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Old 11-09-2012, 10:18 AM   #121
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Now you have entered that world where people just assume you have always been thin.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #122
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Now you have entered that world where people just assume you have always been thin.
It's a very weird place to be--but I'm not complaining. I know that I'll always be a former fat person and that I can never let my guard down or be "normal."
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #123
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It's official, I have a shopping problem. Thankfully I am now addicted to thrift stores because I have gone off the deep end. I have almost completely replaced my old wardrobe and I am at the place where I really don't need anything else, but it's hard to stop.

I remember going from a 22 to a 12/14 was shocking in terms of the availability of cute clothes. But shopping for a size 8 is a whole different ball game. I don't feel like I'm trying to hide anything anymore and I actually like shopping (this is a new feeling for me).

The giant downtown Goodwill had its annual "Glitter Sale" this weekend and I am now decked out for the holidays with one dazzlingly glamorous dress (size s) and half a dozen sparkly tops some of which still had tags attached. I have a much nicer wardrobe now than I ever had before.

My one dilemma is about my old clothes. I have been slowly packing them away but not getting rid of them. I've been up and down the size ladder before and I really don't want to replace my size 12/14 wardrobe next year if I gain this weight back. I know that clothes don't last forever packed away and some of these are pretty nice. We also don't have tons of space to store this stuff. Originally I thought I'd keep them for a year and then give them away if I hadn't gained any weight. But I am starting to sort out the things that I don't think I'll want even if I gain weight to go to donate.
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March 2012 to August 2012--175/150 Made Goal 8/27/12!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #124
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Okay, three month check-in! This morning I was 148.8 on the scale and my ketones have averaged 1.11.

I also got my BF tested in the dunk tank this morning and I am 23.5%BF down from 26.3 in the beginning of September.

My current plan is 2,000 to 2,300 calories a day, 70-90g of protein, and less than 25g of carbs--everything else is fat. I pretty much eat to satiety with the limit on protein and carbs. I'm excited that I've been able to lose fat and gain muscle while maintaining my weight. I was concerned that the ketosis and lower levels of protein might interfere with this process, but I am very happy with the results.

My goal is still 20% BF and I have a feeling these last few BF% points will not be easy to shed.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #125
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Okay, three month check-in! This morning I was 148.8 on the scale and my ketones have averaged 1.11.

I also got my BF tested in the dunk tank this morning and I am 23.5%BF down from 26.3 in the beginning of September.

My current plan is 2,000 to 2,300 calories a day, 70-90g of protein, and less than 25g of carbs--everything else is fat. I pretty much eat to satiety with the limit on protein and carbs. I'm excited that I've been able to lose fat and gain muscle while maintaining my weight. I was concerned that the ketosis and lower levels of protein might interfere with this process, but I am very happy with the results.

My goal is still 20% BF and I have a feeling these last few BF% points will not be easy to shed.
Fantastic news! You are doing great, Kristn!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:59 AM   #126
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Thanks Izzysdream!
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #127
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Okay, since I last checked in I decided that I wanted to lose down to 145 which would take care of my BF goal all by itself. This morning I was 145.8. I've gone back to my losing routine and I guess it still works! I'm a little in shock right now and I hope that I can hold on to this loss.

My 50th birthday is in 3 weeks and I usually have a free meal on my birthday. My mom is flying in to town, my oldest son will be home from the Czech Republic, and my DH has lots of fun stuff planned. I haven't decided how I'm going to handle the whole thing.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #128
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Congratulations!!! Enjoy your birthday, splurge a little, it's only one meal!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #129
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Happy Birthday Kristn!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #130
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Thanks Zay!! I'm having a really great one. 50 isn't bad so far...
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:24 AM   #131
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I haven't posted here in a while. After going off-plan for my birthday meal I went back to my normal plan the very next day but it took 7 days to get back in ketosis. And while I have now been in measurable ketosis for 8 days, I am experiencing a lot of distracting hunger. I am eating plenty of calories (at least 2000 most days) and I'm now up 2 pounds from where I'd like to be (145 lbs). I am getting to the point where I feel like I could really start gaining if I gave in to my hunger pangs.

I need to get a handle on this hunger and get my weight back down to 145. I'm pretty sure that it's related to leptin and my body trying desperately to gain weight and feel comfortable again.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #132
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Hi Kristn. I was posting here (struggling mightily I might add) as you successfully adopted NK and reached your goal! I am still searching for the key to get myself back to LC permanently and successfully, and I'm becoming convinced NK is the way I need to go. (once and for all!! )

I was gone for awhile but now am back to LC.

Anyway, I went looking for your maintenance thread and have read it, and am wondering how you are doing today. Not sure if you will see this post but I'd love to hear from you.

The way you describe what happened after your birthday where you started experiencing annoying levels of hunger really rang a bell with me. I was a successful "Atkins Girl" for the longest time without cheating and without hunger or any real difficulty.

Then I had some sugar.

Oh boy did life change after that.

I hope you were able to get back to a place of no hunger and having things under control. I hope you let us know how things are going, however that might be!! (hope it's all good for you)

Thanks for all you have taken time to share about your NK journey. You are an inspiration to me.

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Old 07-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #133
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I enjoy following your success Kristn. Would love to know how you're doing when you get a chance to update.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #134
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I have a question for you and I'm sorry if it's a tmi question but just looking at your stats..have you experienced the dillema of loose skin after losing weight?
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