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Old Fri, Dec-02-16, 22:27
Bonnie OFS Bonnie OFS is offline
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Posts: 2,568
Plan: Dr. Bernstein
Stats: 188/150/135 Female 5 ft 4 inches
Progress: 72%
Location: NE WA

A success and a role model. I showed your pictures to my husband & said this man lost 250 pounds. He asked, which one? You look like a completely different person.

Thank you for sharing your story. It's people like you who help me stay on this road.

Last edited by Bonnie OFS : Sun, Dec-11-16 at 16:54. Reason: duplicate
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Old Sun, Dec-11-16, 16:48
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Posts: 3,567
Plan: hflc
Stats: 166/157/125 Female 5'2"
Progress: 22%
Location: Pacific Northwest

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Old Sun, Dec-11-16, 18:41
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RuthannP RuthannP is offline
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Posts: 957
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 180/170/130 Female 5'2"
Progress: 20%

Wonderful! Congratulations! Enjoy your new life!
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Old Mon, Dec-26-16, 16:15
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slmrickman slmrickman is offline
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Posts: 1,204
Plan: atkins
Stats: 447/190/230 Male 6
Progress: 118%
Location: Las Vegas

Great job my friend.....
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Old Wed, Dec-28-16, 19:12
Ebergstrom Ebergstrom is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 215/175/165 Female 5'5"
Default Wonderful story!

Great inspiration.
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Old Wed, Dec-28-16, 20:40
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Meme#1 Meme#1 is offline
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Posts: 12,457
Plan: Atkins DANDR
Stats: 210/194/160 Female 5'4"
Progress: 32%
Location: Texas

How did I miss this Ken?

You look FABULOUS darling!!
(speaking with Lauren Bacall accent)
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Old Sun, Jan-01-17, 17:56
Tx_Chris Tx_Chris is offline
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Posts: 391
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 315/230/185 Male 5'9
Progress: 65%
Location: Texas

Such a great write up Ken. You are the definition of success. I can only imagine how great you feel taking back your life in every way imaginable. Do walk in a room & not feel like everyone is snicjering behind your back.

Your my inspiration my hero brother. I am following the road map you blazed to take back my health. I live by rule #1 daily. Keep on holding that torch high by living the life you want & we will all be following.

Thank you.....

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Old Sat, Jan-14-17, 20:21
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Froka Froka is offline
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Plan: Carnivore & IF
Stats: 357.0/333.8/170 Female 5' 8"
Progress: 12%
Location: San Diego, CA

This is so awesome. You've done a phenomenal job, Ken, and you are totally inspiring (do you ever get tired of hearing that? Don't, because you are!)

I love your Rule #1. It's so true, and since I read this a couple of days ago, I keep reminding myself of it. I will remember your story- thank you thank you THANK YOU for outlining how difficult it was for you in the beginning (and the middle, too.)

Right now, this WOE is still "easy" to me. But it's got to be forever, and I am certain that my path to losing 150 pounds won't be easy. I'm glad you mentioned "But as the weeks went by, the diet was getting harder not easier. My willpower was running low." Just sticking to it is what saved you. I've been thinking about my future, and "can I do it?" has popped into my head so many times, and running across your story came at the absolute perfect time for me. I am now resolute. Yes, I can do it. Sticking to LCHF all day, every day, and eventually, my favorite foods will change, too. It will become my new normal. I just have to fix my broken body with healing LCHF foods.

I am so happy for you. It sounds like you're on top of the world- you rock, keep it up!!

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Old Thu, Jan-26-17, 01:42
Crawfie Crawfie is offline
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Posts: 167
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 147/130/110 Female 60 inches
Progress: 46%

Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration this morning. What you have achieved is really remarkable. You certainly are a great success. I have been on and off plan for so many years, but on 1st January I had an ephinany and have completely quit sugar which has made a huge difference to my weight loss. When I achieve my goal which I now know I will, I will never have a little cheat because I would end up a little plump person again, as I have done so many times. I am looking forward to a slim summer. I wish you every success in being that new man who inspires everyone lucky enough to meet you.and see your transformation.
Thanks once more for your amazing inspirational story. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Old Sat, Jan-28-17, 19:17
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Baylor1 Baylor1 is offline
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Posts: 137
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 000/000/000 Female 66 inches

What an amazing story. I really am so glad you posted it for us to read. So much hit home.
Congratulations on your accomplishment! It is no small feat.
I will be reading this over and over from time to time!
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Old Tue, Feb-14-17, 10:11
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Lbangle Lbangle is offline
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Posts: 199
Plan: Atkins/Duke diet
Stats: 267/173.8/145 Female 5'4"
Progress: 76%
Location: USA

You are an inspiration to me. I am trying to get back on board after being off the diet for a year and gaining 20 pounds back. I want your success! Thanks for posting your story and the pictures.....and believe me, I understand about the shoe tying picture....that is a wonderful goal to attain!
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Old Thu, Feb-16-17, 12:31
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bcbeauty bcbeauty is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 219/199/150 Female 5ft 3in
Progress: 29%
Location: Kelowna BC. Canada

What a great story Ken. Congratulations.
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Old Tue, Mar-28-17, 11:01
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Squarecube Squarecube is offline
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Posts: 876
Plan: atkins/paleo/IF
Stats: 186.5/159.0/160 Male 5' 11"
Progress: 104%
Location: NYC

Great success Ken, good luck to you. I'm still not 100% sure the massive change in the before and after picture wasn't just the suit and tie, No?
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Old Fri, Apr-21-17, 13:14
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Hedgey Hedgey is offline
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Posts: 84
Plan: PP/Atkins
Stats: 260/240/142 Female 5' 4"
Progress: 17%
Location: Northern New York

THANK YOU for your posts. Your story is so inspirational, and I love your pictures.

Last edited by Hedgey : Fri, Apr-21-17 at 13:25.
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Old Sun, Apr-23-17, 15:31
Zowey Zowey is offline
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Plan: Low Carb
Stats: 140/140/140 Female 67
Progress: 24%
Default Absolutely!

You are most definitely a success story! Congratulations to you!!!

Love your journal. I read the first 50 pages of it and select posts in the last several pages. You are truly an inspiration.

Thank you for sharing your awesome experience!!!
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