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Old 06-09-2013, 02:06 AM   #1
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Stats: 300/285/160
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: June 3rd 2013
New to this forum and back to the low carb world

Let's try it again
Hey everyone,

Shey everyone... I am ready for a new me... a short introduction... I have never been the fat girl with the pretty face. Growing up I had a chunky body and a scary face. I used to go to bed at night and pray that G-d would just let me have one or the other. So here I am at 30 and still battling both. My skin is Roscea and I have to live with it. But this body, not anymore. After 2 kids, one is 7 and the other 2. I am hoping to teach them a new way of being healthy. I have done Atkins before and lost a ton of weight which helped me to get pregnant. I have recently been diagnosed with celiac which I figured because whenever I was low carb I always felt amazing. So here I am again, but this time I am not just looking to lose weight I am looking to change my life.

Anyone who is having a hard time sticking to this, please message me and we can be buddies... anyone who is amazing at all this and also has kids please message me too, so I have something to aspire too.

Its hard, I grew up in Southern Cali in a little beach town where everyone weighs 120 or less, so even 10-15 years later it is still in the back of my mind. It just seems like such a mountain to climb.

Oh well, welcome my fellow Low-carb friends, lets get the all terrain shoes on and lets get this mountain started!!!

And as always, thank you in advance for everyone's support!
Starting: 300
Current: 285
Goal: 160

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Old 06-09-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
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Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
nice to have you here! I look forward to seeing your progress.
<-- Buddy
Ntombi: 5'6˝" 40 years old
Started Atkins 8-23-02 325+
bought scale 9-7-02: 318/259.6/180?

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (and other conditions) Summer 2005 after years of misdiagnoses--> food plan went out the window!
Restarted--again--January 3, 2013.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:12 AM   #3
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Location: NY
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Stats: 164/156/40 5'2"
Start Date: 6/1/16
Welcome. I think it is a good thing to have something other than how we look to inspire us. Whether it be your health or setting a good example for your children, additional incentive can't hurt. To be honest, I have lost this wt 3 times but always eventually regained it. This time, I have a health issue that really requires me to lose and keep it off. I feel differently about things this time. It is less about my appearance and more about managing a chronic health condition. Only time will tell if this is the motivator I need to keep me at a reasonable wt, but I am hopeful. Your kids need you HEALTHY. Keep that in your heart when the going gets tough.
Good luck to you

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:26 AM   #4
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Location: Northern Virginia
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Stats: 235/173.4/165
WOE: Atkins/IF 16:8
Start Date: 1/1/2013 (restart 1/30/17)
Welcome to the forum! We are glad to have you here! Reading and posting here almost daily is one of the things that has helped me stay focused and motivated. Looking at my kids helps too! I am doing this for my health, but I am truly driven by my desire to be there for my kids longer. In the Atkins Induction forum we have a monthly challenge where we share daily progress/struggles/success. You are certainly welcome to join us! It sounds like you are committed to making this work for you so please let us know if there is anything we can do to help! We are all in this together! Good luck!
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:53 AM   #5
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Location: New Mexico
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Start Date: October, 1999
Hi and welcome - I've been "living low carb" for more than 10 years - the fact that you know you feel good eating low carb will help you through those tough times - I still come to this site to stay motivated and see new ideas. Congrats on committing to this way of life - for your health and for your kids - they need you to be around a long time and you will teach them healthy habits.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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Location: NW Arkansas
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WOE: Low Carb!
Start Date: May 21 Yet Again!
Welcome Welcome! It's Great to have you with us!!
I have 2 kiddos, 16 yr old son and 12 yr old daughter. I've been slowly incoopreating LC into their and my husbands lives. It's harder with them because they are so used to eatting the little debbies and breads etc. But i'm getting there with them Lol!
Like Julie said we have a monthly challenge on the induction board so come join us! It's not a challenge against anyone but ourselves and more of a support. There are so many incrdible people on LCF so post often. This is my 3rd time doing LC. This time Thank God it's stuck with me and I Love LC!!
*Quit Smoking Jan 5th 2014!!*

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #7
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Location: Argentina
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Stats: 224/ 172.9 31 Jan /150
WOE: Epi Paleo
Start Date: 15 Nov 2012 various WOES
Welcome to the forum and best wishes for success. I do not want to get your hopes up but do google rosacea and lowcarb diet together . It is only anecdotal evidence but worth a shot. You might have already done so if you have been on Atkins before, but if you have not it might be interesting reading.
My age ? Well, I remember the days when Apple and Blackberry were just apple and blackberry...

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Old 06-09-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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WOE: N.K.=vlc/moderate protein/high fat
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I agree that having support is critical for me and this forum is the best! Check in daily and make up part of your routine! You will always find someone who can offer supportive words.
Original start - Feb. 2000 180/125

"The energy content of food (calories) matters, but it is less important than the metabolic effect of food on our body." Dr. P. Attia
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:28 AM   #9
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Start Date: long ago restart 06/11
to all of the above.......

This is the best support. Really.


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Old 06-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #10
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Location: Montreal, QC
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I have two boys, ten and one. They are both low carb, although the ten year old slips up a lot. I talk about the health aspect of low carb to them. It is healthier way for the whole family to eat.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #11
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Good to have you here! I have a 10 year old son who we are trying "lower" carb with. Both DH and I eat LC.
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