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Old Wed, Jun-13-18, 10:58
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Plan: Atkins 20
Stats: 286.4/282.8/200 Male 70
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Default Newbie needs to lose weight

Have struggled with my weight all of my adulthood, especially after my wife and I had kids. Topped out at 312 lbs. After our second child, I committed to losing weight, eating better and (mostly) exercising a lot. Went down to 230 and felt pretty good.

Then we had an unexpected pregnancy, which ended up being twins. Food has always been my go-to when stressed, and stress has been an all-time high since these babies were born. Have gained over 50 lbs in a year and a half, and don't have time or energy to exercise like I used to.

Atkins seems like a good plan that will work for me. Started on Monday 6/11/18 at 286.4. Getting back to 230 is a huge goal for me, ultimate goal is 200. Perhaps keeping track here and getting feedback will assist.

Thanks for reading!
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Old Wed, Jun-13-18, 11:30
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Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is online now
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/224/153 Female 5'8"
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You have come to the right place!!!

I like DANDR because no exercise is necessary--- laundry, carrying little ones, up and down stairs.. THAT is exercise!

I took my kids along for the journey of better eating, and they are now slim trim teens hitting 6 feet and 150 pounds rock solid.

Stress-- yes, it is normal to reach for carbs because it increases the seratonin that makes us feel better. MANY options that can do this job. Take the kids for a walk....and many more options.

Welcome!
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Old Wed, Jun-13-18, 11:48
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Thanks Arielle!
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Old Wed, Jun-13-18, 14:54
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Plan: VLC Pastoral
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Hi, gs37. Welcome! I, too, think DANDR is a great plan. Dr. Atkins was so positive and helpful in his books.

I wish you very happy success.
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Old Wed, Jun-13-18, 19:16
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Plan: atkins
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Also the DANDR rules are posted under the Atkins plan. Induction is sticky 1; OWL sticky 2.
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Old Wed, Jun-13-18, 22:05
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Plan: LCHF+IF, JERF
Stats: 205/184/169 Female 5'3
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Hey GS, welcome! This whole thing is a learning process, and you are gonna feel so much better, have so much more energy, you’ll wonder why you waited so long! Happy trails!!
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