ShyGuy

Start Weight:(06 Aug 11) 340.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jul 14) 345.0 lb
Goal Weight:250.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: gaining 0.9 lb a week

In a nutshell: I was a skinny kid, and never dreamed that I would ever be fighting the battle of the bulge. I don't eat fruit, so my parents allowed me to eat as much as I wanted, of what I would eat; so I did. For a while, it was a non issue, and I frequently ate seconds, and on holidays, thirds, with no adverse affect. Relatives often joked that I must have a hollow leg, to eat so much, and still be skinny. The long and the short of it is, it started to catch up to me in my mid twenties; and after varying degrees of success, with low calorie diets, fasting a couple of days a week, and brief forays into low carb, but not sticking with it; I found myself weighing 417 pounds, at the age of 42. At that time, I decided to get serious about doing Atkins again, got enrolled in Karate classes, for regular workouts, and over the course of a year, lost 100 pounds. Since then, I've lost and gained back some of the weight, and I'm now on a quest to lose the excess weight once and for all. It's not over until I win!!! Low Carb or Bust. I subsequently earned my Blackbelt in 2006.

FatSecret member since: 02 Aug 11

ShyGuy's Weight History


ShyGuy's Latest Member Challenges

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  Help! I fell off the wagon and I can't eating!
status: Completed
ended: 29 Jun 13
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  7lbs off in month of May
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jun 13
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last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
 
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last weighin: gaining 1.2 lb a week Up
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ShyGuy's Cookbook

cals: 133kcal | fat: 12.61g | carbs: 8.26g | prot: 2.87g
Nut Meal Brownies
A rich brownie recipe that is low carb, high fiber and kid tested.
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: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 1.58g | prot: 24.96g
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
A wonderful fix and forget recipe.
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.
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ShyGuy's Latest Posts

HELP!!!! weightloss
Have you read the book? Do that, to make sure you're following the plan properly. Low carb does work when done right. Good luck in your efforts.
posted 23 Apr 2013, 18:54
Total Carbs vs. Net Carbs
The long and the short of it is this. The Atkins Lifestyle is about net carbs, but everyone is different. Initially you have to keep your net carbs at or below 20 net carbs; but that's only for the first two weeks of Induction; after which you slowly, and I do mean slowly start adding, healthy, carbs back into your daily eating, as you move through the phases, to lose the weight. Most of your time, while losing weight will be at the OWL level. Once again, everyone is different, but your net carbs will vary between 20 net carbs, and as much as 40 net carbs, on a bad day; sometimes it will be much less. As long as you are losing weight, and you are eating the right kinds of low carb foods, then your total carbs may reach as high as 60 or more, depending on how much fiber is in your food; which when subtracted out, keeps your net carbs at a level enabling you to continue to lose weight. Once you get into the Pre-Maintenance, and Maintenance levels of Atkins, then your total carbs, and net carbs will go up to a level, specific to you, to keep your weight in check. I'm not there yet, and it's a constant balancing act, all along the way, but it's not boring either. I hope this helps. Be blessed in your efforts, and have a great day. Smile
posted 14 Oct 2012, 05:06
Water Count
Though they say not to reuse them, I fill a couple of 2 liter soda bottles with water, and drink from them, everytime the thought crosses my mind. Usually, by the end of the day, I have to refill them for the next day; but if not, at least I know how much I've drank. Smile I hope this helps; good luck.
posted 13 Oct 2012, 19:34
Getting Close
Congrats; and keep up the good work!
posted 12 Sep 2012, 16:05
Leg cramps!
There is a Leg Cramp, OTC, medication available at either WalMart, or Meijer Grocery Stores. I've been using it for years, and rarely leave home without it, though now-a-days, since my weight has come down, I rarely need it. I actually carry it just in case, I happen to fall off the wagon, and eat something with sugar in it, which throws my system out of balance, causing me to have severe leg cramps. Good luck finding what works for you.
posted 27 Aug 2012, 14:56
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02 July 2014

I'm back. After an unplanned, but extended absence from fatsecret. I won't go into the reasons, for not being here, but I did pick up some weight, as ...
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15 April 2014

Having weather in the seventies, this past weekend, was nice. However, I woke up this morning to my car covered in snow, again. :-( It's like the clock ...
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