Start Weight:(06 May 13) 268.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Aug 15) 259.0 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 7.0 lb a week

I need to update this thing yet again. Let's see... classic story here. I was always a skinny kid. People always told me I was too skinny but I ate whatever I wanted and never gained any weight. I was almost anorexic looking until I was about 15 and then I started to gain. I stayed around 145 until I graduated high school which is a good healthy weigh for my 5'6.5" frame. I know the BMI charts say I could weigh less than that but I start looking too thin if I get much smaller than 145 (not that I have to worry about that lol). Anyways so I met my husband and we ate out.... ALOT. By the time I had my first baby at 20 years old I was over 200 pounds. Got pregnant again back to back and hit 230. Another kid later and you get the picture. I'm not blaming it on having kids though. I think once I had to start wearing plus sizes I kindof gave up on myself. The biggest I have ever been was 298 and that was a terrifying moment for me. My God, I am almost 300 pounds! I have a food addiction problem. I eat even when I'm not hungry because it tastes good. I'm trying to change. I'm 33 now and I often have this thought "I wasted my youth being fat, the time in my life when I'm young and healthy and I wasted it over food"

I KNOW I can do this. I've done it before. I lost over 80 pounds a few years back. I know what to do and I know I'm worth it, my kids are worth it. I will be there for them when they graduate high school and when they have their babies and need me. I'll be there because I am not giving up on myself ever again.

FatSecret member since: 08 Jan 07

amanda123's Weight History

amanda123's Latest Member Challenges

  Ten Pounds in a Month
status: Completed
ended: 20 Jul 13
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  Lbs FALLing off
status: Completed
ended: 26 Aug 13
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amanda123's Cookbook

cals: 370kcal | fat: 30.29g | carbs: 4.54g | prot: 18.95g
White Castle Hamburger Pie
A high fat and protein, low carb delectable pie suitable for a low carb lifestyle.
cals: 291kcal | fat: 20.38g | carbs: 2.49g | prot: 23.67g
Fried Cheese Sticks
Mozzarella fried cheese sticks with pork skins.
cals: 201kcal | fat: 14.04g | carbs: 10.26g | prot: 10.71g
Cinnamon Breakfast Muffin
A quick breakfast muffin that's good for Phase 1 of South Beach diet.
cals: 228kcal | fat: 21.96g | carbs: 3.29g | prot: 4.83g
A low carb sugar free cheesecake.
cals: 183kcal | fat: 15.78g | carbs: 0.15g | prot: 9.66g
Sausage Cheese Balls
Wonderful as a snack.
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posted 27 Jan 2014, 16:39
Atkins/Ketogenic Diet's and Exercise
Hello everyone, I am not new to the Atkins or low carb dieting. About 3 years ago I went on Atkins and lost 88 lbs. I lost the weight in 6 month but I didn't exercise and I basically stayed in ketosis and induction the entire time and didn't follow the phases out properly and I gained most all of my weight back.

I feel like not learning to add the right foods along the way and make it a lifestyle change is what made me gain the weight back. I have to learn that this way of eating is my life and I can't just be ON or OFF of a diet and eat in extremes. Also missing from this is EXERCISE. I didn't do it. Not at all. I lost 88 lbs in 6 months and did not exercise.

So this time around I am trying to do better and make it last and really change my life. I am exercising. I have been going to the gym for over a week now and have worked up to 30 minutes of cardio M-F and weights 2 days a week.

Here's my question. When you are doing a ketogenic diet is it safe to exercise? Am I providing my body with enough fuel to be able to work out. I want to burn fat, not muscle and I am a little nervous about it. I feel good. Some days I do feel weak but others I have plenty of energy. Will I hurt myself if I work out 5-6 days a week while being in ketosis?

I am drinking plenty of water. I usually have a small breakfast if any breakfast at all (I know that's bad) then I work out around 11 am to 12 and then I have lunch after my workout and it's usually a turkey and cheese sandwhich on low carb bread. Then for dinner I have maybe some stir fry or a steak with green beans etc. I don't have more than 20 net carbs a day... so is this unhealthy?
posted 27 Jan 2014, 16:36
Not new, but newly back and needing some weight loss buddies!
I'll add you Brandi!
posted 20 Jul 2012, 12:47
Not new, but newly back and needing some weight loss buddies!
Sorry guys I didnt get to get on the past few days. Payroll week at work is HORRIBLE for me. I would LOVE to have you as buddies!!! If you havent sent me a request I'm sending you one. I think a support group is so important!! I thinks it's probably even more important for diets like Atkins. The outside world sometimes has such a negative view of what we are doing. I can't tell you how many people tell me...

Oh you're doing Atkins? Isn't that were you just eat meat? That is so bad for you!!!

LOL - Well we know better. I know for a fact that I eat WAY more green veggies now than I used to. A typical meal for me before was Steak, Baked Potato and corn. Now it's Steak and steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

Thanks everyone!!!
posted 20 Jul 2012, 10:35
Not new, but newly back and needing some weight loss buddies!
Hey guys, I am a 30 year old mom of 3 and I am serious about changing my lifestyle. I work out 5 times per week. I am following Atkins, and the weight is coming off. I just need some more buddies. I have a few on here but I guess they aren't online much anymore. Looking to add to my support group. I have 100 pounds left to lose. I need someone to laugh with, cry with, and kick each other's butts when we get off track. Thanks!
posted 18 Jul 2012, 12:45
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Today is officially one month of sticking to my diet! I have lost 27 pounds in a month. I'm so happy and it really isn't very hard much anymore. I feel ...
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