|Start Weight:||(29 Nov 13) 175.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(06 Dec 13) 177.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||178.0 lb|
following: The Paleo Diet
performance: gaining 2.0 lb a week
LADA diabetic since 1994. Weighed 255# in November 2011, just before my gall bladder quit on me. Lost 35# by restricting carbohydrates in the 5 months after my gall bladder surgery. Started Atkins in June 2012 to get some order in my diet and to try to stabilize my blood sugars, which have continued to fluctuate despite my self regulated restricted carb diet.
Three months into Atkins I had lost another 22#. Blood sugars are much better regulated now that I am consistantly on low carbs. Also, have reduced my insulin requirement by appx 1/2. I credit Dr. Bernstein's writings for turning me around and Dr. Atkins for showing me the way.
One year on Atkins and I have reached my goal. Now have lost 35# on Atkins for a total of 70# lost since my highest in November 2011. I'm doing the Lifetime Maintenance phase and am testing different carbohydrates to find out what ones, and in what quantities my body will tolerate.