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Hi I'm 54 with 2 adult children. The pics here are my new "babies". Daisy and Duke are Dobe/Shepherd/hound mixes and they're almost 8 yrs old!

I've had weight trouble most of my life, trying many of the popular diets and gaining back everything each time! No matter how hard I tried, I'd end up falling completely off plan, vowing to never diet again!

I started Low Carbing about 4 yrs ago, mainly to prevent onset of diabetes, which is rampant in my family. I feel so much better on LC, it's amazing. I have fallen off plan a few times, just like we all do I guess. I have been able to prevent gaining it all back tho!!! I'm now 70+ pounds lighter than I was when I started LC.

I believe that low carb is a dietary approach that most of us should be following.
I believe we need to stop eating so many processed foods and return to whole, natural foods.
I believe that fat is not harmful, at least non-idustrialised fats. Natural fats found in whole foods are what we're meant to eat.
I believe that saturated fats are essential for good health and not the demon they've been portrayed as.
I believe industrial oils, those that do and do not contain trans-fats are dangerous and should not be used whenever possible. Industrial oils include soy, corn and canola, all highly processed.

I have a Spark team, Low Carb - 50s+ Females!
For all women over 50 who are following a low carb plan. This is the team for support, information, and advice! There are some fantastic ladies on this team! Very supportive and helpful. All plans are welcome!

If you're interested in joining, let me know and I'll send you an invite, (let me know if you don't get it.)

Here's the path to find Low Carb - 50s+ Females! : SparkTeams / Nutrition and Cooking / Low Carbers

It should show up in a search.

I am passionate about low carb and how healthful it is. I've seen dramatic improvements in lipids, inflammation and symptoms of various problems. The weight loss part is great....but the way I feel and the healthier I've become make me glad I listened to Dr Atkins on TV one night.

News flash! The ADA now recommends low carb as well as low fat, reduced calorie diet for diabetics trying to control their weight. There are caveats, but it's a start!

Let me know how I can help in anything low carb related!


Member Since: 7/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 110

My Goals:
Follow a low carb plan to loose a bit more weight, but mainly to improve my health.

Avoid diabetes, maintain non-diabetic blood sugars and A1c levels.

My Program:
Protein Power. I follow the middle of the road plan: The dilettante,
I avoid processed foods, and watch carb intake, but don't worry about fat long as it's natural and fresh.

Personal Information:
Born and brought up in Massachusetts, relocated to NC in 1997.
I've been a RN for over 30yrs. I have worked in the computer industry, doing QA for a case management tool. Now back to full-time Case management!

Other Information:
Love to read. Love to research. Very upset about the direction our country is taking....both politically and in the area of health.

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    2009 days ago
    emoticon on being named today's SP Motivator of the Day!! I hope you are doing well!
    2010 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Are you still only 54? I just turned 57....yowsa :-)
    2925 days ago
    CindySue I love your page ~ Duke & Daisy are awesome considering their "lineage" :-) You certainly inspired me to get back on this program ~ it is so similar to your starts & stops and swearing never to diet again! That is where I am this morning ~ but now I feel better about it and will get back on that Carb awareness wagon and stop moping around because I'm too fat to get on my horse (he misses me I'm sure) I'd like to keep you posted but I'm not real good at how to use to tools on this site (it's the computer not SP) I fear when I make a friend on here that I will never get back in touch because I don't know how :-( But I do want you to know, also others have been a real joy to see their success's..
    Dottie in Florida LotaDottie2

    3005 days ago
  • v BAPKTM
    Hope you are having a wonderful day. Stay healthy and happy.
    3080 days ago
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