Start Weight:(25 Apr 11) 257.7 lb
Current Weight:(28 Dec 13) 224.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: The Primal Blueprint
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

I was 50 (when I started), 51 (during my first year), now 52, just celebrated my 2 year anniversary of this journey, and getting ready celebrate 2 years on Fat Secret. In April I will turn 53. I am committed to eating low carb, using a combination of Atkins and The Primal Blueprint as guidelines. No more diets, just a new way of life.

I have "done Atkins" several times before, dating back to the mid 1970's. I always lost weight, felt great, then gave in to the temptation of "just one little bite", and went on a binge. Every time I was about 30 pounds from my goal. Each time I stopped, I gained back all the weight, and then some.

When I started Atkins again on January 24, 2010, I was at my all time heaviest...257.7 pounds! I know from past experience that low carb works for me, and that it is the best choice for my Lupus. I just plain feel better when I stay away from the white carbs and overly processed foods.

In April 2011, I decided to combine The Primal Blueprint with my Atkins lifestyle. It was working wonderfully, I felt great, my weight got down to 184, and I was rolling along easily. Really thought I had this weigh loss thing and lifestyle change licked! Carb monster caged!! YAY for me!!

Then, in June of 2011, my dad fell ill, and in July he passed away. I stopped being as careful with my foods (truth be told, I just stopped caring) and by the time I regained some semblance of control, I had gained back nearly 23 pounds. I am now back on track. I am determined, I will not give up, and I will not stop until I get my health back and my weight down.

My baby sis has a saying...how do you eat an elephant??? One bite at a time! I am in the process of eating my elephant!


FatSecret member since: 10 Mar 10

ctlss's Weight History

ctlss's Latest Member Challenges

  daily salad
status: Completed
ended: 01 May 13
view progress
  4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 13
view progress

ctlss's Buddies

Online now Helewis
buddies only
not sharing weight
buddies only
last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up

ctlss's Latest Photos

January 2011
in challenge
No More Quitting!!!!! (. . . Again!!!)

Grandpuppy Marco
in group
Dog Lovers Losing Weight
1 comment

Grandpuppy Cheech
in group
Dog Lovers Losing Weight
1 comment

in group
Dog Lovers Losing Weight
1 comment

in group
Dog Lovers Losing Weight
1 comment

ctlss's Cookbook

cals: 61kcal | fat: 4.85g | carbs: 3.42g | prot: 1.17g
Roast Pumpkin Salad
A light summer salad that's sure to tempt with the perfect mix of flavors.
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: 201kcal | fat: 19.90g | carbs: 4.51g | prot: 3.29g
Fruity Cheesecake Mousse
A low carb creamy cheesecake mousse.
cals: 54kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 0.65g | prot: 1.32g
Cream Cheese and Bacon Jalepeno Poppers
An even tempered low carb snack that's low in calories too.
cals: 106kcal | fat: 10.19g | carbs: 1.19g | prot: 2.90g
Raspberry Cheesecake Squares
These low carb cheesecake squares are very good.
view complete cookbook

ctlss's Latest Posts

Question for Vegetarians
Buffy, I use dried ones. I put them in with the celery and onion when I am cooking it in the butter before adding to the stuffing. It is delish!
posted 17 Nov 2013, 00:14
Question for Vegetarians
Buffy, what about the stuffing? Make it without the giblets and don't use the broth from the giblets for liquid and it should be good for her, don't you think? I add cranberries and pecans to mine along with the onion, celery, rye bread, white bread, and butter. It is delish. Just cook a small portion separate from the turkey. Smile
posted 16 Nov 2013, 12:52
Scale is not a true reflection
Would love to see this as well. I use another site to track my food and they offer this. It is great!
posted 16 Nov 2013, 12:26
Notifications new
I haven't been on since Sunday, and wondered what the heck? I suspect that it in response to requests to be able to tell when someone has commented on our journals, but takes it a bit too far.... :/
posted 13 Mar 2013, 11:59
"Fat-shaming may curb obesity" ???
Does SHAMING work? Nope...if so, then all of the hurtful, shaming things that have been said to me over the years (starting at age 14, when my mother put me in WW because I was 5'4" and weighed 132, and I had to stand in front of people and weigh myself while she looked on [the rest of the females in my family were all about 100 pounds] or when she told me to "suck in that gut, you look like you are pregnant" or my dad asked me "How much more are you going to eat?" or when I got called a FAT HOG) would have worked, yet here I am 40 years later and 90 pounds heavier, but a couple of inches shorter (yep, we really do shrink as we age), still fighting the battle to get control and be healthy and happy. There is a lot of information in this thread to disseminate. I have tried so many weight loss programs in my lifetime (many of them more than once), including Diet Center (chicken, lemon juice with oil in hot water, and salad), Weight Watchers, liquid diets, diet chews, diet pills, both prescription and non, and simple calorie restriction...in the last 40 years I have probably tried as many different ways to lose weight as the years I have been trying. The one that works best for me and helps me feel the best is a low carb diet. In reading through this thread, I felt FullaBella's statement was the most reasoned and compassionate of all the ones here. In her statement, it feels like she has been there/done that as many times as I have. To decide that everyone else simply needs to do what you do and they will lose weight...well, not in my experience. But that, just like the lifestyle I choose to follow, is my own opinion.
posted 04 Feb 2013, 17:41
view all ctlss's posts

Other Related Links


The Primal Blueprint

ctlss's journal

06 March 2014

STILL HERE, STILL KICKIN', STILL STRUGGLING!! Well, winter has been really harsh here. Extreme cold, lots of snow, lots of ice, and lots of ill ...
on diet The Primal Blueprint  

11 December 2013

HAS IT BEEN A WEEK??? Well, let's see...has anything gone on in the last week? Friday night my brother and his wife were unable to come and visit mom. ...
on diet The Primal Blueprint  

ctlss's Recent Food & Exercise

ctlss's Groups

GROK and GROKETTES...the Primal Lifestyle
A place to share experiences, recipes, tips, and support for those that are following The Primal Blueprint lifestyle.

Dog Lovers Losing Weight
For anyone who loves dogs and is looking to lose or maintain a healthy weight.

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

Ladies needing Weightloss Support and buddies.
Ladies that are looking for support and to be supportive as well.

Shorties Losing It
5'3 and under trying to lose weight.

ctlss's Recent Activity

ctlss's Own Activity

No recent activity.

ctlss's Buddies

skwhite commented on waynem37's Journal Entry.
Z'sMama commented on Hermiones Mom's Journal Entry.
FullaBella recorded a Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

Dn0dn recorded a Weigh In at 213.8 lb.
sunandfun420 recorded a Weigh In at 177.4 lb.
PizzaLover88 recorded a Weigh In at 124.8 lb.
krissster recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 214.2 lb.
NMvanVuren recorded a Weigh In at 172.0 lb.
sokkary85 recorded a Weigh In at 174.2 lb.
susan4animals recorded a Weigh In at 136.0 lb.
eponomar recorded a Weigh In at 130.5 lb.