart. Been very busy, Mom got sick and then hubby, working and a host of 'stuff'. Time to take care of me again. Going to pump up the tires on my bike ...
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06 May 2014

Well still the same weight but I'm OK with that. My jeans fit looser and so I think the weight will show going down here shortly, perhaps by next month. ...
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