|Start Weight:||(13 Apr 10) 153.4 lb|
|Current Weight:||(20 Feb 13) 203.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||125.0 lb|
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week
I am 50 years old, have suffered from Fibro for over 10 years. Have undergone more surgeries than I care to count. Major ones are cervical and lumbar fusions. Last year had melamona cancer and as of today clear of that. Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing shows up again. That one was scary. The drugs used to treat the fibro at the time were the best on the market but the side affects were weight gain and boy did the weight ever pack on. At my top weight I was 232 lbs. I was miserble and trust me when I say it showed. I can say now, partly as a result, my 17 1/2 year marriage failed and now am still going through a 2 year divorce battle. Looking back now, I have finally come to terms with that. Found a doctor that knows alot about Fibro and has me on drugs that are working. He also suggested a change in diet which was Atkins and well as they say the rest is history. With 26 lbs to reach my goal weight, I can say that this will be a way of life for the rest of my life. My pain is pretty much under control, still have some bad days, but not many. Still have a way to go on my emotional health but as all things it will come in time. I wish all of you all the best on your journey to a better you. Remember Atkins is not just a diet but a way of life.