Joined May 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
169.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.6 lb

Current Weight
162.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 32.4 lb
Ok, so about 10 years ago I started following my own version of the Atkins diet. I simply elimated all refined/processed carbohydrates from my diet. If it contained carbs, I did not eat it.

This worked very well for me and I quickly dropped most of the weight. Although I would continuously struggle with 5 pounds (+/-) I was comfortable with my 5'1 tall 125 lb body.

I then had a hysterectomy and went into instant menapause. I got a little depressed, and without realizing it, I let the weight creep on. At first, I tried to get back into the swing of things, but I tried to "modify" low carb eating by allowing myself the "good carbs" such as fruit, whole grains, etc. And of course I did not want to give up my wine!

Well,despite my best efforts (and looking back my best efforts were really kind of half assed) I am now a full 30 pounds heavier than I was 3 years ago and I am completely miserable with my body image. I have had to buy new clothes for every season for the last 3 years and I have decided that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. If I do not get this weight under control, I will lose the battle with myself and I don't want to live like this anymore. I've heard that it gets harder as we age, and I am now 13 years older than I was when I originally started the low carb lifestyle but I am confident that I CAN DO THIS.

Stay Tuned....

namsm5's Weight History

namsm5's Latest Member Challenges

  Summer Fun for Low Carbers
status: Completed
ended: 13 Sep 13
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  30 Day Squat Challenge Restart
status: Completed
ended: 08 Jul 13
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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down

namsm5's Cookbook

cals: 92kcal | fat: 4.23g | carbs: 4.15g | prot: 10.29g
Crustless Spinach Pie
A delicious low carb, low calorie alternative.
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namsm5's journal

17 June 2013

Fell off the wagon this weekend....but I'm back up and at it this morning!!!
on diet Atkins  

13 June 2013

Today I would like to take a minute to thank the people that have commented on my journals and offered advice and suggestions. I have never participated ...
on diet Atkins  

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For those new to the Atkins lifestyle to get support and for those who have been in it to give advice and support.

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Atkins Dieters who can chat on a daily basis (all comments inside the Atkins Ladies Meeting Room.

Paleolithic Paradise
The Paleolithic diet is a carb-free way of life.

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