Joined January 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
205.0 lb
Lost so far: 12.0 lb

Current Weight
193.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 33.0 lb
I’m a 45 year old female with an awesome husband and son. I gave up a great career 4 years ago in software training to home school my son. A choice I have never regretted but has had challenges financially. It has brought us extremely close as a family.

My son now 14 yrs old is more independent and I find myself bored and eating. I tried Atkins before with much success but for me the problem is usually maintenance. The first time I tried Atkins I got into what was a trap for me; staying in Induction for 5 months because the fat melted off. The food got boring; variety in foods got difficult. There is so much more variety out there for low carbers I think this time is going to be different. This time I promise to follow through completely. Who knows, at my age I may find a great new job to fill my time.

crystalls's Weight History


on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 2.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down

crystalls's Cookbook

cals: 25kcal | fat: 0.38g | carbs: 4.92g | prot: 1.01g
Barbecue Sauce
BBQ sauce for South Beach diet Phase 1 that's really good.
cals: 166kcal | fat: 16.93g | carbs: 3.35g | prot: 1.52g
Chocolate Coffee Mousse
This low carb mousse resembles an Italian tiramisu dessert and is simply delightful.
cals: 154kcal | fat: 13.05g | carbs: 7.31g | prot: 3.17g
Pumpkin Pie
With no crust or sugar this is a rich guilt-free dessert.
cals: 388kcal | fat: 37.40g | carbs: 5.53g | prot: 9.35g
Wisconsin Cheese Soup
A cheesy, peppery soup.
cals: 334kcal | fat: 32.12g | carbs: 8.59g | prot: 5.27g
Pumpkin Treat
A treat to quell those sweet cravings.
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crystalls's Latest Posts

New here..anyone have any advice??
During induction make sure you have prepared foods ready to eat and meals that are ready to go in minutes. It makes life easier. Be creative with your meals so you don't get bored. Drink lots of water and never allow yourself to get hungry.
Good Luck!
posted 29 Feb 2008, 07:40
Breakfast time
I ate leftovers from dinner. I'd make sure there was enough for breakfast: chicken bacon wrap w/cheese, steak, whatever. I did not eat a traditional breakfast because it got boring but I stayed within the guidelines.
posted 27 Feb 2008, 11:02
between meal snaking
You know I'm having the same issue but I know I do it because of stress.
posted 05 Feb 2008, 08:26
Eat Fats, Get Skinny?
I incorporated Glenn’s tip on reducing calories. I reduced them by reducing the fat. I am experiencing a quick dramatic weight loss in less than 1 week. I weighed myself today and in 6 days 10 lbs. I have never heard of Kimkins until today and it's close to what I did, lowered the fat. Atkins is what I know and will stick to, but I agree this appears to be a spin off.
posted 26 Jan 2008, 10:10
A great low carb website
Did you see the RASPBERRY-ALMOND CRUMB CAKE! What an alternative and what a great site!
posted 24 Jan 2008, 07:50
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