Joined June 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
240.0 lb
Lost so far: 79.0 lb

Current Weight
161.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 1.0 lb
Just a 31 year old guy who neglected to eat properly for a number of years and is now paying the price. I started Atkins on June 3rd, 2007 at 240lbs, but joined this site at 229lbs.

Seven years later (⊙_☉), I finally got to my goal weight in July, 2014 and won a biggest losers competition doing it. Now I just need to continue eating right, exercising and tracking weight for the rest of my life.

tcrompton's Weight History

tcrompton's Latest Member Challenges

status: Completed
ended: 29 Jul 13
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Online now HCB
last weighin: losing 4.2 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
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last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 46.3 lb a week Down

tcrompton's Cookbook

cals: 180kcal | fat: 12.14g | carbs: 2.60g | prot: 14.38g
Soy Flour Wraps
For folks who like wraps but are staying away from carbs. Easy to prepare.
cals: 825kcal | fat: 64.45g | carbs: 5.34g | prot: 53.03g
Meatza Pizza (No Crust)
Crustless pizza for low carb diets!
cals: 168kcal | fat: 2.94g | carbs: 4.51g | prot: 30.32g
Chicken Stir-Fry
No fuss, tasty and easy stir-fry dish using any protein you like.
cals: 368kcal | fat: 24.26g | carbs: 5.04g | prot: 30.70g
Fake French Toast
Great way to avoid bread but still get the sweetness of french toast.
cals: 81kcal | fat: 6.70g | carbs: 3.06g | prot: 3.53g
Peanut Butter Cookies
Yummy peanut butter cookies that are extremely low carb.
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tcrompton's Latest Posts

I've following Atkins on and off for 7 years and lost about 80 pounds. The best thing you can do is track what you eat, how much you eat (actually measure it!) and be honest about it. All the exercise in the world didn't matter until I did just that.
posted 28 Nov 2014, 09:30
Atkins causing Colon Cancer??!!!!
Statement by Stuart Trager, M.D., Chair, Atkins Physicians Council on February 10, 2004

Report on Dr. Atkins Weight at the time of his death

New York, NY, February 10, 2004—Today's Wall Street Journal ran a story on the health of Dr. Robert Atkins and grossly distorted and inaccurately reported information that Dr. Atkins was obese at the time of his death. In fact, up until the time he became comatose and lay in the hospital for two weeks. Dr. Atkins' average weight was actually 60 pounds less than reported in the Journal. The newspaper article was based on incomplete personal medical records that were illegally delivered to the newspaper in violation of federal law, coming from a known group of Vegan and animal rights extremists.

Dr. Atkins' weight was consistently and frequently documented in the years and months prior to his fall; as he was suffering from cardiomyopathy, his health was monitored closely. Due to water retention, this robust 6-foot plus man, who competitively played tennis frequently during the week, had a weight that varied between 180 and 195. During his coma, as he deteriorated and his major organs failed, fluid retention and bloating dramatically distorted his body and left him at 258 pounds at the time of his death, a documented weight gain of over 60 pounds. How and why the Journal reported that he was obese, remains the only unanswered question in this pathetic situation.

Any implication that Dr. Atkins was obese or fat prior to his coma, shows a blatant disregard or even worse, lack of understanding of the medical facts surrounding this case, or of the physiology of severe heart failure and the degree of fluid retention that occurred during this hospitalization. None of us would expect the physicians at PCRM to reveal this in light of their past and their current motivation ... but surely as physicians they understood that this was not obesity, I guess it just didn't support the point they cared to convey ... so they chose to ignore it?
posted 29 Sep 2007, 13:37
Low-Carb Dieters Can Eat More

They do so without seeming to drive up their risk of heart disease. Rather than going kaflooey, their cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and ominous bloodstream inflammation generally improve, perhaps even more than on the standard diet.

They appear to lose more weight even while actually consuming more calories than people on a so-called healthy diet.

All of the experiments were short and small. None by itself would make a big stir. But taken together, they undermine much of what mainstream medicine has long assumed about the Atkins diet.

"Some scientists are dismayed by the data and a little incredulous about it," says Gary Foster, who runs the weight-loss program at the University of Pennsylvania. "But the consistency of the results across studies is compelling in a way that makes us think we should investigate this further."
posted 13 Jul 2007, 10:12
Well, according to the article you quoted, this guy must be just a pile of bones and fat after losing 200lbs.

Why Eating Too Many Carbs Makes You Fat
posted 13 Jul 2007, 09:29
I've been interested in this ever since I read about it a couple weeks ago. I'd like to know what's involved in getting diagnosed.
posted 07 Jul 2007, 11:34
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