Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2007, 08:17 PM   #871
Atkineer For Life
 
godsbeloved79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pompano Bch, FL
Posts: 19,132
Gallery: godsbeloved79
Stats: 235.4/223.8/160
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 6/9/2014
Before: 200ish / During: 188.5 lbs

I've truly been inspired by this thread, so I thought it would be a good idea to post my progress thus far.

godsbeloved79 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 06-30-2007, 06:26 AM   #872
Senior LCF Member
 
ajcav062197's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 980
Gallery: ajcav062197
Stats: 199/190 (5'5.5")
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 4/2/11


I just wanted to see these side by side.. the one in the black is last year at 172 no exersice, the other one is lc while walking 70 miles.

I think I see a toner flatter tummy.

Last edited by ajcav062197; 06-30-2007 at 06:28 AM..
ajcav062197 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 07:37 AM   #873
Senior LCF Member
 
RECkate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Middle-of-nowhere Iowa
Posts: 438
Gallery: RECkate
Stats: 275/153/150 5'10"
WOE: THM
Start Date: 08/23/2011
How come I can't see a lot of people's pictures...little [COLOR="Red"]x[/COLOR][COLOR="Black"] in the corners.... *puzzled*[/COLOR]
RECkate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 09:40 AM   #874
Atkineer For Life
 
godsbeloved79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pompano Bch, FL
Posts: 19,132
Gallery: godsbeloved79
Stats: 235.4/223.8/160
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 6/9/2014
AJ,

You look GREAT ! Exercising does a body good.
godsbeloved79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 09:41 AM   #875
Atkineer For Life
 
godsbeloved79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pompano Bch, FL
Posts: 19,132
Gallery: godsbeloved79
Stats: 235.4/223.8/160
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 6/9/2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by RECkate View Post
How come I can't see a lot of people's pictures...little [COLOR="Red"]x[/COLOR][COLOR="Black"] in the corners.... *puzzled*[/COLOR]
I get them too. I think it has much to do with the picture hosting.
godsbeloved79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2007, 10:20 AM   #876
Big Yapper!!!!
 
Emerald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,694
Gallery: Emerald
Stats: Nothing to see here folks....move along.
WOE: A 72 Induction (Hard Core!)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RECkate View Post
How come I can't see a lot of people's pictures...little [COLOR="Red"]x[/COLOR][COLOR="Black"] in the corners.... *puzzled*[/COLOR]
This thread is a couple years old so some ofthe posters have removed thier pics and some of the hosting sites are now defunct.
Emerald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 01:46 AM   #877
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,313
Gallery: ItsTheWooo
Stats: 280/118 (5'5)
WOE: Maintain with <60 carbs average and watching cals
Start Date: March 2003
Before (various weights, all 200+, I am a teen in most of them):


From original goal weight, I think late 2004, 21 or 22 yrs old (135):



From lowest photographed weight, 2005, 22 or 23 yrs old (108):


From last month, 2007, 24 yrs old (120-122?):


Last edited by ItsTheWooo; 07-01-2007 at 01:56 AM..
ItsTheWooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 01:52 AM   #878
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Amélie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,577
Gallery: Amélie
Wow!!!! You're my new inspiration.
Amélie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 01:55 AM   #879
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Amélie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,577
Gallery: Amélie
How long did you lose the weight and what was your plan?

You are so pretty!
Amélie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 02:29 AM   #880
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,313
Gallery: ItsTheWooo
Stats: 280/118 (5'5)
WOE: Maintain with <60 carbs average and watching cals
Start Date: March 2003
Thanks

I've been low carbing for over 4 years, and in that time I've done different things.

To lose most of the weight, before I reallly felt comfortable enough to experiment with different things, I stuck with basic Atkins induction, I followed it exactly, never cheating, and the weight just melted off. I was never hungry, and it just happened. Early on, I wouldn't even eat tomatoes or onions because I was afraid they were too sweet. The only side effects I had was that I was often tired and I would have heart palpitations... but I think that's pretty normal considering how fast I was losing weight and how I wasn't eating much (as a result of losing weight / fat so fast).

When I got around 200#s the weight loss naturally began to slow (as I became less severely obese)... and around this time I started experimenting with raising carbs and eating more foods (this was around the holidays of 2003). I was eating about 40 carbs by now, which helped reduce the symptoms I felt earlier. Calories were restricted, but it was more by a natural process (I had more of an appetite than I did when I was really fat, but it was still quite low, not high enough to maintain weight).

As I reached the end of weight loss, I started using conscious calorie restriction, so I could lose at an optimal rate. Hunger started to come back more as I got thinner, but it wasn't so bad, because I was still low carbing.

I reached 150 in a year almost exactly (150 is normal weight).



Today, I maintain my weight very simply, as stated to the left: 1650 cals, 60 carbs. My body just naturally asks for this much on average...
Here is my ****** average intake from new year to yesterday. As you can see, it averages to 60 carb 1650 cal... fat 50%, protein 30%. It *always* works like this on average. Weird, how when we actually trust our bodies, they don't over eat on us . Every day I eat a bunch of meat or nuts is compensated by a day w here I eat less.

As you can also see my weight is pretty much stable, hovering in that 5 lb area.
Originally it was easy to gain weight (when I was underweight and borderline underweight)... but, DUH, that's because I was underweight. Now that I am at a more appropriate weight for my body it is not nearly as easy to gain. Don't get me wrong I could gain more weight, but it would be a little harder (because when I start to put on weight now, my hunger goes down and my energy goes up making it easier to restrict and keep weight stable.)


I do not fear food. I went through a long process of being all neurotic about food and weight. I ENJOY food and love eating it. I make all kinds of goodies, I'm not all anal about "natural" or "frankenfoods"... but I AM strict about the carb count and I keep an eye on calories. In other words, I don't eat something loaded with maltitol and lie to myself pretending it's low carb .

Most important about food? Portion size. I always take small portions. For example, I eat fiber one cereal, but never a full portion - I mix it with nuts, because the cereal alone is way too low in fat and too high in carb. So, I pretty much eat everything, brownies, cookies, but the key is ALWAYS low carb, and ALWAYS a small portion. I find, large portions just aren't as satisfying as small portions anyway - the more food on my plate, the more the game becomes just to stuff myself (vs actually enjoying the food).

Another major important thing: I document everything I eat in ****** (for me, this has helped me to obsess *less* not more, it makes me feel safe and secure, and I am sure I am never eating too much or too little). When I was crazy obsessed, starting to be MORE strict with monitoring my food intake and weight actually helped coax me to a more moderate place in behavior. Having that token bit of awareness made the "fear" of losing contorl more managable.

I don't need to weigh (my body) as much anymore... I do it every couple of days, or, if I feel like things *might* be getting out of hand. I still, however, write everything down I eat (even if I pig out at the buffet) and document it in ******. When I make a meal, I jot it down shorthand on a piece of scrap paper. I also weigh everything I eat, even to this day.
My family makes fun of me for it, but guess what? I'm the one controlling morbid obesity. It might seem irrational or excessive, but I do it because I have to. I consider obesity a disease like diabetes, and it is my responsibility to take it seriously.
I have been able to maintain my weight without writing everything down or weighing my food (relying on a "rough estimate" system instead)... but, this is actually easier for me, because having absolute knowledge of HOW MUCH helps me to deal with any fears or doubts I have (and again,t his was crucial for me to be truly balanced and happy).



Most of my advice is really more appropriate for maintenance... sorry I can't help more with weight loss, it's been a quite long time since then.

The best advice I can give someone losing weight is to absolutely FOCUS on losing weight, make every food choice with this in mind... however, at the same time, focus on learning how to make this a livable, comfortable, completely satisfying lifestyle. If you are trying not to eat any artificial sweeteners, for example, but you have a major sweet tooth, odds are you won't be ablet o do that for life. Learn how to cook and how to eat the foods you want to eat now. If you save learning all of that for some vague "when I get to maintenence" stage you are setting yourself up with problems.

Also, don't get too obsessed with keeping cals low, or reaching meaningless goals. I am a firm believer that for some people, calorie restriction really screws brain chemistry and triggers obsessions and disordered eating. I went through a little phase of it, and it was NOT fun.
Keep sight of the big goal. The big goal is to eat low carb every day. That's all. As long as you are doing that, you WILL succeed... you WILL be a success.

Which brings me to a final point... always eat low carb. Don't fool yourself into believing that you can have pasta "sometimes" or that at goal you will "add back in x y and z". The magic that allows this metabolic change to occur is in keeping insulin low, and appropriately balanced. This is only possible when carbs are low.
Do not buy into the popular myth that "natural" food is good, even if it has a lot of carbs. "Natural" oranges messes up blood sugar just as well, if not *better*, than a cookie (the cookie at least has fat from nuts and butter).

Processed food is sometimes less healthy, but it isn't automatically okay to eat if you have a weight problem. Think of your obesity in terms of a disease: for example, someone with a peanut allergy cannot eat peanuts, even though peanuts are a healthy "natural" food. Carbs are like that for us with obesity. When it comes to weight, don't make it more difficult than it has to be: it's all about keeping carbs low; carbs dictate metabolism which controls long term food intake and body fat storage.

Don't restrict food more than you have to.
Enjoy food, enjoy life, and always focus on eating low carb no matter what, even at restaurants, even on holidays... and the rest follows.

Last edited by ItsTheWooo; 07-01-2007 at 02:32 AM..
ItsTheWooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 02:44 AM   #881
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Amélie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,577
Gallery: Amélie
Thanks, you're really inspiring. Question, did you exercise? Did it stall you or speed up your weight loss? You don't look flabby at all! I actually saved your advice to my computer as a reference for me to read from time to time.

I'm already almost 29 so I don't think I'd have much success in the "tight skin" department when I finally lose all this weight. My goal is 130 pounds. I am 199 pounds this morning. I'm hoping to be at goal before I turn 30 on July next year.
Amélie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 02:51 AM   #882
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,313
Gallery: ItsTheWooo
Stats: 280/118 (5'5)
WOE: Maintain with <60 carbs average and watching cals
Start Date: March 2003
I did not really exercise although I went through bouts of running to speed up weight loss... and, I did and still do walk regularly (a few hours a week). I do not really depend on exercise to maintain weight, it's more just a little "extra" ... like buying a reduced fat product or something. I also walk more for enjoyment than I do weight control.

I have really baggy skin. Just didn't get lucky there, either. My skin looks firm but that's only because I'm at a pretty low weight. You can see the arm skin and the looseness of my belly/back in the 2007 pics :/

I am going to have a lower body lift this month, as a matter of fact (and in the future I fully intend to do my bat wings and get breast implants).

Keep up the good work. You can definitely make that goal if you stick to acheiving it.
ItsTheWooo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 03:09 AM   #883
Senior LCF Member
 
Seepferdchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 646
Gallery: Seepferdchen
Stats: 168/135/132 5'11''
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 1. Jan. 2007
Itsthewooo, you look absolutely gorgeous! And I love the blonde haircolour, it looks just lovely with your green (I think they are..) eyes!

A HUGE congrats!!
Seepferdchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 05:11 AM   #884
Senior LCF Member
 
sallyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 948
Gallery: sallyk
Stats: Trying to get back on the wagon
WOE: Low carb
Start Date: Re-starting again.
You look absolutely fantastic!!! I like the blonde hair, too. Don't see bat wings, though. Maybe you have them in person. What an amazing story. You are so in tune with your body, and it shows.
sallyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 06:32 AM   #885
Senior LCF Member
 
ajcav062197's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 980
Gallery: ajcav062197
Stats: 199/190 (5'5.5")
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 4/2/11
Itsthewoo... Your a real inspiration. Thank you for sharing your experience.
ajcav062197 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 06:48 AM   #886
Senior LCF Member
 
dcarlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 879
Gallery: dcarlee
Stats: 350/280/200
ItstheWooo : what a great post!
dcarlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 07:55 AM   #887
Atkineer For Life
 
godsbeloved79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pompano Bch, FL
Posts: 19,132
Gallery: godsbeloved79
Stats: 235.4/223.8/160
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 6/9/2014
ItstheWooo - You look GREAT and what an inspiration.
godsbeloved79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 10:04 AM   #888
Way too much time on my hands!
 
aim in Fla*working's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 10,855
...........i am so inspired!
aim in Fla*working is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 07:29 AM   #889
lavender and lace
 
Violet_Dream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,238
Gallery: Violet_Dream
Stats: 178/167.8/135 ~5'10"~
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 4/18/2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haziefrog View Post
This was me 4 years ago.






And this is me yesterday.....I have lost 210 lbs!



Hazel
All I can say is....OMG.......Congratulations to you Hazel and to everyone else's success. Absolutely amazing!
You all rock!

Last edited by Violet_Dream; 07-06-2007 at 07:33 AM..
Violet_Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2007, 10:27 PM   #890
Senior LCF Member
 
Beaniegurl42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 71
Gallery: Beaniegurl42
Stats: 178/173/132
WOE: Atkins
Hazel You are amazing....Blessings to you.....
Beaniegurl42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 05:36 PM   #891
Blabbermouth!!!
 
ixtapacheryl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,800
Gallery: ixtapacheryl
Stats: 183/173/130 - 5'7.5"
WOE: '72 Atkins
Start Date: 8/4/2012
You look absolutely fabulous! Congratulations! What a transformation!
ixtapacheryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #892
Way too much time on my hands!
 
Stevie Renee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 14,056
Gallery: Stevie Renee
Start Date: July 2000
Woo,
the blond hair suits you. Congrats and wishing you continued success.
PS: Like your posts. Very informative.
Stevie Renee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 10:46 AM   #893
Way too much time on my hands!
 
jillieb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 16,780
Gallery: jillieb
Stats: 170.5/168/145
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 7.11.12


jillieb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 11:10 AM   #894
Blabbermouth!!!
 
Ana K.S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 7,329
Gallery: Ana K.S.
Stats: GOAL REACHED 7/28/10 Size 8 Jeans!!!!
WOE: Low Cal/Gym 5x a week/Yoga 2x a week
Jillie you look beautiful!!
Ana K.S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 11:30 AM   #895
Atkineer For Life
 
godsbeloved79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pompano Bch, FL
Posts: 19,132
Gallery: godsbeloved79
Stats: 235.4/223.8/160
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 6/9/2014
Looking good Jillie !
godsbeloved79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 11:41 AM   #896
Sassy Tart
 
yellowrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Houston, Texas..
Posts: 76,931
Gallery: yellowrose
Stats: SW 179 ~~ CW 145 ~~
WOE: Take it one day at a time..
Start Date: January 2003
Jillie, your a hottie!
yellowrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 07:57 AM   #897
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
tinabeanus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,099
Gallery: tinabeanus
Its the woo, You have inspired me to start back on plan. Thank you for the pictures and tips. You look so great!
tinabeanus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2007, 10:04 PM   #898
Junior LCF Member
 
PalmsInTheSnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 33
Gallery: PalmsInTheSnow
WOE: Low Carb
Wow! Great job, Jillie!
PalmsInTheSnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 08:58 AM   #899
Big Yapper!!!!
 
JONAH'S GRANNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,081
Gallery: JONAH'S GRANNY
Stats: Way too much/115 lbs.
WOE: Low Calorie
Start Date: 01/03/2008/Originally 2003
Attended DD wedding last weekend. Haven't seen many pictures yet. Hoping to have some good ones to post later. Here is one of me and yes, I had been drinking too much. Just the same, look at what I had in my hand. A bottle of good ole H2O! Looks like I was telling someone to not take the picture too.
JONAH'S GRANNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 09:02 AM   #900
Atkins Ambassador
 
sugarless4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Posts: 14,195
Gallery: sugarless4life
Stats: 5'3 / 100 pounds / 56 yo /maintaining for 9 years
WOE: Lost it with Atkins / RUNNING to keep it off!
Start Date: January 19, 2002 -10 1/2 YEARS ON ATKINS
GREAT PICTURE, ANN!!

Here's my latest, taken last week on our Caribbean cruise.



Betty
sugarless4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.