Joined January 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
173.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
173.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 23.0 lb
Hi. My name is Vicki Swift and I have had a history of being on this site several times over the past four years. First I was doing Atkins and then I did South Beach. Unfortunately, I had a tough time sticking to anything long term. On January 22, 2012 I was introduced to someone who had done Advocare 24 day challenge and has lost over 110 pounds and kept if off for the past three years. I was impressed and wanted to know more. I purchased the 24 day challenge and started. I weighed in at 223 pounds. The heaviest I had been ever! I started out with a gentle and non eventful herbal cleanse the first 10 days and WOW! I lost 10 lbs in 10 days! I then went on to do the MNS3 Metabolic nutritional system along with using spark for mental focus and additional energy. I ended up losing 22 pounds and 11.75 inches all over my body in 24 days! Going forward to today, October 20, 2012, I have lost a total of 50 pounds! I am now weighing in at 173 pounds and still going strong! I am getting ready to start my challenge again Next Thursday but wanted to share my success with people on FatSecret as I know sometimes you just need a little encouragement! I found out that eating is the secret, not dieting. You need to know the secret and I will be happy to help anyone who would like to try it. My website is www.swiftchampions.com and you can read more of my story there and contact me if you would like to learn more about why YOYO dieting does not work long term. I am happier than ever and am going strong towards my goal!

VSWIFT's Weight History


last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.7 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.8 lb a week Down

VSWIFT's Cookbook

cals: 257kcal | fat: 15.77g | carbs: 3.21g | prot: 24.71g
Pork Chops Dijon
Quick, easy to make pork chops that are really yummy.
cals: 149kcal | fat: 10.86g | carbs: 7.20g | prot: 7.60g
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini
Tasty grilled zucchini with a crunchy parmesan cheese topping.
cals: 64kcal | fat: 2.42g | carbs: 9.84g | prot: 2.76g
Oriental Green Beans
Fresh green beans with a taste of soy sauce and garlic.
cals: 322kcal | fat: 16.13g | carbs: 7.71g | prot: 35.82g
Mexican Style Soup
A low carb semi-spicy soup topped with grated cheese.
cals: 148kcal | fat: 13.67g | carbs: 5.18g | prot: 2.85g
Marinated Portabella Mushrooms
Marinated portabella mushrooms that taste great grilled.
cals: 1199kcal | fat: 95.00g | carbs: 12.63g | prot: 75.77g
Garlic Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
Garlic chicken strips and steamed broccoli topped with homemade Alfredo sauce.
cals: 671kcal | fat: 49.65g | carbs: 10.75g | prot: 43.51g
Curry Chicken Salad
Chicken salad with a little sweet taste.
cals: 765kcal | fat: 59.32g | carbs: 4.39g | prot: 53.16g
Baked Cod with Alfredo Sauce
Baked cod with garlic flavor and topped with Alfredo sauce.
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VSWIFT's Latest Posts

Why has my weight loss stopped after the 3rd week? -- Explaining the Weight Loss Pattern on Atkins
Great post! makes a lot of sense! Guess I'm probably hitting that soon. Nice to know what is really going on inside the body. I tend to not drink enough water and have noticed some swelling of my fingers, like water retention. I must change that behavior soon. But I'm loosing size and wearing smaller clothing so measurement is the key. Great advice to the scale watchers! Measure, Measure, Measure!! Thanks!
posted 09 Feb 2007, 19:37
YES! LOL.... Laughing Those little bars are LETHAL if you eat more than one! Will do a number on your insides for sure! I can't eat more than one about every other day or I had better be alone the next day!
posted 02 Feb 2007, 20:09
not loosing any weight
Dont give up. The first time I went on Atkins, I lost nothing for a month! It was so frustrating and I almost gave up... then all of a sudden the scale went down 7 pounds at once! My body apparently started loosing inches long before weight. I would suggest measuring your arms, legs, hips and etc.. to monitor your loss that way as well. Oh... and those strips...... they never turned for me either and I lost 59 pounds in 7 months the first time around, so dont give up! You may want to journal what your eating and drinking and dont forget to count carbs for those splenda packets and diet sodas if your having them. They add up quick and you dont even realize it. Good Luck!
posted 28 Jan 2007, 10:27
Akins Breakfast - Suggestions Needed
I eat a few pieces of celery with 2 TBS Low Carb Peter Pan Peanut butter in the morning when I'm sick of eggs. I hate celery, but if I cut it up into bite size pieces and put in the peanut butter, it doesnt seem to feel stringy in the mouth. Smile I also have a great Chicken Curry salad recipe that I eat straight out of the bowl. I'll post that recipe soon. My kids absolutely love it!
posted 23 Jan 2007, 09:33
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