Start Weight:(06 May 13) 268.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jul 15) 273.0 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 5.3 lb a week

Updating My Bio...

08/05/2014 - I didn't start getting fat until just right out of high school. I was a size 10/12 which isn't bad for my 5'6" frame when I graduated high school. Started dating my husband and eating out alot and by the time I was 21 I was wearing a size 16/18. 3 kids and alot of bad eating choices later I got up to a size 26! The heaviest I have ever been is 298 pounds and a size 26. Today I am 273 and a size 22. I guess I am made bottom heavy. I'm not very chesty and I don't have a huge belly. I carry most of my weight in my butt and thighs. Definately PEAR shaped.

So that's me - my size anyways. Now here is who I really am. I am 32 years old right now. I got married when I was 18 and my husband and I have 3 kids ages 10,9,5. We live out in the country in Oklahoma. I love fishing, reading, movies, video games, riding ATV's, spending time with my kids and hanging out with good friends. Oh and let's not forget I love to eat! ;-) I love mexican food, chinese food, italian food... I just love food. I am sinfully addicted to milk duds! So that's why I'm here. I want to learn to eat better, lose weight, and do more in life. I want to feel confident and sexy. I know I can do this but I need a support network so please help keep me on track thru Fatsecret.

August 31, 2014 - 14 Year Anniversary - 250 Pounds (Down 23 lbs)
November 8, 2014 - Comedy Show Trip w Friends - 220 Pounds (Down 53 lbs)
December 16, 2014 - Merry Christmas/Onederland! - 199 Pounds (Down 74 lbs)

I will set more goals later. This is enough for 2014. If I make it under 200 by the end of 2014 that would be FANTASTIC and I'm going Shopping!!

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 Buddies

on diet I Work out!
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

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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amanda123's Latest Posts

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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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Well I stayed on track all thru the weekend and it paid off!!! Im so excited! I keep dreaming that I'm eating all these bad foods then I wake up in a ...
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24 July 2015

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