LKG9999   57,843
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Christmas 2013 - 175 pounds - With DD at UC Berkeley





Christmas 2008 - 230 pounds - heaviest adult weight





February 2010 - 168 pounds. Almost to goal!



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And now for something completely different...

September 2013:
Here I am again, a repeat Sparker since 2006. I did lose 30 of the 50 pounds I wanted to lose since my last update, but then my weight loss stalled completely. After frustrating months of getting nowhere, along came stress in the form of work insanity and a kitchen remodel. From May to September I managed to regain 25 of the 30 pounds I lost. :(

So I'm back at it, but trying a completely different tactic. Since I was finding my workouts burdensome, I am ...
September 2013:
Here I am again, a repeat Sparker since 2006. I did lose 30 of the 50 pounds I wanted to lose since my last update, but then my weight loss stalled completely. After frustrating months of getting nowhere, along came stress in the form of work insanity and a kitchen remodel. From May to September I managed to regain 25 of the 30 pounds I lost. :(

So I'm back at it, but trying a completely different tactic. Since I was finding my workouts burdensome, I am following a very low-calorie, low-carb plan that is similar to Ideal Protein. I say similar because I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars for their coaching when I have Sparkpeople and the internet to help guide and support me. So far I am very, very happy with this plan; no rigorous working, a simple and easy food plan, and I'm dropping weight at a reasonable clip. So far down 10 pounds after only two weeks!

The plan is to get to my target weight and then follow the different phases to add back in healthy carbs and more aerobic exercising. I still see lots of challenges for me with maintenance. I must find a way to make my workouts more enjoyable, and need to work on the emotional/stress triggers. But I'm also hoping to find a way to maintain that isn't as burdensome and works with my life as it is now.

My progress:
09/29/2013: 209.0
10/06/2013: 200.5
10/13/2013: 198.9
10/20/2013: 194.6
10/27/2013: 192.6
11/03/2013: 187.4
11/10/2013: 187.3
11/17/2013: 185.3
11/24/2014: 183.4
12/07/2013: 180.9
12/14/2013: 178.0
12/22/2013: 175.2
01/12/2014: 170.7
01/18/2014: 170.3
01/26/2014: 168.4
02/01/2014: 166.1
02/09/2014: 167.1 (+.1)
03/21/2014: 157.7
03/30/2014: 156.8
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Current Status:
LKG9999 still lost 1.3 pounds this past week, even with a wedding dinner and brunch, two days of car travel to said wedding, and movie night with popcorn for my SO.
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Member Since: 2/22/2006

SparkPoints: 57,843

Fitness Minutes: 46,328

My Goals:
Lose two-three pant sizes. Currently about a size 12-14 and would like to return to April 2010 weight/size, which was an 8-10 (depending on manufacturer).



My Program:
Get back to April 2010 weight/size by following the Ideal Protein protocol.

Personal Information:
52yo; divorced with one (mostly) delightful 15yo girl; living with her, my fiance and 3 rescue kitties.

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NEXTSTEPS
1/25/2014 2:41:01 PM

Hi! If your daughter likes pasta, have you tried Dreamfields low-carb pasta? We can buy it at our local super markets and while more expensive than full-carb pastas it won't break the bank. My chiropractor, how has followed low carb for 20 years, told us about it. At first we would cook normal pasta for our kids and Dreamfields for us, but they actually like Dreamfields better and now we all eat it.

See you in the Sparking Low Carb forum.

Barbara



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DDOORN
1/23/2014 9:21:48 PM

Good luck with your foot surgery challenge!

It just dawned on me: now that I'm reining in the food via the tracker, I don't need to dread being laid up with illness or injury so much because having greater control over my food means greater control over the pounds if I am limited in my exercise for some reason.

Don



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LADYIRIS313
1/18/2014 9:59:57 PM

emoticon Dr. Codfish!!! Bahaha. You have me a great laugh there!
Have a fabulous weekend.



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BJMC01
1/11/2014 11:42:41 AM

You have done amazing with your weight loss! emoticon



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DDOORN
1/9/2014 12:35:01 PM

I've seen that SparkTeam on your list and others...but have to admit I've reached my SparkTeam limit...lol! Besides, have done enough low-carb in my life that I know it very, very well...! :-)

Don



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