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 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #31
Senior LCF Member
 
scalestepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 769
Gallery: scalestepper
Stats: 247/190.2/less
WOE: 5:2/IF:16/8/ lc
Start Date: Atkins- 9/9/12
Hi and Pat!

You're surely weathered some sad/hard storms, I am sorry for your loss of your husband,

Ditto me too on this!!!!!!!!!!!

"I will begin the rest of my life today. I will not binge, I will not search for any 'new' WOE. I will enjoy the luxury of LC foods each day and speak kindly to myself.
I will read here daily. I will encourage others. I will find support in providing support."


We need to start a daily checkin for all of us on our ...last rodeo...

Good luck!
__________________
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ...Stay strong....or stay fat.....

Atkins- 9/9/12 to 2/5/13 (247 to 228.6 -18.4lbs)
5:2/IF/lc -2/5/13 through today -38.4 lbs
Total loss to date - 56.8
---------------
Cathy
scalestepper is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 01-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #32
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Key Tones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,457
Gallery: Key Tones
Stats: 312/231/??? 5/10"
Start Date: LC start 2005, have tried everything...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patkid View Post
Good morning!
I have wasted the better part of a year reading and experimenting and failing (IF, JUDDD, Potato Hack, Carb Addict Diet and others).
For me all those 'tricks' lead to binge eating. Lots of binge eating.
In 2011 I lost on Atkin's '72 from 211 down to 184. Then the fooling around began. For cryen' out loud. I am 65 years old and I certainly do NOT have a year to waste. I am so disgusted with myself. I am done looking for a trick or an 'easier' weight loss method. DONE.
The only WOE that has ever worked with my body is low carb. PERIOD. I am a bright and accomplished woman. Why have I allowed weight to be such a huge problem in my life? Why? During my working years I maintained my 'fighting weight' of 156 effortlessly ~ even with travel and entertaining clients. I simply ate LC. ALWAYS.
Then within 2 years I lost my husband to cancer and my job to the recession. I used food for comfort and to dull my emotions. I got up to 211.6.
I am recommitting to LC again today. When I saw 199 on the scale this morning I knew it was time to stop kidding myself.
I have a carby pantry items loaded into the car to take to the shelter downtown. I have cleared the fridge of any crap. I will stop after the trip to the shelter to stock up on LC staples. I will begin the rest of my life today. I will not binge, I will not search for any 'new' WOE. I will enjoy the luxury of LC foods each day and speak kindly to myself.
I will read here daily. I will encourage others. I will find support in providing support.
Thank you for being here; I plan to rely heavily on all of you.
Pat,

I really can relate. I have tried so hard too and it hurts when a rebound effect hits between the eyes. I have suffered many attempts at different approaches that boomeranged on me.

I lost my husband too, almost a year ago. I think I starved myself at times to try to distract myself with a different kind of pain. I ate too much at times and gained weight.

I am so worried about my job. I don't know how long my company will choose to stay in business with declining revenue. It breaks my heart to see that you lost your job on top of losing your husband. That is a lot of loss. I worry about losing everyone around me. It is just too much change. How did you get through it?

The board has been great support. I can't always find someone to talk to in my physical world. However, there are always people here, wonderful, supportive people, that care.

Don't be so hard on yourself! You are doing great, and I love your spririt!
__________________
I'm hanging out here:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ot...el-method.html
Key Tones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 08:46 PM   #33
Senior LCF Member
 
CurlyGirly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 384
Gallery: CurlyGirly
Stats: 212/199.0/150
WOE: LCHF
Start Date: January 2012
Many blessings to you! You WILL succeed!!
CurlyGirly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #34
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2
Gallery: okluvin
Stats: 270/150
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: November 2012
Hello everyone! I'm new here and new on Atkins. I'm in my 10th week and getting very discouraged. I lost 20lbs the first 3 weeks but I have not lost any since. So 7 weeks ive been stalled at the same weight. I have stayed on the induction (20 Caribs or less) because I have so much weight to lose.(120 lbs) but I'm getting very discouraged ....just wondering g if Atkins REALLY works for those that need to lose a lot of weight...
okluvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 04:20 AM   #35
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: East Texas
Posts: 117
Gallery: gammazach
Stats: 275/198.6/150
WOE: atkins
Start Date: 4/19/2011
Looking back at a planner and seeing where I started at in January and then checking with this January it appears that I played around with the attempt to lose weight and only lost 5 pounds for the year. Recommitting and trying to get my act together. Seeing my failure put a lot of things into perspective. Here I go again!!
gammazach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 06:44 AM   #36
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Gibby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 3,822
Gallery: Gibby
Stats: 349.6/332.6/190
WOE: Whatever works
Start Date: 11/11/13
We should start a new thread called, "Recommitted and it Feels so Good"
Gibby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #37
Junior LCF Member
 
Sunnyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 9
Gallery: Sunnyanne
WOE: Atkins
Your post is very motivating. It is excellent "food" for thought and I will re-read it often. Thank you.
Sunnyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #38
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
MagieDen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,388
Gallery: MagieDen
Glad you're back and committed and in good company!

MagieDen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 10:09 AM   #39
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 2,926
Gallery: svenskamae
Stats: 235/178/135 5'3"
WOE: Nutritional Ketosis/Primal/JUDDD
Start Date: January 15, 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by okluvin View Post
Hello everyone! I'm new here and new on Atkins. I'm in my 10th week and getting very discouraged. I lost 20lbs the first 3 weeks but I have not lost any since. So 7 weeks ive been stalled at the same weight. I have stayed on the induction (20 Caribs or less) because I have so much weight to lose.(120 lbs) but I'm getting very discouraged ....just wondering g if Atkins REALLY works for those that need to lose a lot of weight...
okluvin, I suggest that you start a new thread asking for suggestions and providing more information. Many people have lost over 100 pounds on Atkins, so it may work for you, too. Please post several days' menus of what you eat, and try using an online tracker so you can report how many calories, carbs, and grams of protein you normally eat. I know that many people would be happy to help if you ask for advice.
svenskamae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #40
Junior LCF Member
 
singingshari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: lovely Carolina
Posts: 33
Gallery: singingshari
Stats: 190/158/125
WOE: low carb/seeking balance
Start Date: restart January 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing. I appreciate the "fresh start" that dieting (and life) can give us. I lost my husband nearly three years ago (he was 46; my son was 5) and I used food as my comfort for too long.

Here's to a new day for everyone
singingshari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #41
Major LCF Poster!
 
Patkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rockford IL
Posts: 1,305
Gallery: Patkid
Stats: 199/160.8/165
WOE: JUDDD
Start Date: Feb. 3, 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by singingshari View Post
Thank you for sharing. I appreciate the "fresh start" that dieting (and life) can give us. I lost my husband nearly three years ago (he was 46; my son was 5) and I used food as my comfort for too long.

Here's to a new day for everyone
hugs, dearheart.
Patkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #42
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
sweetpoison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 4,455
Gallery: sweetpoison
Stats: 225/225/160
WOE: 80/20 PRIMAL
Start Date: 05/16/2014
I will be 60 in April and am so tired of making the same old mistakes..... heres hoping for a new life in this new year for us all.
sweetpoison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 09:58 PM   #43
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2
Gallery: okluvin
Stats: 270/150
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: November 2012
Ok..thhanks
okluvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 07:49 AM   #44
Chatty Cathy
 
clackley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Ontario
Posts: 16,172
Gallery: clackley
Stats: 228.5/168/125
WOE: N.K.=vlc/hf/moderate protein & organic/pastured
Start Date: Restart Oct 18 2009
There came a point in my life when I said, enough is enough too. You have been through a lot and now you are embarking on the journey that brings you renewed health and congrats to you! I look forward to hearing how your journey is going.

BTW, love the pic of your doggies walking themselves!! Genius!!!
clackley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:12 AM   #45
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Suburban Detroit
Posts: 70
Gallery: Maumie
Stats: 223-194/171/Size 12
WOE: Low Carb/Atkins
Start Date: 10-1-2012
Maumie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #46
Senior LCF Member
 
zombiegoat2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 766
Gallery: zombiegoat2000
Stats: Start 296.0#/258/150# 5'8" Female
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: January2012
We're here to help!
zombiegoat2000 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 03:11 PM.


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