Joined March 2014
Weight History

Start Weight
221.6 lb
Lost so far: 25.8 lb

Current Weight
195.8 lb
Performance: losing 5.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 55.8 lb
My weight loss journey started Aug. 15, 2013. My journey has lasted years. I refuse to give up. That day I weighed in at 249.6. I panicked. And immediately joined to Atkins. After a long period it was off to KETO, another long spell then to Water fasting, and intermittent fasting.

I AM NOW FOLLOWING A CARNIVORE DIET, and low calories interval eating. It is zero carb, high protein, moderate fat diet. Start weight on carnivore was 225.6. lbs.

UPDATE 4/6/2021 I am 202 Lbs My mini goal was 205, which I hit last week. My next goal is 198. I eat mainly meat and hardly any veg, but I DO include that. So I am not 100% carnivore. I do drink straight alcohol on occasion. I LOVE my routine and my body seems to respond with loss.

I do low-low calorie with no carbs and protein on 4 days. Then for 3 days I eat meat, because I eat in small portions on my low calorie days on my feast days I can only eat in small portions so I am never hungry, I fill up quicly. Thus I eat 1 to 2x a day.

As PART of my weight loss program I INCLUDE dark chocolate, which I consume almost every day. NOT A LOT. Apx 2 squares of a giant bar of dark chocolate with almonds.

Original heaviest weight 249.6 lbs - 2013
RESTART AT 239 1/13/2017
225 2/2/2019 complete
220 4/28/2019 complete
2teens 5/24/2019 complete
8/2019 Water fasted 30 days - Caused severe manic episode, hospitalized 9 days.
I was unable to gain control my intake and regained weight to 232 by spring 2020.

Mental health stablized.

December 2020 began Carnivore diet.
227 12/2020 smashed
215 01/2021 smashed
210 02/2021 smashed
204 03/2021 smashed
SIZE LARGE NOW - SIZE 12/14 -- AS of 4/1/2021

198 lbs
180 lbs
172 lbs
160 lbs
150 lbs
140 lbs
Get into size 10 jeans

135 lbs. Goal!!

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Deborahg382's Cookbook

cals: 163kcal | fat: 14.20g | carbs: 0.11g | prot: 7.64g
Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
A nice change on the traditional meatball.
cals: 114kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 4.71g
Jalapeno Sausage Poppers
If you like flavorful, spicy food this is a quick and easy snack, that's great for parties.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
Crockpot Carnitas
Pork roast prepared Mexican style.
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Seriously, if you crave chocolate delve into DARK. I have dark almost every day. I have been on a losing streak of weight loss. Dark chocolate is touted to aid in weight loss.

My personal experience with the dark is I tend to crave it most close to my menses, and I do not hold back from having it. Having said that, I do not eat a lot in one sitting with 1 exception. That is I tend to the day before I begin to bleed have a larger than normal amount. However, the day I bleed I actually drop in weight! Usually 1 lb under than my premenstrual weight.


If you crave it, train yourself to 'nibble.' Literally. Enough to savour and taste so later you can grab it again and nibble again. I grab my dark about 2x every day and I nibble, with the 1 exception!

Enjoy. My preferred is Hershey Dark with almonds.
posted 01 Apr 2021, 09:51
Pork rinds are a great snack as they are super low in carb, but the flavors they come in are not that great.

Recently I discovered adding "RANCH" dressing 1/4th of a packet to my whole bag of plain pork rinds. GAME CHANGER. This is now my go-to instead of opting for carb-laden chips, or even beef jerky. I love it.

What does it taste like? It reminds me of a cheddar flavor!
posted 01 Apr 2021, 09:45
Mental weakness D:
When I first started on my road to weight loss I often found myself in the kitchen looking for something to eat though I was not hungry.

Then I started fasting and learned what real hunger feels like. I made it habit to exit the kitchen if I knew I was in there un-hungry and hunting for food. Now I do not do that anymore. I did watch quite a bit of movies to help me get out of the mental lock of looking for food.

I must admit I love intermittent fasting.. I've learned true hunger and how to be satisfied with water when I need to pass on eating. I also look very forward to feast days! And pizza No crust, but lots O'toppings!
posted 21 Apr 2014, 18:27
I used Valerian, it didn't work at all for me. Benedryl (generic) worked great. Laced with Melatonin ... zzzzzz.
posted 13 Apr 2014, 12:22
I have problems sleeping. I use Benedryl tablets. They are designed for allergy, but it is the exact same ingredient in sleep aids. But if you buy the sleep aid its much more expensive. So I buy the generic Benedryl allergy tablet, and I take it with melatonin. It really works great. I have bipolar and I had to go up in milligrams with the allergy tab, for it to work better for me. So I take a few tablets of generic benedryl along with melatonin and I sleep very well.
posted 13 Apr 2014, 11:56
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