Joined October 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
300.0 lb
Lost so far: 35.9 lb

Current Weight
264.1 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 129.1 lb
Starting weight: 300
Start Date: August 1, 2009
Goal Weight:125
Ending weight:

Lose 25 lbs:August 20, 2009
Lost 10% of my body weight(30#s):Sept 08, 2009
Lose 50 lbs:November 7th, 2009
Lost 20% of my body weight(60#):January 7th, 2010
Lose 75 lbs:March 29th, 2010
Lost 30% of my body weight(90#):
lost 100 lbs:
Lost 40% of my body weight(120#):
Lost 125 lbs:
Lost 50% of my body weight(150#):
Lost 150 lbs:
Lost 68% of my body weight(175#):
Lost 175 lbs:

Meet my Goal Weight of 175 lbs:

DeniseTra's Weight History

DeniseTra's Latest Member Challenges

  No Carbs
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ended: 25 Jul 11
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  10 Weeks -> 25 Lbs!!
status: Completed
ended: 22 Sep 10
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last weighin: losing 3.0 lb a week Down
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plateau on Induction and I am doing Insanity
If you are doing Insanity, you aren't eating enough.
You should be eating a lot more than 1500 if you are doing that kind of exercise.

Calories in/ calories out is completely flawed as applied to low carb. You are more likely to stall if your calories are too low.
posted 25 Aug 2010, 22:51
Alcohol + Me = Fun?
Just 1 drink I'd suggest hard alcohol mixed with diet coke.
(Rum & diet/Vodka & diet)

Wine is bad, because you do have the carbs in the wine, plus the fact that your body will concentrate on alcohol.

Good luck.
posted 25 Aug 2010, 22:48
Confused, low calorie, low carb??
EITHER do low-carb OR low fat.
Don't try to mix them. (You can do low-fat and get rid of simple sugars and still not be on low-carb)

Different diets work for people.

Take a look at this presentation. It might help you determine the direction that you want to go.

Other factors that you need to take into account when making the decision are blood-sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and other health issues. Low carb is more likely to raise your HDL, but you will get similar results on LDL between the two diet types.
If you have blood-sugar problems (pre-diabetes) you will want to go low-carb.
posted 25 Aug 2010, 22:42
Poblano Peppers
1 ounce of Poblano (raw) is about.71 carb per fatsecret.
That should be fine in a limited amount. You will want to watch your portion size. The general rule (per the Atkins dietician), if a serving has less than 3 NET carbs, it is OK.
Peppers also stimulate the metabolism I've heard, so a good choice.
posted 25 Aug 2010, 22:36
Per Colette, the Atkins dietitian, for most people if you are below 40-50 NET carbs, you ARE in Ketosis.

There is no longer focus on the strips because for a large portion of the population they aren't accurate. For instance, I drink up to 20 glasses of water a day. They don't work for me as a result.

If you are eating at the correct level you can trust that you are in Ketosis.

posted 10 Aug 2010, 08:44
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