Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
182.6 lb
Lost so far: 10.0 lb

Current Weight
172.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 42.6 lb
I have the common middle-age problems of expanding waistline, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol, and borderline BP. My weight has really shot up in last 2 years. After reading "Why We Get Fat; and What to Do About It" by Gary Taubs I am convinced that low-carb is the way to go for me, and the Atkins plan seems to make that easy to do. I am lucky in that my DH is also interested in doing this with me. He is reading the book and brushing up on the acceptable foods for Atkins Phase 1 Induction.

I am currently enrolled in online school for medical coding. I love to crochet and am very active in a popular online community for knitters, crocheters, and spinners. I love cats, we have 4 living with us and I volunteer twice a week with a local cat rescue organization.

I began cooking at age 11, am very experienced plus I love to cook! DH and I are foodies and we love beer! But I guess beer will have to wait until we are on maintenance and then only an occasional treat. I am looking forward to finding new low-carb dishes to cook, and since I'm pretty creative in the kitchen I'll probably be contributing some recipes of my own after a while.

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  Induction Time!
status: Completed
ended: 25 Apr 12
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rebby77's Cookbook

cals: 186kcal | fat: 8.24g | carbs: 4.87g | prot: 23.67g
Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Spinach and Mushrooms
Salmon fillets with complementary vegetables and a simple, tasty dressing.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 10.55g | carbs: 12.05g | prot: 4.36g
Curry Roasted Cauliflower
Curry spiced roasted cauliflower that's great alone or as part of an Indian themed dinner.
cals: 112kcal | fat: 7.59g | carbs: 9.23g | prot: 3.94g
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan & Garlic
Cauliflower roasted with parmesan cheese and spices makes for a terrific side.
cals: 169kcal | fat: 3.67g | carbs: 17.10g | prot: 18.58g
Baked Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese
This dish is enlivened with a strong flavor of tomatoes combined with the typically Greek usage of ground cinnamon.
cals: 171kcal | fat: 12.09g | carbs: 9.70g | prot: 7.58g
Cheesy Spicy Cauliflower Bake
A low carb Mac & Cheese alternative that can also be made with broccoli.
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