Start Weight:(29 Dec 12) 215.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Apr 14) 196.0 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
following: Vcravener's Atkins diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

High everyone my name is Vicki and My husband and I just started the Atkins diet on December 27. I'm married a I have four kids who are all are grown- up. Our three daughters have families of their own now and they gave us six beautiful grandchildren. My son lives with us he was in an auto accident six years ago and has suffered a brain trauma he doesn't talk and is unable to walk. He does know what's going on around him at least we think he does. He watches tv and smiles at our jokes.

I'm unemployed at the moment and have been for the last six months. Which is when I stared putting on all this weight.
I used to walk six miles a day plus I would walk on my elliptical for an hour in the evenings. Now I get out of breath just climbing a flight.

Update I started working in my home taking care of my son in March I'm not making as much money as I was, but the time it gives me to spend with my son is priceless.

Things I like to do : Spend time with my family, reading romance and adult paranormal stories, doing jig-saw puzzles, going camping with my husband, and working as a nursing aide for my son.

My workouts are walking on my elliptical for two hours and riding my stationary bike for 30 minutes 5 days a week.

Fridays I consider my free days, because my husband and I go out to dinner for date night.

Weekends are my rest days to allow muscles time recover from my weekly workouts.

I'm also looking for some buddies to help me on my weight loss journey, so if you need a buddies to help you to please consider me.


1). Lose 2 to 3 lbs. a week and stay under 20g of Net Carbs

2). Remind myself daily on why I'm doing this diet.

* To get myself healthy so that I can enjoy doing things again without getting out of breath.

*. To look better in the mirror and to other people.

FatSecret member since: 29 Dec 12

Vcravener's Weight History

Vcravener's Latest Member Challenges

  Food!!! After 7 pm we dont need you no more
status: Completed
ended: 18 Apr 14
view progress
  12 week Atkin's Induction
status: Completed
ended: 01 Apr 13
view progress

Vcravener's Buddies

Online now redgirl1974
on diet Atkins
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 1.1 lb a week Up

Vcravener's Latest Photos

Can't wait to start this challenge !

in group
40's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
1 comment

High everyone and good luck
in challenge
12 week Atkin's Induction
1 comment

Beginning of my journey
in group

in challenge
Let's Get Back To The Basics! II
1 comment

Vcravener's Cookbook

cals: 28kcal | fat: 1.02g | carbs: 3.42g | prot: 2.03g
Zucchini Parmesan
Chopped zucchini with parmesan cheese.
cals: 96kcal | fat: 7.15g | carbs: 7.62g | prot: 2.85g
Classic Mashed Cauliflower
A great substitute for mashed potatoes.
cals: 313kcal | fat: 25.08g | carbs: 0.41g | prot: 20.21g
Breakfast Meatballs
Low carb meatballs with pork, beef, cheddar, egg and onion that are perfect for a meaty breakfast or any meal.
cals: 106kcal | fat: 10.19g | carbs: 1.19g | prot: 2.90g
Raspberry Cheesecake Squares
These low carb cheesecake squares are very good.
cals: 228kcal | fat: 21.96g | carbs: 3.29g | prot: 4.83g
A low carb sugar free cheesecake.
view complete cookbook

Vcravener's Latest Posts

Mexican foods
Gkcfm95, what is NC's without tortilla wrap?
posted 19 Feb 2014, 04:28
Mexican foods
Thanks for all the options I'll try a chicken fajitas
posted 18 Feb 2014, 14:02
Mexican foods
My husband wants to go out for Mexican food. What can I order that would keep my NC levels down to a reasonable number? Doing Atkins diet. Any advice would really help.
posted 18 Feb 2014, 06:12
visible change
I'm glad to hear that your form is changing and remember musels weigh more than fat so even if the scale doesn't change if your working out daily your body will. Great work keep it up
posted 24 Jun 2013, 14:54
Looking to connect
I'm on low carb , but having problems keeping at the 20 nc. My husband is also dieting with me but he calls it eating healthier lol. He's lost 64lbs so far, but I only lost 22 lbs.. Men always lose faster than women it's not fair.
posted 21 Jun 2013, 13:15
view all Vcravener's posts

Other Related Links


Vcravener's journal

07 March 2014

Not to happy about weighing in today didn't even lose a whole pound this week.
on diet Vcravener's Atkins diet  losing 0.4 lb a week

06 March 2014

Went over NC's today I can't believe how many carbs are in Popsicles. We'll from now I'll share one with my hubby until their gone then cross them off ...

Vcravener's Recent Food & Exercise

Vcravener's Groups

For those who want a daily check in, where you WILL get replies to your posts. Any type of low carb dieter welcome!

40's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Vcravener's Recent Activity

Vcravener's Own Activity

No recent activity.

Vcravener's Buddies

redgirl1974 supported jonandcarisa's Journal Entry.
Carb Tracker for Gina replied to tenkilos's group post - DAILY CHECK IN HERE.
ritzylady recorded a Weigh In at 160.4 lb.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

gingin40 supported Draglist's Journal Entry.
Alnona supported Mollymae2015's Weigh In.
LindaLee14 updated their Exercise Diary.
Toshai recorded a Weigh In at 175.0 lb.
moe15ofhp recorded a Weigh In at 228.0 lb.
Teresa Goins recorded a Journal Entry.
sugartank recorded a Weigh In at 180.0 lb.
shushu69 recorded a Weigh In at 112.0 lb.