Start Weight:(20 Aug 12) 215.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Oct 12) 202.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Atkins for Dorinda
performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

I'm 53, mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 with another on the way. I work full time. I have a darling husband who is dieting with me. I have cats and dogs. I had lost about 40 pounds last year doing nothing, but gained most of it back since the beginning of the year. I also had no energy, suffered from extreme exhaustion and weakness of my muscles. I worked then came straight home to bed.

I also have sleep apnea and thought it might have something to do with that. Well I went to the Dr and she said I needed to have my cpap machine adjusted and needed to get my insulin resistance under control. She said take potatoes, pasta, rice out of my diet. I also have an ileostomy and IBD, and I told her she was taking out the only foods my system seemed to handle well! So Monday August 20 I started the Atkins diet, got the pressure raised on my cpap machine, and got a new type of mask. I have found that was a lot of changes in one day. I'm believing i can stay on this diet and lose weight, and that in so doing, it will have a positive affect on the sleep apnea and the insulin resistance. I expect to get strong enough to begin exercising.

The biggest challenge I have with this diet is that so many foods irritate my gastro system, and I don't like so many other foods. This makes me limited on what I will eat. With God all things are possible.

FatSecret member since: 17 Aug 12

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  10% weight loss
status: Completed
ended: 19 Nov 12
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dorindam59's Cookbook

cals: 273kcal | fat: 18.11g | carbs: 2.87g | prot: 21.21g
Seared Rosemary Beef Tenderloin
Serve these tasty beef medallions with crusty French bread to sop up every drop of the rosemary sauce.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 8.95g | carbs: 9.14g | prot: 5.10g
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
A low carb side dish for cauliflower.
cals: 427kcal | fat: 45.42g | carbs: 1.82g | prot: 4.66g
Olive Oil Chicken
A very delicious and low carb way to enjoy chicken.
cals: 438kcal | fat: 31.00g | carbs: 4.25g | prot: 35.03g
Mustard Creamy Chicken
Low carb chicken breasts with a creamy mustard sauce that are delicious.
cals: 181kcal | fat: 14.54g | carbs: 9.18g | prot: 5.60g
Green Salad with Lemony Dressing
A leafy green mixed salad with cheese and a lemony dressing.
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How am I supposed to get new buddies...
Tiredness is greatly improved. It last two long days but by the next day I was much better. Still have weakness in muscles but I've had that so long i figure it will take some exercise to get strong again.
posted 26 Aug 2012, 16:18
Crohn's Disease
I had ulcerative colitis at 16 and an ileostomy by 19 to save my life as my colon was so bad. I'm 53 now and still have problems with my intestines, with food and with not being able to lose weight. The doctors and nutritionists have not been helpful to me at all in what I can eat. Its been trial and error, and sometimes i eat something one week and it affects me badly, and a week later doesn't have any affect. Potatoes seemed the most soothing to me but doctor said I have to cut out carbs to treat insulin resistance. I also cannot eat much fruit, no raw veggies, and don't like most veggies anyway. My body is also bass ackwards! Fibers give me runs, and things that give most people runs make my output thicker. Sometimes I live on Pepto Bismal. But I have lost weight before and you can too. Before I didn't watch my diet but I did exercise. Now i'm watching my diet and will start getting more active. You may have a long hard road but I'm positive you can do it. God Bless!
posted 23 Aug 2012, 10:40
Sometimes it takes a few days to adjust to sleeping with a CPAP, but when I first got mine, after that adjustment I began feeling stronger and more energized. It has been many years and this year I was beginning to feel more tired and weak again. Dr just upped my pressure on the CPAP so after adjustment again, I should start to feel much better. Using the CPAP can help with weight loss also because your body doesn't have to hold the fat working to keep you awake and alive.
posted 23 Aug 2012, 10:15
How am I supposed to get new buddies...
... when after I add one, the next one it tells me I cannot add another buddy so soon? I'm on day 3 of induction of Atkins. I'm so tired I can hardly stand it. Food seems to be ok, not too hungry and I eat something about every two hours. I've been low on calories and carbs.
posted 22 Aug 2012, 13:46
new to this
I am starting my atkins today. Husband is joining me in the endeavor. Very nervous about cravings, and that on top of everything I am a very picky eater and have another health problem that limits some foods because they make me ill. 3 carbs so far today and no snacks. Only 2 more hours at work.
posted 20 Aug 2012, 14:09
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28 September 2012

Well I haven't been putting in my food the last couple days very well. Partly because I've not had the time, and I think I've got this down pretty well, ...
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24 September 2012

Well, ate popcorn at the movies twice last week. Didn't gain but didn't lose either. Got disappointed over the weekend. We were checking out the south ...
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