Joined August 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
205.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
206.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 76.0 lb
I am a 27 year old stay at home mom of 3. In my past I was an extremely athletic person. I played soccer for 15 years (it paid for college, hey!) but 2 knee reconstructions in one year pretty much ended my career. I was unable to do most exercizes for about 18 months. I went from about 130 to about 175. I tried Adkins at that point and it was successful, as I got down to about 140 and then figured I didn't need to follow that life style anymore and the weight slowly crept back up. Then I gave birth to my beautiful twin daughters in 2005 and my weight ballooned to my current weight (205 *yuck*).

So, here I am, back to the Adkins lifestyle. I am a little older and wiser this time around, so I know that I will be successful.

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katie_jean12's Cookbook

cals: 61kcal | fat: 4.91g | carbs: 4.53g | prot: 0.18g
Lemon Mayo Dip
A very savory sauce for everything from dipping sauteed veggies to topping off a veggie burger.
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I have an adkins (induction) question..... Net carbs are what's important right? If I go over my carb count (say 22g/day) but my nCarbs are 17g, is that ok... for example - I had a nice dinner, and I would like another helping of soup (only 2g of carbs)... my net total would allow me that, but my total carbs would not..... what should I be paying attention to?


(PS - my 'example' isn't really an example..... I seriously liked the soup I had about an hour ago and really want seconds Cool
posted 15 Aug 2008, 18:17
I had 2 full knee reconstructions (on the same knee)within 12 months back in 2000. I tore my ACL, MCL and both meniscus. My first reconstruction used 1/3 of my patella tendon to replace my ACL completely. When I snapped that 9 months later, they had to go back in and use a cadaver parts to replace makeshift ACL. I have to get my knee scoped every 2 years or so to remove built up scar tissue... ANYWAY...

Though I was considered 'fully recovered' I never did regain a full range of motion on my left knee. I can 'snap crackle and pop with the best of them Smile. I have been thru massive amounts of physical therapy, hired and fired personal trainers. Since my weight has ballooned, I was told to not run or walk until I lost 10% of my body weight by my Dr. I thought that I would never get the weight off without cardio (can't afford a gym membership for the bike or elliptical, nor do I have access to a pool). What I have found that seems to be working is light strenghth training. Your muscles around your knees need to get in shape. In return, those muscles will support those joint and your pain should decrease. I have found working with resistance bands, to be benificial. The one exercize that I can do 3x a week with minimum discomfort are mini-squats. I use the resistance band under my feet and held in each hand that way I have some resistance going in both directions. I do 3 sets of 25 reps. I also go only about 1/4 of the way down as to not stress my knee.
posted 15 Aug 2008, 18:04
I'm a gamer!!!
I am not a hard core gamer ... but I do have my faves. I LOVE football games. My hubby and I play Madden almost every night. There is also an online role playing called Popmundo (http://www.popmundo.com) that I have been playing for two years ... has anybody else ever heard of it, or am I the only one? Laughing
posted 13 Aug 2008, 14:23
Questions to all other low-carb dieters...
I recently had a heated discussion with a family member who works in the medical field. I own AND have read both the Adkins and Southbeach books. I have done both diets in the past. I prefer adkins because my body seems to go into ketosis faster and I just like it more. After the first couple of days of the eating plan - I feel great, I have energy, and my skin is starting to clear up.

Once I told my sis-in-law that I planned on doing adkins - she flipped out and lectured me on how unhealthy eating steak, hamburger patties covered in mayo, and bacon at every meal was. I told her that I absolutely agreed (who wouldn't - that diet is a heart attack waiting to happen). I explaned what I ate (I don't eat mayo or red meat) and also that this was only temporary and that I would be adding whole grains and fruit in a short time. I told her to read the adkins book with an open mind....

Many people have a major misconception regarding low carb diets. If they would only stop and see the whole program in its entirety. The maintenence phase is actually one of the healthliest, most well balanced eating plan out there.

I have always been a firm believer in low carb lifestyles (though my past eating habits may refute that Smile ) and sometimes I feel it is my responsibility to try to educate others who don't understand.
posted 13 Aug 2008, 14:11
excercise at home.
You can also find some good cardio videos at YouTube.com. Since they are only 10 minutes or so, they are a great way to fit in a workout on a tight schedule.
posted 12 Aug 2008, 10:20
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