Joined October 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
174.0 lb
Lost so far: 36.4 lb

Current Weight
137.6 lb
Performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 7.6 lb
Here I am enjoying the sun in the middle of my desert! Land of John Wayne! Mt. Graham in the background. This was actually taken this spring, when I could still get away with wearing black!!
I'm 59 years old (ugh!) and have been too heavy my entire life. When I was in college, I discovered a low carb diet but figured that meant I could eat only cream cheese and peanut butter and lose weight! OF COURSE, I gained weight and blamed the diet! Low fat diets and Jenny Craig worked for a while, but once I went back to normal food, the weight came right back on, with extra!

About 5-6 years ago, I discovered a book called Sugarbusters! that started me back on the restricted carb eating. When I plateaued on that, I decided to try Atkins, thinking I would ultimately hate it. But the pounds dropped off, and more than 40 pounds later, I've made it my way of life. When we go to visit grandchildren out of town, we eat at least three times what we should (of the wrong stuff!), so then I come home and have 10 extra pounds to get rid of again, but that is fairly easy, as long as I stick to the plan. Last summer I gained the 10 pounds and never was able to get rid of it until I got serious about my portions -- now that I've done that, it's working like a dream again!

gramnbear's Weight History


on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 2.8 lb a week Up
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 2.8 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down

gramnbear's Cookbook

cals: 264kcal | fat: 8.14g | carbs: 11.74g | prot: 36.54g
Baked Spicy Fish
Fish baked in a spicy sauce with tomato. Low fat and no dairy.
cals: 60kcal | fat: 3.68g | carbs: 5.83g | prot: 2.66g
Green Beans with Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar
A sweet and healthy variation on beans.
cals: 166kcal | fat: 16.93g | carbs: 3.35g | prot: 1.52g
Chocolate Coffee Mousse
This low carb mousse resembles an Italian tiramisu dessert and is simply delightful.
cals: 154kcal | fat: 1.81g | carbs: 5.38g | prot: 27.89g
Chicken Soup
An authentic and carb friendly chicken soup that's simple to prepare and full of flavor.
cals: 123kcal | fat: 7.25g | carbs: 11.58g | prot: 5.24g
Eggplant Chips
Sliced eggplant baked with parmesan cheese and herbs makes this treat addictive.
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gramnbear's Latest Posts

Changing diets question
Thanks everybody! I guess I won't risk it unless I can contact the FS people to promise me my info won't go away!!
posted 07 Dec 2010, 14:38
Changing diets question
OK, I haven't been on here (publicly) in a long time -- but I have kept up my weight graph and haven't done too badly, overall. My husband was told by the doctor yesterday that he should be on the South Beach Diet for the best chance at losing weight. I'm thinking things around here would be easier if I were on the same diet as he is (there's not TOO much that's different than Atkins).

My question is this: if I change diets here on FS, will I lose my weight graph? That's a huge deal for me, as it is a main source of motivation. LMK, I appreciate the help.
posted 07 Dec 2010, 12:45
Has anybody tried Miracle Noodles? The advertisement for seems to be popping up everywhere.
posted 15 Jan 2009, 11:30
Not too long ago, someone here (who doesn't drink coffee or tea) was wondering where to get some low carb hot chocolate! I found it at and it is a brand called "Big Train." I went online to order my low carb pancake mix, and there were also cookie mixes and hot chocolate and stuff that's all low carb! We love the pancakes!!!!Shock
posted 23 Jun 2008, 14:04
Just starting at 58
Hi Linda! Glad to "see" you here! This is an awesome place to be because SOMEONE is exactly in your shoes, no matter what you're experiencing!! Be sure to "record a journal entry" as that is where we mostly keep in touch and more folks will see what you write. The more the merrier! I happen to be at my goal, so maybe I will be able to add advice from time to time. Anyway, buy the book and read it ASAP -- BEGINNING IS HALF DONE! Welcome!
posted 23 Jun 2008, 12:45
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06 May 2017

What happens in Vegas.... comes home on your hips!!!
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06 December 2015

Have things changed so much? I can't find where to change my goal weight!! Can anyone help??
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