Joined July 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
286.4 lb
Lost so far: 0.4 lb

Current Weight
286.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
280.0 lb
Still to go: 6.0 lb
March 24, 2017 Update: Same old thing. I'm back. I'm trying again. I won't give up. I refuse to live in a world without hope!

November 22, 2013 Update: Well, here I am again. <sigh> On June 8 I fell and injured my ankle, which threw me off my schedule and plans. I didn't even think about trying to eat healthy from that date until now. Tired of feeling sick and tired, so I'm getting back to LCHF.

May 7, 2013 Update: I got down to 255 in 2011 and then eased back into my unhealthy way of eating. Over the past year and a half, I've slowly regained 40 pounds. (I'm just thrilled I haven't regained it all plus a few pounds!) Anyway, as of May 1st I'm back to eating healthy; in just a week, my energy has increased dramatically, and I've dropped almost 10 pounds (yeah, some of it's water, but still:-).

Never give up! Never surrender!

Fifty-six years old, curious, compassionate, and creative. That's the good stuff. I'm also fat and have type II diabetes. That's the stuff I'm getting rid of. I completed a yeast cleanse fast on July 9, 2011, and started eating clean and mostly primal on July 10. By the end of the first week, I had more energy than I'd had in years!

I am friendly and hardly ever bite, so feel free to contact me if you want to talk healthy eating, healthy moving, motivation, or so on.


Aug. 8, 2011 PS - When I started FatSecret, I estimated my weight at 330, which was what I weighed at my doctor appointment a year ago. I now have a scale and weigh 290, which leads me to believe I overestimated my starting weight. I'm guessing 310 was my real starting weight, which means I've lost four pounds a week, not eight. Losing four pounds (about 1.5% of my body weight) a week is great! I think eight pounds a week would be physically impossible for me;-)

smcred's Weight History

smcred's Latest Member Challenges

  no wheat/flour for 4 weeks
status: Completed
ended: 12 Sep 11
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Becca P
last weighin: losing 2.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 1.9 lb a week Up
on diet Atkins
only visible to followers
last weighin: steady Steady

smcred's Cookbook

cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 1.58g | prot: 24.96g
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
A wonderful fix and forget recipe.
cals: 370kcal | fat: 30.29g | carbs: 4.54g | prot: 18.95g
White Castle Hamburger Pie
A high fat and protein, low carb delectable pie suitable for a low carb lifestyle.
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smcred's Latest Posts

If you are eating Atkins Induction, you want to make sure your daily menu includes plenty of healthy fats, <20-25 carbs of grams, and sufficient (but not too much) protein. Your body converts excess protein into glucose via gluconeogenesis, which raises blood sugar, which increases insulin production, which prevents the fat cells from releasing glucagon,....which keeps us fat. I recommend this video featuring Gary Taubes: Why We Get Fat. Good luck and keep trying, finding out what works best for you, a way of eating that you can enjoy for a lifetime!
posted 21 May 2013, 12:20
Best Diet Plan??
Sunshine6442 wrote:
eating too much salt boosts the production insulin,

I thought eating too many carbs (sweets/starches) raised blood sugar and increased insulin production. Salt raises blood sugar?
posted 16 May 2013, 14:49
Best Diet Plan??
Cut out sugar, sugary beverages, fast food, and processed food-like products. After that, there are many different ways of eating healthfully. Experiment until you find one you can do for the rest of your life. Allow yourself to discover a new way of eating and livingSmile

I eat low carb/high fat ketogenic, whole foods as much as possible. and I'm experimenting with Intermittent Fasting: fast 18 hours (8:00pm-2:00pm) feed window 6 hours (2:00pm-8:00pm).
posted 12 May 2013, 17:39
Tell me about the Atkins diet
Hi, Diannem65! Low carb (Atkins is one proponent) done right, the pros--after Induction--are no hunger, lots of energy, increased health, and weight loss. I recommend staying away from processed foods completely and sweeteners (artificial or "natural"Wink as much as possible. Google "Atkins," "low carb," and "LCHF" for more info. Good luckSmile
posted 11 May 2013, 13:01
fruit: can you live without it?
I mostly HAVE to live without fruit because it triggers my sugar cravings. One banana leads to two to three to . . . stop me! The fruit we have today has been bred to be much sweeter than the fruit our ancestors ate. If I could only get it seasonally for a short time, I'd probably be fine. I find I can responsibly enjoy berries, which I like to eat with full-fat Greek yogurt.
posted 07 May 2013, 09:01
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