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Old 09-07-2013, 09:26 PM   #91
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This morning, after a two-week holiday, I figured I'd weigh at least 207 (I have Ben ok, but not perfect with my eating). Well, go figure, I hit the scales for the first time in two weeks and weigh 202.6. Didn't expect that at all. Celebrated with two slices of bread today!
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #92
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Maintenance is really on my mind right now! I'm within two pounds of goal -- arguably I'm really already there, no good argument to lose more. So I've gradually brought the carbs up, as per new atkins instructions. And two days in a row of net carbs in the high 30s plus close-to-maintenance calories, and I got a little panicky. I was just sure I was going to blow the whole thing. This is going to be just a teensy bit trickier than I thought! At least!
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:32 AM   #93
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Martha what do you eat to stay so trim? Are you also low calorie? I have found that high fat is best for me.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:18 AM   #94
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Maintenance is killing me. I held steady a 115 for 3 years. Then 118. Now it is 122. I think menopause has a lot to do with it. I feel fat and frumpy. I need to give up my wine and really up the fats I think. It used to be so easy. Grrrrr. Reading hear makes me want to try harder.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:20 AM   #95
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I pretty much eat "by the book." Meaning the most recent Atkins book. Lots of non-starchy vegetables (sauteed greens and onions a favorite), raw in big salads (with olive oil) and chicken-vegetable stews, about one small serving of fruit a day, very small amounts of grains and legumes once in a while, usually in a recipe. Cheese, eggs, fish, and chicken. I bought some pork sausage this week for the first time in forever. Avocados. Coconut butter, dark chocolate. And lots of walnuts and almonds. I have a smoothie recipe with almond milk and chia seeds that I alternate with a rich porridge for breakfast (steel cut oats, almond milk, almond butter, coconut butter, vanilla and cinnamon). Yogurt. I also make a little treat out of the leftover almond meal from making my almond milk. It is just barely sweetened with a little dried fruit and a lot of fresh ginger and spices. I call them "Martha Bars" (after Lara Bars) but they aren't really bars they are gumball sized round things.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #96
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PS I realize a lot of people in the forums here can't tolerate this level of carbohydrates or some of these foods. I'm lucky in that, even though there is a lot of diabetes in my family, I have so far dodged it and my metabolism manages these things ok. As long as I stay away from bread and sweeteners I don't have hunger problems and I can keep things under control. A year ago this time, though, I couldn't even sleep through the night without hitting the refrigerator for a sandwich and was plowing through four or five big servings of fresh fruit a day. (DASH diet said it was ok!) I was never a junk food person and am proof that you can get quite fat on whole grains and good quality food. It's sad but true.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #97
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Maintenance is killing me. I held steady a 115 for 3 years. Then 118. Now it is 122. I think menopause has a lot to do with it. I feel fat and frumpy. I need to give up my wine and really up the fats I think. It used to be so easy. Grrrrr. Reading hear makes me want to try harder.

I hear ya Brendajm.....I am having issues staying below 200 lbs at 900 cal per day and 40 gms carbs. I also believe it is due to menopause and hormone patches. I've grown tired of banging my head against the wall and allowed myself an extra 5 pound leeway...to weigh no more than 205 without severely restricting the carbs....funny thing, when I said this to my body, it dropped the weight to 198-202. What in the world is THAT about?? Cortisol weight gain or what?? I'm just about to give up eating all together and just drink shakes.....
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:53 PM   #98
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Ooops. I apologize if I'm making feel some people bad with this thread. Hardly my intention. Like I have written numerous times in this thread, everyone's body and makeup are different.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #99
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Just as with weight loss, I think there's a vast difference between how men can maintain vs. women--especially post-menopausal women.

I lost all my weight after menopause, but in my three years of maintenance, I've encountered more 'challenges' then I ever experienced while losing. My body seems determined to add weight, and I've found that only constant vigilance keeps me within the 140s.

I know from this experience that I will never been able to mange my weight without 'paying attention' to my WOE 24/7. However. I find this to be a liberating realization, as I believe I know how to maintain this wonderful new body. Having been obese from early childhood, I am determined to maintain my loss, and knowing how to mange that (very low carb, low calorie) is my key to effective weight management.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #100
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Just as with weight loss, I think there's a vast difference between how men can maintain vs. women--especially post-menopausal women.

I lost all my weight after menopause, but in my three years of maintenance, I've encountered more 'challenges' then I ever experienced while losing. My body seems determined to add weight, and I've found that only constant vigilance keeps me within the 140s.

I know from this experience that I will never been able to mange my weight without 'paying attention' to my WOE 24/7. However. I find this to be a liberating realization, as I believe I know how to maintain this wonderful new body. Having been obese from early childhood, I am determined to maintain my loss, and knowing how to mange that (very low carb, low calorie) is my key to effective weight management.


AMEN! I feel it is not worth violating my program; and with that, comes liberation!! I also have been obese since age 6! However, I still have anxiety every morning when I weigh....it's like I cannot believe I am managing this weight issue that has plagued me for nearly 50 years!
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:55 PM   #101
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We seem to be in a similar situation, Harriet, and it is good to know that you also find that staying on plan is 'liberating.' Like you, I was obese from early childhood, and I can hardly believe that I am no longer 'fat.'

But it's really true,IMO, that "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels."
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:42 PM   #102
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204.8 on Dec. 9. Not over trying but am doing my best to keep the weight off.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:45 PM   #103
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Hello Martha, Harriet, Dave and Leo.
This year I joined the world of maintainers. I started losing at age 52, the year T started menopause. It took 5 years, came off very slowly, maintained foe a couple years, then in 2011 started eating crap again for about 7 weeks. Gained huge amount of weight that year and have been working to get it off since. About 3 months ago, my food coach started adding food back. But I kept losing. This month she added more. I don't eat sugars, grains, starches or alcohol. As a result, I am eating now a fruit at every meal, lots of cooked and raw veggies, soy, dressings and seeds (fav's tahini & flax). Calories are up around 1800. I climbed the Atkins ladder and don't eat some of the things that were offered.

It is scary eating more food. I feel more full, almost stuffed. One thing I forgot to mention, about 2 months ago, I switched over to a plant strong food plan and now don't eat anything with a face, a mother or a father. My daughter has been vegan for 4-5 years, my brother for about 3 and both my doctors (PCP & shrink). I have been leaning that way for a couple years now, eating less meat. Then a couple months ago, I experimented with tofu instead of greek yogurt for a certain favorite dish. It worked and tasted good so I made the leap. I don't know what the new year will bring.

My only wish for 2014 is that I am still here this time next year and in the same weight range - the 140's. Now I am 65 and had to register for Medicaid this past year even though I am still working. I feel great, better than I did 25 years ago.
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