Joined May 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
193.0 lb
Lost so far: 69.5 lb

Current Weight
123.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 16.5 lb
Hi. I am old and fat and have been on every diet there is, some with amazing success. Others frustratingly slow. Now I take medication(s), including prednisone, that make it that much more difficult (as does age). Anyway, I tend toward the low carbohydrates or low GI diets because they seem more staisfying to me. My best quick weight loss ever was 36 pounds in 6 weeks on the Provida diet, but I was very short-term goal directed (my daughter's wedding) and it was a really difficult diet to follow. I actually dreaded eating the prescribed meals. So - here I am again, trying to find that magic something that kicks in the motivation. Once motivated, I can stick to a plan quite well. It is just so frustrating with the slow, slow weight loss I have experienced in recent years. I even thought of doing one diet one week, then switching to another one the next. Has anybody tried this? Other bio info. Have two grown children, three grandsons and three grandaughters. My daughter and her brood live near me. The grandaughters live in Mexico with my son and his wife. I am a county employee and serve a population of mentally ill children and their families. I have worked in the same office with the same wonderful people for about 24 years now.

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cals: 310kcal | fat: 12.17g | carbs: 11.48g | prot: 37.63g
Shrimp and Celery Salad
Easy to put together salad that you can take with you for a quick lunch.
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Atkins products
Try online. I found it that way. I also found some other great products on a site called and another called (with the hyphen). Lots of goodies. Have a Happy Easter.
posted 23 Mar 2008, 07:55
Sorry, here's another reply re Splenda. Sure, you can have Splenda, just be sure to count it as directed in Atkin's book.
posted 29 Jul 2007, 08:01
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Where'd you go Rocketjey? Just checking in to see how you're doing.
posted 23 Jun 2007, 08:15
Medication interference
I just checked out this section of the site and boy can I sympathize. I take prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis and it makes you hungry and makes it hard to lose. I think your medication is even worse, depending on what it is. I have seen people on Risperdal gain lots of weight in a very short time. Same with Zyprexa and Abilify. Talk to your doctor and, in the mean time, hang in there.
posted 23 Jun 2007, 08:13
Perhaps you can check online availability of low carb ketchup - I'd try looking for the Heinz variety. Oh, I see that suggestion is already there. Great! Hope you can find it. Life without ketchup would be a challenge.
posted 14 Jun 2007, 08:13
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12 July 2009

Thought it was about time to weigh in - wow - can't believe how the time has zipped by! Anyway, my weight has remained stable. I'm down a bit but go back ...
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01 March 2009

OK, back on track.
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