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I'm in my 50's and 5'8" tall. I've battled my weight since I was about 15 years old. My highest weight was 217 pounds and is now on its way down.

My initial target weight was 168. I achieved that but still had some obvious fat on my belly and kidney areas. If there is fat on the outside of you then your body couldn't put any more fat on the inside of you and continued on the exterior. So my goal is to loose the exterior fat. My new goal is 155.

From about November 2012 until the present I've been eating low carb but not the Ideal Protein products (well probably 2 per week rather than 3 per day when on the plan). My weight is steady and my type 2 diabetes is under control. My doctor was very happy with my HGA1C test that shows about a 3 month blood sugar average.

April 2013 - I'm now beginning my last 10 pound loss. I'm at about 165 lbs. I'm maintaining well and happy with what I'm eating, though it is different than before I started Ideal Protein and then low carb eating. I'll be happy if I do this in 10 weeks.

July 2013 - My weight is unchanged, still 10 pounds away, but diabetes is still under control and that is a big victory in addition to the rolls of fat being gone. Also I'm basically eating the quantities of food that I want to eat, that is not a struggle. I just have to choose low carb things to start with.

April 2016 - my weight is about the same as July 2013. So 3 years of maintanence. It is now 4 years of no diabetes medication and good blood sugar control. HURRAY!

February 2017 - Now over 5 years of no diabetes medication. I expect and A1c result at the doctors office shortly. Floating around 170 pounds in weight. One thing for sure, I'm not gaining it all back.

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    Thank you for commenting on my blog and leaving such valuable insight and thought provoking questions!
    3 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.

    Sometimes I forget that my body is not 20 any more! I need more realistic expectations for my soon to be 60 year old soul casing. LOL! Patience has never been my strong suit. I agree 2.5 lbs is good for 10 days!

    I really appreciate all you do for the team and it's members. You are the best team leader!
    6 days ago
    My husband and I are both on Social Security. He has a retirement from the state of Maryland and gets a small disability check from the Veterans Administration. My husband works part-time at a local school helping to wash dishes. Our son lives in West Virginia and our daughter in Wyoming.

    Everyone has always done what they wanted to do and the family has not been close. They call on my husband because they know he will help them and that is fine, but we would like to get somewhere to end our days without another move. We are both in our mid sixties. I am 65 and he is 66.

    Both of my SILs live in the same city. The one whose husband is blind works to pay for their insurance. He has said they could make it without her working. Their house is paid for, but I think they have a car payment We still have a mortgage. Before her shoulder injury, they had talked about moving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    The other sister-in-law's family had helped her and her husband in their younger days and I think she may have all the resources she needs, but I don't that. It is hard to ask questions like that.

    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2017 10:55:53 AM
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I do have some smaller clothes on hand, so I am starting to get some more wear out of them. I have a few too many clothes as it is, so I probably wont hang on the them for long after they are too big.
    9 days ago
    Thanks for reading my blog!

    9 days ago
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