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Old Sat, Oct-18-03, 21:37
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Posts: 2,858
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 180/135/140 Female 5.3
BF:
Progress: 113%
Location: Vancouver Island, B.C.
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Woo,Hoo,hey it's about time you posted your success story! what an inspiration it will be to others

You look fabulous
Cheers Kathy
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Old Sun, Oct-19-03, 11:42
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Posts: 11,768
 
Plan: Doctor's Plan
Stats: */*/* Female 5 ft 3 in
BF:
Progress: 77%
Location: Scotch Plains, NJ
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Great post Kristine We always knew you were an amazing success

~Michelle
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Old Mon, Oct-20-03, 16:12
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Posts: 424
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 351/229.6/200 Male 73 inches (that's 6'1)
BF:??%%/24.5%
Progress: 80%
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Very inspirational story Kristine. The before/after picture is fabulous! I hope you are very proud of your success because you definitely deserve it.

I am curious when you stopped the Depo in relation to starting LC.

Great work!!

OG
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Old Mon, Oct-20-03, 18:45
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Plan: Primal
Stats: 171/155/155 Female 5'7"
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
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Hi all! Thanks a lot!

OG, my last shot was in April of 2001. A lot of women get nasty symptoms with the depo, but I got them shortly after the next shot would have been due, once I quit. It hit me like a brick wall. I started low carbing in March of 2002. It may seem coincidental - perhaps it was the depo wearing off, not low carbing - but I disagree. Like I mentioned, I've fallen off the wagon more than once, and had it all come back. The drug is long gone from my system. I do believe it's permanant. I wouldn't be the first woman to come out of depo with PCOS.

Last edited by Kristine : Mon, Oct-20-03 at 18:47.
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Old Mon, Oct-20-03, 21:23
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Posts: 129
 
Plan: Atkins-CKD
Stats: 175/158.9/130 Female 5'2
BF:??/29.6/19
Progress: 36%
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Very Inspiring!!! Your after pic is fabulous!
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Old Wed, Oct-22-03, 01:22
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Posts: 244
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 232/230/175 Female 5-7
BF:unsure
Progress: 4%
Location: jacksonville beach FL
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Hey Kristine. I just had a gut feeling you were so marvelously gorgeous!!! Tres magnifique ma jolie!
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Old Sat, Nov-29-03, 21:02
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 186/173/145 Female 62 inches
BF:YES.
Progress: 32%
Location: Chicago, IL USA
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Wow... Kristine.. that story was soo touching to me.. and a great inspiration. Thank you bunches for posting it.
And yes... you can see a huge difference in your pictures.. you look absolutely stunning...
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Old Mon, Dec-01-03, 05:00
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 173/127.2/123 Female 5'1&1/2"
BF:
Progress: 92%
Location: Ma.
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What a GREAT, and well written success story!! By the look of your "after" pic, you seem at goal, (an ideal) weight already!
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Old Sat, Dec-13-03, 07:03
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Plan: Primal
Stats: 171/155/155 Female 5'7"
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
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Hee hee - thanks, ladies. Edie, confession time: that picture is old, from when I was on my way up. I don't have any recent ones. I was definitely under 130. That would be my ultimate goal again, but like I said, I'm too lazy to bother.

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Old Sun, Dec-14-03, 03:45
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Posts: 4,129
 
Plan: general LC - pregnant
Stats: 250/157/157 Female 5 foot 4 inches
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
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Hi Kristine,

I just posted you to you and then promptly lost it. Darn! I wanted to thank you for your comments in my gallery, and to say that I enjoyed reading about your success story.

I think sometimes it's easy for those of us with more weight to lose to look at the stats of those people who've only had to lose 20 or 30 pounds and dismiss their struggle as a very minor one - but you've shown me how important low carbing can be even for someone without much to lose, and how much these things can affect your life.

I'm so glad for you that you've managed to cure your health problems. I had chronic fatigue badly for about a year, and less severely for a couple more, so I know how debilitating illness is firsthand.

Congratulations!

Deborah
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Old Tue, Dec-16-03, 22:03
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Posts: 189
 
Plan: my own
Stats: 240/232/120 Female 5'4"
BF:
Progress: 7%
Location: Canada
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hey Kristine

congrats on your sucess! not only do you look great, but you feel great too
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Old Fri, Dec-31-04, 09:43
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Plan: Atkins/PP/BFL
Stats: 400/223/200 Male 5 ft 11
BF:37%/17%/12%
Progress: 89%
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Hi Kristine,

Thanks for sharing your success story and letting us publish it, it is now on our website's success section.

Wa'il
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Old Mon, Feb-21-05, 14:48
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Plan: Atkins GFSoyF,lowdairy
Stats: 339/257/180 Female 67 inches
BF:
Progress: 52%
Location: Alaska
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It is so awesome to read stories like yours. It is amazing how much junk food and medications can totally put our bodies out of whack. Your pictures are fantastic. Congrats!!!
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Old Fri, Mar-11-05, 22:32
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Posts: 2,804
 
Plan: High Fat Low Carb
Stats: 235/135/135 Female 5' 4"
BF:? Not any more!
Progress: 100%
Location: Long Island, NY
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Congratulations...
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Old Mon, Jul-04-05, 17:13
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Posts: 216
 
Plan: South Beach
Stats: 180/180/130 Female 5 feet 1 inch
BF:
Progress: 0%
Location: MA
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What a great story, thanks for sharing. Yet another inspiration for me.
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Old Sun, Jul-10-05, 21:54
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 184/140/125 Female 5 ft 1 in
BF:41%/33.2%/20
Progress: 75%
Location: Arkansas
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WOW! You look great
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