I am new to this forum, (not new to sp though). I posted once already but I think I posted in the wrong place I still haven't got this all worked out etc.
I live in Vietnam and about 10 yrs ago lost 100 lb lo carbing but.... gradually started not paying attention and it all went back on and more. I know how much a good support group helped me through that time. My journey this time started first with joining a gym and having a personal trainer. This was a scary step for me but I wasn't ready to event think about food at that stage. I managed to loose about 8kg over a few months just by exercising, not the dramatic results my trainer expected I am sure. I was introduced to Sparkpeople by a friend and at that time realised that I needed to be more focused about food choices etc so cut calories and fats and started logging everything, that saw me loose another 20kg over about a year, but I have been stalled since March going up and down the same 1-2kg. And that is with eating about 1200 Cal per day and doing 3 sessions of personal training (1-1.5hrs) and 3 one hour cardio sessions a week. I decided I needed to shake things up as I needed to loose about 3 kg quickly or I would be charged a 20% BMI penalty on my health insurance...Good incentive, and so while I was dragging my feet I realised I needed to go back on Atkins.
I am on day 10 of induction. and it seems to be doing the trick. I have lost about 3kgs so far and I am just a smidgen away from being the right weight for my insurance. They were generous and gave me an extension to reach this target. I am happy about the quick loss as it has been very slow going up until these last two weeks.
I will be needing support though as everyone around eats tonnes of rice and fruit and of course everyone is skinny!!!
Roslyn - Hanoi, Vietnam
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