Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
295.0 lb
Lost so far: 108.0 lb

Current Weight
187.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 12.0 lb
I am 34 years old, and I have been overweight by about 20 pounds most of my life.

I went to school at Texas Tech University. While I was there I was first introduced to the Atkins diet. I was about 50-60 pounds overweight at that time. While on the diet I lost 60 pounds in about 6 months.

That following summer I was part of a very intense summer theatre program that had me busy about 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, for about 6 weeks straight. Needless to say, I didn't have time to think about what I was eating at all. I got off the diet, and never got back on and gained all of the weight back not much slower than it took to take it off.

Over the last decade, I have been on the diet and then off the diet many times, always with one excuse or another.

The first of the year, when I weight, I was just under 300lbs. I have NEVER been that heavy in my life and it really got to me. I decided I would do the diet again, and this time, I am going to make it work no matter what.

More about me:

I work in the insurance industry.
I received my masters in theatre arts and I love to act and sing.
I am the worship leader at my church as well as co-chair of the drama ministry which I helped to start.
I love reading and watching TV (though I don't have as much time as I would like to indulge in those hobbies).

My first goal is to get down to my goal weight of 175lbs before the end of the year.
My second goal is to make sure that I pray about this diet every day.
My third goal is to do the diet correctly this time . . . working through each phase and maintaining my weight on the lifetime maintenance phase of the Atkins diet.
My fourth goal is to make healthy eating and living a way of life, and not just a weight loss program.

Lot's to work on . . .

dramadr's Weight History

dramadr's Latest Member Challenges

  Slow and Steady!
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  Lose 2 pounds this week
status: Completed
ended: 11 Jan 12
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dramadr's Cookbook

cals: 265kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 1.66g | prot: 30.87g
Baked Mediterranean Chicken
A yummy and easy way to make a typical baked chicken breast more exciting.
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: 272kcal | fat: 14.56g | carbs: 3.07g | prot: 30.93g
Summer Shrimp
A quick and easy shrimp dish that's light and delicious.
cals: 150kcal | fat: 7.39g | carbs: 5.40g | prot: 7.88g
Garlic Basil Shrimp
A versatile shrimp dish using fresh basil and white wine with garlic.
cals: 334kcal | fat: 18.98g | carbs: 5.89g | prot: 34.20g
Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Lean tenderloin beef is a delicious protein choice and an ideal way to enjoy red meat.
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Have you read the book on it? "The NEW Diet Revolution" is written by Dr. Atkins himself and is the authoritative source for information concerning the diet. Most of the information that you need can be found there.

Since you are only on your 2nd day, you are in the induction phase. The most restrictive phase of the diet designed to get your body quickly into ketosis. The diet will be unbalanced with a lot of fat and protein and very few carbs. As you progress through the phases, the diet will become more balanced.
posted 05 Jan 2012, 20:42
Eggs and meat are a huge source of protein, so it doesn't surprise me that it takes up that large a percentage of your diet.

2lbs per day is awesome! I only weigh once a week so I have to wait until Monday to find out how much I have lost this week.
posted 05 Jan 2012, 18:28
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