ShyGuy

Start Weight:(06 Aug 11) 340.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 May 16) 320.0 lb
Goal Weight:299.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 5.0 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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  The 25lb Christmas Present
status: Completed
ended: 22 Dec 14
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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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Jozette99
last weighin: losing 1.9 lb a week Down
 
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ShyGuy's Cookbook

cals: 82kcal | fat: 6.66g | carbs: 3.67g | prot: 2.79g
Coconut Bread
A tasty coconut bread for those on a paleo diet.
cals: 185kcal | fat: 9.30g | carbs: 1.78g | prot: 23.06g
Chicken Bites
Seasoned chicken breast cubes.
cals: 73kcal | fat: 2.15g | carbs: 3.10g | prot: 10.01g
Chocolate Pro Cake
Indulge in this scrumptious treat and still stay on track to your fitness goals. Helps keep those cravings in check.
cals: 171kcal | fat: 12.76g | carbs: 4.56g | prot: 8.13g
Spinach, Bacon & Onion Crustless Pan Quiche
Delicious without the carb filled crust.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 8.20g | carbs: 0.68g | prot: 9.47g
Bacon Wrapped Meatballs II
Bacon wrapped meatballs without the cheese.
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ShyGuy's Latest Posts

Meal Names
That's a great way to do it! I, generally, only have 3 meals a day, and record them as such, and, like you, everything else is recorded as a snack. Smile
posted 06 Jun 2016, 16:50
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
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10 January 2017

I'm starting to gear up for my conversion back to a low carb way of eating. It's 3 weeks away, but I'm making progress. Getting rid of the excess carbs, ...
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01 January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! I had an enjoyable time, at church, last night, and look forward to all that this new year brings. In the coming weeks I'll ...
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