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5/27/13 11:26 A

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Hi FUTUREFITMAMA35,
I'm eating low carb, not any particular plan, I'm just reading the labels and avoiding sugars and carbs. I get low carb ideas from across the various low carb diets, like Paleo, etc. I've found a variety of things that I like and the things I like have changed since I started this 11 months ago.

I'm a type 2 diabetic, I'm not sure if that was caused by excess fat, or amplified by it, but I've been free of my diabetes medication since week 1 of eating low carb. I'm convinced it is a healthier way to eat. Once a carb addiction is broken (about 2 weeks) you feel great.

- James M.

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All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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5/24/13 9:35 P

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Thank You, I have already tweeked my nutrition more in line with the Adkins. Success stories are always good to hear to keep you going.
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WOUBBIE's Photo WOUBBIE SparkPoints: (70,950)
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5/24/13 8:05 P

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Hi and welcome!

You'll find that people on this team are on a wide range of different plans and come up with their own variations as well. Atkins is pretty much the gold standard of low carb and a lot of us will use the induction rules to get over a plateau or get re-motivated, but a lot of people are more into Paleo/Primal eating, which is less about low carb per se and more about ancestral foods and whole foods.

So if Scarsdale works for you, then work it! If you need a change, you're bound to find someone here with other ideas for you to try.

~ Declutter my current batch of paper and clerical To-Do's by
~ Getting all my daily personal clerical upkeep tasks done in the first hour of the day and
~ Scheduling my workday workouts like I would schedule a meeting and
~ Scheduling a defined half hour for lunch, when I work/play only on personal business


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5/24/13 6:09 P

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MSKRIS7's Photo MSKRIS7 Posts: 1,756
5/24/13 7:43 A

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Hi I am Mskris7,
I have done every diet out there thru the years. I have been a member of Sparks for a few years. When I was on the internet a couple of days ago I came across an article about the Scarsdale Diet which was big back in the 70's. It is easier to follow than the Atkins for me any way and I have already lost 6lbs, so think I will stick with it for awhile. It is low fat and carb so I joined all the teams which most of you are Atkins but I hope you accept me.
Have a great day
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5/23/13 10:35 A

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Thanks everybody for the warm welcome! We are thinking of having a 4th. But if and when we do I am definitely staying low carb. I just used pregnancy as an excuse to eat the first pregnancy. I gained 70lbs the first, 35 with the second, and only 20lbs this last time. I would lose some weight prior to falling pregnant again but this is the only time I took all the weight off that I put on. I'm determined to become healthy again. I have one boy and two little girls that I need to be around for!!

www.futurefitmama.com


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5/23/13 5:17 A

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Welcome. I had a baby last year, but stayed low carb for the pregnancy. That helped a lot. Then went back to my zc eating and the weight fell off. lots of great food to eat on lc and fast too.

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5/22/13 6:29 P

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Hi and welcome!

I love how low carb makes me feel. I'm 55 and I would have to say that I feel better consistently than I did in my thin twenties.

~ Declutter my current batch of paper and clerical To-Do's by
~ Getting all my daily personal clerical upkeep tasks done in the first hour of the day and
~ Scheduling my workday workouts like I would schedule a meeting and
~ Scheduling a defined half hour for lunch, when I work/play only on personal business


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NOWYOUDIDIT's Photo NOWYOUDIDIT SparkPoints: (34,610)
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5/22/13 4:31 P

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Bless your heart Amanda! I saw last night a woman said that losing our figure was a small price to pay for our children! :o) But of course our health is important! I had a tough time getting pregnant too- I have PCOS.
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Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,501
5/22/13 3:46 P

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Welcome, Amanda! Sorry to hear about the miscarriages. That must have been really rough. Glad you were able to have the last one.

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5/22/13 2:29 P

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Welcome, Amanda - great to have you!

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

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5/22/13 2:27 P

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I'm new here but not to low carb. I had lost 100 lbs 7 years ago. I was able to keep it off for two years. I then became a mom to 3 kiddos and the pregnancies + 5 miscarriages I managed to pack on 100 + lbs. I am 4 months post baby and back on atkins. When I went in to deliver my baby I weighed 294. When I left I weighed 294. (I had a csection and tons of fluid). I easily went down to 277. I started trying to lose weight with weight watchers in march. And I lost 10 lbs but was fighting the cravings. I switched to atkins last Monday and have lost 12 more lbs. I feel so much better. I feel full and not craving sugar!

Sorry my intro is so long. I'm Amanda and I am 35. I hope to get to know some of you on the same journey as I!

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