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Elizabeth779 09-16-2013 12:59 AM

New to Century Club and restarting LC
Hi there -- I'm Elizabeth779. I started with low carb (high fat) less than 20 net carbs a day in January 2013 and lost 50 pounds getting to my lowest in late May with a weight of 248.

Since then, for many varied reasons (AND excuses), I've gone up and down from 253 to 263 and back about at least four times now.

I'm letting so many things side track my plans.......looking back I can see which ones were legitimate reasons, such as dealing with an elderly mother issue that was time consuming and emotionally exhausting....but even with that issue (it has resolved), I see that I was taking care of someone else instead of, in place of taking care of my eating and health issues. That I wasn't using as an excuse, I just had to get through that the best I could.

But getting off low carb, and then back on each time, it seems so hard each time to get back to being ON the low carb plan to the point the cravings go away.

So last week I was getting back on track -- oh wait a minute -- I was eating subway sandwiches and calling it low carb -- and sneaking candy from the candy dish at work -- I'll not kid myself BUTTTTT!!! then I came down with a cold and was sick from last Wednesday (and am starting to feel much better today).

So, it's very late and it's 9-16-13 in five minutes....and starting now I'm back COMPLETELY on low carb.

I decided to get involved more with Low Carb Friends and Century Club to for some support on the LC WOE.

My plan is to do what worked for me before -- I ate moderate net carbs (20 grams net carbs), and ate high fat. I ate about two cups of vegetables a day and about a 2 cup salad.

And as soon as I can walk around without having to have a kleenex in each hand I'll get back to the gym and improve my stamina again.

I started out needing to lose 150 -- I now need to lose 110 to get to goal.....so it's time to get it done.

Thanks for listening......

pawleys14 09-16-2013 02:10 PM

:welcome:Elizabeth - glad that you are starting again....

come on over to these two threads....

FOS Club Sept and/or The Halloween Challenge...
we have a great support group on both of these threads.... we are all going through the same thing.....

and dropping 50 pounds already :jumpjoy: great start.....

you CAN do it.........

oncloud9now2 09-17-2013 01:54 PM

Glad you're here!! I post on Halloween Challenge also and on 300+ Fall Thread! Any are great. People on LCF are so supportive and never judgmental. Hope much success for you!!

brooke&kaitlynsmom 09-25-2013 04:48 PM

Hi Elizabeth. We can be re-newbies together. I just restarted Atkins 72 on Tuesday. I lost weight a couple years ago, but I'm back where I started, so I'm starting out very frustrated. I've "restarted" so many times since then and I last maybe a day if I'm lucky. I mean that very LITERALLY. I get to lunch time and make some stupid excuse to justify eating what I want instead of what I should. I'm trying to leave the guilt and anger at myself behind this time. What's done is done. I'm just focusing now on what needs to be done to undo the damage and beating myself up over it isn't going to do the job. Forgiving myself and moving on will. I just started reading Eat Fat, Get Thin, so I might give that a try. Taking it day by day or hour by hour is the way we can both get there this time. I hope to see you on the boards!

Elizabeth779 09-29-2013 01:09 AM


I HIT 250 ON THE scale this morning!!!! happy dance happy dance!!!


Elizabeth779 09-29-2013 01:11 AM

Dear Jessica -- I hear your frustration and cry for help.

It is so natural to get angry with yourself, BUT resist doing that.

Also realize it is very very hard in the beginning because that number on the scale looks so very scary.....BUT we have to hang in until we see another number that gives us encouragement....

Elizabeth779 09-29-2013 01:12 AM

pauleys and oncloud -- thanks for the warm welcome...

LCF is a very special place...

Davtoria 10-06-2013 06:58 PM

So how are you doing now ? We ( my sweetheart and
I ) are new here. I have 100 to lose and of course he doesn't have as much to lose but is working along side me the whole way and benefitting from a low carb food plan (not Atkins)

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