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Lowest weight since I was 16 on low-carb eating - new goal weight

Saturday, August 04, 2012

It's not that I lost very much weight. Actually my weight is only about 2.5 lbs. lower than it was last summer at it's lowest point. It still feels like a huge difference to me that my weight is under 130 lbs. for the first time today since I was 16 (I'm almost 49 now). The biggest change is in the amount of belly fat that I have lost. There is only very little left which means I can fit into a size 4 in most cases.
The other part that is very significant is that I ate 70% of my calories in fat and did not have to count calories or eat less than I was hungry for.
I have been on a low-carb diet (below 50 grams of carbs/day) for about 5 months with a few breaks in between, usually due to not being very skilled yet in finding quick and easy substitutes when I'm not eating at home.
It looks like I'm finally getting better at it and the results are showing.
I think that my new goal weight is going to be around 124 lbs. but it may be a very slow process to get there if I want to gain rather than lose muscle in the process. I'll give it about 6 months and see where I'll end up. emoticon
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  • v PATTYCAKE17
    emoticon I like that you have geared your food plan to fit your goals and lifestyle, and it's WORKING for you. emoticon
    1449 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/5/2012 2:46:12 PM
  • v BEESMUM2003
    Awesome job! I am starting to eat lower carb...its not that easy but the feeling is worth it. I feel so much better, less bloated!
    1449 days ago
  • v -LINDA_S
    That's very exciting! No matter how skinny I got, I would never be a 4--big thighs! Hope you reach your new goal. Congrats!
    1449 days ago
  • v MYLADY4
    Nice emoticon
    1449 days ago
  • v CHRISTYGBELL
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  • v KANOE10
    That is very inspirational! Low carb eating does work! You have done a great job of getting yourself healthy.

    I entered the 120s also for the first time in who knows how many years. There is a difference from being in the 130s..and I like it as well.

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    1449 days ago
  • v RKJ1969
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  • v LOSER05
    emoticon !!!
    PLEASE tell me how you lost the belly fat.
    1449 days ago
  • v CHICA_BORICUA
    congrats!

    I am in my super duper lowest since who knows because it was not in high school.....
    1449 days ago
  • v MEL27P
    Congratulations! I likes reading your blog. I started low carbing on June 25 on my doctor's advice. In 41 days I have lost 8.6 pounds and I am not hungry.

    I see that you keep your carbs at 50 or less. I am using 60 as my benchmark. Even at that level, I cannot eat all of the fruit that I want, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make to lose the weight.

    I wish you all the best on your weight loss goals.

    Melanie
    1449 days ago
  • v CGDINASIA
    Great work. Thanks for sharing. You are an encouragement to us all.
    1449 days ago
  • v ARLENE_MOVES
    Wonderful results. WTG!!!!!
    1449 days ago
  • v HEALTHY4ME
    Good for you. that is me, learning the ratio for me. with fat, protien and carbs and also food choices. I am still not great home or out, but just not eating as much at home. So have lost that 20 lbs that I had found 8 of and lost 1 more. I am at 184 which is my lowest probably in 25 years. I was 180-185 for 25 years or so. I want to see in the 170s then 167 which is what I was after I had dd 32 yars ago. I was never in the petite number always a 12, 14 but wow 14 would be great. also at 55 I want to be healthier, fitter and toned rather than a number.
    CONGRATS TO YOU!!!
    1449 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    Go girl, go!
    1449 days ago
  • v YANKEEINENGLAND
    emoticon

    Debb :)
    1449 days ago
  • v APED7969
    Congrats on the weight loss! And thanks for the advice on my blog. After I finish a few other books I'll definitely be reading that one. I think my current plan is to try to reduce carbs a little until my marathon in October since I know there is no way I'll be going low carb while on holiday in the US and then when I get back I'm going to experiment a bit with it while training for a Tough Mudder in Feb 2013 and probably a HM in between. I'm impressed you can stick with that plan so well. Food control has always been my downfall and I'm a carb addict so I plan ot ease into it!
    1450 days ago
  • v GETSTRONGRRR
    Congrats! I'm real glad to hear about your results. I've cut my carbs down below 50 gms/day as well for about 6 weeks and feel great. weight loss is much slower than all the hype I heard about, but I feel (and am told) that I look thinner and better

    Here's to continued success!
    1450 days ago
  • v JULIA1154
    Congratulations - I know that must feel very good. It's especially impressive that you were able to get the macronutrients to balance as you have. That's an area with which I always struggle - especially in the summer when we have such great, local fruits :)
    1450 days ago
  • v NICKERMOM
    Congratulations!! That is outstanding emoticon
    1450 days ago
  • v DEBBY4576
    Congrats. You are the living proof that sometimes it isn't the scale that shows us we have lost.
    1450 days ago
  • v DIET_FRIEND
    Congratulations on the low weight! Keep on sparking!
    1450 days ago
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