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Old Wed, Oct-15-03, 07:29
kimlynette kimlynette is offline
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Posts: 3
Plan: Atkins (modified)
Stats: 215/138/133 Female 66
Progress: 94%
Location: Porltand Oregon
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Hey! My name is Kim, from Portland Oregon. In March of '03 I got mad at my condition;health, body, emotional, mental. I had had 3 major leg surgeries in 4 months and was bedridden for most that year. I got so mad I got up out of my bed and went to the gym and slammed a basketball against the wall until I was drenched in sweat. That was the extent of what I was able to do exercise-wise. I told myself that if gastric bypass people could survive on bits of food all day then I could too....and for a month or more, I did. By May I had gone from 215 lbs to 180. I cranked up the exercise by hiring a college athlete to train me on the equipment and teaching me how to shoot hoops. I changed my eating pattern, concentrating on more protein, but still didn't have a plan for my life. By the end of July I weighed 162 lbs and was a size 14-12. I had an epiphany. This was the weight I always "lost to" before. I had never gone below it as an adult. I wanted something different. I knew I needed to change my nutrition radically and I did. I studied Atkins and some other low carb ideas and decided that this was right for me. I upped my meat intake....delightfully so. Upped my green veggies, cut out the sugar and white flour and...drum roll please. Today I am 138 lbs, size 6, 34C, 27 waist, 37 hips, 5'6". I have gone from 46% body fat to about 24-25 %. I work out 6-7 days a week, 1-2 times a day, dividing my workouts so I can maximize my metabolic rate. I work out with all the equipment and free weights as well. But I always, always warm up for 1020 minutes first with my basketball.
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