Joined June 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
253.6 lb
Lost so far: 4.2 lb

Current Weight
249.4 lb
Performance: losing 29.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
219.0 lb
Still to go: 30.4 lb
I've been heavy all my life and started my first diet when I was 17 years old. It seems that was the kicking off point for a life of diet, splurge, diet, splurge. Each time having minor success followed by big gains. Sound familiar anyone?

Here I am 17 years later bigger than ever. But knees are going bad. In Oct '07 I began to notice stiffness and pain when I climbed stairs. By the time I eventually made it to the doctor (April '08), I was severely limping and in a lot of pain. The doctor had no sympathy and simply said "lose the weight or replace the knee - your call."

While I would have appreciated a pat on the hand…something…the very blunt delivery was probably the best thing I could have ever heard. I finally realized I have to get serious about weight was effecting my mobility.

Picture taken 12/6/08 - weight 264


Highest Weight: 344 - 4/15/08

Atkins Start Weight: 332 - 6/16/08

Goal #1: 299 - Met 8/28/08
Goal #2: 259 - Met 12/17/08
Goal #3: 244 (100lbs lost) - Met 2/3/09
Goal #4: 219 -
Goal #5: 199 -

- Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow!" - Mary Anne Radmacher

tlr4615's Weight History


last weighin: losing 15.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 2.3 lb a week Down
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tlr4615's Cookbook

cals: 12kcal | fat: 0.67g | carbs: 1.26g | prot: 0.27g
Sichuan Sauce
A sauce that can be used with chicken, shrimp and tofu.
cals: 83kcal | fat: 2.45g | carbs: 3.90g | prot: 11.12g
Homemade Chicken Soup
Simple, hearty chicken soup with vegetables with that real homely feel.
cals: 123kcal | fat: 2.16g | carbs: 9.36g | prot: 15.65g
Chicken Noodle Soup
A traditional homemade chicken noodle soup just like mom used to make.
cals: 430kcal | fat: 31.76g | carbs: 6.46g | prot: 29.41g
Cheesy Bacon & Egg Casserole
Yummy and filling breakfast that can be tweaked for Atkins or Weight Watchers.
cals: 89kcal | fat: 3.20g | carbs: 3.63g | prot: 11.62g
Crispy Chicken Strips
Forget fast food chicken nuggets and try these yummy and healthy baked chicken strips.
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tlr4615's Latest Posts

Atkins advantage
Hi Chantazzle - The Atkins book tells us to track net carbs. As one of the previous entries indicate, Atkins bars are loaded with sugar alcohols which are not supposed to impact our blood sugar and can be subtracted from the total carbs. Personally, I stick with carbs minus fiber and avoid the sugar alcohol. Some studies show that a few of the sugar alcohols DO impact our bloods of them can upset your stomach. Have you had a chance to read the book? If not, I would suggest picking it up. There is a lot of great info there. Plus, as you progress through the phases you will be able to add previously restricted foods back into your eating plan. So those fruits aren't gone forever. Smile Good Luck
posted 01 Feb 2009, 15:34
how many calories should I be consuming?
You bet Julie - I'm glad you found what you were looking for.
posted 07 Jan 2009, 17:44
I'm New!!
Hi Rachel - my advise is to journal everything you eat. Also to drink LOTS of water. Good Luck!
posted 04 Jan 2009, 15:04
how many calories should I be consuming?
Hi Julie -

I don't know how breastfeeding effects your calorie needs, but when I wanted to caculate mine I started by determining my BMR. Basically, that tells me the number of calories I burn laying in bed all day. Then I use the Harris Benedict Equation to calculate my caloric needs based on daily activity.

There are BMR calculators online. I prefer ...

Once you determine the BMR you can link to another calculator that will answer your calorie questions. Hope that helps. Thanks - Traci
posted 01 Jan 2009, 18:51
newbie starting Atkins!!
Hi Hannah - I would suggest that you pick up Dr. Atkin's book. This is a great resource that will provide you with both practical information and the science behind Atkins way of eating.

If that isn't possible, spend some time on the Atkin's website. The website will provide you with your net carb goals, acceptable food lists, as well as information on choosing the 'right' carbs.

Good Luck to you!

posted 01 Jan 2009, 16:35
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15 March 2009

Well - I'm back. I took almost a full month off from Atkins. When I stopped following a low carb way of eating the cravings came rushing back as did ...
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08 February 2009

Water weight is such a pain!
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