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6/4/13 6:22 P

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I grew up on 63 rd stree and went to school on 84th and east end. I still go back a lot to visit my totally crazy mother.

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6/4/13 6:11 P

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I agree Vision! This place is great! Warm, Welcoming, helpful! When I joined I thought no one knows me here, I won't be noticed. Like on other sites, you join and do your thing alone. But nope! Not at SP!! emoticon People at random say hello and others become your new friends. Whoever thrives on accountability like ME! This is the place! emoticon emoticon

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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6/4/13 12:14 P

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Born in Manhattan and raised in The Bronx. Had been living in South Florida for 13 years year round (the "best years of my life"), and returned to New York City 24 years ago.

You don't low carb in The Bronx at age 17. It requires superhuman effort. I was pulling a C on tests in Inorganic Chem at college, and my hair had been falling out. I did lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks (was about 45 pounds over my goal weight at start). But I normally pulled A's in that course, and it's not like I was not studying ... As far as the hair, that had been quite a concern ...

Anyway, back to the present: I am so glad for this team, and I can't believe the overwhelming groundswell of welcoming and support.

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 6/4/2013 (12:45)

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

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(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

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Now 103 pounds less than at age 24w/o surgery!
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6/4/13 11:33 A

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Did you grow up in NYC? I did...
I was chunky my whole life until starting low carb. I wish I had tried it at 17!

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6/4/13 4:55 A

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Today I am the lightest I've EVER been in my adult life, and feeling absolutely FANTASTIC! Low carbing WORKS - end of. This way of eating is DEFINITELY going to be how I do things for the rest of my life. I've never felt (or looked) better.

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6/4/13 12:53 A

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I can relate to the wonders of low carb but I know I haven't even seen the half yet ....so congrats! Very happy for you!


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6/3/13 11:31 P

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You're more living proof that the misconceptions people have about low carb lifestyles are just that - misconceptions. It's just about the healthiest way of eating there is!

~ 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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6/3/13 7:38 P

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I am happy for you. I know your jumping for joy,I would be.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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6/3/13 4:53 P

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WOW!! Fantastic! emoticon

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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6/3/13 4:11 P

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Welcome to the team! You'll find a lot of support and knowledge in this group.

I have followed your path a lot myself with the lowfat stuff that has been touted for about 20 years. Now, I am prediabetic and recently decided after a lot of research that the Atkins approach would be the best for me. It's the fat that tells your brain that you are satisfied and full. Without that, a person could just always be hungry. Also, I think the fat increase has been good for my arthritic aches and pains in the morning. I was like the Tinman on Wizard of Oz - all stiff. Pains are pretty much gone now.

Joy

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6/3/13 3:53 P

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Too bad so many people not only don't want to hear it, but object to you telling anyone else about it either.

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6/3/13 3:50 P

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Welcome! If only everyone understood the effects that eating low carb would have on their health!

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6/3/13 3:30 P

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I'd gotten a copy of Atkins 1.0 diet when I'd been 17 years old. It had been synopsized extremely well in Cosmopolitan Magazine ...

I followed it for 6 weeks, but then I found I couldn't follow it any more (you're 17, living in New York City--andTHAT kind of eating is a tall order for any 17 year old.)

Okay, over the course of many decades, the diet industry mostly sold me diet books because I could not afford to join Weight Watchers. They had shoved low-fat down my throat, and I could never keep the weight off for any appreciable length of time (I never, ever felt full; but I always had a 3-alarm hunger except for within an hour after I'd eaten) ...

Maybe I'm built differently (heredity), but I'd had cholesterol readings through the roof despite "low fat", so I'd gone on statin drugs at a relatively young age (age 41, to be exact!) ... Less than two decades later: hello, diabetes type 2.

I became another low-carb dieter - one of you guys--with some calorie restriction. No need to join a gym. No need for diet pills. Hunger kept in reasonable check. My fasting blood sugars are in a very desirable range. And I am, at 125 pounds on my own scale, the lightest I've ever weighed as an adult.

Everything I've said in that last paragraph is blowing my mind right now.

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 6/3/2013 (15:31)

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

Now 103 pounds less than at age 24w/o surgery!
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