Kathy54 from there to here
My journey started in Jan of this year, after seeing a news report that the American Heart Assco.had second thoughts about the Atkins diet. They did a comparison with their own diet and the Atkins diet, they found the Atkins patients faired better in lowering, Chol/B.P./weight loss.
So I went out and bought the new book. Now I must tell you I have never followed a diet before, other than, Fit for life for 3 weeks, I did lose some weight, but could not "live" with the diet on a regular basis. So from there I just continued to grow............... So when I bought the book, I weighed 180 #'s, now, I know for some, 180 are not huge, but for me it was. After all, after my last baby I was 128 #'s
Anyhow, Before I started Low carb'n, I went to the doctor, which I advise anyone, (however be prepared for a negative response) I had all my blood work done. And yes he wanted me to lose weight. My sugars were getting high, a risk for Diabetes, my bad Chol was O.K. HDl, was low. Blood Pressure getting high.
He didn?t really say nay or yay about Atkins. So 3 months later I returned, at that time 25 pounds lighter and feeling great! Had the test done over again, Bad Chol was lower, hdl was higher, Sugars way lower. B.P. is down somewhat, but I continue to take a water pill once a day, that keeps it in check.
I have truly taken this on as a way of life, not a diet. I feel great, now at my goal weight of 140. I no longer have heart burn, I can count on one hand the number of times I have burped or tooted!! Since Jan. Hubby will testify to that LOL.
I am at the point in this way of eating (since about may) that I can now have a slice of good whole grain bread 3x's a week, small portions of potatoes 2x's a week with no weight gain. I eat fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, melons, peaches, apricots, 3 serving a day, a salad everyday, which when I don't have it, my body craves like mad. The protein I eat, tends to be on the lean side, lot's of turkey/chicken/lamb/fish and lean beef/ very little bacon or sausage (no nitrate only).
The above was written for another forum on July 15 th 03, (accept I reached my goal at the end of Aug so I edited that) 8>) I continue to stay at 138-140 and that is just fine with me. We have a huge Christmas season coming here, my brother and his family are coming from Australia, I have sworn the whole family to secrecy, I can not wait to see his reaction, he was always very subtle, but a bit of a nag about my weight. So my ongoing goal is to stay in my buffer zone so to speak 137-140. I truly believe that at this stage it is all about "Control over servings", plain and simple 8>)
Thanks so much to everyone that spends the time on this, "World Class Forum" I never would of got to where I am with out it.
I'll attached two pics here, the first is about day 4 of Atkins, sorry I don?t have one of just me.
The second was taken just last weekend. For a full length B/A pic's Post # 406 in my journal. Cheers Kathy