Start Weight:(07 Oct 15) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Feb 16) 193.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 6.0 lb a week

In my 60's and have followed mostly low carb diets to keep my weight in check over the years. The weight gain occurs when I'm not on a program! Low carb helps keep my blood sugar steady and thus it is easier to stay with a diet regimen.

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Meds do make life more tricky! I have seen a couple of people on here mention they are using NutriSystems and like it. Your post leaves me with some questions, like what do you think is the basis of your lack of motivation? Is it the dietary restrictions, the prospect of being hungry, or ? I have skated on the edge of diabetes for years (both parents, NOT overweight, have it) but keep those sugar readings in check with low carb dieting. It is the only type of diet I can actually stay on. I think the biggest reason is that for a person with blood sugar issues, hunger is generally accompanied with a drop in blood sugar that can leave you feeling very desperate - and it's real because low blood sugar is a bad situation. But with a low carb diet my energy/blood sugar remains steady and I do not have hunger. Some proponents (doctors) say you can reverse diabetes by eating this way. That is true as long as you don't go back to eating a carb-laden diet. For some, just bringing their weight down works to reverse diabetes, and if not should reduce doses of medications. But here's the tricky part - because you are on medications and because a low carb diet can lower high blood sugar dramatically, you would need careful monitoring to make sure your level of medications don't lower your blood sugar TOO much. And you can't just go off these meds on your own because high blood sugar does damage all over the body. So you need your - or another - doctor's cooperation if you wanted to try this. Educate yourself and find a diet that most closely matches the foods you enjoy so that it will be easier to stick to. Almost any diet reduces carbs to some extent by eliminating junk food like chips and sweets. Good luck!
posted 03 Feb 2016, 09:23
Web: how to edit portion size
Pleighg, did you get it figured out based on these answers? To edit after you have posted something to your food diary, click on the item (in your food diary) and this will take you to a screen with nutrition information but on the right side down low you can see what you posted and edit the amount. To edit before you've posted to your food diary, search your item so you can see it, then click on the "standard" portion that shows and that will open up a box for you to edit the amount. I hope this helps!
posted 02 Feb 2016, 10:01
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@Hunter - LOL!
posted 02 Feb 2016, 09:33
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Sorry - I did not see all the posts and was responding mainly to 8Hunter6.
posted 02 Feb 2016, 08:57
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I think sometimes what might look like insecurity is actually pressure from a tendency for couples to get into competition with each other. From what you're saying it sounds like a bit of competition (and jealousy). Of course you shouldn't abandon your program to cater to his feelings. But maybe you could extend an invitation to join you in getting healthier *when he is ready.* Some couples seem to thrive on competing against each other in a common endeavor but in my case I usually bailed when it became competitive.
posted 02 Feb 2016, 08:54
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04 February 2016

Going on vacation tomorrow. I plan to eat carefully but it will be institutional food so some water weight may be headed my way.
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01 February 2016

February mini-goal: Lose at least 5 lbs.
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