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 07-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
Senior LCF Member
 
Just Beachy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 72
Gallery: Just Beachy
Stats: 226.5/166/145
WOE: LC/MP/HF (NK)
Start Date: July, 29, 2012
Happy Low Carbaversary to Me

One year and one day ago I read a post on a homeschool message board I frequent, and it changed my life. It was late at night. The poster posted about all her troubles losing weight. She posted about how bad she felt that she couldn't lose weight even though she was doing all the "right" things. She posted about how she could tell doctors and others thought she was lying about not being able to lose weight -- despite eating a low fat diet with plenty of "healthy" whole grains and exercising. Then she started eating LCHF, and she finally started losing weight and so many other health concerns seemed to disappear as well. I read that post through tears because I felt the same way. Actually, I had just been researching lap band and other weight loss surgeries. I was eating very "clean" and still not losing. I was sore from all my CrossFit workouts and just generally tired, hungry, and cranky. I knew that if by some miracle I did start losing, I would never be able to maintain it. After reading that post, I decided I was going to start eating LCHF the very next day.

I woke up a year ago today and had real bacon and eggs cooked in butter, and I prayed that I would not have a heart attack.

Well, I didn't, and I have learned so much in this past year. My life has completely changed -- for the better. I am down 61 lbs as of this morning. I seldom feel sore after a good workout. My knees no longer creak and groan. My skin and hair look amazing. I no longer worry about monthly acne. My self-confidence has returned, and I feel AMAZING!!!!

I still have 20 lbs to go before I reach my goal weight, and I have actually been in a stall the past 2 months. It's all good though. I know the scale will start moving again when it is time, and my journey towards good health continues. I just can't get over the changes. Before I would have used almost any excuse to cheat. If we were on the road and stopped to get gas or something, I'd get a treat. I truly just couldn't stop myself. Now, if I get something, I look for cheese or hard boiled eggs or jerky or something like that. If they don't have it, I do without and don't feel cheated or deprived in any way. Often though, I don't get anything because I'm just not hungry.

Most importantly, this is the first time I have ever felt this way. This is the first time that I really feel like I can maintain this loss, and that is amazing. Just this morning I ran into a friend I haven't seen in quite awhile, and she didn't recognize me. That has become a common occurrence, and it really does feel great.

Anyway, happy low carb-aversary to me. I know I will have many more.

Now, please pass the lemon fat bombs. LOL!!!

Beachy
Just Beachy is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 07-22-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
Senior LCF Member
 
thatphdguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 382
Gallery: thatphdguy
WOE: Modified Atkins extended induction
Start Date: May, 26 2013
Congrats!!! You are achievements are amazing...
thatphdguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
princessmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 4,249
Gallery: princessmommy
Stats: 207/176/140-145
WOE: Low Carb!
Start Date: May 21 Yet Again!
Happy Anniversary Beachy!!!! You've done Amazing!!
princessmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
Senior LCF Member
 
llisarray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 324
Gallery: llisarray
Stats: 232/185/175 and then we will see
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: April 2013 restart
Congrats !
llisarray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
Major LCF Poster!
 
Aomiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,569
Gallery: Aomiel
Stats: 330/140/140 A1c 4.8
WOE: Bernstein (Maintenance)
Start Date: January 2010
Congratulations! Your progress is fantastic! Keep up the good work!
Aomiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
Senior LCF Member
 
Natalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NB Canada
Posts: 665
Gallery: Natalia
Stats: 190/174/125
WOE: VLC
Start Date: June 2013
Beachy, you are a rockstar. What an inspiring story.
Natalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #7
Major LCF Poster!
 
baileygirl3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where The Green Grass Grows
Posts: 1,355
Gallery: baileygirl3
Stats: 177/135/135
WOE: Low Carb
Congrats to you!!!
baileygirl3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
Major LCF Poster!
 
Erin57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,460
Gallery: Erin57
Stats: 220/158/145 5'9"
WOE: Moderate Carb/IF
Start Date: April 2010
What a great post Beachy!! Cheers to finding your sweet spot. I wish you many healthy and happy years to come!
Erin57 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #9
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 137
Gallery: Casey
Stats: At goal / living low carb
WOE: LC / lean for life
Start Date: October, 1999
You have the right mindset - it's a lifestyle. I've been low carb since October 1999 and feel awful when I eat excess carbs... Especially sugar. Stick with it and those last 20 pounds will come off gradually and healthfully. It's about focusing on what you CAN eat and not about what you can't have! You can eat whatever you want, but you know how you'll feel afterward and will decide against it.
Casey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
Senior LCF Member
 
Julie1972's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 747
Gallery: Julie1972
Stats: 220/186/160
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 1/1/2013
Congrats! Great success! Thanks for sharing!
Julie1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #11
Senior LCF Member
 
glennjones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gulfport Mississippi
Posts: 427
Gallery: glennjones
Stats: 244/214/200 6'4"
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: May 16 2013
Great job - you should be so proud and you are an inspiration yourself!
glennjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #12
Major LCF Poster!
 
mayleesa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1,343
Gallery: mayleesa
Stats: (5'5") 209/176.4/140lb
WOE: low carb
Start Date: 12/26/2013
mayleesa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #13
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,714
Gallery: Mistizoom
Stats: 300/208/190 initial goal
WOE: low carb
Start Date: November 2012
Happy anniversary! Congratulations!
Mistizoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #14
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
cfine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,273
Gallery: cfine
Stats: 276/212/199
WOE: NK
Start Date: April 2012
Happy anniversary to you!!
cfine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 07:16 PM   #15
Senior LCF Member
 
dmburk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: southcentral PA
Posts: 350
Gallery: dmburk
Stats: 260/185/190
WOE: Atkins/NK
Start Date: Feb 2011
Way to go!
dmburk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #16
Senior LCF Member
 
Big Stevie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Cal
Posts: 844
Gallery: Big Stevie
Stats: 295 Start/212 now/195 goal
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 7-22-12
Great job. I am having my anniversary this week as well. It has been a great year. I too have been in a stall for about 9 weeks and have another 20 pounds to go. I am sure we will both get there in time. I am starting to reexamine my calories and workout to try to make the final push down.
Big Stevie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 09:49 AM   #17
Way too much time on my hands!
 
Eliza_Jazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Texas
Posts: 12,404
Gallery: Eliza_Jazz
Stats: in Twoterville :)
WOE: My own natural/organic LC
Start Date: April 20, 2010 and every day since
Congratulations, Beachy! You're an inspiration.
Eliza_Jazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #18
Way too much time on my hands!
 
emel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 17,637
Gallery: emel
Stats: 179.4/158.8/130ish
WOE: Atkins OWL/NK hybrid
Great post. Thanks for telling us your story.
emel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #19
Senior LCF Member
 
Texas Lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 704
Gallery: Texas Lady
WOE: Low carb
Inspiration! Success! Congratulations! You rock!
Texas Lady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #20
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 111
Gallery: dejaht
Stats: 233/229/180 5'11.5''
Start Date: Restart 23/8/14
Congrats! What a great success story
dejaht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 01:25 AM   #21
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 26
Gallery: mdog73
Stats: 235/191/194 male 6' 2"
WOE: Atkins - heavy on the meats
Start Date: April 9, 2013
Congrats! Keep up the good work.

just curious what are you keeping your carbs under now?
mdog73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #22
Major LCF Poster!
 
FluffRNutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,719
Gallery: FluffRNutter
Stats: 5'11" 340/256/???
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: Restarted 7/7/2013
That's wonderful! Congratulations to you!
FluffRNutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 05:46 PM   #23
Major LCF Poster!
 
snowmop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: florida
Posts: 1,828
Gallery: snowmop
Stats: 113/89/90 4' 10" 67 yrs old
WOE: atkins
Start Date: Long, long ago!
Beachy, I love your story!! You are an inspiration!!
snowmop is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #24
Senior LCF Member
 
Just Beachy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 72
Gallery: Just Beachy
Stats: 226.5/166/145
WOE: LC/MP/HF (NK)
Start Date: July, 29, 2012
Thanks everyone. It does feel great. I'm averaging 5 lbs a month. That is hardly setting any kind of speed record, but I am getting there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Stevie View Post
Great job. I am having my anniversary this week as well. It has been a great year. I too have been in a stall for about 9 weeks and have another 20 pounds to go. I am sure we will both get there in time. I am starting to reexamine my calories and workout to try to make the final push down.
Happy anniversary to you too. I have also been looking at calories. Simple truth is that I don't need as many as I did 60 lbs ago, so I think that is wise. I know we will both get there though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdog73 View Post
Congrats! Keep up the good work.

just curious what are you keeping your carbs under now?
mdog, I honestly don't know how many carbs I eat. I really don't count. I just eat foods that are naturally low in carbs. Greens and nuts are, by far, the carbiest things I eat. I would guess I'm around 25 total carbs/day. I'm terrible at tracking.

Beachy
Just Beachy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 01:53 AM   #25
Major LCF Poster!
 
Trillex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 1,202
Gallery: Trillex
Stats: 235/135/135
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 11 May 2012
Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and your confidence and great health! It's so fantastic!
Trillex 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 05:37 PM.


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