USERNAME/REAL NAME: Debra
BIRTHDAY: August 17th
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced
FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a 25 yo daughter who is married, a 20 yo son who is now living in Augusta Georgia and a 17 yo daughter who is lo-carbing with me.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Gardening, remodeling - both of which I miss now that I sold my house and am renting
PETS: Cocker/Springer Spaniel named Abby and a chameleon named Augusta (guess where we got her???)
ATKINS START DATE: First was 10/99 - lost 30 pounds - drifted away and put most of it back on. Just restarted.
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: The way of eating fits my lifestyle and I feel so much better when I stay away from carbs. My parents are both diabetic and the lo-carb way of eating will hopefully help me not develop the same problem.
TOP WEIGHT: 191 (1995)
CURRENT WEIGHT: 168
GOAL WEIGHT: 140
EYE COLOR: Hazel
HAIR COLOR: Brown
OCCUPATION: Credit Support Coordinator (glorified title for a secretary for a Senior Credit Manager)
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NW Illinois
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: CHOCOLATE & emotional eating - bored, stressed, TOM. Once I start eating carbs it is truly addicting and I crave more.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Support of my daughter, friends at work and all my friends here who are also eating lo-carb
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: When I first started Atkins a few years ago, I put together a lo-carb cookbook which has helped me greatly in keeping variety in my way of eating.