|Start Weight:||(04 Aug 11) 175.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(12 Feb 15) 159.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||150.0 lb|
performance: losing 9.0 lb a week
i am 38yrs old and found my metabolism slowing down...yikes!!! mom of 4 beautiful kids (14,11,8,6) and work as a full time night icu rn (7p-7a 3xwk). did ww for many years, but didn't like their new points system so went to atkins instead...looking to lose only a few pounds...focused more on healthy living.
goal reached....and wearing a bikini for the first time in 13 yrs! i don't even care about the little bit of jiggle after 4 kids! i am just so happy with the way i feel and the way i look. it is a constant challenge and my weight does go up and down by 4-5 lbs...but i keep it in check! i have to be accountable for what goes from my hands into my mouth...so far i am still going strong!
i got seriously ill with severe colitis and septic shock in march and had to go on a low residual diet for 2 months....which needless to say, was all simple carbs, no fiber, no raw veggies....hello 10 lb weight gain. finally able to tolerate all kinds of food again, so back on track! 10 lbs to go .....
I have been at goal and on maintenance for almost 2 yrs!! Ended up getting a bad pneumonia in December (6 day hospitalization), followed by kidney stones and lithotripsy (2 days, then another 3 days in hospital) in January...so bedrest + carbs= weight gain....I feel yucky, so it is time for me to feel better again...and Atkins is the only way to do it...