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Old Sat, Jan-30-16, 09:10
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 188/139/138 Female 5'9"
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Progress: 98%
Location: Saskatchewan
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Jo, you are such an inspiration to me. I just read your success story above and it is just amazing. I will be re-reading this post a few times. Thanks for sharing your journey and success. (((hugs))) Lili
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Old Fri, Feb-12-16, 14:30
FatFreeMe FatFreeMe is offline
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 262.2/247.2/204 Female 5ft 1/2 inch
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Progress: 26%
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
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I'm at where you started Jo... I hope to be writing my own success story... some day! Congratulations to you and keep up the good fight in maintenance!

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Okay today is day 299 (yesterday was the beginning of week 43) and to date I have lost 126 lbs -- 50.4% of myself.

It was funny to read this -- I have often said I am twice the woman I used to be... I want to be saying "I'm half the woman I once was!"
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  #168   ^
Old Mon, May-23-16, 17:45
momx5 momx5 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 270/270/145 Female 62
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Amazing job! This is exactly where I am starting...and this is so motivating. I am looking at your beginning dates and hoping to follow in your footsteps! Thanks for posting this!
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Old Sat, Jul-16-16, 07:58
5tontessie 5tontessie is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 213/213/140 Female 170 cm
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This is a great journal. Thanks for sharing Jo and congratulations on the amazing weight loss and maintenance! Tessie
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Old Mon, Aug-01-16, 14:56
Abaya28 Abaya28 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 182/171/135 Female 5'2"
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Wow, what an inspiration for this three week newbie! Thank you for sharing!
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Old Sat, Aug-06-16, 15:55
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katmeyster katmeyster is offline
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Plan: Keto (LCHFMP) + IF
Stats: 265/188/150 Female 61 inches
BF:Highest weight 290
Progress: 67%
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Wow, just got a chance to read through this entire thread (I'm supposed to be prepping for Fall Semester, so of course I'm here). I have to say that you are a great inspiration to me, and I can't wait to be where you are.

I especially liked your Atkins quotes in your original post -- it's very important to understand that we don't become "normal" once we lose the extra weight, and that we can never, ever, eat a SAD, or stop being vigilant every single day. Ever.

Lately people have noticed my weight loss (not as quick as yours, but still averaging 9-10 pounds per month), and ask me how long I can eat this way. My reply is forever -- I plan on eating this way forever. Even when people get seriously interested, I continue to caution them that it only works as a permanent way of life.

I think that some of the pushback I read here about your calorie count is because it's scary to some people -- they like low carb because they're afraid they'll get hungry, or afraid their metabolism will slow down, or just don't think it's sustainable long term. I think that is natural, and I don't blame people for being concerned.

But what I've discovered is that staying in the very low carb range, in ketosis, and "accidental" (and now purposeful) intermittent fasting makes you "accidentally" a low calorie eater. I don't count calories, but when I put my choices in a calculator, I'm typically in the 800-1200 calorie range (sometimes higher) -- and that is eating to satiety, when I'm eating. I don't add too much extra fat because I'm trying to get my body to use it's own, so that also lowers the calories. I'm definitely not trying -- it just happens naturally.

I actually like that we can maintain our bodies healthfully on much less food. The planet could sustain more of us if we just ate less.

Anyway, congratulations again, and I hope to see you on the other side of maintenance land. Kat
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Old Tue, Sep-13-16, 21:16
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 260/255/160 Female 5'5"
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You have renewed my faith in Atkin's as a cure for my obesity. Thanks so much for sharing your journey.
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Old Sat, Oct-15-16, 05:38
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Plan: Keto
Stats: 238/224/129 Female 158cm
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Progress: 13%
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Wow.. so inspiring!!
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Old Sun, Mar-05-17, 10:17
Vivahlady1 Vivahlady1 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 169.5/162/125 Female 61
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Thanks Jo for sharing this inspirational information and advice! It is all about making a change in your mind, and not comparing yourself to others that are more metabolically fortunate! I am searching for ways to maintain my goal weight once I reach it, as I want to succeed and maintain the gains this time around!
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Old Wed, Mar-08-17, 09:34
raun01 raun01 is offline
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Plan: my own designed
Stats: 276/267/200 Male 5.4
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Stories are always a great resource of inspiration and help me get going
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Old Sat, Aug-26-17, 22:28
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Posts: 136
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 223/223/160 Female 68 inches
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Progress: 0%
Location: United States
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Remarkable.
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Old Wed, Sep-06-17, 20:13
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Plan: any that works
Stats: 185/182/160 Male 5'2
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Progress: 12%
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Wow you really did your homework for this one. Congratulations that's no small feat!
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Old Thu, Sep-07-17, 05:31
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Just Jo Just Jo is offline
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Posts: 13,542
 
Plan: A'72 Induction Lifer + IF
Stats: 265/114/130 Female 5'4"
BF:Not so much now!
Progress: 112%
Location: South Central New Mexico
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Thanks everyone for you kind words!

Wishing all of you continued success on your own journeys to better HEALTH!
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Old Sun, Sep-24-17, 15:07
bigjoe42 bigjoe42 is offline
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Posts: 806
 
Plan: My own
Stats: 320/284.8/200 Male 5'8"
BF:
Progress: 29%
Location: colorado
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Congrats- I need a mentor!
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Old Wed, Oct-04-17, 05:57
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ketopaul ketopaul is offline
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Plan: keto
Stats: 242/233/187 Male 180cm
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This is SO inspirational, Jo. What an accomplishment...and that is a huge understatement, really. I'm hoping I can get even half of your results.
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