Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
AGGIETERR's Photo AGGIETERR Posts: 2,100
7/15/13 7:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Spark and LowCarb got me off the weight yo-yo I had been on my whole life. 90-95% of the time I stay below 40 carbs a day (once in a while I cave for a scoop of Aggie Ice Cream, or some extra fruit of the season). If I have a really munchy day, my protein may get up as high as 200g in a day. I track my food every day, but I rarely pay attention to anything but carbs and protein.

You will love this group -- the amount of knowledge is tremendous- most have read every low-carb publication there is.

My only advice would be to read lots and ask questions until you find what works for you.

Terr

Age: 46
Height: 5'8"
Highest Weight: 375



 current weight: 172.0 
 
375
322.5
270
217.5
165
AKHEIDI's Photo AKHEIDI Posts: 540
7/15/13 12:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Jan,

This is a great group and very supportive. If you have a question, just ask! Once you get used to it, LC will come second nature.

Good luck.

Heidi

1. Stop wasting money- Save money

2. Exercise- do something every day

3. Get organized- mise en place

4. Write a letter by hand at least once a week.

Every day this side of the sod is a good day-
not sure who said it

My animals make me happy, some people not so much- a bumper sticker


 current weight: 163.2 
 
170
163.75
157.5
151.25
145
JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
7/15/13 7:34 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I have the newer Atkins books, but the old 1992 Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution book by the man himself is the one I went back to. And I am counting total carbs most of the time, not net carbs. I don't eat their bars or shakes.

It is very hard for me to lose weight, so for now, I am going to have to stay in Induction for a while. I've heard if you lose about 10 pounds, then your body becomes more responsive to your own insulin you produce. I am insulin resistant at the moment.

Also, if you like Youtube - here is a link that will help:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TpSOMmj7nM

Joy

George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.


 Pounds lost: 6.4 
 
0
7.25
14.5
21.75
29
FIINALEE's Photo FIINALEE SparkPoints: (5,678)
Fitness Minutes: (11,971)
Posts: 561
7/15/13 7:33 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hello Jan, Welcome! I'm in my 60's & 'in my youth' used low carbs to fit into a dress for an event. Now, low carbs will be my life of choice. I've been retired for 2 years from my Human Resource career. I still maintain teaching aerobics, etc. about 40+ hours a month. I ride bike, hike, jog in water, lift weights, pick up my grandchildren, race with them, etc.

Even with all that activity my body changed. My body can no longer burn the baked goods, pastas, etc. I'm adding 5 carbs a week to see where my weight loss stops. I'm in my 3rd week of low carbs.

My body furnace kicked into the new food plan immediately. My body was waiting for me to figure out what an older body needed to give me the energy needed for an active life.

Good journey & have a great day! Connie



Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
The pleasant thought for me today is _______________.
Show Up Today . . . Set your shoulders . . Put On a Smile
And DO IT


 September Minutes: 75
 
0
90
180
270
360
HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 8,101
7/15/13 12:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree that low-carb needs to be for life to work for life. There is so much more info now that tells us that low-carb is very safe long-term. I would avoid any processed foods, even so-called Atkins processed foods like shakes, meals, bars etc.
Birgit

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




 Body Fat %: 16.0
 
23.6
21.7
19.8
17.9
16
WOUBBIE's Photo WOUBBIE SparkPoints: (69,945)
Fitness Minutes: (17,308)
Posts: 5,200
7/15/13 12:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi and welcome!

A lot of people swear by the original. Simpler, less variability.

You'll find that most people here are low carb for life. If sugar and starch made us fat once it will probably always make us fat.

Half of what we know is wrong. The purpose of science is to discover which half.


 current weight: 198.0 
 
232
217
202
187
172
JMPFEIFER47's Photo JMPFEIFER47 SparkPoints: (3,509)
Fitness Minutes: (2,313)
Posts: 8
7/14/13 10:59 P

My SparkPage
Reply
Thanks for the welcome.
I have followed the Atkins/Low Carb food plans in the past. I can get a jump start with this type of program. However, the pounds had a tendency to find their way back...
It appears that there have been updates on the plan from what I'm seeing online; I'm not 100% sure of what has changed. In fact I may still have the original copy of Dr Atkins plan.

Posting will really help; I love to learn from others experiences. I'll be reading previous posts to get ideas on food and tips.
jan

I know slow and steady will get me there, however, I seem to be at a standstill at the moment...


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,023
7/14/13 9:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome.

Unless you have a lot of experience at low carb, I strongly urge you to pick a plan and read the book and learn how to do it. It's not like other diets.

 current weight: 214.5 
 
250
221.25
192.5
163.75
135
JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
7/14/13 7:54 P

Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

I am having some weight loss issues, too. This is a wonderfully supportive and knowledgable team. You could try reading some of the older posts and threads. You'll find a wealth of information and tips.

Also, there are some good links to the right of this page.

So glad you're here, and keep active posting and letting us know when you need some help.

Joy

George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.


 Pounds lost: 6.4 
 
0
7.25
14.5
21.75
29
JMPFEIFER47's Photo JMPFEIFER47 SparkPoints: (3,509)
Fitness Minutes: (2,313)
Posts: 8
7/14/13 7:10 P

My SparkPage
Reply
I'm a Yo-Yo...a 50++ year old yo-yo to be exact, I'm Jan!
I'm maintaining a 20# loss, which took me 2 years to lose on Weight Watchers. I need to lose anther 15 to reach a healthy weight.
However this past year I've been yo-yoing between a loss-gain of as much as 4# in a week.
I track all of my food, and stay within or under my daily calorie limits. it 's so discouraging not see progress when I weigh in each Sunday. Quitting is not a option so...
I've decided to try a low carb food plan to see if I can shake myself off of this plateau.
See you next week
jan

I know slow and steady will get me there, however, I seem to be at a standstill at the moment...


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans) Introduce Yourself to Team Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
What is for dinner? 11/18/2013 6:34:40 PM
New to this team 1/25/2014 11:43:01 PM
I'm back. 6/23/2014 1:25:21 AM
A Fomer Atkins Success Story 10/28/2013 10:05:05 PM
Holy smokes! 3/12/2014 1:49:14 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x482x54126975

Review our Community Guidelines