I was last on 3fc 1 1/2 years ago. I primarily posted in the caloriecounting thread.
My weight started to be an issue in my teens. I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia and told to eat keep sugar levels from dipping. I didn't know it at the time but this was just setting me on a rollercoaster ride and pounds slowly added up. Other than trying a gimicky eat only grapefruit diet in my teens once I didn't do anything until my 20s.
I became a vegetarian for 10 yes and got fatter. The higher carb ratio was not helping my crash and burn hypoglycemia so I added in lean meats and limited starches and got down to 160 @ 31 years. Then I got pregnant and my post pregnancy weight went up to 235. I tried both South Beach and calorie counting after my son was born. Both worked but I was still ravenous due to hypoglycemia.
The light bulb finally went off for me that I have success and don't suffer those miserable sugar crashes when I watch calories AND carbs. So I have been doing so for the past month and dropped 11 pounds. I have also for the first time in I don't know how long that I've experienced legitimate true hunger before eating versus eating to stave off a crash.
I've also adjusted my attitude. I'm doing this for life - to live and live fully - so I will only do that which I can continue doing forever.
Thanks for reading. I look forward to this journey and sharing in your journey.