Carb Counters - 3 Year Atkins Anniversary Today!




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JerseyGyrl
04-13-2007, 10:49 AM
Today I'm on Atkins 3 years...doesn't seem like its been that long! When I started this new lifestyle, I was 42 years old & 245 lbs:o To put it quite bluntly...I was FAT! With a history of heart disease, high blood pressure & diabetes in my family...I decided it was time for me to do something...FINALLY!! My friend, Jennifer (who, incidentally...is a nurse on a cardiac floor) was on Atkins & at that time, she had lost 60 lbs. I talked to her about it & she suggested I start by reading the book. I decided to give it a try. Who would have thought being able to eat real, full fat mayonnaise...heavy cream...full fat salad dressings...butter...full fat cheeses & meats would result in me losing 102 lbs!! I went from wearing men's size 3X t-shirts to currently wearing size 8/10:carrot: I will admit, the "new me" is taking some time for me to adjust to. When I look in the mirror now, I don't recognize this body! I have been blessed with 2 wonderfully supportive parents and a DBF who makes me feel special & beautiful every day of my life (I love you sweetie! :val2: ) For any of you struggling with your weight...I've been there...BUT, you CAN change this. If I can do it, anyone can do it!! Atkins works...I'm living proof of that!:)

All the best to you!!

Kim


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RobinW
04-13-2007, 11:15 AM
Congratulations Kim!! Thats just awesome! :hug:

a_burgh_guy
04-13-2007, 10:14 PM
Kim,

My Angel !!!:hug:

I am so proud, and I'm soo in love w you !!:love:

You are beautiful in so many ways !

your DBF ;)


Leenie
04-14-2007, 08:35 AM
:congrat: :congrat: :congrat: :congrat: :congrat: :congrat: :congrat: :congrat:


Kim your journey is truely amazing and all of us low carb chicks are so proud of you. You really are an inspiration to ALL who struggle with their weight.


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Ruthxxx
04-14-2007, 08:46 AM
Kim, that is just wonderful! You are an inspiration to us all. I know that Atkins is a bit difficult to stick to but you have done it!

nelie
04-14-2007, 11:46 AM
Congratulations :) You look awesome.

ThinMeWantsOut
04-14-2007, 09:18 PM
Congratulations! YOu look awesome!

LBH
04-14-2007, 09:46 PM
You look fabulous!! Congrats!

LadyJulieAnn
04-15-2007, 11:44 AM
Congrats! You are an inspiration and a wealth of knowledge for the group!

Take care,
Julie

Lucyee
04-21-2007, 03:34 PM
Dear Kim. Congrats on your three years. I have been trying so hard to get on a low carb plan. I am disgusted with Weight Watchers. I am desperate to lose weight and felt inspired by your story. The most catching thing about it was I saw Jersey and assumed you are from New Jersey? Hard to find people to share with in NJ. Write if you see this. You look great. I need all the help I can get. Long long story of trying to lose weight. Lucyee

Lovemylife
04-23-2007, 11:31 AM
You look MARVELOUS!!!!! Keep it up.

JerseyGyrl
04-23-2007, 12:29 PM
Kim,

My Angel !!!:hug:

I am so proud, and I'm soo in love w you !!:love:

You are beautiful in so many ways !

your DBF ;)

My DBF ;)

Thank you for always being so supportive of me. You mean the world to me & I am soo in love with you!:val2:

You make me happier than I ever dreamed I could be!

your DGF:smug:

JerseyGyrl
04-23-2007, 12:32 PM
Thank you all for your kind words, your encouragement & your support. I appreciate all of it!

Thanks Again,

Kim