Joined April 2016
Weight History

Start Weight
243.4 lb
Lost so far: 27.0 lb

Current Weight
216.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
210.0 lb
Still to go: 6.4 lb

4/01/19 - Had a fall and a brain injury on 11/06/17, slow recovery and massive weight regain. Now at 243!
I have been overweight most of my life. Now 64.5 yrs old. This weight loss has not been a rapid process. My highest weight was 280, which I hit twice, the last time about 5 years ago. I discovered I do much better physically and emotionally without gluten, so getting rid of that turned around the bad times for me (depression and weight gain). Eventually, I was diagnosed with Celiac after a genetic test. My success here has been a combination of the great community support, and the tracking of food and activity. I've been eating low carb for a long time, but the tools here allow me to do it more accountably. Also, many of the keto resources say that calories don't matter, but I do better when I also restrict calories. I'm aiming for about 1600 kcal/day. The high fat allows me to cut cravings and control my eating. We always wish the losses could be faster, but I am so happy to be moving in the right direction! I have a lot more to lose, but I feel optimistic and increasingly healthy. Aiming for about 155.

I'm following a Low Carb/High Fat diet that works well for me; with some days of intermittent fasting.

Still doing HFLC/keto. When I stick to it, it works.
The picture if from the women's march on inauguration weekend.

Love to you all, you make this journey fun and I really appreciate your support!

I'm 5'6.5" and large framed. As of 5/1/19: 48" bust/ 39.5"waist/ 48"hips

ULTIMATE GOALS (net loss 125# 2005-2020?)
280.00# starting weight - 2005 and 2010 (down to 198 in 2017)
243.50# Starting again after concussion regain 3/25/2019
240 - 4/04/2019, 5/21
235- keto 4/23/19, 5/21
230- keto/carnivore 5/30/19, 6/21
225- keto/carnivore 8/01/19, 7/16/21
220 -interim goal 8/28/19, 8/28/21
200- interim goal
180- interim goal
165- interim goal
155- Maintenance goal weight

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erikahollister's Cookbook

cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
A very low carb breakfast muffin.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
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posted 12 Jul 2021, 10:30
Egg Fast
Sounds like a good plateau buster - Thanks for the info!
posted 03 May 2017, 16:21
Looking for buddies doing Keto or LCHF
I'm also happy to add keto buddies. I'm a low carber, stay in ketosis most of the time. I've lost 80 lbs, but I'm now struggling with a plateau. My body seems to be taking a break from shrinking, so I'm letting it maintain for awhile, hopefully to resume losses soon. You can definitely add me to your buddy list. I've been on FS for about a year and lost 40 lbs in that time.
posted 09 Apr 2017, 16:50
Do you find it hard to sleep on fasting days?
I'm finding it hard to sleep while losing weight on Keto. I'm not sure whether it's due to fasting periods, ketones in the bloodstream or the MCT oil. Or all three. I'm lucky to get 6 hours and often it's only 3-4. Weight loss has been slow too. The low sleep hours causes a rise in Cortisol, which is not good.
posted 15 Feb 2017, 05:04
Daymon's Before and In Between
Great job and thanks for sharing!
posted 12 Feb 2017, 19:25
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