Start Weight:(26 Dec 12) 236.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Jan 15) 234.6 lb
Goal Weight:229.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 1.3 lb a week

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.

UPDATE June 3, 2013
Gained my weight back plus some due to stress, depression and life in general. My blood glucose is not were it should be but I am confident that in a couple of weeks I will once again have it under control.
I am 2 months away from my 51st birthday and just celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary.

I gained weight the day I said "I do" 32 yrs ago and have been gaining ever since. My highest weight was 7 yrs ago, I weighed 254lbs. I am only 5'5". After I got married my running around days were officially over and I was cooking 3 big meals a day. Then the kids came along and with each pregnancy I gained even more weight. I never took time out for me. At the time it just seemed impossible between working full time and practically raising my kids on my own (husband was over the road trucker). I used genetics as my excuse also. Then as predicted by genetics I found out I was diabetic. Still I did not change a thing because I still had many excuses. Now 9 yrs later my diabetes is out of control and I just turned 50. I feel 30 yrs older than I should.


Proof that we all have our ups and downs

230 ~ 7/28/11 Start Weight
219 ~ by 8/28/11 ACHIEVED
213 ~ by 9/28/11 ACHIEVED 9/15/11
207 ~ by 10/28/11 ACHIEVED 10/6/11

229.5 - Starting Weight 1/1/14

Mini Goals
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ONEderland ~

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FatSecret member since: 30 Jul 11

southernldy's Weight History

southernldy's Latest Member Challenges

  Spring Forward 15 lbs lighter
status: Completed
ended: 17 Mar 14
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  One-derland in 2014
status: Completed
ended: 07 Apr 14
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southernldy's Buddies

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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.
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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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Been off work the last 2 days and messed up a little. Ate a salad from Zaxby's not realizing how many carbs and calories were in it. I will be staying ...
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22 September 2014

It's amazing how our weight fluctuates on a daily basis. 8 more days of weighing myself daily and then I will be back to once a week. I followed my eating ...
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