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Old Sun, Jun-05-05, 20:17
**Kathy** **Kathy** is offline
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Plan: Mostly Adkins
Stats: 285/265/175 Female 5 ft, 10 in
BF:Way too Much
Progress: 18%
Location: WA State, U S A
Default Hello! This is my first visit, hope to make it a habit!

I had no idea something like this even existed! I am so very thrilled.

I have been eating lo-carb since January. Well this time anyway. Before (I have lost lots of weight two different times) whenever I ate correctly (lo-carb) I could lose 10 pounds monthly without any problem. This time has been totally different. I have been so well behaved that I make myself sick and I lost 15 pounds by the end of February and now here I am in June and - I still have lost 15 pounds!

Healthwise, I was diagnosed with diabetes in December (hence the reason and drive to get back on track) and I fear this may be the reason the weight is not leaving, but I want it to go!

Any suggestions, sympathy and prayers will be gratefully welcomed, accepted and acknowledged!

Thanks for you time and hope to 'see' you often.

Kathy
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Old Sun, Jun-05-05, 21:29
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Plan: Paleoish
Stats: 225/175/175 Male 71.5 inches
BF:18%
Progress: 100%
Location: Longmont, Colorado
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Welcome Kathy,

Unfortunately, weight loss is a mysterious being. Sometimes it fails to appear no matter how much you entreat it. Other times it visits when you least expect it.

Hang in there and the weight will eventually get tired of hanging around you and go to someone else.

Just be aware that even though the weight is not going down, there are good changes happening in your body. Your triglycerides are getting fewer, your HDL is increasing, your blood pressure is lowering and your insulin resistance will be decreasing. To me the weight loss was a nice side effect of low-carbing. All the other benefits were what made me healthy.
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Old Mon, Jun-06-05, 01:30
**Kathy** **Kathy** is offline
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Plan: Mostly Adkins
Stats: 285/265/175 Female 5 ft, 10 in
BF:Way too Much
Progress: 18%
Location: WA State, U S A
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Thank you Mike! I know this, but it is good to be reminded. I am determined to make this a life change, NOT a diet. Thanks again for the encouragement.
Kathy
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Old Tue, Jun-07-05, 07:27
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 194/184/165 Male 174 cm
BF:
Progress: 34%
Location: East Midlands, UK
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Kathy,

The only thing I can suggest is to start adding some exercise to your efforts if you're not doing so already. Some brisk walking would be a great place to start. Your heart rate doesn't need to be increased dramatically for you to be burning fat.

I'm no expert so here's a link to more knowledge

http://www.thewalkingsite.com/thr.html
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Old Tue, Jun-07-05, 15:04
**Kathy** **Kathy** is offline
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Plan: Mostly Adkins
Stats: 285/265/175 Female 5 ft, 10 in
BF:Way too Much
Progress: 18%
Location: WA State, U S A
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Evaldo, Thanks for the suggestion and I know you are right. That has been my failing so far. I need to get those muscles working!

Kathy
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Old Fri, Jun-10-05, 08:25
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Plan: My Plan!
Stats: 241/189/145 Female 5'5"
BF:
Progress: 54%
Location: New England
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Hi Kathy,

There was an interesting discussion about change in this forum a while ago. Changing something will get you out of the stall. But changing what? It depends on the person. The change could be exercise, or cutting out a certain food, or increasing your calories, or decreasing your calories, doing carb cycling, and the list goes on! You gotta figure it out!
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Old Fri, Jun-10-05, 23:18
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Plan: A combo of a few
Stats: 208/172/155 Female 5'8"
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Progress: 68%
Location: Missouri
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Hello and welcome to the forum

I think you'll find this site to be very helpful and informative. And the support you'll get here can't be beat!!!

Best of luck to you
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