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Old 06-10-2011, 02:47 AM   #3081
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Started a low carb lifestyle change February 2011. 6'2" 257 lbs. As of yesterday weigh in at 232 lbs. Low carb is the "weigh" to go. I haven't done much exercise and eat as much as I want until I'm full. I do not look at calories or fat, just carbs. Amazing how this works. Had a physical about a month ago and all my blood work came in much better. Blood pressure down, cholesterol down, good cholesterol up, triglycerides down, glucose down...amazing. I have been eating an average 5 eggs everyday since February.

The only thing you have to give up is pasta, rice, bread, corn, potatoes and sugar. That's it. LOL.
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Over the last 3 months you've already managed a 10% weight loss so it is obviously working for you. Keep up the good work, the hard part is about to begin.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:13 AM   #3082
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Oh oh!!

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Old 06-15-2011, 10:58 AM   #3083
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Using prior week's WW weigh in. Started WW at 205.4 in mid-August, 2010

1/12 190.4
1/19 188.8
1/26 188.2
2/2 187.8
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2/23 185.8
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I weigh the same as last week . No gain No loss . I did go shopping today and I am down a size . I tried on my usual size and I was swimming in them .
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:41 PM   #3085
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After a long, fattening hiatus, I'm once again working on losing weight, and will be posting my progress here.

6/1: 295
6/15: 284.6

I'm going the low-carb route, as I've had success with that in the past. About 8 years ago, I lost around 25 lbs in 2 months by removing starch and sugar from my diet. I fell off the wagon after my kids were born, and recently found myself heavier than I'd ever been at 295. Two weeks in, I've already dropped over 10 lbs, and feel better. I intend to continue this way of eating long-term.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:24 AM   #3086
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After the big initial drop (mostly water weight), I seem to be settling into a 2-3 lbs per week loss. I haven't been super-strict so far, so there's room to improve if I find my losses tapering off. So far, so good.
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6/1: 295
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After the big initial drop (mostly water weight), I seem to be settling into a 2-3 lbs per week loss. I haven't been super-strict so far, so there's room to improve if I find my losses tapering off. So far, so good.
Thats a good job, are you just dieting or doing any exercise with it? Its always amazed me what one can accomplish with just diet and walking.
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Thats a good job, are you just dieting or doing any exercise with it? Its always amazed me what one can accomplish with just diet and walking.
Thanks! No real exercise yet, just walking a bit more than I was previously. I won't make any general statements, but for me personally, exercise has much less effect on my weight than diet does. I trained for and ran a half-marathon some years back, and really didn't lose any weight to speak of during the process (and I had plenty to lose).

Exercise does, of course, play a big part in my overall fitness, just not weight loss. YMMV.
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With a vacation in Madeira coming up this is not good a good weight to be at

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:15 PM   #3090
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Oh well, it was all worth it! Had an absolutely fantastic time! It was definitely the vacation of a lifetime. with Alaska!
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Alaska Vacation and Open Buffet for 2 weeks....
6/22/2011: 125

Highest was 139# (2007)
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Oh well, it was all worth it! Had an absolutely fantastic time! It was definitely the vacation of a lifetime. with Alaska!
Welcome back - so glad your vacation went well.
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With a vacation in Madeira coming up this is not good a good weight to be at
I think you're too tough on yourself.
2.5% over target is still within the error bars in my book.
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I think you're too tough on yourself.
2.5% over target is still within the error bars in my book.
I like your thinking, thanks for the positive slant on things
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:47 AM   #3094
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Lower drop this week (though I was a pound lower a few days ago). I experimented with adding a few low-carb substitutes to my diet this week, and while the Dreamfield pasta didn't seem to cause any spike in my blood sugar, the low-carb tortillas definitely did.

Happy to still be moving in the right direction.
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I've been running 3x weekly and sticking to WW and today have lost 6 pounds in 5 weeks. That included a 10 day trip to Greece. I guess it's not so bad!
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while the Dreamfield pasta didn't seem to cause any spike in my blood sugar, the low-carb tortillas definitely did.

Happy to still be moving in the right direction.
Be warned that a recent mini-study showed no difference between Dreamfields (which I have recommended in the past) and regular pasta.

The Dreamfields Pasta Fraud | Dietdoctor.com
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Simple girl, I'd LOVE to stabilize at your highest! Off to the treadmill...
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