Start Weight:(08 Oct 14) 263.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Oct 14) 259.3 lb
Goal Weight:115.0 lb
following: "Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution" (2002)
performance: losing 7.7 lb a week

I am now 61 years old. I was skinny all my life until hitting menopause. I couldn't take hormone replacements due to having gotten a blood clot in the lung after having taken the 18th pill of the 1st packet of hormone replacement ("The Pill"). I almost died but here I still am. Then I out of the clear blue sky developed an allergy to hair dye, so now I'm really fat and gray/silver - the pits. I kept on gaining and gaining until I became morbidly obese....and in a very SHORT PERIOD OF TIME it seemed. I came to this site a few years ago, would lose then blow it especially during Holidays then say to heck with it and get off Atkins - and would gain anything I had lost right back and moreso. This New Years I have determined that I am going to lose. I started this on 1/5/14
(7 days ago) and have lost 5LBS. This is encouraging to me. It's just a drop in the bucket of what I need to lose - but it's 1 LBS at a time and I'm grateful and excited about every ounce I lose because it's in the right direction....DOWN, lol ! I've got 160 more LBS to go and can't exercise due to my physical limitation with COPD and other stuff, but I'm going to keep on trying no matter what!!!!

FatSecret member since: 16 Sep 11

star71_'s Weight History

star71_'s Latest Member Challenges

  Form your new habit in 12 weeks
status: Completed
ended: 18 Aug 14
view progress
  Lose 20 Pounds by Independence Day
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jul 14
view progress

star71_'s Buddies

on diet Atkins
buddies only
Buckeye Birder
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 7.0 lb a week Down
star71_ has 4 buddies

star71_'s Cookbook

cals: 322kcal | fat: 24.90g | carbs: 5.26g | prot: 18.99g
Deep Dish Pizza Quiche
This part pizza and part quiche dish is all flavor.
view complete cookbook

star71_'s Latest Posts

Older women????
Thank you ClassicRocke! I look forward to getting to know all of you great folks!
posted 05 May 2014, 21:34
Older women????
Wow, I didn't know this group existed! I was looking for a group of women who didn't have anymore hormones, lol!! Seriously, it's so hard to lose when you go into menopause, so this group will be great and you all sound like so much fun!!!
posted 05 May 2014, 18:30
Sloooooowwwww weight loss!
II Mum...I joined the same day you did !!! I found myself losing really fast. I had gotten down from 271.8 to 264.0. (I shrinking @ age 61 from 5'2" to 5.0"Wink I've been yo-yoing back and forth with a LBS UP then a LBS down. I know the majority of the 7#'s lost was mainly water. I am following this diet 100% yet not losing any right now. I know it's because I have too much sodium intake and also because I am physically disabled to be able to do exercise like a normal person would, most especially because I have COPD and a torn leg ligament. I get
short of breath walking from 1 room into another, but I've been trying to lift cans of soup as I sit. Just to raise my enormous arms is an effort that I know if I keep doing this more and more as I can tolerate it, it will be at least some calories I can burn off. I know the key to any diet is exercise. Please keep in touch with me as we have the same starting date in common, but you most likely have your age and health going for you. I can't take hormones and it's REALLY a battle to get this fat off of me, but we can do this!!!
posted 30 Jan 2014, 14:09
star71_ has submitted 3 posts

Other Related Links


"Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution" (2002)

star71_'s journal

20 October 2014

Finally dropped some! Going to start a 5:2 diet today. Today will be my "fast" day. Looked up the diet and the so-called "fast" day is supposed to be ...
on diet "Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution" (2002)  losing 7.7 lb a week

19 October 2014

Nothing new.
on diet "Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution" (2002)  losing 1.9 lb a week

star71_'s Recent Food & Exercise

star71_'s Groups

Inner skinny 100+ lbs or more
Let's find our inner thin person together. Daily motivation and inspiration for those of us that have to lose 100+ or more.

Morbid Obesity Buddies
Welcome to "THE MOB". This group is for people who are Morbidly Obese who need support from other people who get it!

Very Low Calorie Diets
This is a support group for anyone doing a ketogenic VLCD, Protein Sparing Modified Fast or 5:2 Fast Diet.

star71_'s Recent Activity

star71_'s Own Activity

star71_ recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 259.3 lb.
star71_ commented on TOFU's Journal Entry.
star71_ recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 260.4 lb.
star71_ commented on TOFU's Journal Entry.

star71_'s Buddies

TOFU commented on their Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

Elise Scheuerman recorded a Weigh In at 160.5 lb.
kattay supported wholefoodnut's Journal Entry.
attilasza recorded a Weigh In at 189.2 lb.
lanilee1 recorded a Weigh In at 202.0 lb.
cjslaughter added mattslong81's Sirloin Steak Stew with Mushrooms recipe to their cook book.
Bejemot recorded a Weigh In at 190.0 lb.
yohrugby95 recorded a Weigh In at 170.0 lb.
mtccherylbriggs updated their Food Diary.