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Old Tue, May-02-17, 10:29
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Plan: LCHF & IF
Stats: 312/253.8/150 Female 5' 8"
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Progress: 36%
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I went to the doctor February 21, 2016, and I was 312 pounds. It was almost 20 pounds more than the last time I had the nerve to look at the scale, and I was terrified. Being BIG BIG BIG runs in my family, and I was only 28. I was staring down the barrel of missing out on life, and I was so miserable I resolved to do something about it.

I was looking up weight loss programs and very nearly bought into Medifast (again) when my sister stopped me. She asked if I had put in my credit card info yet on the website, and I said no, the damn thing wouldn't go through for some reason (I had input the card number wrong). She told me to stop, and to check out this website real quick, and to see if I wouldn't rather try that instead.

The website was DietDoctor.com, and I was an instant convert, mainly because this guy wasn't trying to sell anything and he had this radical notion that you could lose weight while eating real, ACTUAL food. Crazy, right? My sister had lost about 15 pounds the year before after her stint at working at a pizza place. 15 pounds was a lot of weight to lose on her small frame, so I thought, "What the heck? What do I have to lose?"

I've lost 55 pounds now
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 187/181/150 Female 5' 9''
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I'm having more of a lightbulb moment being 8 weeks into Atkins more so then when I started that's because I'm getting smaller.. no cravings..and feel a control over food I haven't had for years

My "kickstart" was really just another weight loss attempt. I was laying on the beach in Hilton Head with my middle age belly protruding from my black one piece bathing suit.. reading in Women's Day and reading about the A List Diet..a version of Atkins. I thought, "what the heck, I will try low carb like this for two weeks.. it couldn't hurt..nothing else has worked."
So I started low carb according to the article. After two weeks.. I studied more on Atkins original diet and decided to go to that. I realized modern versions of LC are just marketed diets that sell products and slow down weight loss, Including Atkins 20.
Since following induction according the Atkins Revolution book.. I'm thrilled and so very hopeful that I will get this stubborn fat off my body. I've tried calorie counting, Intermittent Fasting. all miserable and not sustainable.

I also joined this forum... read all the LC tips.. and doing things right so I don't waste time and kid myself.
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