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I am a 55 year old woman who is 5'4" and in the process of losing about 70 pounds. But my weight has gone up over the last 4 years despite watching carbs, exercising, water intake, protein up, clean eating, no fast food and so on. If you have any ideas what I'm missing please share with me to help.

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I have been blessed with good health and a healthy BMI all my life. In the last 3 years I have put on 30 pounds. Although I feel good about myself, my insulin resistance numbers indicate that I need to lose the weight to be much more healthy.

UPDATE: Insulin resistance numbers have normalized (October 5, 2010) and weight is dropping now.

UPDATE: Weight is back on after an appendix removal and battling c.diff for months. Trying Jon Gabriel now as my body needs to heal and lose weight.

UPDATE: 2012
Jon Gabriel did not work. Well I am now 50 years old and am still at the same weight after losing and then gaining again. I have been monitoring calories forever and feel that this is a change of life issue due to hormonal changes. I will continue to eat clean and exercise and that will at least hold off further weight gain.

UPDATE: Switched to a moderate carb Serotonin Power Diet and have hormonal balance with slow but steady weight loss. Lots of energy as well. My husband has shown even more progress with mood and energy.

UPDATE: June 22, 2013
Serotonin Diet did not keep yielding results. I'm finding I have initial success and then everything goes back to set point.

UPDATE: December 16,2013
Next up is limiting carbs to 20 grams at a sitting - trying to heal my pancreas and insulin response.

UPDATE: January 31, 2014
After staying within my ranges for over a month, the weight didn't budge. Then I cut out coffee, wheat, and dairy, while keep all of my ranges correct. The carbs just weren't wheat. I lost 6 lb in two weeks.

UPDATE: April 21, 2017
Weight continues to rise slowly and steadily despite watching intake, water, protein, eating clean, etc. Next to try is lower carbs - below 100 but not keto because I program for a living and have to have good brain power. Using the Dr. Sara Gottfried's program to reset hormones.

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Love to quilt, knit, embroider and eat! I'm a programmer and work with female entrepreneurs to make websites, especially membership sites.

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  • v MWARNER211
    Thank you so much for the goodie & kind words!! I never thought i would be an inspiration to anyone so thank you for saying that 😆 i wish you so much success on your journey!
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    Thank you for your comment on my blog! I'll have to check that out!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sending positive thoughts that Mr. Scale realizes he is no fun when he acts up. Have a good week and keep on doing your best. Firecrackers are awesome!
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  • v LORIANNA62
    I've been thinking about your question - if I can give you any tips on what I've done when I've been stuck....thing is, looking at your page, it seems like we probably have different issues. It seems like yours are hormonal....I have issues with sugar being for me just like alcohol is for an alcoholic - I spend my energy working on making sure I don't eat that first bite. If I can manage that, I'm fine and I lose weight....

    Have you heard of The Zone? The author is Barry Sears. His formula is too complicated to be practical - eat 9 g. of carbs for every 7 g. of protein and add 1.5 g of fat....!!! But he talks about how eating like that will keep you in the hormonal "zone". I'm wondering if tht might help you? I simplify it by eating equal amounts of protein and carbs, which is pretty easy to do if you plan ahead with the SparkPeople tracker. It really works to keep my carb cravings at bay. I start with 30 g. of protein per meal and add about that many carbs or a few more to balance the protein.

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    1302 days ago

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