Joined August 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
175.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
174.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 39.0 lb
Wife of Jim for 22 years
Mother of five-one married, three teenagers, and a 9 year old
Soon to be grandmother of Chase (December)
Nearly 42 years old and full-time college student
Born again Christian who really wants to see this area of my life under control

twigsfive's Weight History


on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 1.2 lb a week Down

twigsfive's Cookbook

cals: 286kcal | fat: 21.83g | carbs: 7.30g | prot: 16.29g
Almond Ricotta Creme
Sweetened ricotta and almonds makes for the perfect dessert or perhaps breakfast.
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twigsfive's Latest Posts

what is your favorite low carb fruit ??
I like to take berries, add a t. of splenda, puree them in a blender and put over the mock french toast (see kitchen part of site) A little whipped cream and you have relief from breakfast boredom. Perhaps not great for induction, but a permissible cheat when you just have to cheat.
posted 19 Sep 2007, 05:41
Can you afford to be skinny?
I made stuffed peppers the other day without the rice and they were just fine. I use the same stuffing for stuffed peppers and cabbage so I don't know why this wouldn't work with cabbage rolls. When I make my mix, I use a proportion of 2/3 hamburger, 1/3 sausage,and a little lo-carb spaghetti sauce. This mixture also work great for recipe on this site for lasagna using zucchini instead of noodles. I just make a big batch of the meat mix and freeze it in proportions then I can decide what to do with it for dinner on the day I take it out of the freezer.
posted 08 Sep 2007, 15:01
Why has my weight loss stopped after the 3rd week? -- Explaining the Weight Loss Pattern on Atkins
I had a friend who used to work in a spa and she told me that sometimes your body pulls the fat, but it floats in the bloodstream for a few days until it is flushed out. Therefore, the scale is not going to relect the loss, though it has occurred. I think the key is plenty of water to get that fat flushed out of there.
posted 31 Aug 2007, 05:14
looking for a diet buddy with similar stats/goals
Hey, choth, you can count me in. I'm 5'1" and am about 183. I have tried this before. I believe everytime I try, I get a little closer to the truth about how to win this battle. I believe the same for you. Let's battle the blaze together and pray for God to shift the wind and send the rain on our behalf.
posted 27 Aug 2007, 19:24
BusinessWeek: It's Best to Weigh Yourself Every Day!
I think I'm going to put my scales in the shed and weigh once a week. I, too, get too discouraged during the fluctuations. The scales should not be our only measure of what is happening in our bodies. I totally disagree with weighing daily unless perhaps you are not overweight and it serves as a deterrent.
posted 26 Aug 2007, 14:56
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14 September 2007

Wondering if anyone out there knows if there are any brands of nitrite free lunch meat or bacon. The whole idea of losing weight is to preserve health ...
on diet Atkins  

31 August 2007

I am so excited to see a loss after holding steady for 4 or 5 long days. It reminds me what a friend who worked in a health spa once told me. She said ...
on diet Atkins  

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