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Old Tue, Nov-27-18, 21:41
Lumos Lumos is offline
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Posts: 4
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 228/221/185 Female 70 inches
Progress: 16%
Default Just started today

Hi everyone, I just started Atkins today. I had only been about 20 pounds overweight and was fine there and stable for a long time, but my weight started creeping up lately and now I need to lose 45 pounds.

I think low carb is the only way for me to realistically stick to a diet at this point - I enjoy sugar too much! I love the loss of appetite on low carb, but at least until I get into ketosis there's so much to choose from. What a great diet!

Anyway, it's nice to know there are others out there doing the same. Nice to meet you!
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Old Tue, Nov-27-18, 22:25
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Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is offline
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Posts: 10,343
Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
Progress: 32%
Location: Massachusetts

Lc is the only painless method for me, too. Good luck!!
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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 07:51
tess9132 tess9132 is offline
Plan: general lc
Stats: 214/146/130 Female 5'4"
Progress: 81%

Welcome! I try to keep plenty of on plan food in the house during a transition off carbs.
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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 09:02
Blue Ruby Blue Ruby is offline
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Posts: 541
Plan: atkins
Stats: 200/170/160 Female 5'7"
Progress: 75%
Location: BC

Welcome! Lots of good advice here, including years of old discussions on almost any subject you can imagine. When I’m struggling with myself, I like to come on and look up old threads for a sense of support and to learn.

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Enjoy your meals!
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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 09:43
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LCer4Life LCer4Life is online now
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 155/129/125 Female 63
Progress: 87%

Welcome Lumos! This is a great place to learn and have great support. I have my coffee each morning with this wonderful group. I am still reading through the threads and learn so much. Welcome again.
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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 13:27
maree00 maree00 is offline
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Posts: 76
Plan: Keto
Stats: 192/188/140 Female 65
Progress: 8%
Default Sounds like me

I too was 20 lbs overweight for years, but in the last 4 years I am now 45 lbs over weight. UGH. Lots of life changes, but now it's time to get it off. I love a few glasses of wine each night but that ramps up my appetite. I have not had any wine in 6 days and following low carb and lost 3 lbs - so I'm happy with that

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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 13:47
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bluesinger bluesinger is offline
Posts: 3,978
Plan: n=1:TheraKeto
Stats: 170/138/140 Female 62 inches
Progress: 107%
Location: Nevada Desert, USA

Starting here. Starting now. I wish you good health.

I started LC eating in 1972. It's a neverending battle, but necessary for those of us with damaged............................whatever. Maybe it's the metabolism, maybe something else.

This is a good place to learn, get information, share, learn some more and hold ourselves accountable for our health and well being.

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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 22:37
Lumos Lumos is offline
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Posts: 4
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 228/221/185 Female 70 inches
Progress: 16%

Thanks everyone! My first was fantastic yesterday, but today I had a sad mistake. I wanted to buy diet ginger ale and I saw next to the diet regular ginger ale was what I THOUGHT was diet raspberry ginger ale. A few gulps in, I realized this tasted waaaaay too good to be diet – and I was right, it was not diet. So today was a good day except for some non-diet soda.
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Old Wed, Nov-28-18, 23:09
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Jamackarch Jamackarch is offline
Posts: 3,567
Plan: hflc
Stats: 166/157/125 Female 5'2"
Progress: 22%
Location: Pacific Northwest

HI Lumos!

Welcome!!! You will meet lots of great people here, and find all the answers to any questions!

Yay you!
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