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Old 06-03-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Today is My 7 Year Atkinsversary!!!!

I started my first Atkins induction 7 years ago today. That night we had our annual potluck for a group I belonged to and I brought my first induction dinner in a tupperware container because I was so sick and tired of being fat and unhappy.

I had been obese, or morbidly obese my entire life from childhood and had been on many many diets over the years -- from Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers to Redux (a phen-fen pill), the Ayds candy diet to regular lowfat calorie counting. I generally lost some weight, and then would regain it +10 pounds.

For 6 years now I have been at a normal weight. And, I am still surprised by that daily. People, relatives included, who have not seen me in a few years do not know who I am when they pass me in the street. They literally do not recognize me. Then there are people I have met since losing all my weight and they believe I have always been "thin" and athletic-looking. I have been told a number of times that "surely, you have never had a weight problem".

I always doubted that I would ever be "normal," short of some miracle pill. The miracle was the hope that Dr. Atkins and lowcarb gave me that *I* was in control of my destiny if I just changed my lifestyle for the long haul and stopped looking for a quick fix.

If I can do this, anyone can! Ya gotta just take the long view ....



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Old 06-03-2010, 06:02 AM   #2
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Congratualations - always a pleasure to read your words of wisdom. And, you always offer to help someone! You are an inpiration to us all!

Keep posting - for our sakes! Thank you!
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:05 AM   #3
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7 years is an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations two ways on the 7 years and on the inspiration you have on so many others, including myself.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:08 AM   #4
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I'm very proud of you, TaDa..........Congratulations on 7 years. You're an inspiration to us all.

btw, you're one of my favorite posters........I love your insight and your spirit.

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Old 06-03-2010, 06:09 AM   #5
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Pauline, I am so pleased for you! Congratulations! You are an inspiration to anyone here and your posts are always intelligent and compassionate! We are very fortunate to have you here at LCF!!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:12 AM   #6
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:13 AM   #7
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Happy atkinsversary! Very inspiration to see that you've kept it up for 7 years. Yay! Way to go.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:18 AM   #8
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Happy Atkinversary hun! You are a true inspiration to the folks on this bored!

Thank you for all that you do!

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Old 06-03-2010, 06:18 AM   #9
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Pauline you are a true inspiration. I hope 7 years from now I can come on here and post the same thing. I look forward to your posts because you are so positive and inspirational. HAPPY ATKINSVERSARY!!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:20 AM   #10
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CONGRATS! Happy Anniversary! You really do look phenomenal. Wow- what a journey! Thank you for being such an inspiration.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:45 AM   #11
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congrats kiddo. you've been one of my inspirations for awhile now.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:13 AM   #12
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Happy 7th Atkinsversary
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:24 AM   #13
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Congrats! Thank you for being such a great inspiration to me and many other people.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:25 AM   #14
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i love hearing these success stories.

yours is so inspirational. I can scarcely believe, judging from your avatar, that u did not always look so perfect. Please continue to inspire. And please, broadcast your success to the outside world. They need to hear it even more than we do...and we need to hear it. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:51 AM   #15
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Congratulations!
And Thank-you, you inspire and give hope to a lot of us around here!
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:53 AM   #16
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:08 AM   #17
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congrats on 7 years! You are an inspiration to me!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:08 AM   #18
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Hi Pauline…

Happy Atkins Anniversary To You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Atkins Anniversary To You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Atkins Anniversary ♥ ♥ ♥Dear PPPaaaUUUllliiiNNNeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪... Happy Atkins Anniversary Toooooooooooooooooo ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ YoooooOOOOOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...


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Old 06-03-2010, 08:16 AM   #19
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HAPPY ATKINS ANNIVERSARY Pauline!

You are one of my biggest inspirations EVER! And because of YOU and me reading YOUR journey, I don't stop even when the scale isn't budging! For that I THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:54 AM   #20
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Hey Pauline,

Well, congrats!!! I just love reading your post. It also encourages me daily to see longtimers that have successfully lost a good bit of weight and have successfully kept it off, as you have. I am impressed and encouraged!!! Congrats again!
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:56 AM   #21
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You are such a blessing and inspiration!

Thank you Pauline for being the wonderful person that you are,
for being such a cheerleader for all of us,
And such an example of what this WOE can accomplish!
Have a happy, happy day!!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:00 AM   #22
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I love your story, it's so inspirational and motivational. Happy ankinsversary.

p.s. 7 years ago today my first child was born It's just funny to think, "while I was doing this, she was doing that!"
We both have things to celebrate today!
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:05 AM   #23
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Congratulations Tada! You inspire me daily!
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:23 AM   #24
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Thanks so much everyone! there are so many others who have long Atkins-versaries this Spring!! I wish every single one of you many years of this too. There is no question in my mind that I could not have been successful without my online lc friends

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I love your story, it's so inspirational and motivational. Happy ankinsversary.

p.s. 7 years ago today my first child was born It's just funny to think, "while I was doing this, she was doing that!"
We both have things to celebrate today!
lol Speck!!!!!!!!!! I think I was able to do it (also) because I was done with having children, lol!!! and over the first few tough years of my last toddler! lol!
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:38 AM   #25
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:40 AM   #26
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Congradulations. I enjoy reading your posts.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:40 AM   #27
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Great job, Pauline!!! And thank you for being here to inspire and encourage so many others!!

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Old 06-03-2010, 10:40 AM   #28
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:29 PM   #29
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Congratulations TaDa! Do you have any things that really worked for you to lose and maintain? You are a true inspiration to our woe!
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:39 PM   #30
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