Joined November 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
305.0 lb
Lost so far: 9.0 lb

Current Weight
296.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
199.0 lb
Still to go: 97.0 lb
I am a 53 year old grandmother, I am currently raising 2 of my grandchildren ages 14 and 12 I am happily married, now going on 29 years together. I have had type 2 diabetes for over the last 30 years The Atkins diet has been the first weight loss, lifestyle change that has really worked for me. Now if I could only reduce some of the stress in my life it would be fantastic lol. I love to laugh and joke and I believe in the power of humor. I play the guitar (not well) but I enjoy playing it anyway. Water aerobics is my favorite exercise, I don't worry about what I look like in a suit because, it makes me feel good to participate
I am willing to experiment with new ideas, foods, theories because I like to try new things. Being in my 50's is like getting to start the second half of life Except for the changes in my body, I feel quite young and alive, most of the time.

tiamatj's Weight History


last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.9 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.7 lb a week Up

tiamatj's Cookbook

cals: 263kcal | fat: 14.03g | carbs: 20.70g | prot: 18.22g
Walnut Streusel Muffins
These muffins are incredible, but best warmed before eating.
cals: 300kcal | fat: 27.99g | carbs: 8.64g | prot: 5.98g
Ice Box Cheesecake
A no bake cheesecake with yummy nut crust.
cals: 396kcal | fat: 35.48g | carbs: 3.48g | prot: 15.39g
Cheese Omelet
A cheese tease omelet.
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tiamatj's Latest Posts

If at first you don't succeed try try again
I'm back.....sounds like Jack Nicholson in the Shining, No truly I never left, I just felt to depressed to even write finally I fessed up to my Dr and she put me on antidepressants. It was worth gaining 6 pounds, I feel better so that I can address taking the weight off. She told me to take it a step at a time. I had a nasty yeast infection that was also slowing things down. If you have issues with them, trust me, It is not worth being stupidly stubborn like I was. I hate seeing a doctor so much that I put up with it for 3 weeks. I was in so much agony that I wanted to literally drag my butt doggy style across the carpet. Most of you gals will understand what I am talking about, hope it is not too graphic...anyway I have just a couple more weeks and my last ulcer will be healed, will be able to walk again, do water aerobics and I am sure the weight loss and food plan will fall in place. I like feeling better. The odds unfortunately were stacked against me the last couple of months.
but never say never...
posted 29 Apr 2008, 17:26
The Proof is in the Numbers
Way to go!! That is why I think Atkins is sooo awesome. I had the same type of lab results when I had lost 60 pounds on Atkins. I know by using the plan and the support of those who see the value of this lifestyle eating plan, I will be back on the road to health. The weight loss is nice but the older I get, the more I relish and enjoy feeling good. You are truly an inspiration.
posted 25 Dec 2007, 09:45
Diet Plateaus, ways to address them
Great point about the food pyramid. During the last revision of the food pyramid, the advisory committee considered changing the 1995 recommendation of adhering to a diet "moderate" in salt and sugar to "eating less salt and sugar." The powerful sugar industry fought the change, and the guidelines now tell consumers to "moderate your intake of sugars." (The "less salt" revision stuck.) Lobbyists and representatives of major food companies wield a lot of power in regards to stipulating what is considered "healthy". One of the biggest attacks on the food pyramid is its limitations on consuming healthy fats and total disregard of the existance unhealthy carbohydrates. Not all carbs are created equal!!! lol. Its amusing to see health advocates who had scorned Atkins low carb approach getting on the bandwagon regarding the glycemic index. I agree with both of you that over consumption of processed foods has really been a huge factor in seeing a rise in obesity and diabetes. The so called healthy fruit juices for children are loaded with processed sugars masked as "fructose". I could go off the deep end on this topic. Real food kicks buty any day.
posted 20 Dec 2007, 14:34
Diet Plateaus, ways to address them
I guess it was my wording in my title. I actually meant to address the first issue,if you arent losing at all and the second issue if you are plateauing. Sorry, I guess when I posted I wasnt completely clear, the anesthesia from my surgery today was probable still affecting me. I am fully aware that they are two different things, I take no offense to you correcting this poorly written section on my part. I wanted to address the plateau since I do believe that Atkins addresses this issue so well. In chapter 20 he talks about metabolic resistance which I think can give people who are struggling some hope. The scale can honestly be a untrustworthy source of verifying weight loss at times. Checking by measurement will give one good results. I use a tight pair of jeans and try them on every few weeks. I usually see some results. I have gone up and down for weeks in my weight before then see dramatic loss sometimes after struggling for weeks to lose. Mostly it is usually due to not monitoring closely the carb intake. Thanks for the correction, I am actually fairly well read on Atkins as well, I tend to use the second book on diabetes more. I have been using atkins for over 6 years now and love to discuss whatver insights others have.
posted 20 Dec 2007, 01:29
Diet Plateaus, ways to address them
Atkins covers in his book ways to jumpstart your diet if you are stuck and not showing any weight loss. He does point out that plateaus, as in a stop in weight loss, are normal and not uncommon in later stages of weight loss. Causes could be new medication, reduction in activity level, yeast and thyroid problems and food intolerance. Maybe there is a specific food that is stopping you in your tracks. You could be getting sloppy about carb counting or not looking for hidden carbs.
If this is not the case and you have ruled out all the above He suggests a fat fast It contains virtually no food except fat, It is calorie controlled as well Please read chapter 20 of "Dr atkins diet revolution" before undertaking this, it actually can be harmful to those who are not metabolically resistant .
A food diary may help significantly so that you are truly tracking your carbs. measuring your vegetble intake can help as well.
Well I got through my eye surgery with no complications adn tomorrow they will be removing the bandages. I am so excited.
posted 19 Dec 2007, 12:15
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