Joined July 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
233.0 lb
Lost so far: 14.8 lb

Current Weight
218.2 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 68.2 lb
I started this journey on my 49th birthday on July 28,2011 at 230 lbs with diabetes that was out of control and blood glucose readings of over 255. My goal WAS to reach 140 lbs by my 50th birthday and put my diabetes into remission. I did reach 206lbs and lowered my A1C to 6.1. Then life happened, job loss, New job, moving, family illness. The list goes on but I now know I just used life's events as my excuses to be lazy. No matter what life throws at me I still have to take care of me.

I am now 55 yrs old and my new goal is 150lbs, but my health is what I am focusing on. Besides being diabetic I also have IBS-D and it has made my life miserable.

I joined dietdoctor dot com and I am now on the LCHF keto way of life. Already just one month later my glucose has dropped and I no longer need insulin plus my IBS-D seems to be under control. It's amazing how changing your food choices can change your life.

I started this on July 8,2017 at 233lbs and my A1C was 9.1.
My first goal is to reach 219lbs and an A1C of 6.0 or less, without any meds.

I will update my bio as I go forward.

southernldy's Weight History

southernldy's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 1lb per week - 12 week challenge
status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 16
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  Spring Forward 15 lbs lighter
status: Completed
ended: 17 Mar 14
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Online now Judyrose1997
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 3.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

southernldy's Cookbook

cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 392kcal | fat: 31.84g | carbs: 3.45g | prot: 22.35g
Low Carb Meatballs
With flaxseed meal, these meatballs are great for low carbers.
cals: 287kcal | fat: 25.02g | carbs: 3.74g | prot: 12.44g
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
A great low carb broccoli cheese soup that will definitely become a favorite.
cals: 253kcal | fat: 21.00g | carbs: 3.55g | prot: 12.82g
Cheese Blintz
A low carb, high protein cheese blintz.
cals: 45kcal | fat: 2.04g | carbs: 5.80g | prot: 0.89g
Japanese Cucumber Salad
A healthy make-over salad with terrific authentic Japanese flavors.
view complete cookbook

southernldy's Latest Posts

Net Carbs?
There are 2 ways to change it.
There is a link in your food diary under where is tells you how many calories you ate that says "edit preferences" click that and scroll to the bottom and you will see the net carbs box there.

You can also go to "Account Settings" and it will take you to the same page.

Hope that helps.
posted 16 Sep 2012, 15:06
Milk vs heavy cream...
Missychick21 - you need to find the heavy cream that has zero carbs. I buy mine from WalMart and it is the Great Value brand. Just read the labels until you find the right one. Hope that helps.
posted 10 Oct 2011, 11:19
Adrenal Failure
Here is a link that explains how stress can cause you not to loose weight.

I am also under a lot of stress and my scale is hardly budging BUT in one week I have lost an inch off my tummy. I figure eventually my scale will work with me.

Hope that helps. Good Luck!
posted 03 Aug 2011, 09:41
Promote your blog here!
Oooooh I love blog hopping. This is great!

Here is my blog.
posted 30 Jul 2011, 23:31
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LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet

southernldy's journal

19 October 2017

It’s not much of a loss this week but at least it’s a loss 😀

19 September 2017

Hurricane Irma + Bad Company = Bad Eating Experience. I haven’t been tracking my food and weight for almost 2 weeks now and it’s showing on my scale ...

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LCHF/Keto Evangelism
Teach your body to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar. Lose weight quick. Reverse many medical conditions through diet alone.

For those who want a daily check in, where you WILL get replies to your posts. Any type of low carb dieter welcome!

Yes... I have Diabetes
This group is for anyone who is in some way affected by Diabetes. Past, Present, or Future... You or a loved one! Come join!

Goal by Birthday
Announce your Birthday and set a Goal that you really want to reach by that date.

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