I'm 27 years old. Last July 15, 2001 I registered with the Protein Power Plan. I stayed on it for 6 mths, on and off, and dropped from 185 to 175. The first 6 mths of this year, all I did was work out, and no diet. I went back up to 178. So I am sort of back where I started, in the sense that, I know I have to diet and exercise to make it work. I've always tried to look at low carbing as not a diet but a way of life. I would be great for 6 mths, and then all of a sudden the holidays would ruin it. Now, I am going to try CAD. Let's see how this works. I think this may help me feel as though carbs are not the enemy if they are eaten properly. We'll see.
I am optimistic. I am taking graduation pictures in November, 14 weeks from now. I am hoping for a 20lb loss by then, but will not be dissappointed with a 15lb loss either. I am doing cardio 5 days a week for at least 30 min. I hope this speeds up the weight loss process. I know it's not whats on the scale, but how I feel. No matter what, I know I will feel great.
Good luck to you all.
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