Start Weight:(10 Jul 14) 178.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Jun 15) 167.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

I'm 52 and have struggled with my weight almost all my life. I tried Atkins some years ago, but developed severe cramps and stopped. I was afraid to try again, but I became prediabetic and needed to do something. The low-cal, low fat wasn't working, so Atkins it was. I've found that even from the beginning, I had trouble adding carbs without my weight stalling, so I'm working it very, very slowly. I joined FatSecret after I'd been in Atkins for about 4 weeks, so I actually started at around 185. My high weight, before I started exercising regularly and cutting down on foods, was 215. My blood sugar has dropped to normal levels, and that's the most important thing. I want to be around to torment and tickle my grandkids for a long, long time!

FatSecret member since: 10 Jul 14

tmaggie84's Weight History

tmaggie84's Latest Member Challenges

  Drink Water Daily 1/2 Your Body Weight in Ounces
status: Completed
ended: 20 Oct 14
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tmaggie84's Buddies

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tmaggie84's Cookbook

cals: 47kcal | fat: 2.21g | carbs: 4.24g | prot: 3.47g
Cauliflower Cheese Sticks
You don't need bread to have cheese sticks.
cals: 73kcal | fat: 2.15g | carbs: 3.10g | prot: 10.01g
Chocolate Pro Cake
Indulge in this scrumptious treat and still stay on track to your fitness goals. Helps keep those cravings in check.
cals: 279kcal | fat: 6.23g | carbs: 12.46g | prot: 42.76g
Mexican Chicken Soup
Super fast and delicious spicy Mexican soup.
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tmaggie84's Latest Posts

Dang Plateaus
I seem to be plateaud again. I'm going to try to get back to writing everything down, though I'm 99% sure I'm not eating too many carbs. It could be too many calories. I grew up in a VERY large family, and getting first and most from the big pot of rice or pasta was not only a form of survival, but might also qualify as an Olympic event. I need to remember I need to eat to sustain life, not sustain life to eat! I miss the full feeling I used to get from those carbs, and I may be trying to recreate it with fat. But my blood sugar is much more under control, and for that I'm grateful to the low carb lifestyle. If it takes me 20 years to get to my goal but I don't go diabetic, it will be worth it.
posted 06 Mar 2015, 07:27
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22 May 2015

Dang this pleateau! I'm exercising and sticking to the low carb limits...beginning to have more problems with blood sugar and can't seem to drop weight. ...
on diet Atkins  

23 October 2014

I'm following my diet (Atkins induction) reasonably well because I'm having a hard time getting enough carbs!
on diet Atkins  

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