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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!! I'm so excited!! I still have 35 or 40 to go to be done, but this is so cool!!!
    10 days ago
    thank you for the encouragement, been doing this for a couple of months, losing, slowly, but eating better for sure, what do you think about protein shakes, i also do those too, they help alot
    18 days ago
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    Thank you for your encouragement, James. It means a great deal to me. You are very knowledgeable and I applaud your successes too. We are all in this together.
    24 days ago
    We bought bacon, eggs and English muffins for the house guests. Our daughter and her husband were staying there as well and ordered in pizza and went to buy chicken on different nights, which fed everyone.

    The wedding was beautiful!
    28 days ago
    thanks James ... for putting your thoughts on my blog .. i know i need to eat less carbs; however carbs are my go to .. so i'm hoping the break and the learning i'm doing will assist me with reducing the carbs .. and it needs to be gradual or i won't do it .. and lindt ... oh gosh .. how can you not eat the whole thing? that's one of my faves

    30 days ago
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