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I read the book "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes in April and my life has changed since. I have been learning to live the Low Carb Life. I'm feeling great - tons more energy now that I'm no longer in a Carb Coma. I realized it is the starches and sugars that make me bloat, not salt. The scale is just now starting to reflect all the changes I've made, but I'm being patient and learning a lot about how my body reacts to different foods. Calories in does NOT equal calories out!

I've done P90X for a month and have seen what weight training can do for me. I'm a lot stronger than I give myself credit for! I like my arm muscles. It took a while to see the definition, but it's amazing what a difference a month makes!

I went away on a 3 week vacation to Scotland. I was active almost everyday. Since I've been back (14 days), I have made it a priority to fit exercise into my day. I know there will be some impossible days, but they should be far and few between. I've only missed 2 and plan to keep that number low. I feel great and am starting to see a difference in my muscles. Scotland was a great spring board for me.

I gained 30# in 3 years, and it's been about a year of trying different things to lose it. I'm down 5#, but my problem is consistency. I'm going to see if this gives me the motivation I need to keep it up.

Member Since: 12/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 13,226

My Goals:
I want to get back to 150 pounds.
For now, I'm happy to get to the 160's.

My Program:
I'm eating a low carb diet. Keeping the sugars and refined carbs at bay has really made a difference!

I am getting out to walk/jog as many days as possible each week. I'm trying to establish a ST routine.

Personal Information:
Age: 31
Ht: 5'8"
Location: RI

Other Information:
First goal: 170#
Reward: A new book.
Second goal: 165#
A night out with my boyfriend and friends.
Third goal: 160#:
A guilt free trip to the Wrentham Outlet.
Fourth goal: 155#:
Custom made corset.

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  • v MRS.NG.06
    When I wrote that blog..all I could think of was "Manda is gonna be SO proud of me!" AHAHAH see, some things do stick when you learn new things ; ) xoxoox *HUGS*
    2669 days ago
    You'e right- there's plenty of veggies w/out seeds- but I've been enjoying some fabulous local tomatoes and cukes lately.
    I bought corn for my family tonight but abstained but did sneak a tiny slice of watermelon- 5 carbs.
    My energy is about the same- I am a high energy person most of the time.
    3054 days ago
    I added a few nuts last week, after my 2 strict induction weeks, plus a bit of peanut btter, because I craved it, so that may have hurt me too.
    I'm having a colonscopy next Wed so have to do that cleansing thing- which will be good, but I can't even have tomatoes or cucumbers (no seeds of any kind) for a week and no fiber supplements, which I really need on very low carb!
    3054 days ago
    So far so good- I feel great - I wobbled up and down 3 lbs this (my 3rd) week but I know exactly why- too many parties- some wine and a very few cheats.
    How are you doing?
    3054 days ago
    I don't think I was ever a carb addict- but it's just so handy to reach for them when you're feeling hungry- never was big on sweets- but I was always a grazer- always nibbling.
    I enjoy not feeling that hunger all the time now and intend to continue low carbing for the long run.
    Does your hubby eat like you? Mine is getting fatter and fatter and so far, most meals, I make him some starch to go with whatever I'm eating. He resents any suggestions- I'm hoping if I lose weight quickly and easily with this that he will join me.
    Ok- pretty sure I've been eating too much fat now- I've got the opposite of that stopped up problem- hope my body adjusts to the changes soon.
    When I can start adding carbs back, it will definitely be peanut butter and berries.
    thnx for you support!

    3068 days ago
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