|Start Weight:||(20 Aug 14) 280.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(21 Oct 14) 278.8 lb|
|Goal Weight:||200.0 lb|
following: yduj57's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week
I am in my mid-50's, married for 20+ years, with two daughters...18 and 20 y.o. The oldest has moved out, and is working, and going to school part-time, on-line. The youngest just graduated from high school, but has had some serious health problems in the last year.
I have struggled with my weight on and off my whole life.
I had a wake up call in 2011, when I ended up in the hospital for atrial fibrillation. While there, I found out I was borderline diabetic, had a bad blood lipid profile, and had hypothyroidism. The trifecta.
After spending several months eating very low fat, high fiber, low cal, and not losing much weight, and not having any improvements in my cholesterol, etc, I decided to take a new approach. After lots of research, I went on the Atkins diet for a 30 day trial. After 2 weeks, I knew this was much, much better for me.
I gradually evolved into a bulletproof/paleo/clean-whole food approach to eating. I had this down. But in the last year, I gained back 30 pounds. Not because I went back to my old way of eating. Just straying a little was enough to add the weight back fast. That, and a healthy dose of stress.
Now I am following JJ Virgin's plan. I have found out that in addition to intolerance for sugar and gluten, I need to avoid dairy, eggs, soy, tomatoes, and peanuts. But I am eating a little more carbs. I feel great, and the weight is coming off. I want to track a bit, to increase my awareness of what I am eating.