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I am a 55 year old woman who is 5'4" and in the process of losing about 70 pounds. But my weight has gone up over the last 4 years despite watching carbs, exercising, water intake, protein up, clean eating, no fast food and so on. If you have any ideas what I'm missing please share with me to help.

Read below to follow my journey ...

I have been blessed with good health and a healthy BMI all my life. In the last 3 years I have put on 30 pounds. Although I feel good about myself, my insulin resistance numbers indicate that I need to lose the weight to be much more healthy.

UPDATE: Insulin resistance numbers have normalized (October 5, 2010) and weight is dropping now.

UPDATE: Weight is back on after an appendix removal and battling c.diff for months. Trying Jon Gabriel now as my body needs to heal and lose weight.

UPDATE: 2012
Jon Gabriel did not work. Well I am now 50 years old and am still at the same weight after losing and then gaining again. I have been monitoring calories forever and feel that this is a change of life issue due to hormonal changes. I will continue to eat clean and exercise and that will at least hold off further weight gain.

UPDATE: Switched to a moderate carb Serotonin Power Diet and have hormonal balance with slow but steady weight loss. Lots of energy as well. My husband has shown even more progress with mood and energy.

UPDATE: June 22, 2013
Serotonin Diet did not keep yielding results. I'm finding I have initial success and then everything goes back to set point.

UPDATE: December 16,2013
Next up is limiting carbs to 20 grams at a sitting - trying to heal my pancreas and insulin response.

UPDATE: January 31, 2014
After staying within my ranges for over a month, the weight didn't budge. Then I cut out coffee, wheat, and dairy, while keep all of my ranges correct. The carbs just weren't wheat. I lost 6 lb in two weeks.

UPDATE: April 21, 2017
Weight continues to rise slowly and steadily despite watching intake, water, protein, eating clean, etc. Next goal is to up exercise levels slowly to not cause injury.

UPDATE: October 1, 2017
Working with an online trainer and doing daily HIIT that are still gentle. Let's see what happens.

UPDATE: November 16, 2019
Two years have passed with steady increases in weight despite going vegan for 6 months, tracking calories to around 1000 daily, and staying strong. Doctor put me on Metformin, but nothing changed except gained 1 lb over 12 weeks.

Read Dr. Fung's books "Obesity Code" and "Diabetic Code", and started doing Intermittent Fasting. One month in I have lost 4 lb with fasting twice a week for 24 hours. The other days I emphasize lower glycemic index cards and higher fat, and eat more than before. I feel like I am resetting my insulin resistance, which was the root cause of my issues all along.

Very pleased.

Member Since: 2/15/2008

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My Goals:
I am in the process of losing about 70 pounds.

My Program:
Intermittent Fasting 2 x per week at 24 hours each.
Low g.i., higher fat for the rest of the week, no calorie counting.

Personal Information:
Love to quilt, knit, embroider and all things sedentary. I'm a programmer as well.

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