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Leenie
09-22-2003, 01:42 PM
Hi Everyone,

I got this idea from another board (thank you!) and thought it would be cool for us to get to know each other a little better.

Everyone just copy and paste the following into a reply:

DATE:

USERNAME/REAL NAME:

AGE:

BIRTHDAY:

MARITAL STATUS:

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:


PETS:

ATKINS START DATE:

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:

TOP WEIGHT:

CURRENT WEIGHT:

GOAL WEIGHT:

HEIGHT:

EYE COLOR:

HAIR COLOR:

OCCUPATION:

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:


Leenie
09-22-2003, 02:28 PM
DATE: September 22

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Leenie

AGE: 39

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): One Daughter :D

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, crafts, music, dancing, reading


PETS: Doggy

ATKINS START DATE: July 7, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I needed stricter rules when it comes to dieting, for me its all or nothing, so nothing wins, I am a carb addict, once I start, I can't stop eating. Atkins makes me feel in control, I know that one bite will destroy my efforts so that keeps me in line :D Plus I like real foods, diet dressings make me gag.

GOAL WEIGHT: 150 - 170 (when I'm happy)
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
EYE COLOR: Blue
HAIR COLOR: Brown w/Highlights :D
OCCUPATION: Office
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NJ

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
I love to eat, I have a very big appetite. I eat at every emotion, happy, bored, it doesn't matter, I am addicted.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I think Atkins is helping me control the trigger foods that set me off, the foods are wonderful and thats a plus. I am eating very healthy, more fish and veggies and I am taking vitamins. I am taking care of myself for once.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Hmmmmmm ?

barbmarie
09-22-2003, 05:52 PM
This is a great idea! Should we also put pics? Easier to match names to faces?



DATE: 9/22/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: barbmarie/Barbara

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: October 27

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO: 11yr old daughter Kirsten, 6yr old son Jordan

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: quilting, computers, camping,


PETS: 2 Pugs, Buffy and Minnie

ATKINS START DATE: September 1

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My mother lost alot of weight a few years ago on a similar plan. Nutrisystem was getting too expensive but worked. Weight watchers never worked for me after the first 15lbs.

TOP WEIGHT: 194

CURRENT WEIGHT: 166

GOAL WEIGHT: 135?

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Reddish brown (this month)

OCCUPATION: Nurse/LPN

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Pacific Northwest

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: It used to be cheating, but I've really no desire to cheat since I started Atkins. I don't even look twice at McDonalds when I drive by anymore, no desire at all!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My husband started the plan this week. It's easier when you don't feel that your food is special and different from everyone else.


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Kim in NJ
09-22-2003, 06:00 PM
DATE: 9/22/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Kim in NJ / Kim

AGE: 38

BIRTHDAY: 12/3/64

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Married 16 years to a wonderful man and stay at home dad, 2 daughters (7 yr old and a 1 yr old)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Camping, Sewing, Teaching Bible Classes for elementary/middle school grades.


PETS: Lucas - our 100lb yellow lab

ATKINS START DATE: July 10, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I think it was the only thing I hadn't tried....and I could easily give up breads, pastas and rice. It's the sweets that kill me!

TOP WEIGHT: 260

CURRENT WEIGHT: 223

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5 ft 5 inches

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Brown with blonde highlights (non of it natural of course!)

OCCUPATION: Systems Analyst

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: The New Jersey Shoreline

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: It's actually my biggest problem in LIFE...I do not know or understand the word "MODERATION". I'm either all for something - or not trying at all. I tend to put all my efforts into something and then other things have to give. So that I am on Atkins and really trying to follow the program, my house is a mess! :lol:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My pulmonologist asked to see my dd's pictures at my summer checkup and said "They are beautiful...how many more years do you plan to be around for them?" And he's painfully right!!!! I've tasted pretty much everything in my lifetime, I need to again taste the "Feeling" of being thin and active with my family.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Unfortunately I have had the taste of thin-ness before and I blew it. In 1992 I used Slimfast for 2 years to go from 200 lbs down to 128. The most horrifying day of my life was when I found out that I indeed am a "Petite" size and I could not rely on the excuse of being "Big boned". :o

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
I am finding Atkins to really work well with my lifestyle. I just need to keep reminding myself that I have a different metabolism than my husband and children and therefore cannot eat as they do. But when I am 60 my family will hopefully care less that I ate differently than they did....especially if they can recall bike rides as a family and just general "active" type activities as a family. I've been hiding in my house too long in my size 26 nightgowns! Please pray for me - I am happy to be here with you all.

Froufy
09-22-2003, 08:58 PM
DATE: September 22, 2003

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Froufie - Frou Frou/Janet

AGE: do I really have to tell?

BIRTHDAY: April 7....ARIES!

MARITAL STATUS: married, 2nd time around!

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 3 kids: son 17 (who is driving us crazy with his teenage attitude), daughter 12 (who will soon be driving us crazy...), son 5 (who is the cutest and most delightful child, and who will one day drive us crazy!)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Love reading, surfing the net, movies, play the piano (rarely now as I am too busy), love trivia games, big Elton John fan


PETS: none.....am allergic to almost everything...would love a pet bunny tho, but this would also make me sneeze and wheeze

ATKINS START DATE: May 26, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Finally reading the medical journals that validated the plan, and realizing I would not be hungry and it would fit well into my current lifestyle

TOP WEIGHT: 220

CURRENT WEIGHT: 191

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5' 3"

EYE COLOR: light golden brown

HAIR COLOR: the real color, or the one the hairdresser gave me? lol: light brown with blond highlights (to cover the gray!)

OCCUPATION: Federal public servant

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ottawa (the capital of) Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Lack of exercise as I am truly lazy.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: The Atkins plan seems to fit into my lifestyle and is something I can stick with in the very long term.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
My favorite color is pink...I love bunnies.....I went back to school a few years ago, and graduated with an MBA last June (went part time while working full time and juggling family - I don't recommend it!!!!!)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have of course lost weight before only to gain it back. I believe that while physically losing weight is important, it is also necessary to address the reasons why we overeat and conquer this or the weight will never stay off!

Froufie:D

fullfig
09-23-2003, 04:47 AM
DATE: 9/23/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: fullfig

AGE: 33

BIRTHDAY: 1/2/70

MARITAL STATUS: married for ten years

FAMILY INFO: one daughter--4

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: sewing and crocheting


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: 9/2/03

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: 1) doctor told me to try it this past spring to lower my cholesterol--he's been on nearly five years; 2) younger sister has lost a lost a lot with it--currently 69 lbs; 3) twin sister has been losing with it--around 20 so far, i think; 4) husband lost 25 lbs on it in the spring and has recently gotten back on to lose another 20; 5) haven't found anything else that works well.

TOP WEIGHT: 220

CURRENT WEIGHT: 193.4

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5'9"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: stay-at-home mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: turkey

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: losing 30 lbs and deciding to take a weekend off--that turns into 9 months to a year

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: i know my pattern and am determined to make it work this time. my husband and i are planning to have our second and final child while here soon. i'll be 34 in january. i really want to get this weight off before trying to get pregnant again. since i'm not getting any younger, i've got to step on it.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? my twin "supersized" also posts in the low carb threads.

d_rowland
09-23-2003, 01:03 PM
I love this - helps us get to know one another better!

DATE: 9/23/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: d_rowland/Debra

AGE: 34, cause when I hit 40 I started going backwards :o

BIRTHDAY: August

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced :(

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): My 17 yo daughter lives with me and is doing Atkins with me. I have a 20 yo son who is living in Augusta Georgia and a 25 yo daughter who is married and lives about an hour away. Was married 17 years the first time. Goofed and married, unbeknownst to me, a manic depressant who wouldn't get help - that lasted two years. Been on my own for the last three years.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Love doing lots of things, when I have time. I use to garden alot until I sold my house and now rent. I love doing remodeling projects, spending time with friends playing cards and just talking. I went back to school 2 years ago to be a Paralegal and finished, now I'm going to look for a job.


PETS: Dog - Abby - 1/2 cocker spaniel - 1/2 springer spaniel

ATKINS START DATE: This time 9/8/03

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It worked before, until I got away from this WOE. I don't have to give up much that I really like

TOP WEIGHT: 191 - 8 years ago

CURRENT WEIGHT: 165

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Credit Support Coordinator (glorified secretary)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NW Illinois

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: CHOCOLATE cravings . . . I eat for comfort and when I'm bored.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My daughter is doing it with me. We are setting mini-goals with rewards, so I have more motivation.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

LindaBC
09-23-2003, 08:42 PM
DATE: Sept 23/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: LindaBC/Linda

AGE: 60 AAACCKKKKK!!!

BIRTHDAY: Feb 25/43

MARITAL STATUS: Married 39 years

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 grown daughters. Older daughter has two teenage sons. Younger daughter expecting first baby in November.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I read a LOT. Crossword puzzles. Scrabble. Cribbage. Canasta. Decorative Painting. Sewing. Gardening.


PETS: None...just a couple of bird feeders and a friendly neighbour's dog

ATKINS START DATE: Seriously in mid-July but I've tried it on and off for years.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I was very successful the first time I went on Atkins back in the 70s. Lost nearly 100 lb. Got scared by all the so-called experts saying it would kill me and gained it all back plus extra. I've always believed it was the best way to go though. I always feel so "in control" when I strictly limit carbs.

TOP WEIGHT: 304

CURRENT WEIGHT: 280

GOAL WEIGHT: Anything under 200 would thrill me.

HEIGHT: 5' 4"
EYE COLOR: Dk Brown

HAIR COLOR: Dk Brown with a few gray strands

OCCUPATION: Secretary in home office for hubby's construction company

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: 40 miles east of Vancouver Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Carb Addiction. I can't seem to stop once I start so there are no "days off" for this old gal. I'm severely insulin resistant, a Type 2 Diabetic and hypothyroid. My age combined with various meds make it very difficult for me to lose the way I used to. I'm on Metformin but it sure hasn't helped me lose any weight. I'm also on Lipitor for cholesterol.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've finally recognized that I'm going to have to exercise more and I've recently begun doing the Body Flex Workout in addition to three hours a week deep water jogging.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I've gained and lost so many times I think my poor mixed-up metabolism hasn't a clue what's expected of it. I just keep plugging away and hoping for the best.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
1.) Lose the weight while you're young and KEEP IT OFF!! Most of you Chicks appear to be in your 30s and 40s. Don't put it off. Lose it now. The older you get, the more difficult it is to lose weight. Trust one who knows.
2.) Also, as you get older and pack around a lot of extra pounds, you start to get aches and pains that make it ever more difficult to exercise. That makes it very easy to just turn into a couch potato and give up on yourself. It happened to me.
3.) Try to avoid taking medications. They can really screw up your metabolism.

StorybookMama
09-24-2003, 03:43 PM
DATE: 09/24/2003

USERNAME/REAL NAME: storybookmama/Lisa Story

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: March 13th

MARITAL STATUS: Married - 5 years

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 18 month old daughter, Bridget, who is the utmost joy. Work as a Legal Assistant for a very large Charity in Federal Way, WA.... noticed there is another Fed. Way member here, too.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Photography, Playing with my dd, baking

PETS: Not right now....

ATKINS START DATE: Monday, 09/22/2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I had Gestational Diabetes and felt wonderful while on that diet. I got off the low carb wagon after I had the baby and knew I had to get back on.

TOP WEIGHT: 285

CURRENT WEIGHT: 282

FIRST GOAL: 200

ULTIMATE GOAL WEIGHT: 135

HEIGHT: 5'4

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown

OCCUPATION: Legal Assistant

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Seattle, WA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I have gained more weight in the last 5 years than ever before. My problem is junk food, sweets, french fries - and I'll eat anytime - doesn't have to be just when I'm hungry.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My determination to be a "thin, pretty, mom" for my daughter and i AM determined this time. I have wasted so much of my life being fat - I'm tired of it.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
My dh is a chef - who cooks for me. This is part of the reason I'm so overweight.... :lol:

OTHER EXPERIENCES: Well, can't think of any off the top of my head.

KarenW
09-25-2003, 01:50 PM
DATE: 9/25/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Karen W / Karen

AGE: 36

BIRTHDAY: January 1 (I was born at midnight and 25 seconds. I was Miss East Bay 1967! (SF Bay Area) LOL!)

MARITAL STATUS: MArried

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Married 13 years on Monday and I have 2 children (ds age 7 and dd age 5)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Crocht Pattern Designer


PETS: one hamster named Stanley

ATKINS START DATE: 8/4/03

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:

TOP WEIGHT: 200.5 (when starting atkins, I hit 225 in 1999 and lost 56 on WW that year, gained 30 back btw then and atkins start date)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 187.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 125-135

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: blue/green

HAIR COLOR: drk Brown

OCCUPATION: SAHM/Pattern Designer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Western WA State

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying consistant

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am enjoying this WOE and I am exercising 6 days a week!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I collect Tea Cups and Pots and I LOVE BON JOVI!! :cloud9:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Hmmm.. Dont have any off the top of my head right now!

jdoggmartin
10-05-2003, 06:04 PM
DATE: Oct. 5, 2003

USERNAME/REAL NAME: jdoggmartin/Jina

AGE: 25

BIRTHDAY: April 21

MARITAL STATUS: Married for almost four years.

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I was married on Jan. 1, 2000. What a way to start the new milennium!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love sports, especially baseball. I am also into photography. I am hoping to start matting and framing my photographs and taking them to craft fairs. I also like swimming, going to the beach, shopping and listening to music.


PETS: Maggie, a Pointer mix. I got her from the Humane Society almost one year ago. She kind of looks like a shorter and stockier Dalmation.

ATKINS START DATE: Oct. 6, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've tried low-fat diets, and I am always hungry!

TOP WEIGHT: 215

CURRENT WEIGHT: 190

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'10"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Dyed blonde. Naturally, a brunette.

OCCUPATION: Assistant editor for a publishing company.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Eating! And, lots of it! I always seem to be hungry. Also, I tend to lose motivation easily.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I can eat until I'm full.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? ??

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Weight is so much harder to lose than it is to put on. Always try and remember how hard it was to lose weight to avoid putting it back on again!

d_rowland
10-07-2003, 09:19 AM
DATE: 10/7/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Debra

AGE: 46

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

HEIGHT: 5'4"

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.

jane8760
10-07-2003, 04:48 PM
DATE: 10-07-03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: jane8760/Jane

AGE: 43

BIRTHDAY: 08-07-60

MARITAL STATUS: married

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: sewing, crafts of all kinds, quilting, rubber stamping, scrapbooking...............

PETS: no, but my mother has our family dog and she is 15 years old.

ATKINS START DATE: 09-14-03

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Last resort

TOP WEIGHT: 178

CURRENT WEIGHT: 164 (as of 04/03 current weight = 156)

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: blonde......well I used to be...now I have to help it a little

OCCUPATION: Software Implementor

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Massachusetts

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: not losing any

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Atkins doesn't make me feel so deprived. I feel full and don't need to snack all the time.

jen519
10-10-2003, 12:56 AM
My turn:

DATE: 10/10/2003

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Jen519/Jen

AGE: 41

BIRTHDAY: 5/19/62

MARITAL STATUS: Single ("divorced" from 18-year relationship with my daughter's father)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Have one beautiful daughter, a sister I couldn't live without and parents who love each other and have been married for 48 years.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Computer Adventure Games, Country Music, Classic Rock Music, Camping, Watching figure skating


PETS: 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 mouse, 1 guinea pig

ATKINS START DATE: 8/27/2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: A co-worker mentioned it to me and after trying it for a few days, I found I was actually able to stick with it (unlike any WOE I've tried in the past 10 years). That made the choice for me

TOP WEIGHT: 240

CURRENT WEIGHT: 218

GOAL WEIGHT: 145-155

HEIGHT: 5' 6 1/4"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Dishwater Blonde

OCCUPATION: Reprographics

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Auburn, Wa

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Hard to say. Eating out of boredom, stress, emotional issues.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I get to eat all the time! As long as I eat the right things.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I'm sure I'll think of something later...


Jen

StarPrincess
10-13-2003, 07:46 PM
Hi all! I'm new to the board, but what a great idea!



DATE: 10/13/2003

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Brandi

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: Sept. 24

MARITAL STATUS: married

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: nearly anything that can be done outdoors

PETS: 2 chihuahuas and a cat

ATKINS START DATE: 7/15/2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: everything else had failed and I was at the point where I felt my options were to give up food or give up carbs

TOP WEIGHT: 200

CURRENT WEIGHT: 165

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: blonde

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I get discouraged too easily. If I'm not constantly seeing results, I start to beat myself up over it.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: It's fast, dramatic, and most importantly, I have never felt physically or emotionally better

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: For me, the hard thing with Atkins is the seemingly boring food options. I have learned to get adventurous and search out new recipes and try new flavors. It's great! Did you know you could make low carb New England style clam chowder that would fool anyone? It took me weeks to get the nerve to try it because it's thickened with pureed cauliflower and that sounded disgusting to me but WOW! It's now my favorite cold weather food and even the carb consumers in my life love it.


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Tulip-Fairy
10-22-2003, 01:14 PM
DATE: 22nd October 2003 (my Dad's Birthday!)

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Tulip-Fairy / Julie

AGE: Actual age 39 but 29 is what i tell everyone!! lol ;)

BIRTHDAY: September 15th

MARITAL STATUS: Married for 16yrs

FAMILY INFO: 3 beautiful girls 14, 12 & 8

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: cooking / drinking wine / reading / internet / my friends


PETS: Kids want a dog, we don't!!! :(

ATKINS START DATE: 6th Oct

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I was fed up with low fat diets - they make me hungry!! :?:

TOP WEIGHT: 137

CURRENT WEIGHT: 126

GOAL WEIGHT: 122

HEIGHT: 5'2"

EYE COLOR: A bluey brownie blood shot kind of colour!! :dizzy:

HAIR COLOR: It changes monthly coz of all the Grey - at the mo it's a sort of brownie colour with warm lowlights (well that's how the hairdresser sold it to me!!)

OCCUPATION: Childcare Provider

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: UK

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I give up when my jeans get a bit looser!!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am afraid of being 40 & over weight! - I have never got back to my pre-pregnacy weight - and my youngest is 8!!!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I get upset when people say that at 137 I shouldn't be on a diet, but its all about how you feel and shouldn't be compaired with some one who weighs 100lbs more than me - I am very short with a small frame, so every extra lb shows up!!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: My success's & failure in the kitchen, while trying to produce scrummy meals while doing this WOE!!:lol: :lol:

ansnoopy2
11-05-2003, 03:36 PM
DATE: 11/05/03

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Ansnoopy2/Dawn

AGE: 36

BIRTHDAY: 2/7/67

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have 2 children, Chelsea is 15 and a son Taylor 9. My son is homeschooled. My husband Rob works for Michelin North America while I am a stay at home mom.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I like to draw and make holiday crafts


PETS: 2 baby turtles "Adaria & Dax"

ATKINS START DATE: started over on January 1, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It's ALWAYS been ATKINS for me.

TOP WEIGHT: 250

CURRENT WEIGHT: 215

GOAL WEIGHT: 200/180

HEIGHT: 5'11.5"

EYE COLOR: blueish grey

HAIR COLOR: redish brown

OCCUPATION: SAHM

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Greenville, SC

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: stalls!!!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: It was just time. I had reached my biggest weight and I just knew it had to stop. I made it my 2003 resolution.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?I'm a Christian, I'm crafty and sweet. :smug:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: ugh I don't know. lol
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Theo'sgirl
11-07-2003, 02:00 AM
DATE: 11/7/03 NEW today.....
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Theo'sgirl
AGE: 31
BIRTHDAY: 1/17/72
MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Mother of 2 boys 4 and 2 yrs. Mother to pets 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds, 9 turtles, 5 laying hens. (the curse of working for a vet for the pat 10 years is ALOT of pets!)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Animal related issues, turtle rehab, being mommy to my kids, music, organic gardening, Ebay, 60's kitsch, restoring VW's. Tibetan Buddhism.

PETS: 3 dogs: Pheobe (borzoi) Thorne (rott mix) Jean Michel (toy poodle) 2 cats: Buppy-G and GIGI and the other pets.....listed previously.

ATKINS START DATE:10/23/03

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:My sister was having good luck and it didn't look so hard (totally honest answer!)

TOP WEIGHT: 287-290

CURRENT WEIGHT: 267

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5 foot 3 inches

EYE COLOR: grey

HAIR COLOR: red (dyed)

OCCUPATION: Veterinary pharmacy technician 10 hrs a week
and stay at home mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Portland Oregon

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Commitment, not cheating. Being consistant with a busy life style

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: This hasn't been that hard...I am not hungery all the time, and it is about finding new choices.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I like to make new friends, I am an easy-going person, like to have fun. and no I am not a crazy pet lady!!! LOL

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: not sure yet, but will do my best to find something to share.:) :)

ceejay52
11-07-2003, 08:40 PM
DATE: 11/7/03

USERNAME:CeeJay
Real Name: Jeanette

AGE:53

BIRTHDAY:08/27/50

MARITAL STATUS: single

FAMILY INFO Have 2 sisters and 7 nephews and nieces. And one of the greatest uncle in the world

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: country music,


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE:11/7/03

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Need to cut back on carbs due to thyroid problem

TOP WEIGHT: 185

CURRENT WEIGHT:183.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5' 3"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown with gray

OCCUPATION: Water Treatment Plant Operator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Arkansas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: A very slow metabolism

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Staying on 20 carbs

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:


__________________

Marti
11-10-2003, 11:08 PM
DATE: November 10, 2003

USERNAME/REAL NAME: M.N.J./Marti

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: January 19

MARITAL STATUS: Getting married in March 2004!!

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a wonderful fiance that is a dream come true!! And the sweetest most loving 9yrs old daughter.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Hiking, going for road trips, window shopping in a big city during the Holidays!!

PETS: Two cute chihuahua's

ATKINS START DATE: November 10, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've heard so much positive things about it and I thought I should give it a try.

TOP WEIGHT: 175lbs.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 145lbs.

GOAL WEIGHT: 120-125lbs.

HEIGHT: 5'1"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown with gray hightlights!!
:D

OCCUPATION: Currently a student, used to work for Sony before they closed the plant.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Oregon

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: If something emotional happens in my life,,, I stop caring about myself. And then I start hearing the splitting of the jeans... and know it's time to snap out of it!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My fiance is doing this w/me. And having someone by your side is always a great way to stay motivated!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Hmmmm...... I'm not sure what you would want to know!?:D I'm an easy going person, to an extent... I can be really unapproachable without realizing it... (just ask my co-workers!) so I'm hoping the first few days of starting this I don't become some horrible witch!!

AtkinsChick
01-07-2004, 02:49 PM
DATE: January 7, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: AtkinsChick/Allison

AGE: 21

BIRTHDAY: February 2, 1982

MARITAL STATUS: engaged

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I am with the most amazing guy-we're engaged!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, watching movies, music


PETS: nope

ATKINS START DATE: Yesterday! January 6, 2004.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I tried it once before and lost 10 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks...but I got bored with it. THis time around, I have gained it all back. I'm sick of being fat and I like the way atkins satisfies me. I never feel deprived.

TOP WEIGHT: 200

CURRENT WEIGHT: 195

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'2"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: blonde

OCCUPATION: Office

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Colorado

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Giving up too soon. Binging. Not Exercising enough. Saying, "I'll start tomorrow"

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I WANT it sooo bad this time. I was down to 125 pounds 2 years ago-i know how good it feels to be skinny.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm an Aquarius, an animal lover, a tree-hugger, I'm polite, I'm caring, and I'm here for support and to support!

BizzyLizzy
01-09-2004, 03:40 PM
What a great idea for newbies, such as myself! Although I'm new to message boards...can't figure 'em out yet as I'm sure you'll all find out soon!


DATE: 1/9/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: BizzyLizzy...or Liz

AGE: 43

BIRTHDAY: 4/2/60

MARITAL STATUS: divorced

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a son, Michael, who is almost 13 and a son, William, who is 5...they are the lights of my life!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love to read recipes (sometimes I even make them *lol*), decorating my home, computers, current events, spending time at the beach (which is 2 blocks from the house).


PETS: 4 cats: Bella, Prima, Picca and Gump (who lives up to his name), 2 hermit crabs and a turtle named Turbo (who doesn't live up to his).

ATKINS START DATE: 1/5/04...this time.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I did Atkins last new years and lost 30 pounds and kept it off until Christmas *LOL* I gained back 8 and decided this is the year to finally do it all the way!

TOP WEIGHT: 320

CURRENT WEIGHT: 280

GOAL WEIGHT: 150-160

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: Brown, but was red for years; however, this past few months I've been a blonde...now I can blame the poor memory on my hair color instead of my age!

OCCUPATION: I run a court reporting firm.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Getting back on track after falling off.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: This time I'm willing to try exercise too *gasp*

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm easy to talk to and a good friend :smile:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:


__________________
:joker:~*Liz*~:joker:

:)

lixue
01-09-2004, 07:36 PM
DATE: 1- 9-04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Lixue/ Krista

AGE: 19

BIRTHDAY: July 9, 1984

MARITAL STATUS: long term relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
one brother, one sister, parents, dog, cat

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: painting/drawing, poetry, writing, reading, playing the piano, surfing the net, movies


PETS: dog and a cat

ATKINS START DATE: 1-8-04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It seems like the best plan that will fit my lifestyle, and I need a plan that has guidelines for me to follow otherwise I just slowly stop following it.

TOP WEIGHT: 215

CURRENT WEIGHT: 205

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'4

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: red

OCCUPATION: college student majoring in Veterinary technology

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northern NY

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
not sticking with it, and giving in to temptation too often.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
try alot harder to stick to the plan, not give into temptation find something to occupy my mind instead.

meb1118
01-13-2004, 01:12 PM
DATE: 01/13/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: meb1118/Teresa

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: 2/21/1980

MARITAL STATUS: married two years next month

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): My husband is a police officer, we have a 3yo daughter and a 12yo step-son

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:


PETS: cat named Tiger

ATKINS START DATE: 1/10/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Hearing all of the great results form people, as well as recommended by my doctor

TOP WEIGHT: 170

CURRENT WEIGHT: 166

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5'2"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Receptionist

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Tennessee

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sticking with it!!! I always give up at some point.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have support this time. My hubby is doing it with me!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

lady_adnerb
01-13-2004, 07:20 PM
DATE: 1/13/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: lady_adnerb/Brenda

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I've been married for 15 years to a great guy. We have 2 girls- 11yr old and 9 yr old

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, computers/internet, swimming, fishing


PETS: 3 (almost 4) yr old yellow lab

ATKINS START DATE: 1/3/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: MY sisters father-in-law is having great success so she talked me into joining w/her.

TOP WEIGHT: 172

CURRENT WEIGHT: 164

GOAL WEIGHT: 120 (would be happy with maybe 130)

HEIGHT: 5ft 5in

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: General Office Worker

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Wisconsin

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sticking with it & always being hungry.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I WANT to be skinny and healthy

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I like to make friends :)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

(this is the 2nd time I've done this-the first time got lost in the computer crash)

Spedmom
01-17-2004, 03:40 PM
I just KNOW I did this already, but the great computer hiccup of 2004 must have erased it, so here goes:

DATE: 1/17/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Spedmom/Paula

AGE: 42

BIRTHDAY: 9/20/61

MARITAL STATUS: Happily married for 11 years, unhappily for another 2 after that (JUST KIDDING!!!!)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I am lucky to have one super supportive husband and the best 9-year-old out there!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, reading, and reading. Gardening, rescuing desert tortoises, trying to keep up with everyone's posts, listening to music, going to my dd's soccer and softball practices and games, bowling and playing bunko (Oh GOD....I sound soooooooooo middle aged!)

PETS: 2 adopted greyhounds who are bad, bad, bad!

ATKINS START DATE: This time around, 12/27/03.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I had great success with Atkins once before, and it's the only WOE I have ever been able to stick with for an extended period of time. Never felt better, too!

TOP WEIGHT: In the 220's after my dd was born.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 187

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5' 6"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: What day is it? I guess it's kind of a dark blond, light golden brown, covering up the gray, sorta deal!

OCCUPATION: Special ed teacher for mentall ******ed elementary students.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Tucson, AZ

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I have an innate need to feel totally stuffed.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I found this group! No kidding....I feel as though I'm not only accountable to myself, but to others too because of the challenges I've signed up for. No matter what kind of a crappy day I may have had, I log in and someone makes me laugh and realize I'm not alone.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a pretty excruciatingly normal person who just wants to get a handle on the weight problem before I develop some real health problems.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I could fill a book. I'll leave this one so I have interesting material for the daily chats.

IamRox
01-19-2004, 08:06 AM
DATE: Jan, 19th 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: IamRox/Roxanne

AGE: 36

BIRTHDAY: Sept. 18th

MARITAL STATUS: long term

FAMILY INFO : We have 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl, 17,15,13,8

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I repair pc's and tutor people on thier computer


PETS: 5 cats, 2 degus, and a dog


ATKINS START DATE: Jan. 5th 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: A friend of mine tried Atkins and lost weight, but the amazing thing to me is that she kept it off. I have never dieted before but I finally realized I need to do it to be healthy. My partner is also trying it.
TOP WEIGHT: 186

CURRENT WEIGHT: 172

GOAL WEIGHT: 135

HEIGHT: 5' 9"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: PC sales and Repair

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Prescott, Ontario, Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: nothing , I didn't think it would be as easy as I have had it so far!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am stubborn....when I say I am going to stick with something, I DO

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Really not a chatty Cathy, don't usually post either, I just read the posts here and get great support and wonderful information.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: none really , I think I am too much of a dieting newbie to share.

VanIsle
01-19-2004, 11:01 PM
DATE: 1- 19 - 04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Vanisle/Brenda

AGE: 43

BIRTHDAY: October 26 /Scorpio

MARITAL STATUS: Long Term Relationship

FAMILY INFO 2 daughters 21 &24


PETS: 1 cat Muffin / doggy Taylor chihuahua/Dashound x

ATKINS START DATE: 01-15-04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:I have seen so many people lose on it I had to give it serious go.

STARTWEIGHT: 158

CURRENT WEIGHT: 155 (-3lbs in 5 days!!!) weighed in today and now will WI on Mondays.
GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'2

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: blonde

OCCUPATION: Home Care Worker

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Vancouver Island

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I think I tend not to eat then get so hungry that I'll scarf down something quick .

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
Following the plan I'm eating more than I have ever have.Also making sure I excersise
more and am trying to drink my water.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I love reading , kayaking , traveling .
Have been told I can be very stubborn (which should help in this case.)
I hope to get to know you all. You are very inspiring :)

Sha
01-21-2004, 03:04 PM
DATE: 1-21-04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Sha / Sha Raburn

AGE: 44

BIRTHDAY: Aug 20th

MARITAL STATUS: Married.. Was married to the wrong man for 21 years. Married to my best friend for 6 years..

FAMILY INFO together we have 5 kids. 3 grand kids and 2 more soon to be here. Very excited. I do love baby's..

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Quilting, cooking. (and it shows). ha ha


ATKINS START DATE: I started a low carb 5 days ago..Loving it..

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:DId not really. My son who is in the Air Force,is the base health nut. told me he felt that Low carbing was the healthest, and would work for me. I am doing the carb addicts plan..

TOP WEIGHT: 215

CURRENT WEIGHT: 175

GOAL WEIGHT: 129

HEIGHT: 5feet 5 inches

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: House wife

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Nebraska

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I was always hungry. I also really like to eat. when happy, sad, alone in a group.. Beleive me I earned every pound.. Also it was the one thing I could control in my past marraige. He hatted the weight. I think it was my way of getting back at him.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: For the first time I am not hungry all the time. And the man I am married to loves me just the way I am.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love to laugh. My husband says he can find me in any store even walmart, He just listens for me to laugh. I find joy in almost everything I do.


WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:My X. told me he was ashamed to be seen with me.. Times like that you can do one of two things. Stand and take it. or look down deep and decied you are worth more that that. I lost the weight and walked away.. With him say sure you leave me now, that you look good.
I have gained most of the weight back. I think there is a part of me that needed to see if the man I am married to now woud still love me. You know what he does. He never says anything mean, just loves me the way I am. SO I know in my heart I can lose the weight. but I am lovable either way.

Shimma
01-22-2004, 01:34 PM
DATE: 22 January 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Shimma/Rhonda

AGE: 25

BIRTHDAY: July 12 :D

MARITAL STATUS: single baybah- well... dating but not committed...

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Not much to put here. I've never been married and I live with my 28yo sister in a 2 bedroom apartment.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Love to read and every once in a while I do a bit of writing... mostly short stories. Every year I train and raise money for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and go to Death Valley, CA and bike 107 miles through Death Valley. It's an amazing experience and it takes up a lot of my summer time. I also love to surf the net.


PETS: A cat named Moe who is my baby and is terribly spoiled. My sister has a cat, Joey who used to pee on the bed and who has had a few problems in his short little life so we call him "Broken Cat"

ATKINS START DATE: 20 January 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My friend Brenda read the book and shoved it at me and told me to read it and tell her what I thought. After I got done reading it I told her we should go grocery shopping. Obviously I had given it my seal of approval. She, her husband and I are now all on it together.

TOP WEIGHT: 205

CURRENT WEIGHT: 195

GOAL WEIGHT: 145 (135 if I'm feeling ambitious)

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: brown with streaks of red and blonde

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: High School Biology Teacher

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: IL

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I think my largest problem is that I don't focus on my weight. On a day-to-day basis I rarely think about my weight and I feel good about myself. This had led me to believe for a looooong time that I'm "fine" and "not that big" etc. Maybe I should just call it denial. This is honestly the first diet I've ever been on.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: That I've actually started the "diet" and it seems so promising. I like the fact that there are stages and I like reading everyone's success stories and seeing everyone succeed. I guess the fact that I 'm doing it makes me think I' m going to keep goin.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? :s:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:nada

alysonwonderland
01-23-2004, 03:40 PM
DATE: January 23, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: alysonwonderland/aly

AGE: 22

BIRTHDAY: march 10, 1981

MARITAL STATUS: attached

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): live with my boyfriend, no kids (too young for those!!)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: art, design, computers, dave matthews band, traveling


PETS: nope

ATKINS START DATE: july 10, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: i needed something that would show results super quick because i needed that instant gratification to keep with it!

TOP WEIGHT: 149

CURRENT WEIGHT: 129

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5' 2"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: brownish

OCCUPATION: graphic designer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: clifton park, ny

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: sticking with it, overeating, eating fast food because its easy

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: having the support of my boyfriend who has been doing atkins with me

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? i stayed on track from mid july to about october then 'fell of the wagon' for the holidays. i started again after new years and have added working out to my routine which is brand new to me!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: this has been so much easier doing it with my boyfriend, i couldn't have ever lost the weight if he hadn't helped me thru the rough times! :)

SpyGirl
01-23-2004, 08:55 PM
DATE: 1-23-04NEW today.....
USERNAME/REAL NAME: SpyGirl
AGE: 34
BIRTHDAY: 4-9-69
MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO DH, 33 is also doing Atkins with me. We have two DD, ages 9 and 11- they are amazing, smart girls.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: cooking, reading, travel, shopping, research

PETS: We have an English Setter dog named Bristol- he's not real smart. also have two cats- the big one runs the house.

ATKINS START DATE:1/19/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:A friend is having great success, and it's become so prevalent and accepted at restaurants, I figured it was worth a try.

TOP WEIGHT: 288.2

CURRENT WEIGHT: 283.2
GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5 foot 2inches

EYE COLOR: brown
HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: HR Manager for a large non-profit

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Portland Oregon

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Commitment, not cheating. Being consistant with a busy life style

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: This has been that hard...I am not as hungry all the time, and it is about finding new choices. I just have to get past the old desires

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I really am ususally an upbeat person- but I'm a horrible dieter. I am very hard on myself when it comes to diets. I love to meet new people, and listen to their stories. It makes me feel less alone in this.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: not sure yet, but will do my best to find something to share.

ChewGirl
01-24-2004, 03:57 AM
DATE: Jan. 24, 2004

USER NAME/REAL NAME: ChewGirl/Regina

AGE: 37

BIRTHDATE: 10/5/66

MARITAL STAT: Married to a great fireman

FAMILY INFO: 4 kids

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Music... Play Guitar in a church band...Sing...Conduct a choir

PETS: cat/dog/bird

ATKINS START DATE: November 26, 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I needed to get my diabetes under control and loose weight. I didn't want to feel like I was torturing myself while doing it either.

TOP WEIGHT: 265...about 10 years ago after the birth of my son

CURRENT WEIGHT: 215

FIRST GOAL WEIGHT: 199.999999999.....just not in the 200's anymore.

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'4

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Auburn for now

OCCUPATION: Stay at home mother and loving wife

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northern California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I try not to get discouraged when the little needle on the scale seems reluctant to move. I am a glutton for punishment, so I weigh myself every morning at the same time wearing the same robe. Oh, and I use the bathroom first....every little bit helps.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I see this as a way of life now and small steps in the right direction are still a progression forward. My health is a major concern now that I'm getting older.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003 and this WOE is really helping.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Water retention is a bummer, it makes me feel like I'm getting nowhere. I'm working on it.

cbzmomof4
01-24-2004, 02:39 PM
DATE: Jan 24, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: cbzmomof4/Caroline

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: June 18, 1971

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married for 11 (almost 12) years

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Mommy to 4 children, DS 9, DS 7, DD 5, and DS 18 months. We are a homeschooling family even though my hubby is a public school math teacher! ;-) So my time is spent mostly at home teaching the children, which is fun at times, but there are times of aggravation! My husband is a wrestling coach also, so winter is a busy time of year. I love to talk about my children, they are a constant source of joy and laughter in my life!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sewing, when I have time. Crocheting, reading…umm I use to love to run, but no can do right now. Maybe sometime in the future.


PETS: a cat ~ whom the children named “Duchess”

ATKINS START DATE: Restart really for me…Jan 2, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I saw how much others were having success with Atkins, and with the lowfat, low calorie diets that I had tried before I wasn’t looking forward to “calorie” restriction persay, it would just leave me so hungry.

TOP WEIGHT: 242 #s (right before I delivered baby #4) but really I would say 203

CURRENT WEIGHT: 183

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5 ft 6

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: boring brown with grey, colored a delightful shade of auburn…thank you my dear hairstylist!

OCCUPATION: SAHM, works part time/full time in the summer as a RN when Huggy is home to watch the chillens!

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ohio

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not eating when I am stressed or tired, and really taking the time to prepare my food, knowing that a “quick fix” is no longer an option

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Now, with Atkins I am not feeling that sense of deprivation. Also, since we are planning on having more children (I know, we are weird…oh well), I would like to be able to get to my goal weight before that happens. And this time instilling this WOE as a WOL!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Ummm..well I can be sort of a nut.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Don’t ever think that it is ok to cheat, I did, and it lasted into a month long downward spiral. That was a wake up call for me. Also I had lost 100 #s before I conceived baby #4, and gained that same amount back….I am hoping this time it will be different.

LindaLee
01-27-2004, 03:39 PM
DATE: 1/27/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Linda Lee

AGE: Today Older than Dirt ...most other days 52

BIRTHDAY: 2/5/51

MARITAL STATUS: Married to the sweetest man on earth ...except he'd say he's an old grouch

FAMILY INFO: I have two grown children (one of each) and three grandsons. At home I have 4 cats ....all more spoiled than my children ever thought of being

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Genealogy ....I always love a mystery.


ATKINS START DATE: (This time) 1/26/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Been there , done that and it works

TOP WEIGHT: 210

CURRENT WEIGHT: 188

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Golden Hazel

HAIR COLOR: With or without the gray? Light Auburn

OCCUPATION: The title is "Junior Accountant" the actual job is Accounts Payable with some Customer Service ...go figure?

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New England

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Food ....as in Chocolate, Chips and Cookies

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't want to take high blood pressure pills and I come from a long line of Type II diabetics

I guess that covers just about everything ;-)

LoriB
02-02-2004, 01:31 AM
DATE:

USERNAME/REAL NAME: LoriB

AGE: 62

BIRTHDAY: 12/17/

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
I have 4 sons and on daughter who died at age 13 and 4 grandchildren who are the joy of my life.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Love to read, travel, low carb, learning to like exercise, Montessosri education.


PETS:
none
ATKINS START DATE:
7-15-03
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:
A friend keep telling me to try it! I am a type two diabetic and my Dr. has a diet very much like Atkins so it was easy to get his support.
TOP WEIGHT:
293
CURRENT WEIGHT:
230
GOAL WEIGHT:
175
HEIGHT:
5ft 5in
EYE COLOR:
green
HAIR COLOR:
blond
OCCUPATION:
teacher/retired
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
So. Calif.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
Taking lots of meds and emotional eater
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
I wish I knew! this diet just seems to work for me. I don't crave all the food I use to binge on.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have never been active but have started curves in Nov. and go three times a week. I still can't say it is easy for me but it is something I can make myself do. I am a Christian and find that pray has really helped me get throught this change in life style and in many other things in my life.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
_Since I started this program all of my blood tests have come back normal, my blood pressure is down in the ok range and my Dr. is really pleased with my health. I was really in bad health before I started on Atkins.________________
Jesus Loves Me This I Know !


3FC's Moderator

laura/austin
02-03-2004, 11:42 PM
DATE:
February 3, '04.
USERNAME/REAL NAME:
Laura
AGE:
37
BIRTHDAY:
March 2, 1966
MARITAL STATUS:
single
FAMILY INFO
The baby of 6; most of them boys. Share a home with my father, who is 83 and has suffered a couple of strokes.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Love to read all kinds of books, enjoy my garden, passionate Detroit Red Wings fan
PETS:
One 15 year old cat, Eartha
ATKINS START DATE:
January 24, '04
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS
I have lost 40 pounds on a restricted calorie diet, but stalled for several months at 235. Watched my brother and niece both have great success on Atkins, and thought "what do I have to lose?" (pun intended)
TOP WEIGHT:
275ish
CURRENT WEIGHT:
235ish
GOAL WEIGHT:
150, no ish
HEIGHT:
5'6"
EYE COLOR:
hazel
HAIR COLOR:
red, thanks to Revlon
OCCUPATION:
Chef, currently working in a grocery store demo and sample kitchen
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Austin, Texas
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
well, I'm a lifelong compulsive overeater.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
Right now, I can't give you a definate reason. Maybe it's just where I am in life, but I know that in the long run I will be successful with weight loss and maintainence. What's hardest for me is keeping faith when I don't get immediate results.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Can't think of it right now.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
My life has done nothing but improve since I made the decision to quit postponing everything "until I lose weight". We all deserve to have great lives, irregardless of our sizes.

Trazzie
02-08-2004, 08:43 AM
DATE: Feb. 8, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Trazzie/Traci

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: 5/28/71

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO: My husband is Norwegian, we met online over a chat program, met each other, fell in love and got married. He is very supportive of me on Atkins and has even told me he's proud of me for sticking with it. AWE ;) I also have 3 gorgeous girls from a previous husband who are 14, 11 and 7 who wont let me steal their french fries any longer.


HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I am addicted to a game on PlayStation 2 (Everquest), other then that I don't find much time for hobbies. But I do like counted cross stitch.

PETS: Meru my 25lb beast of a cat. She's my baby, but wouldnt stand for it when I told her we were going to lose weight.

ATKINS START DATE: January 21, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My sister had started it and I thought I would give it a try. I bought the book and was very impressed and excited about it.

TOP WEIGHT: 260, had lost 20 lbs. a year prior on low fat diet, that obviously didnt stick. Atkins start weight 251.5

CURRENT WEIGHT: 239

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5' 6"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: reddish brown

OCCUPATION: resturant opening prep

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Wisconsin

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I always feel hungry and when trying a low fat diet I feel hungry and deprived. This depresses me and I tend to eat more, the more I eat the lazier I get. I'm sure most have been down that road before. I also have very weak willpower.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I can eat for one :lol: and I'm not constantly hungry. I do have issues with cravings but so far I have had enough willpower to fight them, and that alone is something thats never happened before. I've seen immediate results in weight without working my tush off. Atkins will and is working for me.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I hate veggies.. never ate them and have no idea how to cook half of them. So this has been a real learning experience. I still need help on the spinich and asparagus tho.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have a rather large frame (big boned) so when I was skinny I always thought I was fat. I wish I was that fat again! I really started packing on the weight after each birth of my girls and the marriage I was in was bad. I guess you could say I tried to eat my way out of it.

Amyjo01
02-10-2004, 05:27 PM
DATE: 02/09/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Amyjo01/ Amy

AGE: 33

BIRTHDAY: 9/23/70

MARITAL STATUS: Married going on 7 years

FAMILY INFO :Have 2 children Devon 13 and Skylar 10(going on 21), DH-Kevin been together for almost 14 years on and off and happily married for 6 1/2 (after he decided to grow up)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reef keeping, reading, gardening and sleeping


PETS: 2 cats MooMoo and SmokieJoe, 1 Dog-PrettyGirl 13 y.o. Collie, 4 fish tanks

ATKINS START DATE: January 15,2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Seemed like a good idea

TOP WEIGHT: 186

CURRENT WEIGHT: 158(as of today)

GOAL WEIGHT: 135-140 (or a solid size 8 pants)

HEIGHT: 5'7

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Blonde

OCCUPATION: Register Nurse (BSN)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Mobile, Alabama

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Recovering Bulimic and OCD, also love Chocolate and never have time to exercise anymore.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have lost it before, Nursing school just took everything out of me and when you eat to stay awake to study and don't have time to exercise well that doesn't help at all.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Can't think of anything right now

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Past year has been tough, Graduated from college, got a new job, having lots of family problems on my Mothers side, Father died in November of Colon cancer and Alcoholism and bought a new house the week my Dad died which was the week of Thanksgiving and still haven't sold out last house. (think the stress may kill me)
__________________

Khewes
02-18-2004, 02:43 PM
DATE: 2/18/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Khewes......Kim

AGE: 36 ugh


BIRTHDAY: May 20

MARITAL STATUS: Married to High School Sweetheart.

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Two children. Girls 12 and 14. Most days love them, some days will sell them cheap. One husband, all around good guy. Smells bad sometimes, but... you gotta love them anyway.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Well... reading, cross stitch, scrapbooking, internet message board reading....writing...


PETS: One cat, Morton. One rescue dog, Storm. (We got her at the local SPCA the day after Christmas. She's around 8 and some days I like her more than my kids!

ATKINS START DATE: July 02

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Have tried everything else. Thought what the heck? Actually my friend was going through some infertility issues and needed to lose weight too. Wanted a buddy to lose weight with, so we started together.

TOP WEIGHT: Yikes.

CURRENT WEIGHT: Double Yikes. Around 260 somewhere. Not talking to my scale.

GOAL WEIGHT: My goal is to see 150 again, but I would be a happy girl at around 165/170.

HEIGHT: 5 foot 6 or so
EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Um.. this week it's brown

OCCUPATION: I am an Admin Assistant at my local State University. I am also a student there, persuing a degree in English Lit. I am on hiatus a few semesters because I just took Algebra. I got an A, but boy is my brain tired.


GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Pennsylvania

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My disability. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and am pretty hobbled up currently. I walk with at least one cane, if not two.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't have any choice....can't live like this any damn more.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? That I am sensitive, I cry easily, am fiercely loyal to my friends.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Wow. So many. Have lost both parents before turning 35. Had major back surgery. Have switched careers recently. College as an adult student...two teenagers driving me crazy...

mellywelly
02-18-2004, 10:36 PM
DATE: 2/17/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: mellywelly......Melanie

AGE: 19


BIRTHDAY: May 17

MARITAL STATUS: Planning to marry Sam when I graduate

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live with my mother and step dad and my nephew (he's here part time). I am "planning to marry" Sam, my boyfriend of almost 2 years.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, writing (not necessarily stories or poems or anything, mostly my name or words I hear, I just like to write) watching American Idol,

PETS: Sugar, a mini weiner dog
ATKINS START DATE: 02/16/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: everyone was losing weight quickly, and there are more options when you eat out than there are for low fat
TOP WEIGHT: my highest ever was 233, my start weight for atkins was 193.5

CURRENT WEIGHT: 190 (down 3.5 in two days!!!)
GOAL WEIGHT: 140-ish

HEIGHT: 5'3"
EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: kinda reddish, goldish brown for a few more days

OCCUPATION: college student/nursing


GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Kentucky
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:Chips. Boredom.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm actually losing weight quickly, and am never hungry.

herb1985
02-19-2004, 04:51 PM
Hi everyone I'm still lurking around just no real time to do anything last few months have been busy for me :dizzy:

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Herb

AGE: 36

BIRTHDAY: April,17.

MARITAL STATUS: Single My girlfriend is super cool this week any way lol.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Tons of Walking.Camping,concerts,going to the gym.

PETS: Pet rock they are so e z to take care of. :)

ATKINS START DATE: March,26.2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My mother had real good luck with Atkins so I decided to try it.

TOP WEIGHT: Ug around January 1st 2003 I was at 598 :o then did a low fat diet lost 22 pounds by march and I hated it.I was always hungry. I started Atkins in March 2003 with lots of exercise and its working better than anything I have tried before and I never feel hungry or tired.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 349

GOAL WEIGHT: 270

HEIGHT: 6'4"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: dirty blonde

OCCUPATION: Computer tech.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Boston Ma.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Holiday's with the family its a big eat fest.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I like the feeling of being thinner and more active and my self esteem will keep me going on the right track.I refuse to quit.Or fall off the wagon.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?: Yeah I think all u gal's are great and guy's.This site has been very helpfull and it gives you motivation Keep up the great work 3FC's

Genghis Cohen
02-29-2004, 01:56 PM
DATE: 2-29-04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Genghis Cohen/ Abbie

AGE: 19

BIRTHDAY: September 12

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Mom, Dad, and two younger sisters, all currently residing half way across the country.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Good books, reality television, T.S. Eliot, knitting, wind surfing, poodles, spider solitare, baking, shoes, post-modern architecture, and the color pink.


PETS: Ralphy, a standar poodle, and Ruthie Lizard, a bearded dragon, both also half way across the country. Bonzai tree at school, but it may currently be deceased.

ATKINS START DATE:1-22-04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've done Weight Watchers twice, and I was always hungry. Then, after I'd lost the first 10-15 lbs. the weight loss would stop and I'd completely lose my resolve. So I thought I'd try Atkins so at least I wouldn't be hungry. I know a lot of people, including both my parents, who have lost a significant amount of weight on it.

TOP WEIGHT: 165

CURRENT WEIGHT: 153.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 135-140

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Blonde

OCCUPATION: Student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Boston

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I don't deal well with hunger. It makes me miserable and headachey. And, in the past I've tended to take advantage of any sittuation in which my inhibitions are artificially lowered in order and eat all the stuff I've been denying myself just because my friend are doing it.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: So far I haven't been hungry at all, haven't really been craving what I can't eat, and have been really good about avoiding sittuations that would cause me not to follow the program. I have many things to motivate me, and have been keeping a personal journal as well as a food journal in order to promote this.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a college student, so there are factors that make this both an easier and more difficult experience for me. One of the biggest differneces is that I don't have a kitchen, only a microwave and a refridegerator, so meal planning requires a bit of ingenuity.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I used to be a competative swimmer, which requred 6 am practice Tuesday-Thursday, and evening practice Monday-Thursday. Sometimes the only way to get out of bed on a Monday morning was just to concentrate on the present moment and not even think about the rest of the day, or week or month. I generally apply the same principal to dieting. If something is hard, don't think about how long it will last, live in the present and do the best you can.

southerngirl
03-09-2004, 06:29 PM
DATE: 3/9/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: southerngirl aka Michele

AGE: 29

BIRTHDAY: 10-12-1974

MARITAL STATUS: Separated

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a beautiful daughter (<a href="http://fractalmind.org/images/drue/beautifulgirl.jpg">) whom is the delight of my life (Sorry proud Mommy alert!! :) ) I am best friends with my estranged husband. We coparent and have a great friendship and might continue living together to enable me to go back to school.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love to read all sorts of books including poetry and classical literature. I love to draw and paint! I am about to start a calligraphy course and am so excited about that!! :) I love to horseback ride. I fenced and rock climbed in my younger years and hope to take that back up as I lose weight. I am a photographer and hope to continue working freelance and build my client roster as time goes on. If you need a photographer, I'm your girl!


PETS: 3 dwarf frogs named Castor, Pollux and Sirius and a plecho fish named Oscar (since he cleans up the garbage in the tank!).

ATKINS START DATE: 3/10/04 TOMORROW!!

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I was diagnosed with PCOS and a Candida Yeast imbalance and was told to choose a low carb diet to incorporate as a weight loss tool and as a new way of eating. After reading all the books, I decided to try Atkins.

TOP WEIGHT: 252 :(

CURRENT WEIGHT: My current weight IS my top weight... 252

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: auburn

OCCUPATION: Freelance photographer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Currently in Ohio, moving to North Carolina in May!!! :)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I was a nice, round 150-160 before getting pregnant with my daughter in 1999. I was not diagnosed with fatty liver or PCOS then and no one could understand my meteoric weight gain. I weighed 259 the day I delivered her and have yo-yo'ed ever since. I have always had a problem with moderation and I have come to loathe exercise with a passion. I always find an excuse to overeat or to not work out and I NEED to overcome that for my own health and for my daughter. I don't want her growing up and developing her own weight issues because I was a bad example.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have a great doctor who listens to me and understands what PCOS and fatty liver ARE and how to treat them. I am turning 30 and getting a divorce this year and am determine to start my 30s with a clean slate and healthier than ever!!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am not very disciplined and am hoping this community will provide enough support and encouragement to help me along my path. I am determined for the first time in FIVE years!! :) Now I just need to find the inner strength within myself to see this through.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have battled my weight my entire life and I know that poor health habits might work for now but sabotage you down the road. Good luck to all of us!!!

Mrs H
03-22-2004, 11:15 PM
DATE: 3/22/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Mrs H / Lisa

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: March 02, 1972

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Just me and hubby..and 3yr old black lab named Rocky

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, playing on computer, spending time with Rocky


PETS: Rocky 3yr old black lab.....but shhhhhh he doesnt' know he's a pet!

ATKINS START DATE: 01/05/2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Tried it in the past, and it worked great. This time though it's not a diet..it's a life time change


TOP WEIGHT: 298

CURRENT WEIGHT:258

GOAL WEIGHT: 150 will be very happy with anything in onederland

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: Brown...with a little grey grrrrrr

OCCUPATION: Waitress

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North Carolina

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: The stalls...and getting bored with the foods I am allowed

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: It's now or never.. I am in overall good health, and I wanna keep it that way

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

LoriAS
03-23-2004, 11:26 AM
DATE: 3/23/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: LoriAS/Lori

AGE: 33

BIRTHDAY: Dec 2

MARITAL STATUS: Married (12 Years in June!)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 sons, 8 and 6 (handful!)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, drama, computer


PETS: 1 dog

ATKINS START DATE: 10-24-03

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Nothing else worked that didn't come in a bottle!

TOP WEIGHT: 198

CURRENT WEIGHT: 153

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: brown with heavy highlights

OCCUPATION: audio/visual

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ohio

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I'm not sure. I think it is that I get bored and I eat.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I believe I have to make a lifestyle change in the exercise area. I have to do something every day to "get me going". Otherwise, I will sit on my behind untill suddenly I realize it's time to get ready for bed!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? My biggest problem at the moment is I've hit my first ever REAL stall. I'm posting this here (finally), because I was looking back and there are some of you who have made some great progress. So, I guess this is kind of a motivational tool for later on when the stall is gone!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: The most recent and most profound is get used to the exercise and try to come up with a plan for life. I've been taken off running and aerobics for 1 1/2 weeks and I believe that has caused me to stall. Which would be ok, if I was in maintenance. But I believe it would be disastrous if I was doing NOTHING. I'm still biking, walking and just generally moving even when I don't want to! I believe even thought I"m sticking to plan if I was not MOVING at all I would be GAINING and not just stalled!

I've been around the boards for a while...just never posted here. I'm glad I didn't though, because as I said above I looked back through the posts. (Just to make sure I hadn't posted.) And it was a great motivator!!

Ericad
03-24-2004, 05:14 PM
DATE: 3/24/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Ericad/Erica

AGE: almost 28

BIRTHDAY: 29 Mar 1976

MARITAL STATUS: married 7 1/2 yrs

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Hubby is doing the college thing right now. We have a 3 yr old daughter.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, riding horseback, fishing, camping anyhting outdoors


PETS: Dog, Horse

ATKINS START DATE: I'm new at this, just started 3/22/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Nothing else is working

TOP WEIGHT: 210

CURRENT WEIGHT: 189

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: dark blonde

OCCUPATION: I own my own business

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: mountains/desert idaho

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: just getting started

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm so tired of being overweight and out of shape

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm really shy and quiet

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

frodo
04-10-2004, 08:12 PM
DATE: April 10, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Frodo/Kelsey

AGE: 19

BIRTHDAY: Sept 10, 84

MARITAL STATUS: Single

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: DJ, Hockey, Cars


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: April 2 04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Quick results ( have heard )

TOP WEIGHT: 285

CURRENT WEIGHT: 280

GOAL WEIGHT: 200

HEIGHT: 6'2

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Dirty blonde

OCCUPATION: Homless program support worker

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Need a guided direction

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Will find direction

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? nope :)

RavenL33
04-10-2004, 10:09 PM
DATE: 11th April 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: RavenL33/Krystal

AGE: 21

BIRTHDAY: June 18, 1982

MARITAL STATUS: Might as well be married ;)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Great hulking Brazilian boyfriend, lovely nanna 10 mins drive away

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Music, movies (I'm a bit of a buff), my 'puter, vintage pinups :^:

PETS: nil, but my flatmate has neon tetras (freshwater tropical fish) that I sometimes have to feed

ATKINS START DATE: April Fools!

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I'd been intruiged by the whole no carbs concept...and seeing the success of the ladies on this board, I was inspired!


TOP WEIGHT: 262

CURRENT WEIGHT:258

GOAL WEIGHT: 170 (can't wait to be back in onederland!) :p

HEIGHT: 5'9" and a bit

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: Raven brown....duh :D

OCCUPATION: Techie

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Sydney, New South Wales

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Getting bored, and not getting off my can and exercising!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I really want it this time.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?: Not particularly ;)

:smug:

MichelleRae
04-11-2004, 08:56 PM
DATE: April 11, 2204

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Michelle

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: November 27

MARITAL STATUS: Married 1.5 years

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
2 children both girls named Taylor 2 and Teagan 6 Mos

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Computers, children, art, photography


PETS: 1 dog Jaxxie

ATKINS START DATE: April 8, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I was told it was good for people with Hypothyroidism

TOP WEIGHT: 250

CURRENT WEIGHT: 243

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Stay at home Mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Montana

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My hypothyroidism caused me to put on alot of weight and now its hard to take it off

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Well actually is the first time I really dieted but I am quite determined I want to be able to be more active with my children.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Hmmmmmm Im thinking on this one lol

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Well so far so good on plan for me I've lost 7lbs in 4 days and I havent cheated once :D

Cinnymamma
04-28-2004, 08:50 PM
DATE: 04/28/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Cinnymamma / Randi

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: 11/06/1980

MARITAL STATUS: Long term relationship

FAMILY INFO : I have one gorgeous 2 year old little boy named Eric

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, spending time with family, yoga, meditation, fishies, crocheting, cooking, hiking (now :lol: ), walking (now :lol: ), relaxing, scrapbooking.


PETS: 2 little goldfish, called fishie and fishie :lol:

ATKINS START DATE: April 19, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I agree with this WOE. I think it's healthy and natural.

TOP WEIGHT: 240 :eek:

CURRENT WEIGHT: 235

GOAL WEIGHT: 150-160

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Brownish

OCCUPATION: Nanny for infant-soon-to-be-toddler TRIPLETS! :eek:

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: FOOD! :rofl:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am motivated, determined and very supported! :grouphug:

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Hmmm, I'm funny, a bit of a smart butt ;) , and a great and loyal friend.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I am not sure what experiences I can share, but I do know that I can offer friendship, advice and lots of support and love, needed or not. :)

Hotty
05-08-2004, 04:41 PM
DATE: May 8, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Hotty/Suzanne

AGE: 47

BIRTHDAY: November 29

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Husband Dave, married almost 10 years, two step children, one granddaughter and one grandson on the way!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Yoga, working out, music


PETS: Three dogs, all corgis, two females-Sydney and Noel, one rambuctous male-Spike

ATKINS START DATE:Jan. 1st 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:I saw several people lose weight last year while I stuck to my low fat diet that I have been doing for the last 20 years and I thought "Why am I doing this when it's not working?"

TOP WEIGHT: 191

CURRENT WEIGHT: 175

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Health related

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northern California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My biggest problem was doing the lowfat diet for 20 years and thinking that I was failing because of me.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have to keep ignoring all the naysayers who keep telling me how bad Atkins is, how I won't be able to keep the weight off, that's why I came here for support.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love to exercise, I feel great on the Atkins, I like what I am eating and I am excited about the fact that I have lost 16 pounds since the 1st of March. Last year I lost 10 pounds in 12 months. You do the math!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Pay attention to the hidden carbs in food, I got fooled by all the lo carb foods and didn't lose any weight in Jan. and Feb. But I didn't get discouraged, I talked to people who were losing weight, read all the information on this web site and figured out what I had to do to lose weight. It's been working and I am thrilled. For me the sugar alcohols are the same as sugar so I can't eat any food with sugar alcohol and still lose weight.
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Bunnababy
05-25-2004, 01:10 PM
DATE: 5/25/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Bunnababy/Sue

AGE: 52

BIRTHDAY: 8/29

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Married for 36 years, 2 grown boys, 5 grandchildren, one little angel in heaven, one foster son

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: animals, used to show dogs but now am more interested in rescue work, therapy dog training, and agility training, reading, cooking, spending time with grandkids


PETS: six dogs, eight cats, four rats, 10 fish, don't think I forgot anyone

ATKINS START DATE: 5/25/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I did Atkins for a while last year, lost about 30 lbs. gained it all back when I quit. Started feeling deprived and since discovered the deprivation had nothing to do with food so been working on my compulsive overeating. I realized while working on the overeating that Atkins was the best program for me and that it is an act of self love to eat right for me.

TOP WEIGHT: 275

CURRENT WEIGHT: that is it 275

GOAL WEIGHT: 160

HEIGHT: 5'9"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: brunette

OCCUPATION: restauntuer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Oregon

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: feeling I am worth the effort, so I start binge eating

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have been working on feeling better about myself in other areas and I now am not using food to bury old feelings that surface, I am learning to deal with those feelings or live with them rather than immediately seeking relief.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I suffer from fibromyalgia

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Diet related not much except that calorie counting and severe deprivation do not work for me. I like the freedom that low carb eating gives. What other plan can I have dessert guilt free?

ellisdeekat
06-01-2004, 01:17 PM
DATE: 6-1-04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: ellisdeekat/Jill

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: April 6, 1978

MARITAL STATUS: 100% single, left a guy behind in NC

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I recently moved to South Dakota, where everybody in my family is because my mom was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: punk/metal music, surfing, reading, drawing

PETS: one punk cat, JD.

ATKINS START DATE: May 29, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: all of the success stories I've heard

TOP WEIGHT: 135

CURRENT WEIGHT: 132

GOAL WEIGHT: 110

HEIGHT: 5 feet

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: blonde

OCCUPATION: Human resources representative and bartender/server

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: drinking and partying. I love beer, and so do all of my friends.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I moved away from all of my frineds that I go out with all the time

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I've lived all over the place, PA, CA, FL, VA, NC, and now SD. I'm very lonely here.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I love to excercise- I even used to work at a gym. I'm a great motivater, and love to help people out.

katieb920
06-09-2004, 01:57 PM
Just wanted to say that i love this message board you are all so supportive.

DATE: 6-9-04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: KATIE

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: June 19th 1972

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a Wonderful 6 year old son and an Great and supportive Husband.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: beach and fishing


PETS: cat

ATKINS START DATE:6-7-04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I really need to Take my weight seriously. My mom died from a massive Heart attack and I am a spitting image of her.

TOP WEIGHT: 230.5

CURRENT WEIGHT:230.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 135

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Blinde

OCCUPATION:

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New Jersey

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love carbs I love food my husband and myself are both chefs.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I dont want to be my Mom

seashell
06-10-2004, 05:40 PM
Hi, I'm new here and I was pleased to find this site.

DATE: June 10

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Seashell / Shelley

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: February

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have 2 great kids, he's 11, she's almost 6. I've been divorced for 4 years and haven't dated since. Im getting pretty lonely!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Hiking, boating, music and my kiddos!

PETS: 1 dog, 3 cats puppy comming for my daugher's 6th birthday!

ATKINS START DATE: June 7, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My mom and my brother have lost a ton of weight in a short time.

TOP WEIGHT: 280

CURRENT WEIGHT: 276

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'10

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Light brown

OCCUPATION: I own a daycare center / nursery school

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: CT

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love to eat. Carbs are my down fall. Bread, potatos, rice, chippy things . . .

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want to be the mom my kids deserve (and it wouldn't hurt to have a date once in a while)

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I've lived on 30 grams of fat or less for a few years, and it just made me fatter. I give up! Sorry Susan, I did love reading your books!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:The lowest point of my life was taking my kids to the amusement part and finding out that I didn't fit on the rides. It was embarassing yes, but disappointing my kids was beyond hurtful.

moonlightmaiden
06-29-2004, 04:28 AM
DATE: 6/29/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: MoonlightMaiden/Anne

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: October 17th (Libra)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): No children

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Traveling, cooking, sports, music, movies, computers, animals

PETS: A couple of parakeets

ATKINS START DATE: 6/15/2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I have tried every other sensible alternative (short of severe starvation) and nothing has worked

TOP WEIGHT: 157

CURRENT WEIGHT: 152

GOAL WEIGHT: 125 (or less)

HEIGHT: 5'1"

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Online business

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New Jersey, have lived in the UK on and off for a few years

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Metabolic resistance

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have hopefully found the type of diet that can work despite my metabolic problems. :crossed:

PoohBearGS
06-30-2004, 04:13 PM
DATE: June 30, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: PoohBearGS/Mary

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: 4/29/76

MARITAL STATUS: Single, but have been with my BF for a little over four years.

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): BF has two sons who are 10 and 11

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, movies, baseball, and football

PETS: Basset hound named Marti who is 9 y/o and blind from glaucoma, as well as a cat named Dan the Man (AKA Mr. Fatso)

ATKINS START DATE: Started eating LC 1/2/04, but switched to Atkins on 6/1/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It just made sense when I read about it.

TOP WEIGHT: 221

CURRENT WEIGHT: 204

GOAL WEIGHT: 158

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: work for local Girl Scout council and also nursing student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Lehigh Valley, PA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Emotional eating

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Atkins works!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Nope...not yet!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Not much excitement in life...but I would say this...EAT YOUR VEGGIES AND DRINK YOUR WATER!!!!

jun keater
07-26-2004, 11:45 AM
DATE: Today is July 25, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: My user name is: jun keater (junk eater!) and my real name is MelindaAGE: 42

BIRTHDAY: August 12, 1961

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Glenn for 24 years!
FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have three beautiful girls. Gina is 21, Robin is almost 19, and Carla is 17.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love playing on the computer, and spend way too much time doing so. I enjoy going to the gym. My hobby would be my pets.


PETS: I have turtles! 3 Red Earred Sliders, 1 Diamondback Terrapin, 1 Painted, 2 Eastern Box turtles, 1 Three Toed Box turtle, and an Hermanns Tortoise
I have Dachshunds! Maggie, Liberty Denise, Willy & DD

ATKINS START DATE: I honestly don't remember when I started.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Because I am overweight silly..... Later I found out that Atkins/low carb was an excellent plan to follow if you have PCOS, which I do.

TOP WEIGHT: 224.5

CURRENT WEIGHT: 184

GOAL WEIGHT: 135
HEIGHT: 5'3

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: I work as the Childcare Director in the Childcare Department at the gym that I go to. I work 4 mornings a week, get paid - plus I get a free family membership and free tanning (which I don't use!)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: I live in the state with all the Great Lakes and it looks like a mitten! It's MICHIGAN!!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Losing it fast enough.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My sweet Mother passed away.... I promised her I would lose weight and get myself healthy, and that is my plan.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have been dragging home stray & wounded animals for as long as I can remember - I used to hatch, raise & release wild Mallard ducks - every stray dog seems to find my backyard. I am the youngest of 5 girls but I only will admit to 4 - there is one that doesn't speak to the family. My father is a carpenter (now retired), and my Mom is gone now. My house is always a wreck - it is decorated in "early American Salvation Army". My philosophy is: if it works, then it's good enough for me..... I have the horrible habit of nail biting - I know, it's disgusting..... My favorite color is purple, with red following closely behind. My most favorite movie of all time is The Shawshank Redemption. I have watched it at least 20 times, no joking. If you haven't seen it, rent it. Better yet, buy it because you will love it. My second favorite is Nothing to Lose - very funny stuff! I have an ongoing collection of turtle stuff (not cutsie though) and Dachshunds.My favorite food is Chinese - sweet and sour chicken. I love Swedish fish and any candy that is sour - My favorite flavor of candy is "red". I enjoy playing Yahoo Towers & own a Gameboy Advance SP - I think I am getting carpal tunnel!! I think everything is a joke, and laugh at anything remotely funny. My husband & I enjoy going to car shows - we have a 1984 Firebird with 1200 original miles on it (in storage). We also have a 1987 Firebird, a 1953 Chevy Pickup (I got it for my husband for Christmas 2002). He is restoring a 1937 Chevy truck. My main transportation is my Yukon that replaced the Sonoma that was totaled by me & another truck in 2001. About the accident - it was a horrible time in my life but a true eye opener. I broke an arm & leg and had to use a walker - and go through therapy. Someday when I get up the nerve, I will have all the hardware removed. My husband & I are closer than ever since then - we both realized just how fast things could be over. I love snow storms - the kind that shuts everything down and we can't go anywhere. My favorite tv shows are Golden Girls, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, The Simpsons & South Park. My favorite book is Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer & the Harry Potter books. I love "gadgets" of any kind. My pet peeves: I hate newspapers on the floor & women who call everyone honey or sweetie.

azmomma
08-02-2004, 06:33 PM
DATE: 8/2/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: azmomma/ Danielle

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: 9/2

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
DS-11, DD-10, DD-8

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, movies, trying new recipes, playing with my kids


PETS: I want a dog- BAD

ATKINS START DATE: 7/24/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: it is the only plan that I feel completely satisfied with-- no hunger, no cravings. After doing 8 months on SlimFast (lost 75+ lbs. only to regain all of it..) this is wonderful. Nice to go to bed and not dream about food anymore!!

TOP WEIGHT: 240

CURRENT WEIGHT: 194

GOAL WEIGHT: 150--First stop. Eventually would like to get to 125-130

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown

OCCUPATION: SAHM--translated into cook,nurse,accountant,laundry expert, psychologist, cheerleader, janitor.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My lack of self-esteem. To actually believe that I deserve to be thin & healthy. It always seems so unatainable before now. This time I KNOW I will do it, I've found a healthy lifestyle I can live with forever.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: The completeness of this plan. I'm eating healthier now than I ever have before. My mental state is alot better, I've learned to start putting myself first.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? ???

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: As far as Atkins is concerned. I've had to learn that we are all different. No two of us are the same, therefore our losses/gains will never be equal. In the past I always compared myself to others and when I felt like I was coming up short, I gave up and went back to eating and punishing myself because I felt like a failure. I've also learned that not every one person needs to do "Atkins" exactly like it's written. I believe whole heartedly that Dr. A. gave us some wonderful guidelines to adhere to to getting us in a wonderful healthy place, but that there comes a time when we must tweak it to make it unique to our own bodies in order to achieve our goals and success. I've left another board that completely believed that if you didn't follow the way it was written in the book word for word you were not doing Aktins. I don't believe that this is any way to live so I left. That, to me is not a lifestyle change. Someone told me once, "don't ever do anything on a "diet" that you don't intend on doing for the rest of your life". This has stuck with me these last 3 months and I believe has gotten me past hurdles or days when I was questioning my committment to this WOL. Everyone is different!

Loozingme
09-15-2004, 09:30 PM
DATE: Sept 15 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: loozingme/Julia aka Jules

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: 11/22/1969

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):We are a military family living at Ft. Polk Louisiana. I have a wonderful daughter named Brooke (12). My husband is currently deployed in Bahgdad working for the hospital for th the Abu Ghraib prison...yep "that" prison.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, sewing


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: Restarted August 8th, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've had a lot of success with atkins in the past. I've learned so much more about this WOE in the last year so I thought I'd give it another shot and stick with it!

TOP WEIGHT: between 345 and 360 :mad:

CURRENT WEIGHT: 285

GOAL WEIGHT: 150ish

HEIGHT: 5ft 6

EYE COLOR: light green

HAIR COLOR: blond by choice :)

OCCUPATION: dental assisting student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: central Louisiana

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Those dang carbs!!! pasta...rice...and mashed tators always talk to me!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've read and reread everything I can get my hands on to understand this WOE. I know how my body works and what my triggers are now. Plus, I have the support of the wonderful ladies on the Atkins board! hugs!

PiXiEgAL
09-20-2004, 12:35 PM
DATE: Sept. 21, 2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Beryl or you can call me Chloe

AGE: 20

BIRTHDAY: July 17, 1984

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Well, I have a complete family.[which I'm grateful of] My dad's a businessman and is now in-love with RC helicopters. Mom's a housewife and the best cook! I love her dishes...especially Filipino dishes! [i guess it is one factor that i got this big ;) ] I have a brother and 2 sisters...i'm the youngest btw. My bro's the manager of our printing press...my "ate"[the older one] graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy, but now studying Nursing[coz it's her ticket to US ... a lot of college students here take up nursing]. My other "ate" is a nurse, who now lives in Chicago and i really miss her. I have a sister-in-law who's the manager of a bank in Manila and now pregnant to their second son. Then i have this nephew Joshua who's so smart and now 4 years old.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: movies, music, photography, fictional books, tabletennis, graphic design, Harry Potter, chocolates, magic, perfumes, Greek Mythology, English Literature, slapstick movies, expeditions in Egypt, 3D animation ... anything that's multimedia[coz i'm a multimedia arts student].


PETS: I have 5 dogs[3 labradors, 2 sharpeis] and lots of birds[my mom's]. and 2 turtles.

ATKINS START DATE: ok ... yesterday was my first day. :)

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: well ... i was convinced with the testimonials and I am very convinced with the book.

TOP WEIGHT: 197 lbs[i don't wanna hit the 200 mark! :( ]

CURRENT WEIGHT: still 197 coz i just started.

GOAL WEIGHT: 125 lbs

HEIGHT: 5'4''

EYE COLOR: dark brown

HAIR COLOR: blue-black

OCCUPATION: A future Multimedia Arts developer ... currently a student of Multimedia Arts.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Philippines

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: well ... the motivational thing. the appearance of fast food restos near my university ... the lack of healthy foods in the groceries.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Well, I have set my goals and already solved the things that failed me before. I am already planning what to eat on the next few days so I won't be tempted.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? hmmm... well i'll be the next peter jackson or quentin tarantino. hahahaha! :lol:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: nothing really .... i guess i just need some motivation.

Megs6703
10-07-2004, 11:06 PM
DATE: 10/7/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Megs6703 - Megan

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: Halloween!

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): um.....I have the greatest husband ever....no kids.....

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I don't have time for hobbies. I'm getting ready to graduate college in May and I work.....ok so I guess I do have time for hobbies! I'd love to say, Oh, my hobbies include going to the gym and hiking everyday! But that'd be a lie. My hobbies include lying around as much as possible and reading. :D


PETS: one dog, a black lab named Storm, and the coolest cat ever- George.

ATKINS START DATE: 10/4/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I'd done WW for a long long time and it sorta quit working for me....or I quit working for it....either way I needed a change

TOP WEIGHT: top weight ever was 175...that was about 2 years ago

CURRENT WEIGHT: weighed myself this morning at 156

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'5 1/4 (that 1/4 is hugely important)

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: red

OCCUPATION: I'm a research assistant for a center on drug and alcohol research. I'm a psychology major and thinking about grad school....

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: the SOUTH. I LOVE THE SOUTH!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: um....that it doesn't happen for me? Does that count? Biggest problem is that when I have a bad day I reward myself with comfort food....my biggest weakness is ice cream or some good homemade cookies or brownies....I should stop thinking about that now.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I told myself I would try this for 2 weeks. I've already started losing after 4 days. That motivates me.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm fun. ha! I don't know! I just hate to leave a question blank. How about....I love my life. Every bit of it. Except the weight. Otherwise, my husband's adorable, my dog's nice and cuddly, and my cat's got the greatest attitude....I love my job, LOVE it.....and school's ok since I'm graduating soon. So there you go. I'm a basically happy person, but I do get down on myself over the weight pretty easily.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I don't know about experiences yet since I've just started this. I can say that when you're tempted to cheat, think back to the time you stood on that scale and you had lost a pound....think about how euphoric that was.....it might just get you through the tempation.
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mrskelly
10-17-2004, 10:01 AM
DATE: 10/17/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: mrskelly/kelly

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: may 6

MARITAL STATUS: just married (woohoo!!)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Just married to an awesome guy! I have a 9yr old (almost 10) daughter, Kayla, from a previous relationship.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I like doing pretty much anything...shopping, hanging out w/family or friends, watching football, I love reading and cooking, dancing, music, and doing stuff w/the computer.

PETS: 2 cats- Tickles (my fav!) and Tubsey...but they stayed back in Fla w/my mom.

ATKINS START DATE: 10/17/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I have done Atkins before and lost some weight...time passed and I have gained it all back plus...so w/the support from here and determination...I will do it again! I hope..

TOP WEIGHT: I left my scale in Fla when we moved, but judging by my clothes and what I was...prob gained more and say about... 185-190 :o :( *wow..im so ashamed* I gotta buy a scale this week.

CURRENT WEIGHT: not sure, have to buy a scale, going by my clothes and previous weight...maybe about 185-190

GOAL WEIGHT: I have 3 goals...depending on which one I feel better at... 140/130/125

HEIGHT: 5 ft. not an inch taller, not an inch shorter! hehee

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: Nothing now. Kinda a stay at home mom..I used to work in a Drs office as a receptionist before we moved here in May. Im starting to look for something PT to keep me busy! Im bored at home... :)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: moved here to Ga in May of 2004, but will always be a Floridian!!!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: failing. starting something and in the middle of it just stop. No willpower!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I seriously cant fit into any of my clothes. I can see the extra weight on my legs, arms, and tummy ..and its just upsetting to me. I wanna feel good and I wanna look good and Im tired of feeling depressed. I dont wanna go anywhere w/my daughter and my husband because I cant fit into most of my clothes. Just tired of promising myself and not sticking to it. With the help of you guys, seeing some old pictures, some clothes I wanna wear, and remembering how good I felt when I did lose weight....IM DOING IT THIS TIME! ;)

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I talk alot hahahhaa.. I love to laugh and make ppl laugh!!! Im very outgoing and love to meet and make new friends!!!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: For me, looking back to when I finally did lose weight, words can not describe how I felt. It just felt like I finally accomplished something, wasnt my goal yet, but it was a start. People were complimenting me and making me feel so good. I had more energy and just full of life! I can def relate to some women feeling depressed, even something as serious as suicidal..thats how bad I let myself get. I can def relate to trying the weight loss over and over and failing each time. Wondering what happened? Especially when ya want it so bad...asking yourself, "then why am I failing?"...WELLLL..Im here to DO IT and HELP any lady DO it also. Im not going to give up and either are you ladies!!! wooooohoooooo!

cheermomlena
11-09-2004, 10:40 AM
DATE: 11-9-04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Lena

AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: 3-29-69

MARITAL STATUS: Married 17 years 11-14-04

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
daughter 15 years old(please pray for me!!! lol) son 10 years old
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Scrapbooking, jewelry making,


PETS: 2 cats, and a gecko

ATKINS START DATE:7-20-2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:Hubby needed the extra support, plus it is the best wol out there!! I feel soooo much better when I am on it. Definitely a lifestyle change for the better.

TOP WEIGHT: 275

CURRENT WEIGHT: 235

GOAL WEIGHT: 170ish

HEIGHT: 5 ft 7.5 inches

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: blond

OCCUPATION: csr for insurance company

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Tennessee

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Endless hi-carb treats @work.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have resolved that even if I do cheat, it isnt the end of the world, I just start again the next meal.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I WILL do it this time!!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:Sticking with this is Sooo worth the outcome.
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abnrmlisme
11-19-2004, 08:49 PM
DATE: Nov 19, 04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Abrnmlisme/Dawn

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: Jan 18,78

MARITAL STATUS: Seperated, waiting on divorce

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 4 brothers, 2 sisters, my job & pets are mostly my family..

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: horseback riding, PC games, travel to new countries, animals, conservation of big cats, email, the Sims, Islam, Atkins, Pilates, Belly Dancing


PETS: 1 dog, 1 cat, 3 rabbits, 2 rats, 2 hamsters...

ATKINS START DATE:Nov. 17,04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Heard so much about it, saw the results, read alot about it, was convinced about it, tried it before & had great results

TOP WEIGHT:220

CURRENT WEIGHT: 220

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5'1

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Secret

OCCUPATION: Dog Groomer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Michigan

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Tempation & emotional eating. I want to eat for every emotion I have, dont have, want, etc I eat out of habit. I eat bc what I use to eat tasted good like ice cream, snack cakes, burgers, fries, etc. Comfort & junk food seem to go hand in hand. :lol:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Because I am tired of huffing & puffing to get around, of not being able to move, of being 3 years of 30 & still morbidly obese, seeing what weight did to my mom, & fear of cancer. (I am a survivor) I always wanted to get married thin. I want to purse goals. I will not fail.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Outgoing, loves horror movies, devoted, smart alec type of humor :p :p My life is for God & my animals. I believe once a friend, it should be a friend for life.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:None

Uggamugga4
12-03-2004, 11:41 PM
DATE: started 08/13/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Uggamugga4, Carrie

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: September 16, 1976

MARITAL STATUS: Happily married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I married the love of my life, and absolute best friend. (Of course this took trials to prove this, and love, respect, honor, and commitment to know this.) My husband and I are both identical twins. We have 4 girls, including a set of identical twin girls. (who knew it would happen to us too!!??) I adore my children. They are abnoxious, funny, and absolutely RAD!!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Painting and music. I LOVE painting. Music.. UHGH! Can't live without it! Currently, I play the violin, mandolin, tin whistle, and viola.. I teach violin lessons.. and some mandolin lessons. I play on the praise team at my church, and we are looking into developing a new art ministries there too!


PETS: We have a spazoid puppy. He's 11 months, and a chocolate lab, german shepard mix. Horrible with kids but pretty. His name is Chai.

ATKINS START DATE:8/13/04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It works the best for me.

TOP WEIGHT: 240 ouch!

CURRENT WEIGHT: 200

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5"6'

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Currently firey chestnut

OCCUPATION: Mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Idaho

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying away from sweets, and exercise..

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am healing (finally) from what made me this way in the first place, and my self esteem. Low carb is pretty easy, and worth it. I want to be healthy inside and out. When I was dieting before I did it for superficial reasons. Never for me. This time I am doing it because I am finally loving myself the way God intends me to.. I can't make any guarentees for the future, but I know I can only heal one day at a time.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
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1hot_tomato
12-10-2004, 03:37 PM
DATE: 12-10-04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: 1hot_tomato / Roxy

AGE: 40! :eek:

BIRTHDAY: May 12,'64

MARITAL STATUS: Happily married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I married young 19, (size 6, 118lbs.) Been married for over 20 years now, same guy! We have ten children 4 boys and 6 girls.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sewing, Crochet, reading, crafting of anykind, computers, any of you notice only the passive ones. I wish I were an exercise fanatic!

PETS: 1 mixed border collie: Canis - Canni-

ATKINS START DATE:this time 10-28-04

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've done it before, half-heartedly, and it does work, I'm not hungry. Also, I'm a total carb addict!

TOP WEIGHT: 270

CURRENT WEIGHT: 248

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5"3'

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Brownish Auburn

OCCUPATION: Mom full-time/ Circus Ringleader

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Middle O'Minnesota

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: No real motivation, no support and isolation...Living in farm land, we don't even have paved roads or DSL!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: 40th birthday's really make you reflect alot, and I've decided I don't want to be fat anymore! What else can I say? I'm sick of being this weight!! I don't want to be a fat memory for my children.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Life is definitely more than the food we eat; I've given food too much power in my life. I want to take control and live life to it's fullest.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Life is short! Lost alot of people I love, we only have one crack at it and it's time for a change.

Catgirl67
12-10-2004, 03:57 PM
DATE: 12/10/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Kristin

AGE: 37

BIRTHDAY: 05/17/67

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO I have one 15 year old daughter who is giving me fits, getting expelled from school etc... but I love her. I think I'll keep her. :)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love reading, I 've recently taken up journaling, some crafts, I'm crazy about the Simpsons, and I'm becoming addicted to PBS.


PETS: I have two cats. Chloe who is probably 5, and Toogies who is a little over a year. They are my other kids.

ATKINS START DATE: 12/10/2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It's the only diet that has worked for me

TOP WEIGHT: 210

CURRENT WEIGHT: 210

GOAL WEIGHT: 120-150. I'm shooting for 150 for starters.

HEIGHT: 5'3

EYE COLOR: Greenish grey. They truly look like cat eyes!

HAIR COLOR: Reddish brown

OCCUPATION: Legal clerk

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Houston Texas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sticking to a plan. I am really bad about self sabotage.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm not getting any younger. I don't want to die fat.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

elysia
12-14-2004, 03:00 PM
DATE: 14/12/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: elysia/Nicola

AGE: 19

BIRTHDAY: 04/04

MARITAL STATUS: Single

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: History, listening to music, going to the cinema, walking, cycling, cooking

PETS: One hamster called Lance

ATKINS START DATE: This time around: today, 14/12/04. I had a 3 month stint in the Summer of 2003 where I lost about 30lbs (got down to about 134lbs) - quite a bit short of my target weight but enough to make me fairly happy about my size. However, I then went off to uni and got a bit slack... mercifully though, I only managed to put on about 6lbs. This time I'm absolutely determined to get down to my target! I want to reach it by my 20th birthday on 04/04/05... I hope that's not too unrealistic, I know the last few lbs are the hardest to lose.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I liked the idea of being able to eat larger quantities of food than other diets allowed.

TOP WEIGHT: Around 164lbs, which for my height (5'6") was never really obese, but I was big enough to make me unhappy.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 140lbs (approx, I don't trust my scales at all)

GOAL WEIGHT: 126lbs (sounds like a weird number to choose but in British measurements it's 9 stone on the dot)

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Light brown

OCCUPATION: Accountant

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I get sweet cravings and I lose control - I can't just have one choclate bar, I have to eat the whole pack :(

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: The goal is in sight, I'm no longer a poor student so I can afford to eat healthily.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not really!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I know that having snacks with me at all times has helped me avoid temptation in the past. Also, making friends and family members aware of the 'diet' is really important - on more than one occassion I've been given a box of chocolates as a gift which has led me astray!

T-Mac
12-27-2004, 09:08 PM
DATE: 12/27/2004

USERNAME/REAL NAME:T-Mac/Tameka

AGE: 30

BIRTHDAY: 12/10/1974

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have been married for 5 years and have 3 children (9,4,3)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, Skating, Relaxing, Learning new things


PETS: None

ATKINS START DATE: 12/27/2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I have lost weight on this plan before. Wanted to try SB but it appeared to be a bit much.

TOP WEIGHT: 254

CURRENT WEIGHT: 244

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'0

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Real Estate

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Florida

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sticking with the plan past a month. I am a lover of food. If I walk into the house and something good is cooking, no matter what I will eat.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I was asked a question regarding my family and that gave me a different outlook on life.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I LOVE food!!. I am an emotional eater as well as a person that samples things. If I am craving a food, nothing would stop me from eating it. I realize that I must change my thinking regarding food or this will destroy me.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I completed Atkins 5 years ago and was impressed with the results. I know now that I have to stick with the program and be careful of the things I eat. I look forward to the weight loss, but I will need support.

Purple Hugs
12-29-2004, 05:01 PM
DATE: 29/12/04

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Purple Hugs / Jane

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: Feb 1st

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Married to Graham, one daughter aged 5 called Erin, one foster baby aged 7 months (we've had her since 2 days old). We're new foster carers (approved in March this year). One Norfolk Terrier x called Dookie who we love very much! :D

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: walking, our pc, family life - having fun!!


PETS: Dooke dog.. norfolk terrier x, 2 years in march

ATKINS START DATE: originally Dec 17th, 2003, but had to stop for about 6 mths.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: my gp's nurse suggested it, as we eat mainly pasta / rice etc.

TOP WEIGHT: 228

CURRENT WEIGHT: 227 :o

GOAL WEIGHT: 154

HEIGHT: 5' 3"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: naturally blonde, but I dye it red / purple or whatever hehe :smug:

OCCUPATION: Foster carer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Hertfordshire, UK

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: comfort eating...

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I know how great atkins is, and am NOT going to listen to my gp / surgeon if they want me to stop again. :mad:

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? ex biker chick, bit of a metal head / punk. :devil:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: exercise CAN be fun!! especially when you start feeling the benefits... ;)

stewartw
01-11-2005, 09:40 PM
DATE: 1/11/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Stewartw, Stewart W. I hope it is ok that I'm a guy. A friend referred me here, and I figured I could use the support, so I figured I'd log on and introduce myself.

AGE: 37

BIRTHDAY: 2/7/67

MARITAL STATUS: single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Not much to share at the moment. Just a big guy trying to lose weight, working, working out, and spending time with my sheltie Sterling.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Movies, music, reading, some writning. computers.


PETS: Sterling (sheltie puppy. 9 months old)

ATKINS START DATE: February 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I'm an admitted Carb Junkie. I figured that attacking that issue head on would be the best course.

TOP WEIGHT: 367

CURRENT WEIGHT: 324

GOAL WEIGHT: 175

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: bluish gray

HAIR COLOR: dirty blonde, reddish, with reddish beard

OCCUPATION: Network Administrator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Allentown, Pennsylvania

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: consistent exercise

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm in the zone mentally now. I'm unflappable. I want to get this weight off because it is my decision, not because a doctor said to.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not yet, but if I come up with something, I'll be sure to share it.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Since I've started I hit a major plateau starting in august of 04 and going to November 1 of 2004. November I spent off Atkins eating whatever I wanted, including carbs. I put on a few pounds, but since dec 1 I've been back on it hard core and it has been coming off. It is as if I reset something in my metabolism, because the lifestyle is having an effect again

trishajean
01-14-2005, 06:17 AM
DATE: 1/14/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Trishakean/Trish

AGE: 39

BIRTHDAY: 05/29/1965

MARITAL STATUS: very committed relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 children from my prison sentence ( was married 16yrs, been Divorced 7) Daughter whom will be 21 in Aug. and a son who will be 13 in 2 weeks. And a very loving, supportive Better Half.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Bath and Body products( I make my own) As close to natural living as I can reasonably attain,Horses, Herbs, Gardening, the list goes on.


PETS:1 ball python, 1 sugarglider, 1 hamster* actually my daughters* 1 ferret.

ATKINS START DATE: 1/14/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Did it years ago and was successful, tried SB a couple weeks back, lost a few lbs then gained it back :dizzy: I swear my body cannot do anything but atkins WOL

TOP WEIGHT: 165* this was years ago and did Atkins and went to 112, maintained till Lee and I got together 4 yrs ago*

CURRENT WEIGHT: 145

GOAL WEIGHT:110-110

HEIGHT: 4'11

EYE COLOR: Brown(but I wear blue contacts)

HAIR COLOR: Brown with highlights

OCCUPATION: unemplyoyed

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Florida for now

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I cannot fluctuate from my eating plan/habits. My body does not process carbs PERIOD

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have to loose weight as I stopped smoking almost month now(cold turkey) and I want to be healthy again as well as get into my clothes

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I can be a real biatch :o

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
Be true to yourself, no one else ever will be 100% ;)

kspence09
02-07-2005, 07:59 PM
DATE: 02/07/2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: KAS/ Kimberly

AGE: 31

BIRTHDAY: July, 9, 1973

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have three children age 10, 7, & 5.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I am fairly involved with my masters degree, that coupled with raising three very energetic children, I have little time for other "stuff"


PETS: 1 dog, "Blaze", and 1 cat "Stoli"

ATKINS START DATE: 1/27/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My uncle had great success on Atkins so I decided to give it a try.

TOP WEIGHT: 227

CURRENT WEIGHT: 217

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT:5'1

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Unemployed

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I do not take the time to eat.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am not working currently, so I have the time to make this a priority in my life. I am sure that creating good habits will be a huge help when I trasition back to the work force.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:



http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/img/bar-retro6/yinyang01/lb/227/140/217/ (http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/index.php)

PRPrincessJ
02-10-2005, 04:08 PM
DATE: 02/10/2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: PRPrincessJ/Julia

AGE: 29

BIRTHDAY: 06/23/1975

MARITAL STATUS: Long term Relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live in a modest townhome with my boyfriend and our 4 yr old (almost 5) daughter Amber. We are both students pursuing our degrees, work FT, and of course being a parent is a 24/7 job. We recently joined Bally's as a family and are trying to get healthy and loose weight. Also "Santa" recently bought Amber a puppy for X-mas, so we are busy training the new "baby brother", lol.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I enjoy spending time with my daughter. I love swimming, and although I am not an outdoorsy person, I love to be in the fresh air enjoying the beautiful weather here, when its not 109 degrees. I enjoy gardening, and actually do pretty well until the heat comes in.


PETS: 1 Beta Fish (Betty the Beta) and 1 13wk old Chihuahua puppy, Mr. Apple Jimmy-Shoo (don't ask)

ATKINS START DATE:I will be restarting tomorrow.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Used it before,it worked.

TOP WEIGHT:252

CURRENT WEIGHT: 248

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'1

EYE COLOR:Naturally Brown (although I wear colored contacts)

HAIR COLOR: Today it's chocolate brown.

OCCUPATION: Credit counselor

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: SW

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love ice cream and chips

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
I don't want to be unhealthy anymore, I realized that my health is the one thing I can somewhat control. If I am fat, and unhealthy, that cuts years off of my life with my precious daughter, if I loose the weight and remain healthy then it would make me feel a little better. I just don't want to be known as Amber's Fat Mommy, and I don't want to keel over and die because I had a heart attack or something.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I am fun person, I am kind caring, and love to make people smile. I work hard, and try to maintain an equal balance in all the areas of my life. :dizzy:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
Whatta ya wanna know?

Good_hair_day
02-16-2005, 04:02 AM
Hi, I'm new here :)

DATE: 16 Feb 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Good hair day/Lila

AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: 24 Nov

MARITAL STATUS: single

FAMILY INFO: 2 sisters, I'm the dreaded middle child!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: (Pro-wrestler) Triple H

PETS:dog - Hunter (named after Triple H) -see avatar

ATKINS START DATE: Feb 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:Saw a "Dateline" story on people trying to lose weight for a high school reunion and the guy who had the most dramatic results did so through Atkins, eating food I love (and missed - ex low fat dieter) so I decided to give it a try.

TOP WEIGHT: 280 lbs (mid 90's)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 195 lbs

GOAL WEIGHT: 130 lbs

HEIGHT: 5' 7 & 1/2 "

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown

OCCUPATION: Pharmacist

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Sunny Barbados! :)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Saggy baggy clothes - going broke trying to maintain my work wardrobe! Getting exercise time during the day.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've NEVER felt better! :D

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?Coffee addict - only thing I dislike about Atkins is that I can't indulge :(

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:Sorry, couch potatoes don't have experiences.

Lvn2Lose
05-10-2005, 12:53 PM
Hello New to the board!!

DATE:05/10/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: lvn2lose/Becky

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: 02/01/77

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have 2 boys 2&7yrs and 1 girl 10yrs. and I have been married 11yrs.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Walking,reading,riding my bike,movies,and music


PETS: 1 dog (Zoe)

ATKINS START DATE:4/30/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:My mother had good results using Atkins

TOP WEIGHT: 226

CURRENT WEIGHT: 220

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5'3

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Blonde

OCCUPATION: Stay at home mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Florida

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Avoiding temptation,consistancy

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Determination I want so badly to lose this weight I am tired of it I want it gone from me forever I have been carrying around enough weight to equal two people long enough one of us has to go.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I think I have shared pretty much the basics.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have done well on the Atkins diet and believe me I have tried all the others every fad diet out there. The food is boring but once you get used to it it's not that hard to stick with it,and everything else that I am not supposed to have has become like poison to me. Exercise,exercise,exercise it is important don't just eat right you have to work your body. Walking and riding the bike is great and I also do 30min of taebo every morning.

SammyPajammy
05-13-2005, 03:18 AM
DATE: 5/13/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: SammyPajammy/ Sammy! (or Samantha if I am in trouble ;))

AGE: 31

BIRTHDAY: 9/29/73

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 3 kids, 11 and 14 yr old girls, and a 7 yr old boy.. and a hubby that works too much!!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: The dogs!


PETS: Oh geeez, you just HAD to ask huh? 5 Malinois (Burny, Crash, Pistol, Maggie and Fug) 3 GSDs (Djin, Zee and Odin) .. GSDs are hubbys dogs. 1 Golden (Moose) 3 indoor cats (Spoogie, Fluffer-Nutter, Sweat Pea) outdoor cats (Hissy, Studboy, Domino, Baby Sage, Frank.. and several other strays we feed!) and a Quarter horse called Blaze!

ATKINS START DATE: 2 days ago which was.. hmm.. May 11/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I did my own little version of it last year and it worked GREAT!

TOP WEIGHT: 142

CURRENT WEIGHT: 135 (but I have been real sick past few days.. so I am sure not a "true" weight!

GOAL WEIGHT: 118

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: dark brown

HAIR COLOR: um, dark brown!

OCCUPATION: Dog trainer (Police, Personal Protection, Security dogs)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: From the UK, but living in Houston, TX

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I am lazy.. eat out a lot.. eat when I am bored.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:I am a naturally "small" person and right now I am very large for me.. plus summer is coming and I cannot hide in my jeans much longer!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?Not that I can think of!

LowCarbLPN
05-19-2005, 10:27 AM
DATE: 5/19/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: LowCarbLPN, Vicky

AGE: 37

BIRTHDAY: 11/03

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): kids-Valerie, 20; Chris, 16; Tim, 14; Aaron, 10; Bryan, 10; Sarah, 9; Hope, 7; Rebekah, 5; Elijah, 3; Jonah, 9 months

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: scrapbooking (never get to tho), reading


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: early 2000, this time it was mid March

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: it's worked for me in the past & I love how I feel on it. And, no starving!

TOP WEIGHT: 188 this time, my all time heaviest not pregnant was 192 in 2000

CURRENT WEIGHT: 171

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: blue grey

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: LPN

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Kansas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: my mindset, I struggle w/emotional eating & first thing I reach for is sweets

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have more determination this time & feel in my heart that I will make it

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Taking this bit by bit is working for me, setting mini goals, 5-10 pounds at a time is getting me where I want to be
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jessiekins
05-19-2005, 01:38 PM
DATE: may 19 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: jessiekins/jessica

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: oct/7/78

MARITAL STATUS: single

FAMILY INFO: 3 younger brothers, father, mother, step-mother, 2 yearold son, loving bf.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: internet addict, watching tv/movies, going for long walks, cooking, dancing

PETS:yeah freakin' right! i have a 2 year old, he's a handful! :lol:

ATKINS START DATE: this is my second time around on atkins. induction #2 on may 3rd.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:i had seen a few friends of mine have amazing sucess with it and i tried it. at first it was really hard to give up my favorite breads, pastas and carb-laden goodies. but the results from doing so, are just to good to not give it up. :D

TOP WEIGHT: 320 lbs (i had wls that stopped working)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 242 lbs

GOAL WEIGHT: 200 lbs

HEIGHT: 5' 6"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown

OCCUPATION: cook

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: vancouver, bc

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: SUGAR CRAVINGS!!!!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: i was sucessful last time. i just didn't stay with the program.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? i'm a pretty freaky chick with very liberal opinions of stuff.

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Tee625
05-19-2005, 02:58 PM
DATE: 5/19

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Tee625

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: 6/25

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have one daughter and 2 stepsons

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:


PETS: NO

ATKINS START DATE: Curves Low carb diet (very similar to Atkins) 5/18

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:

TOP WEIGHT: 167

CURRENT WEIGHT: 167

GOAL WEIGHT: 135

HEIGHT: 5'3

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Black

OCCUPATION: Help Desk Analyst

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Mitchellville, Maryland

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying motivated

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm tired of being over weight and not being able to wear my old clothes

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

breakfastsurreal
06-06-2005, 12:39 PM
DATE: 6/6/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Breakfastsurreal/ Clare

AGE: 21

BIRTHDAY: 10/21/83

MARITAL STATUS: Engaged

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Live with fiance

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: computers, playing with my 2 cats, watching tv


PETS: Fergie and Hobbes, they are my cats and they are both 1

ATKINS START DATE: 6/1/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My buddy is doing it...I wanted to do the same diet as her

TOP WEIGHT: 205

CURRENT WEIGHT: 190

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: housewife

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Houston, TX

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: exercising!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: hmm i dunno...I am still trying to get an exercise plan down!~

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

byugrad
06-06-2005, 05:46 PM
DATE: June 6, 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: byugrad / Nancy

AGE: 51

BIRTHDAY: Julyl 24th

MARITAL STATUS: single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): no kids

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: quilting, decorative painting, travel, cooking, shopping, reading


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: 6/29/2004 (so I'm coming up on a year doing Atkins)

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Actually it was somewhat on a whim, but I'm glad I tried it because it turns out that I am definitely carb-sensitive. I don't think I was an "addict", but have been able to lose weight on 1800 calories doing low carb while I couldn't lose weight doing 1200 calories and low fat.

TOP WEIGHT: 231

CURRENT WEIGHT: 186

GOAL WEIGHT: 160

HEIGHT: 5' 6.5"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: marketing

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Utah

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: In the past I would have said "sticking with the diet", but I have not had any trouble sticking with Atkins. I've cheated 3 times in 11 months -- once to have a special dinner at Nola restaurant (one of Emeril's restaurants in New Orleans while I was there for work), once (well, actually it was for 10 days but I count it as once) while I was vacationing in Italy last fall, and once in January when I had a dinner party (and even then it wasn't much of a cheat -- one piece of crusty French bread, some Dreamfields pasta, and an extra serving of the dessert I made which was made with half sugar and half Splenda).

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Three reasons. First, this time it was a choice to be healthy, not just a decision to lose weight. Second, I look at this as a way of life that will be with me forever, not a diet. And third, I do not feel the least bit deprived. How can you feel deprived when you can have berries and cream every night for a snack, or caesar salad with real caesar dressing (hold the croutons, please).

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Well, I moved 16 times before I was 18. I went to 5 elementary schools, 2 junior high schools, and 3 high schools (in NJ, S. Calif, and Michigan).

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Sure. (1) Drink your water and take your supplements. (2) Add exercise -- because Dr. Atkins says you aren't doing his program if you aren't exercising; (3) Take your time doing OWL (climbing the carb ladder) so you know what foods trigger cravings or stall weightloss. (4) Find what carb AND calorie level is optimum for you to lose weight. (5) Write down everything you eat, calculate carb levels, and fat/protein/carb % -- and compare to your weightloss and inch loss so you will know what works for you. (6) Measure yourself in lots of places. We don't always lose in the typical places we measure. (7) Eat a wide variety of meats, cheeses, dairy, veggies, fruit, and other good carbs once you climb the OWL rungs -- variety is what makes this way of eating easier to maintain.

Nancy

petra65
06-06-2005, 06:09 PM
I don't think I ever did this either

Date: 6/6/05
Username/real name: petra65/Mary
Age: 39
Birthday: 12/14/65
Marital status: Single
Family status: no kids
Hobbies: dogs, cooking, reading, music
Pets: 2 dogs-Buddy and Kobe (my boys)
Low Carb Start Date: 3/7/05 I think?
What Made You Choose Atkins?: I've actually been on 3 plans in the past 3 months. I'm on Protein Power which I think is the right plan for me. I wasn't really losing on Atkins.
Highest Weight: 256
Current Weight: 223
Goal Weight: 150 (which is actually a little high)
Height: 5' 4"
Occupation: Physician
Geographic Location: Eastern PA
What is your biggest problem in weight loss: Not sticking to the program long term. I lost 50 lbs on WW once but couldn't stick with the program after about 6 months and gained half the weight back. Also was hungry and felt deprived all the time.

What is different this time: I understand that it isn't a "diet", it's a lifestyle. Also, am not hungry which is a HUGE relief and no longer crave carbs which is another HUGE relief. This has been easy to stick to for the first 3 months.

What experiences can you share: Journaling is key. Also, I have learned that one plan does not fit all. If you are having trouble losing on your plan you may need to find a different plan that better suits your lifestyle.

Melissa70
06-20-2005, 11:42 AM
DATE: 6/20/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Melissa70<--Username.... Missy *real Name*

AGE: 35 this coming September

BIRTHDAY: 9/8/70

MARITAL STATUS: Married 16 yrs this June 30th

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have 3 kids. Kristen is 11, Madison is 3, and Nicolas*Nic*, will be 1 July 10th:)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Craftsm, Reading, I am a BIG reader.. Scrap Booking


PETS: 2 Black labs

ATKINS START DATE: 6/20/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It fits who I am. Better choice for my taste.

TOP WEIGHT: right now.. 218 :(

CURRENT WEIGHT: 218:(

GOAL WEIGHT: 170 as of right now. If i can get there, then I KNOW I can get lower then that, but for right now. I a set for 170... :devil:

HEIGHT: 5/8

EYE COLOR: Blue grey

HAIR COLOR: Hahahahaha...Before coloring, or after?

OCCUPATION: SAHM

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Illinois

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sweets, that is my weakness, and lack of motivation too exercise

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I WANT too do it, in the past I wanted too do, but never felt dertmination I feel now.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a smartass.. Not a mean one though. ;)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Nothing at this point really.
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mommyx3
06-23-2005, 12:46 AM
DATE: 06/22/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Mommyx3 (amanda)

AGE: 27

BIRTHDAY: 6/16/78

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO I have been married since 2002. I have 3 kids, two boys, and a girl
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Scrapbooking, reading


PETS: a welsh corgi named roxie

ATKINS START DATE: 06/21/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:Previous success

TOP WEIGHT: 200

CURRENT WEIGHT: 200

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: strawberry blonde

OCCUPATION: stay at home mommy

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: new mexico

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: stress eating

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: determination

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? THis is my first time on this web site. I am looking for friends who know what I am going through. My husband is very skinny, and eats like a horse. He has no clue what it is like to be heavy, but he is VERY supportive.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Just keep truckin'!!

Candy76
06-23-2005, 10:10 AM
DATE: Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Candy

AGE: 29

BIRTHDAY: June 10th

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Mr. Fitness! Not really, but he sure is the healthiest man I know!

FAMILY INFO: I have been married to an active duty Air Force firefighter for 8 years. We have two daughters... The oldest just turned 7 and the youngest turns 5 tomorrow! I used to be in the Air Force, but got out in 1997 (then got really fat!). My husband and I were first stationed at Beale AFB in Cali, then Kadena AB in Okinawa Japan, and now Whiteman AFB in Missouri. We are on our way to Ramstein AB in Germany... we get to move there in December! I am graduating this December with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Hmmm... I think that about covers the main points...

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: LIVING LIFE! I also do dance once a week--Lyrical (cross between jazz, modern, and ballet). I am NOT good, but I do it because it is FUN! I love doing research, so I seek out those opportunities at my university... I am currently a paid intern (McNair Scholar) doing undergrad legal research.


PETS: two teeny tiny turtles... They will be staying behind when we go to Germany. My daughter's school is going to adopt them so that all of the school kids can enjoy them!

ATKINS START DATE: June 23rd--officially

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I tried it a few years ago, and it made my cravings GO AWAY, my energy levels spike, and the fat fall off! Can't ask for much more!

TOP WEIGHT: 225

CURRENT WEIGHT: 225

GOAL WEIGHT: 1st-165 (for December) 2nd- 135 end goal

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: BLUE

HAIR COLOR: Depends on which box I buy this month- blonde naturally

OCCUPATION: full-time college student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: MISERY! (aka: Missouri)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sticking to it!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Hitting rock bottom woke me up! I WILL NOT walk across the stage at my graduation being obese! I WILL NOT move to Germany and have to meet people as an obese person! I WILL NOT enter my 30's being obese!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I really think I am funny... My jokes crack me up... The only problem is that nobody else thinks so! My husband tells me my jokes are stupid... HE is stupid! ha! ;)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Be more specific!

mom2nicolenmatthew
06-23-2005, 01:17 PM
DATE: June 23 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Melissa

AGE:21

BIRTHDAY:12-13-83

MARITAL STATUS:Married since 2002

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):Proud Navy wife to Josh! two beautiful children Nicole 3yrs old and Matthew 3 weeks old

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:parenting,reading,posting,painting, puzzles and spending what time I do have with my Dh.

PETS:Dog that drives me nuts!

ATKINS START DATE:June17th 2005

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:Family and friends have had great success with it. Cravings dissapeared by the third day making this very possible to stay on track and not cheat. I cant even recall how the "taboo" foods tasted and even though I cook for my Dh and dd I have no desire to eat their foods.

TOP WEIGHT:191 Before giving birth 174 few days after (wish it was that easy all the time)

CURRENT WEIGHT:I havent weighed myself since giving birth because I am waiting for my post-partum checkup that way I will just be surprised...plus I dont own or have access to a scale. But I am noticing definite slimming in my pregnancy pooch lol

GOAL WEIGHT: I havent been anything under a size 10 since I was a child I want to see what it feels like to actually fit into a 3-4 for once. Dh is 5 feet 5 inches and 130 lbs he was 113lbs when I met him so I want to be the small one in the relationship but he doesnt want me to be too skinny. So conclusion is whatever weight a 3-4 size will put me at.

HEIGHT:5 feet 4 3/4 inches lol anything to get me taller

EYE COLOR:brown

HAIR COLOR:blonde

OCCUPATION:STAHM the only job that doesnt have a starting shift and ending shift

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Currently South

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:Ive never had to try to lose weight so hopefully this will be the only and last time.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:I am extremely determined to lose the weight and keep it off there is no quitting at all, its not an option! I plan to follow this woe for life! I love how great I feel so energized and light and never hungry or craving garbage foods.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?I love my life I love my Dh and my children and I feel very blessed that I have such a great family!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

jokemo
06-29-2005, 02:39 PM
DATE: June 29, 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: jokemo/ Kelly

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: Feb. 3, 1982

MARITAL STATUS: Married almost 4 years

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): We just had our first baby (a girl) this past Thanksgiving

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Tattoos, music, and my baby girl :)


PETS: an orange Tabby, Sam

ATKINS START DATE: June 27, 2005

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I have been on it before, and I know it works. Before I went on it the first time, my best friend and her mom were on it, and they had great success. Her mom was the one who talked me into doing it.

TOP WEIGHT: 260 right before I gave birth; 242 on Monday when I officially started

CURRENT WEIGHT: 239

GOAL WEIGHT: 180 (for now)

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Red, but it's naturally blonde

OCCUPATION: CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) at the local hospital

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NC

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Over-eating

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I told myself I would buy some expensive makeup that I have been wanting if I get to at least 200 :lol:

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? There's not much else to say :)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: The first time I was on Atkins, I lost 11 pounds within 2 weeks. Within 3 months, I had lost 35 pounds. Then... I got pregnant :lol:

janimarie
08-02-2005, 09:32 PM
DATE: August 2, 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Jani

AGE: 52

BIRTHDAY: 5/7

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Sarah 25 Loren 22

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: camping


PETS: Zoe min schnauzer

ATKINS START DATE:Jan 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:structure

TOP WEIGHT: 185

CURRENT WEIGHT: 148

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: reddish brown

OCCUPATION: nurse

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Monterey Ca

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love to eat !! Almost anything.....well except sardines

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've been on this diet for about a year and a half. Almost reached my goal weight (but everyone said ...eww youre too skinny !! Eat something ! ) once but the last couple of months have been tuffies. Been eating whatever. Well the weight naturally started slipping back on. My clothes no longer fit as well and I'll be darned if i'm resorting to sweats again LOL So back on adkins I go. Doing pretty good but darn I sure could go for some spaghetti ... pancakes.. or ice cream. I know exactly what makes me fat and most of the time its pretty easy sticking to the plan.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

tickleyourfancies
09-28-2005, 03:57 PM
DATE: 9/28/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: tickleyourfancies/Mindy

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: August 3rd~Leo

MARITAL STATUS: Long term relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live with my SO, Shawn..and have a wonderful little girl, Zoey, who will be 5 in November :(

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: surfing the net, reading, shopping, cooking new things


PETS: 1 dog, Hershey...and 5 cats: Momma Kitty, Pebbles, Bandit, Clara, Bella..and 4 newborns.

ATKINS START DATE:9/19/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've seen others who have made it work for them..and wanted to give it a try.

TOP WEIGHT: 209

CURRENT WEIGHT:198

GOAL WEIGHT: 130+/-

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR:brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: domestic engineer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: The Sunshine State

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: not having support

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have support, Shawn is doing it as well ..I have cleaned my cabinets..lol

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I want to make this a lifelong commitment..with only the occasional 'cheat'

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

aovercast
10-03-2005, 12:30 PM
DATE: 10/3/2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: aovercast/Audrey

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: 1/18

MARITAL STATUS: Married, three years in November

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a two year old named Gillian and an eight month old named Brenna. Hubby is currently in Army boot camp and I will get to go see him at the end of October for graduation. He told me that if I gained anymore weight while he was gone it wouldn't be good as his job now is to stay in shape. I'm trying to prove him wrong :) Also, I'm tired of not liking myself.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I really don't have time for hobbies with a toddler and a baby, I guess my hobby used to be eating junk food.


PETS: 1 cat named Boo Cat

ATKINS START DATE: 9-26-05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My parents along with one of my grandmothers has done Atkins in the past and lost significant amounts of weight. They are all in the maintenance phase and have been now since January of 2005.

TOP WEIGHT: 196

CURRENT WEIGHT: 156.5

GOAL WEIGHT: Mini - goal 145, Long term goal 125....maybe if I reach it I may shoot further, but that looks good to me now

HEIGHT: 5'2"

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: I just dyed it a really pretty cherry brown color

OCCUPATION: IT Cooridinator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Kansas City

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: desserts, pasteries, anything bread related.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm 24 years old. I grew up with fat parents and I'm ready to make a life change for myself, my husband, and my kids.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I tend to have a quirky sense of humor

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: None yet as I'm just starting out...btw, can you burn boiled eggs?

Tennessee
11-02-2005, 06:58 PM
Hi, I'm new here, and this seemed like a good place to start, so here goes :)

DATE: November 2, 2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Tennessee/Stacy

AGE: 43

BIRTHDAY: April 30th

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): No hubby, no kids

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I like a variety of things, all kinds of music, organic gardening, and I have a small business making and selling soap and toiletries.

PETS: No pets

ATKINS START DATE: October 23, 2005

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My Aunt started Atkins about 15 years ago, after years of yo-yo diets. She went from a size 24 to a 12, and in the years since, she's been able to stay a size 12-14. I went to the Dr. and found out my blood sugar was high. I'm not a diabetic, but I'm afraid it's in my future if I don't get some weight off. I read about a lot of different diets, and Atkins and South Beach seem to address blood sugar issues more directly than others. Besides, there's real food available, I don't have to weigh and measure, and I think I might be able to actually stick to it

TOP WEIGHT: 280

CURRENT WEIGHT: 264

GOAL WEIGHT: Ultimately, I'd like to be under 200

HEIGHT: 5' 11"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown (gray under the dye!)

OCCUPATION: Department Asst.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: East Tennessee

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Bad habits I guess. I have developed a pretty sedentary life. I have a hard time not cleaning my plate, and I eat the way I was raised eating lots of pasta, potatoes, bread, cheese, fried foods, desserts, and that's the food that I eat by habit. It's also the food that I love :(

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: This time it's all about me, not about feeling pressured or shamed into it or trying to get into a pair of pants for a reunion, etc. I'm not feeling sad or depressed or desperate about my weight, I just want to get some off. I guess the big difference is that I feel ready, and I'm doing it just for me.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm intellegent, funny and kinda silly when the mood strikes, and people seem to like to hang out with me. I love to be outside puttering in the garden, learning new things and getting to know new people.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I'm stunned at how good I feel after just a short time on Atkins. I'm actually energetic enough to go for a walk when I get off work, rather than feeling like I need a nap.

bnbsmommy1
11-02-2005, 10:34 PM
DATE: 11-02-05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: bnbsmommy1 / Lacey

AGE: 30

BIRTHDAY: 3-17-75

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
I have two rowdy daughters, 3 and 11 and my husband works in the oilfield

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I'm a crafty type who loves to sew, paint, and do anything that puts off housecleaning for one more day :lol:


PETS: 1 rotweiller and 1 cat (both outside animals)

ATKINS START DATE: July 29 '05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My doctor suggested it

TOP WEIGHT: 250

CURRENT WEIGHT: 214

GOAL WEIGHT: 160

HEIGHT: 5'9

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: brown/blonde

OCCUPATION: Nurse, WAHM

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Oklahoma ;)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I recently had lumbar surgery so my exercise is limited to walking only, and getting walking in with a 3 year old is not easy.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My mother and aunt were recently diagnosed with diabetes. My grandparents, and THEIR parents had diabetes as well. I refuse to get the horrid disease, therefore it is a must that I lose the weight. I'm tired of my weight affecting my entire life, I've had enough, life is too short to not have fun.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
ummmm I like to eat? HAHAHAHA

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
I'm just amazed that in three months I've already lost 38 pounds. It's kind of like a dream, I'm afraid to talk about it for fear that it will all come back :^:



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sexyshoelady
11-21-2005, 07:14 PM
DATE: 11/21/2005

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Sexyshoelady/ Suzi

AGE: 26 next month

BIRTHDAY: December 3rd

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Im originally from Los Angeles and my husband is from France and we live in northern England.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Art, music, animal welfare, and keeping OP!!


PETS: Greyhound named Bebe, I rescued him from an abusive home so hes quite a handful.

ATKINS START DATE: 23rd of October 2005

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Because Ive found that I actually gain weight on low fat/ high carb diets like weight watchers, low carb eating is the only thing that has ever worked for me!

TOP WEIGHT: 224 lbs

CURRENT WEIGHT: 208 lbs

GOAL WEIGHT: 140 lbs

HEIGHT: 5'4

EYE COLOR: green-blue

HAIR COLOR: punky bright red!

OCCUPATION: Accountant by day, Tattooist on evenings and weekends (Ahh Artistic and brainy!) heehee

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Lancashire England

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Ive been diagnosed with an under active thyroid so weight loss is always a slow up hill struggle.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Ive found a way of eating thats my own, not exactly by the atkins book but it works for me and im losing a steady 1-2 pounds a week and am happy with what im able to eat and dont feel deprived of anything - cant even really remember what bread tasted like anyways!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Im fun, supportive and very open minded!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Dont get into the habit of eating the same things - for the first week on this diet I ate so many boiled eggs i still cant stand to look at them! Be creative and keep your tastebuds on their toes!! (if they had any that is!)

Liv4rok
11-26-2005, 10:16 PM
DATE: 11/26/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Liv4rok/Andrea

AGE: 22

BIRTHDAY: 05/11/1983

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have one sister, Amanda (28) and her children Jeremy (8) and Jozelle (3)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Atkins (go figure), working, music, animals, my neice and nephew...there's more, but those are the biggest

PETS: My only children...my 6.5 month-old Siberian Husky, Rusty and my orange bengal/tabby, Leo.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/Liv4rok/S2400002_edited.jpg

ATKINS START DATE:08/15/05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Failed once with it before and decided to give it another shot now that I'm living on my own and can make my own choices and rules....obviously that and my mentality have made a difference this time around.

TOP WEIGHT: 356

CURRENT WEIGHT: 296

GOAL WEIGHT: 150 to start, but I'm short so less in the long run.

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: grey-blue

HAIR COLOR: depends on the season, but currently a golden-brown

OCCUPATION: Office Services Clerk (official title), but I primarily work with and fulfill orders for sales literature for liquid flow meters (water meters mostly)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Port Washington, WI USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: motivation and willpower...usually... This time, it's not the eating that's hard for me, but getting myself to do more than walk the dog is hard to get started even though I know I enjoy it once I get into it.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm actually seeing results and since I took starting photos, they are very motivating to keep me from ever going back to that very very unhealthy weight. I was always confident no matter what weight I was, but after hitting 300, it was a horrible feeling. I didn't know what to do when that happened and it took me getting past 350 to really kick myself in the butt and finally start doing something about it. I am under 300 now and I will never go back! Also, I hope that my results will encourage my sister to become more healthy.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a big dork and with the weight loss progress, I'm becoming oddly philosophical... What makes it even worse is that I tend to keep up with these forums late at night so I post tired...it's like driving drunk...it just shouldn't happen ;)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: ummm for the first time I had to give away newly bought jeans because they were TOO BIG!!! I was upset at first because I bought them and then 3 weeks later they were too big, but then I was more excited because about that time was when I fit into one of my "goal" jeans that were a size smaller. I actually thought that in losing 60lbs, I would've lost more than one size, but I realized that I just wore clothes that were too small before or wore stretchy clothes before so now I'm fitting to the actual size not the stretched size.

SarahL
12-08-2005, 04:01 PM
Hi...I am new and back to Atkins...but, still haven't done the 'actual induction' quite yet...I think tomorrow's the day...this is such a hard time of year!! Bear with me!!!

DATE: 12/8/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: SarahL/Sarah

AGE: 27

BIRTHDAY: 10/31

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 children

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: crafting, golfing, cooking (part of my problem!! lol)


PETS: Diluted Tortie Kittie, Scottish Terrier Puppy

ATKINS START DATE: 12/9 (??) - hopeful!

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: it's the best low carb around

TOP WEIGHT: 144

CURRENT WEIGHT: 140

GOAL WEIGHT: 110

HEIGHT: 5'1"

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: dark brown

OCCUPATION: full time mom, part time claim adjuster

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NE Ohio

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: keeping the good eating habits up...

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I really want to get to my goal weight, I was within 15lbs and then I got ill...which was a setback..and I gained the weight back (most of it) and I like how I feel as a smaller person. This time I will go all the way.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I like am an extrovert!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have tried all diets and I like low carb the best...!






I hope this helps everyone to get to know me...


-Sarah-

tipsygypsy
12-29-2005, 01:21 PM
What a good idea!


DATE: 12/28/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Tipsygypsy / Michelle

AGE: 33 next month

BIRTHDAY: January 30th

MARITAL STATUS: That's a complicated one. Married, but polyamorous, so I have "dates" as well. I am assuming this place is immune to morality lectures, but out of deference to the majority view I won't mention the situation often.

FAMILY INFO: I know everyone thinks this, but I feel that the relationship between my husband and me is closer than those of most couples. He is first in my heart, and always will be, no matter who else we happen to spend time with. Kids-wise, I have no children of my own, but three teenage stepmonkeys who are completely and utterly awesome. Luckily, they think the same of me. :D

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Writing fiction, singing, photo retouching

PETS: None

ATKINS START DATE: Today!

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've done it before, but unfortunately fell off the wagon. This time it's for good, because I remember how great I felt. Avoiding processed carbs really helps my health.

TOP WEIGHT: 238

CURRENT WEIGHT: 170

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown

OCCUPATION: None

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: US

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: PMS cravings!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am getting to an age where health is becoming a more serious issue. I have a chronic illness (lupus), so I've really got to start paying more attention or else my life is not only likely to be shortened, but quite a bit more painful than it needs to be.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I guess we'll let that unfold as I get to know y'all better as well!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: None yet; stay tuned. :)

Tina527
12-29-2005, 02:43 PM
This is really a good idea!

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Tina 527/Tina

AGE: 38

BIRTHDAY: May 27

MARITAL STATUS: Married for 17 years to my best friend

FAMILY INFO: I have 3 incredible children, 16, 13 and 22 months.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Staying sane and rdiscovering that the terrible 2's weren't as easy as I talked myself into believing they were the first time around! I am also a full time student.

PETS: 3 cats

ATKINS START DATE: Well, I'm not doing Atkins...I'm Somersizing. I think I'm still in the correct catagory right?

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE Somersizing: I had done this for a while before and I stopped. Now..I'm wondering why I did that? This is the easiest way of eating that I've come across and I'm really starting to feel good.

TOP WEIGHT: 180

CURRENT WEIGHT: 160

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown

OCCUPATION: SAHM; outside the house I'm a paralegal and I working on an accounting degree. Ultimately, I'd like to be a bankruptcy paralegal or work with an attorney that specializes in Elder Law.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NH

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I use food as an emotional crutch. When I'm happy I eat..when I'm sad...Man oh man...this gal can EAT

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've spent my entire life hating myself. I'm working on liking myself and I think it would be cool to like my body also. I'm almost 40 and I wanna feel attractive. ****....I think it would rock to wear a tight pair of Levi's with a cute little top!!


WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I love to travel, I love Canada (my Mom is from Newfoundland and I have family just about everywhere!), I love my Red Sox and lots of other sports.

I'm really looking forward to meeting a lot of people here.

RobinW
12-29-2005, 03:00 PM
Welcome Tipsy and Tina!!! :welcome3:

Stop into the weekly chats so we can get to know you better. Its where we share life :)

Tina.....I dont think Ive ever met a person from newfoundland that I didnt like :D Just something about those east coasters that are genuinely lovable!!

tipsygypsy
12-29-2005, 03:02 PM
Thank ya, Ma'am! :)

Tina527
12-29-2005, 05:38 PM
Thanks...When do the weekly chats take place?
I'll make sure to swing on by. :)

RobinW
12-29-2005, 06:20 PM
scroll down the forum a bit, you will see the thread with this week's date. pop in and say hi.

Glitzie
01-04-2006, 06:24 AM
DATE: 4th Jan 06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Glitzie / Jennie

AGE: 36

BIRTHDAY: 21 April 69

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Make up, exercise


PETS: One dog and a beauty she is too "Gem"

ATKINS START DATE:march 05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Done it previously and it worked.

TOP WEIGHT: 270lbs

CURRENT WEIGHT: 220

GOAL WEIGHT: no idea, I'll stop when it feels right

HEIGHT: 5'8"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown, with a purple/pink streak

OCCUPATION: call centre worker for Directory Enquiries

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Swansea, UK

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I have a barely functioning pancreas which slows down my weight loss considerably

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Because I want it more than anything

vapine
01-05-2006, 02:06 PM
DATE: Jan 5, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Vapine/Amy

AGE: 36

BIRTHDAY: June 24, 1969

MARITAL STATUS:Engaged

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 kids boy(10) and girl (17)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:antiques,eq,little scrapbooking


PETS:

ATKINS START DATE: starting over 1-5-6

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: only diet that has worked for me

TOP WEIGHT:290 (approx. 6 1/2 years ago) starting over weight 262

CURRENT WEIGHT:255

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'9

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Support Servies-Clerical

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: GA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: staying on track

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: have a contest going with my sisters and brother to see who can lose the most by June also my upcoming wedding

Mommysince21505
01-05-2006, 02:28 PM
Hello I just started dieting 1/4/05 and have lost 5 lbs I needed to join some forum that would motivate me... So I joined this one..

Mommysince21505
01-05-2006, 02:35 PM
DATE: 1/5/05

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Rhysa

AGE: 22 this month

BIRTHDAY: January 16th

MARITAL STATUS: Married for almost 2 yrs

FAMILY INFO: I am married and have one son that is 10 months

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading

PETS: One cat named JJ

ATKINS START DATE: 1/3/06 I messed up on the date my first post..

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I have done it before and lost 40 lbs real quick..

TOP WEIGHT: 260

CURRENT WEIGHT: 255

GOAL WEIGHT: 200 (setting low goals first)

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown

OCCUPATION: At home MOMMY!

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: US

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Hard when I am the only one dieting...

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: We want to have another baby, so I am making small goals till i lose a good amount of weight before I get preggy.....

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am serious about dieting and if your serious about dieting you can do it!

Cathy H
01-07-2006, 06:50 AM
DATE:

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Cathy H

AGE: 46

BIRTHDAY: 10-13

MARITAL STATUS: Married to a wonderful hubby who loves me however I am

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): @ boys grown, and lots of animals kids
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: KNitting, Cross Stitch, readiing, the list goes on!


PETS: Birds, Cats and one dog
ATKINS START DATE:1/2/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:DH had lkost weight on it before

TOP WEIGHT: 200?

CURRENT WEIGHT: 200

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: br

HAIR COLOR: br

OCCUPATION: Para-professional

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: OH

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Love chocolate

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want to be healthy so I can live to see my someday grandkids and play with them

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I need all the encouragement I can get

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:Not sure
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Littlelota
01-11-2006, 02:15 AM
Hi Everyone,

I got this idea from another board (thank you!) and thought it would be cool for us to get to know each other a little better.

DATE: January 10, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Littlelota / Laura

AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: July 3rd

MARITAL STATUS: Single (Divorced)

FAMILY INFO: I have a beautiful 9 year old daughter.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, baking, reading, playing games, singing.

ATKINS START DATE: January 1, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It's worked for me before

STARTING WEIGHT: 193

CURRENT WEIGHT: 186

GOAL WEIGHT: 142 I think. I'll know when I see me there if it is good 4 me

HEIGHT: 5'2"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Secretary

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Central Coast of California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Going all the way to my goal without stopping and at a comfortable point.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
I have finally gotten to the point of being lonely enough that I know I have to finish this. I don't seem to have a problem finding a date, just a problem with intimacy because I'm so self conscious of my body, which means there's no point in having dates when the ultimate outcome is I'll be a lone again anyway. So, this time it's all about me (wow that sounds terrible.) This time I want to see ALL of the bones you're supposed to be able to see. I want to see the muscles I just know are in my thighs. People ask me how much I want to get down to or what size and the truth is that I don't remember ever being under 150, so I don't know what I'll even look like there.But I can't wait to find out. Good luck everyone!!

Livenlose
01-12-2006, 01:37 AM
DATE: Jan 11, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Livenlose/Priya

AGE: 17

BIRTHDAY: Nov. 7th

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live with my mom, dad, grandparents and younger sis.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Paint Shop Pro, graphics, music, t.v., etc.


PETS: None

ATKINS START DATE: Jan 12, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My mind. ? Lol.. well I saw that people are really statisfied with it.. so I really wanna give it a try, and if it really works well for me.. then hopefully i will never stop this diet.

TOP WEIGHT: 180 pounds

CURRENT WEIGHT: 180 pounds

GOAL WEIGHT: 120 pounds

HEIGHT: 5'4.5

EYE COLOR: Dark Brown

HAIR COLOR: Blackish Brown

OCCUPATION: High School Student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: California, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My mom makes great food :( lol

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Low Carb Diet.. rather than Starving.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I would really like to lose 60 pounds.. or even 50 pounds.. so if u can help me in ne way possible .. do so :)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: None yet I guess :]

noniesmom
01-17-2006, 05:53 PM
DATE: Jan 17, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: noniesmom

AGE: 34
BIRTHDAY: May, 31

MARITAL STATUS: separated

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I am in the process of divorcing my husband, not as bad as you would think! :) I have three children.....all boys awesome kids!
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: How sad, my kids are my hobbies........maybe I need more??

PETS: My awesome Ratt Terrier Petey :)

ATKINS START DATE: April 2005 and I lost about 45 lbs and now I just started again and am down about 9 lbs,

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I know it works
TOP WEIGHT: 263 pounds

CURRENT WEIGHT: 231 pounds

GOAL WEIGHT: 135 pounds

HEIGHT: 5'1

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: Brown with Blonde Highlights

OCCUPATION: Special Education Advocate.....very special to me my youngest son has autism
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: California, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: CARBS!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Low Carb Diet.. rather than Starving.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I would love to support and to hear success stories!
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: All in good time! ;0

hockeyfan7
01-22-2006, 01:20 AM
DATE: January 21, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: hockeyfan7/Susan

AGE: 42

BIRTHDAY: May 4

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a wonderful husband, John. It's the 2nd marriage for both of us and we got it right this time. No kids. Our relatives all live back east and we're in Colorado.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sports - specifically hockey

PETS: 2 cats -- Vern and Faith

ATKINS START DATE: May 2001 - down 140 lbs so far

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I can't eat many carbs - I have Celiac disease

TOP WEIGHT: 390 pounds

CURRENT WEIGHT: 250 pounds

GOAL WEIGHT: 150 pounds

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Red (I have no idea what my natural color is - haven't seen it in years!)

OCCUPATION: Facilities Coordinator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Making sure I eat enough calories in a day

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm counting them now

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

CMorrison64
01-28-2006, 10:17 AM
DATE: Jan 28, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: CMorrison64 / Connie Morrison

AGE: 41

BIRTHDAY: 11/15/64

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have 2 daughters from my first marriage ... Stefanee Maree is almost 21, a student at the Univ. of Missouri (GO MIZZOU) in Columbia, MO, she also works at a fitness center and is moving in with her "amazing boyfriend Mike"; Brianna Leigh is almost 18, was living here until my husbands daughter ran her out ... anyway she's back in Missouri with her Dad; will be moving back here to Colorado in the spring with her boyfriend John (fiancee) after graduation as they are both going to go to the Art Institute of Colorado. Then there's my stepdaughter Monique ... she's almost 18 and moving back to California as soon as she graduates (not to soon for me) ... enuff said there. Robert is my hubby of 16 years, he's wonderful. He's now 8 months sober (post rehab) and doing great, it's like I have a new hubby.
I enjoy scrapbooking, photography, hiking, fishing, camping, travel, cooking ... I spend a week a year in Laughlin or Vegas with my best friend and one of my sisters ... we have a ball.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Scrapbooking, hiking, fishing, camping, avid reader, writer of romance and of poetry, travel, cooking, photography, making beaded jewelry


PETS: 5 yr old golden lab Buster

ATKINS START DATE: Jan 28, 2006 (this time)

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Did it before lost lots of weight, then when hubs went into rehab I kinda quit doing it, quit working out, now I'm 50 lbs heavier than I was.

TOP WEIGHT: NOW ... 270.4

CURRENT WEIGHT: 270.4

GOAL WEIGHT: 175

HEIGHT: 5'10"

EYE COLOR: dark blue

HAIR COLOR: red

OCCUPATION: Unit Secretary at hospital on med/surg/oncology floor

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Denver, CO

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: stress

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I hate the way I look and feel (can't breathe)

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Nope

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

CMorrison64
01-28-2006, 10:18 AM
DATE: January 21, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: hockeyfan7/Susan

AGE: 42

BIRTHDAY: May 4

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a wonderful husband, John. It's the 2nd marriage for both of us and we got it right this time. No kids. Our relatives all live back east and we're in Colorado.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sports - specifically hockey

PETS: 2 cats -- Vern and Faith

ATKINS START DATE: May 2001 - down 140 lbs so far

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I can't eat many carbs - I have Celiac disease

TOP WEIGHT: 390 pounds

CURRENT WEIGHT: 250 pounds

GOAL WEIGHT: 150 pounds

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Red (I have no idea what my natural color is - haven't seen it in years!)

OCCUPATION: Facilities Coordinator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Making sure I eat enough calories in a day

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm counting them now

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:


HI SUSAN from one Denverite to another!!!

LaurAnnHere
01-28-2006, 05:09 PM
DATE: January 28, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: LaurAnnHere / Laura

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: March 5, 1977

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I started dating my husband in 1995 (weighing 140lbs and wearing a size 6) We got married on November 11, 2000. My first living child was born on August 3, 2004. My husband's parents live 7 houses away. I have 2 little sister-in-laws who are like daughters to me. They were even present for Jamie's birth. Brianna is 9. Dynisha is 6.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love to sing. I got my scholarship to college for singing. The only one who hears me do it now is my baby. I love to read, write, cook, and take my baby to the park.


PETS: Cats: Nathaniel, Sandy, Layla, Peaches, Snowball, and Oliver. (We're trying to find homes for Peaches & Snowball. We have a soft spot for animals.) We also have a poodle named Tiffany.

ATKINS START DATE: I have done Atkins before. I have been off Atkins for about a year and a half. My new start date was January 25, 2006.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Origionally, I did research about PCOS and learned that low carbing was a treatment option. Atkins was the most famous law carb lifestyle so I bought his book. I've been wanting to get back on the diet for awhile, and my husband and I just decided that now's the time.

TOP WEIGHT: 235

CURRENT WEIGHT: 223

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: SAHM

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Tennessee

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Money. Seriously, low carbing is sooo expensive. Working our budget so that we can buy the foods needed is hard. The other challenge is sticking to the diet during the holidays. This is the only time when I am really at risk of cheating. I love the holidays, mostly for the food. Luckily, I've got a year to worry about that again.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: We decided that we would have to work it into our budget. The biggest motivation is my diabetes. It has been really out of control. I want another baby some day and I know I have to do this to have one.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have serious issues about going out in public. I wonder if I'm the only one. I'm so insecure about my appearance that I'd prefer to hide. This makes it really hard to get the exercise I need. Has anyone been through this?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: We had a total of 6 confirmed miscarriages between the time be began fertility treatments in 10/2000 and when we conceived Jamie in 12/2003. I began to read about treatments for PCOS. One treatment that was recommended was a low carb diet. I tried Atkins and had great success. I lost a significant amount of weight. Our 3rd anniversary we found we were pregnant again. I cheated on the diet and had a miscarriage. That cycle we tried again. On 12/22/03 we had a positive home pregnancy test. On 12/23/04 I had my HCG levels checked and they were 136 (defiantely pregnant again). This time I didn't stop the diet when I discovered that I was pregnant. I continued to lose weight during the first part of my pregnancy but my baby was thriving. During my pregnancy I stayed on Lifetime Maintenance. Some people thought I was doing something awful, but I was eating healthier than most women do. I had more veggies than I ever would have gotten off the diet. I believe very strongly that I owe Jamie's life to the Atkins diet.

DrgnFly_D
01-31-2006, 09:23 PM
DATE: January 31, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: drgnfly_d/ Dayna

AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: June 17, 1970

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Divorced mother of 2 boys (11 and 8). I'm the manager of an IT help desk. We support about 150 bookstores nationwide and one liquor store here in town. :D It is a very interesting job, never a dull day.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Gardening, home improvement projects, reading, sewing ,crafts...Cub Scouts takes most of my time these days.

PETS: Cats: Simon and Callie. Dog: Sysco (shitzu/Poodle)

ATKINS START DATE: January 27, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I lost 25 pounds on WW 4 years ago but it was more the avoiding carbs than the points. I thought I would give it a go and see if it works and so far it is.

TOP WEIGHT: 183

CURRENT WEIGHT: 175

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Dark Blonde

OCCUPATION: Help Desk Manager

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Arkansas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Things to go with the meat. I really only eat green beans and broccoli right now. I need to expand my veggies. I also like cheese melted on stuff but can't just eat cheese...don't know what to do.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm doing it because I don't feel good, not to impress my husband or attract men...I want to see what it feels like to be thin and be able to buy clothes and not worry what rolls it will show.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I seem like a very together, independent, strong woman but I really want a man to lean on and be there for me. I'm secretly needy...:hug:

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: The first few days were hard. I really fought the urge to go get ice cream, started trying to convince myself that with all the whole cream and eggs in frozen custard it had to be okay but still resisted. I'm definately going to invest in a countertop ice cream freezer so I can make my own low carb frozen treats.

coffeeaddict
02-01-2006, 08:52 PM
DATE: 02/01/06 edit date 05/07/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: coffeeaddict / Wendy

AGE: 33

BIRTHDAY: 01/17/1974

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): been married this time for almost 3 years have 3 children Nicholas 12 Ashlee 9 and Brayden 7 (last child by my current husband you see I have problems with commiting it took me 4 years to say yes to him)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, watching movies

PETS: Toby a sheltie lab mix

ATKINS START DATE:01/23/06 restart 02/16/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:its the only diet I haven't tried and it seems easy

TOP WEIGHT: 260

CURRENT WEIGHT: 210

GOAL WEIGHT: 155

HEIGHT: 5 6

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: auburn

OCCUPATION: server at Chilis

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Tennessee

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: exercise and cravings

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't know exactly I just feel different this time usually I get all gung ho about it and it last about 2 weeks to a month but this time its different.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Started back to school online for forensic psychology

hockeyfan7
02-02-2006, 04:18 PM
Welcome Wendy - I'm in Colorado too - in Denver.

Shirl2004
02-02-2006, 05:18 PM
My name is shirley. I am from Kansas, I have 3 kids and 4 grandkids and 1 dog, Bichon Frise, Sammy. I am starting Atkins because of type 2 diabetes and need to stay low carb. DH has emphysema and is housebound, so it keeps me busy, so I have to stay healthy. I am his legs. I like to read, walk, shop when I can, and go out to lunch with friends. I am retired and helped my Dh with a chemical business he had. He still does consulting over the phone, he is real intelligent, he Just has to watch himself that he does not overdo things and I have to be close at hand even when I go out, that I can reach him in about 10 minutes if I have to and sometimes someone stays with him.
I have gained weight over the years after I quit smoking, but glad I did quit smoking. I weigh about 179 or 180, my scales aren't the best. My goal is 135 to 140 and a size 10. My hair is dyed med brown, and I have green eyes, I am 5'4" tall, large frame. I usually have to get a bigger top than bottom because of wide shoulders.
Thats about it,
Shirley

hockeyfan7
02-02-2006, 08:01 PM
Hi Shirley - welcome.

supernurse_mommie
02-10-2006, 10:15 PM
DATE: 02/10/2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: supernurse_mommie/ Brooka Colleen

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: 12/07/1979

MARITAL STATUS: divorced

FAMILY INFO: Divorced my husband after 5 years. got married at 19. Had two wonder-ific kids. Kailynn Jayne, who is 5 going on 25, and Kaiden Zayne who is 2 and at "that stage". Single mom, although ex hubby does help out. Have a great bf, been seeing him for 8 months, Tom..

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Outside, my kids (of course) reading, studying. Currently in school to get my RN completed.

PETS: a min schnauzer named "Maggie" and a barn cat named "Joe Kitty"

ATKINS START DATE:02/05/2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:its worked before with me.. although the longest ive stayed on it was like 4 days.. :D

TOP WEIGHT: 333

CURRENT WEIGHT: 278

GOAL WEIGHT: 199

HEIGHT: 5 7

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: dark chocolate brown

OCCUPATION: nurse (LPN) long term care facility

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Oklahoma

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: getting discourgaed. Binging.. i also have a problem with purging.. that im really working on.. so far i havent yet since i started atkins..

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Finally doing it for "ME" and nobody else. I feel more determined, more "in it for the long hall. Ive been dieting for a couple months.. counting calories. i hit a plauteu.. did not change weight for like 2 months.. so i started low carbing to get my system moving again

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am gonna be SO HOT when im skinny its gonna knock your socks off.. !!! LOL

Falon
02-13-2006, 12:26 PM
DATE: 2/13/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Falon / Mysti

AGE: 31

BIRTHDAY: 06/03/74

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married

FAMILY INFO: 2 great kids: Daughter: 12 1/2 Son: 9

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Lots of reading, writing, painting, knitting.

PETS: 4 cats, 1 dog, 1 hamster :)

ATKINS START DATE: 1/26/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My husband and I lost a huge ammount of weight about 6 years ago, and of course we went back to our old habits and gained it all back. Living in the South is very hard when everything, including your heritage, revolves around food. We finally came to the conclusion that we just can't eat like that any more, so we went back to what we knew worked for us. Atkins.

TOP WEIGHT: 201 :o

CURRENT WEIGHT: 188

GOAL WEIGHT: 145 (i'm large boned, and after 2 kids I know 135 isn't as logical as 145. If I end up under that, well that's fine too!)

HEIGHT: 4'11

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: SAHM, home schooler, webmaster.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Colorado

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Self control

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: When I hit 201 I was shocked and disappointed in myself. I have not felt that kind of disappointment before, and I hope that is what will keep me going. Plus I have a heart deffect I was born with. It causes issues as my weight gets higher. I just can't keep doing this to myself, and I sure as **** refuse to do this to my kids! I also live in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, but hate that I can't hike very much due to my weight. I plan on fixing that conundrum!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Well, i'm a Gemini, I like long walks on the beach, sunsets, puppies.. um, err.. that's not what you meant. Well, in that case.. nothing else. I'm an open book and looking farward to sharing here.

ilovemike4alwayz
02-20-2006, 01:50 PM
DATE: 02/20/2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: ilovemike4alwayz a.k.a. Sandra

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: December 14

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): My hubby is in the navy and we dont have any kids yet

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I like to do crafts.


PETS: None at this time

ATKINS START DATE: 02/20/2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: my friend did it and she said that she lost a lot of weight

TOP WEIGHT: 320

CURRENT WEIGHT: 215

GOAL WEIGHT: 160ish

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: blonde

OCCUPATION: internet tech support

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: san antonio texas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: temptations

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am alone and will be able to get control and not have to worry about anyone but me

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I just love making new friends

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: exercise is the key

PJsMom
02-23-2006, 12:49 PM
DATE: 02/23/2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: PJsMom/Kayla

AGE: 27

BIRTHDAY: June 8

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Married to John for 6 years. One 2 year old son.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Ummm... does watching Reality TV count as a hobby? LOL I love to spend time outside.


PETS: 2 cats, Clyde & Mimi. One Golden Retriever, Daisy. One Hamster, Monster (named by DS) :)

ATKINS START DATE: 02/25/2006 (will be starting Saturday).

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've heard of friends having great success & after reading the book cover to cover, I'm confident this is the right plan for me.

TOP WEIGHT: 313

CURRENT WEIGHT: 264

GOAL WEIGHT: 180ish

HEIGHT: 5'10"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: dark blonde

OCCUPATION: Human Resources

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Nebraska

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: late night binging

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I really, truly think I am a carb addict... I've tried low-fat/high-carb & it just does not work for me. I'm committed to this 100%.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Not really... I'm a pretty boring person :lol

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Drink lots of water!

superstacy
02-23-2006, 04:21 PM
DATE: 02/23/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: superstacy/Stacy

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: Nov 9th

MARITAL STATUS: very happily married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): daughter and son (both under five years)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: just started doing scrapbooks, someday will focus on sewing


PETS: nope

ATKINS START DATE: 02/09/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I like the way it makes me feel, I've done it in the past.

TOP WEIGHT: 200

CURRENT WEIGHT: 185 lbs

GOAL WEIGHT: 129 lbs

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: dark brown

OCCUPATION: sahm

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Hillsboro, Oregon

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: keeping my focus

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am tired of feeling self conscience of my weight and my clothing

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a very young 34 year old. I'm originally from California until this last June. We moved to Oregon.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: :) hoping to learn. Don't forget to smile

Bobi-p
02-26-2006, 10:42 PM
Hi All,
I just joined in on the fun today. I was a member of this Forum a few years back, now I'm back.
Started Atkins: August 28, 2005.
Real Name: Bobi
Location: Southern California
Occupation: RN
Marital Status: Widow
Pets: 4 dogs, too many cats to count! (Actually embarrassed.)
Hobbies: Computer Forums on Diets and Nutrition

I am looking forward to becoming an active participant in this Group.

Josian
03-13-2006, 01:29 PM
DATE: 3/13/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Josian/Josian :)

AGE: 29

BIRTHDAY: 5/8/76

MARITAL STATUS: Engaged, Married on 11/11/06

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live with my fiance. He's an engineer, works on his trucks, and has a million projects around the house that he hasn't finished yet. My parents live about 60 miles away on a small farm, where my horse and my donkeys are currently at until we can buy some land, probably in Idaho.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Little bit of everything: woodworking, painting, animal therapy, western riding, musician....the list goes on.

PETS: Donny (quarter horse mare), Kelly Jo and Louie (miniature Sicilian Donkeys), Skye (Rescued Siberian Husky), and Boots (dilute calico moron cat).

SOMERSIZING START DATE: July 14, 2005

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE SOMERSIZING: As you can see, I Somersize, not Atkins... It is low carb in it's own way, basically food combining. I am a type I diabetic, take insulin for life. I tried the low-fat/high-carb diets the ADA recommends, I've tried the Zone, I tried Atkins but my ketones went through the roof. With Somersizing, I still have some carbs for energy, and burn fat, but the ketone level stays low. I travel a lot for work, and find it really easy to hold the potatoes and bread but ask for extra veggies...
However, whole wheat breads and pastas are hard to find on the road (with no sugar/refined flours added).
A more natural way of eating!

TOP WEIGHT: 240 - Dropped to 190 before I discovered my pancreas took a nosedive in 1995.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 181

GOAL WEIGHT: 160

HEIGHT: 6'0"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Brown with blonde highlights

OCCUPATION: Sales, for now. Trained and burnt out substance abuse counselor.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Carson City, Nevada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Cheating. Instead of having a small cheat and moving on, I cheat the entire day. Then I don't take the insulin I should so it won't be stored as fat. Blood sugars skyrocket, makes me feel worse in the end...Constant cycle.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I discovered last June that I have diabetic neuropathy in my legs. It gave me a heads up to the lifetime of complications I was facing if I didn't straighten up now. Also, my wedding... I picked up my dress last week, and I have about an inch left to finish zipping it... The sample I tried on was horribly stretched out, and well... I wasn't the model dieter over the Holidays (although only gained 3 pounds...)

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Not sure... I do animal therapy with Skye at the local nursing homes, which covers my need to be a "helper." I'm an alumnae of Sigma Alpha Iota, and very active in the Reno Alumnae Chapter...

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I've yo-yo dieted all my life. My doctor first thought I had diabetes when I was 11, put me on a 900 calorie diet-I lost 40 pounds (was 5'8" and dropped to 160) but broke my hip that summer with a light fall from a horse. I slowly gained it back in junior high, and was 240 when I graduated from high school. I was a volleyball player, shot and disc thrower, but still huge.
Diabetes reared its ugly head my sophomore year of college. I was first put on oral meds, but found out quickly that I just didn't have any insulin left, and switched. Went on an insulin pump in 2001. My insurance now won't pay for the supplies, so I'm back on shots.
Somersizing is the only thing I've found that has worked for me, and that I've been able to stick with. I plan my cheats (like St. Patrick's Day I'm having a Guiness) and that way I can jump back on the bandwagon....

Thanks for listening. :)

M&Gmom
03-21-2006, 11:03 AM
Don't guess I ever did this...so here goes.

DATE: 3/21/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: M&Gmom/Jackie

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: 8/12/71

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, but trying to work things out with my ex...don't ask!

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live with my two kids 13 & 5. I have really great kids....course I could be a little biased

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Internet/lots of other interests, just no time. Like to play softball and volleyball when I can, which is never

PETS: NONE

Atkins Start Date: June 14, 2003/ Reinducted 2/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My Ex DH brought home the book, and I was hooked.

TOP WEIGHT: 271 - Dropped to 235 and then got a job working for the railroad and my schedule went haywire. Now I have a schedule and am completely (mind, body and spirit) back on track. I guess I also went thru a divorce in there and I tend to stress-eat so I probably stress ate a little too.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 244

GOAL WEIGHT: 175

HEIGHT: 5'10"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Auburn with highlights for now...will probably go back to brown with blond highlights for summer

OCCUPATION: Yardmaster for the BNSF railroad.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Abingdon, IL - nope...not near Chicago...4 hours away...I live in the northwest area of Illinois

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not being prepared and just grabbing anything to eat.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have a vacation coming up and other things in my life seem to be more settled.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Nothing very exciting here....

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Atkins works and I believe in it. Even when I am not OP I know the rules and I think about the carb count of EVERYTHING. I definitely think it can be a change forever.

thinkinthinkaren
03-24-2006, 01:42 PM
DATE: 3/24/2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Thinkinthinkaren/Karen

AGE: Just turned 36

BIRTHDAY: 03/13/1970

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Hubby-Jason (will be 30 this year!) Daugher-Sydney 9, Son-Brayden 2yrs 10mo, Son-Logan 8months

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Spending time with family, home improvement projects, music, reading, movies


PETS: Frosty (Maltese)

ATKINS START DATE: 3/20/2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Was successful on it in the past

TOP WEIGHT: 208

CURRENT WEIGHT: 200

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Dk. Brown

HAIR COLOR: Dk. Brown

OCCUPATION: Real Estate Broker

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Central Florida

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I can lose 8 lbs, and then I stall for ever so I quit!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have 3great kids and I want to be around for them, and I want to be able to play with them.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? We are moving to Charlotte, NC (hopefully) this summer, if we can sell our house (market is slow here now).

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have been slightly overweight my entire adult life. But after my 2nd child I have become heavier, and then we got preggers with baby 3 which made me even heavier! Now I have to work like a dog to get any weight off because I ruined my poor metabolism from yo-yo dieting. I am happy to be part of a group of people that can understand what I am going through, as my hubby can eat like a pig and then take that 5lbs off in 1 day (gets me mad ;) )

BaileySG
03-24-2006, 02:47 PM
DATE: 3/24/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: bailey/bailey

AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: 1/24/71

MARITAL STATUS: s

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Just me and my 160 lb beast I call a dog

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: in school and work - can't remember what those words mean


PETS: afore mentioned 160 lb beast

ATKINS START DATE: Originally did atkins a few years ago with success, now restarted on 3/19/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It is easy to follow (except the diet coke) and it worked last time

TOP WEIGHT: 17?

CURRENT WEIGHT: 157

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Utah

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: STRESS

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I will graduate in about a year. I am very excited to get a steady job and have more of a "normal" adult life


WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Atkins really worked for me the first time I did it. I went back to a more typical way of eating, but only gained a little of the weight back. I never, however, made it to my goal the first time. So here goes!

Carbprincess
03-28-2006, 07:51 AM
DATE: Tuesday March 28, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Carbprincess

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: 12/81

MARITAL STATUS: commited long-term!!! :dizzy:

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): In a really healthy, loving and honest relationship :)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: walking, reading, internet, learning, cooking


PETS: a kitty cat

ATKINS START DATE: I originally started Atkins in March 2003. Followed the diet religiously for 8 months and lost tons of weight. I re-inducted roughly 2 weeks ago after gaining most of that back!!! :?:

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I actually love the atikins diet. It's a very easy way of living. You never starve and I don't find myself tempted to cheat!

TOP WEIGHT: 170

CURRENT WEIGHT: 156

GOAL WEIGHT: My first mini-goal is 140. From there I might want to continue until I reach the 120's. Not sure yet.

HEIGHT: 5'3

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: i'm a geek.. but i prefer the fancy word. "academic"

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Canadian

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: not eating the right foods/overeating.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've finally come to terms with the fact that low carbing is a way of life.. It's longterm.

lilybelle
03-28-2006, 05:01 PM
name, lilybelle/Lily, 46 yrs. old, Birthdate 3-25-60, Married with a 20 yr. old son who is is the Army Reserves,and a 13 yr. old daughter. Have four step-daughters ages 23, 20, 17 and 13. Love to play golf, fish, swim and gardening. I have a female chocolate labrador named, Molly Brown. I started Atkins on June 24, 2005 after my doctor vey crudely told me to get "on a low-carb diet and stick to it". I have liver disease and am waiting on a transplant, I was told I would die without a transplant if I didn't lose the weight, because "the surgery and recovery would kill" me. Now, that's great motivation to lose weight. I started at 234lbs. and am currently at 159lbs.My goal is 145, the doctor set goal at 150 for me, I want to do that little extra for myself. I am 5'7. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am retired now, previously RN for 20 yrs., stay home now due to my illness. I graduated from University of Oklahoma in 1985 with my Bachelor of Nursing Degree. The biggest problem I have had with this weight loss journey is learning to believe in myself. To start with, I didn't think I could do it. Now, I know I can. Only 14 lbs. left to go and I will get there. My advice to others, is Never Give Up.

activeadventurer
04-04-2006, 12:28 AM
DATE: 4/3/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Denise aka activeadventurer

AGE: 52!!!!!

BIRTHDAY: 3/27

MARITAL STATUS: Single and in love

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Family of origin all live in sunny, smoggy California

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Mentoring, learning Spanish, music, movies, basketball!!!


PETS: Love them but allergic!

ATKINS START DATE:Early 2004 for 3 months. Have been maintaining 40# loss since then with portion control and lower carbs. Currently, starting back on low carbs for additional weight loss.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Tried everyting else

TOP WEIGHT: 444

CURRENT WEIGHT: 403

GOAL WEIGHT: 165

HEIGHT: 5'10"

EYE COLOR: Hazel Brown

HAIR COLOR: Violet Brown

OCCUPATION: Retired Business Owner, Artist, Wannabee Philanthropist

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Minneapolis Minnesota

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying Motivated

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm motivated. Have lost some mobility (can't walk as far or as much as I want to without knee pain) in part due to my weight. I want it back!!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Some of my friends call me the "Queen of Dumb Fun"

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Atkins really works!

Phippo
04-05-2006, 03:31 AM
DATE: April 5, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Phippo/Karlene

AGE: 46, almost 47

BIRTHDAY: April 23

MARITAL STATUS: Married, 16 years

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Daughter - 23 years old, Son - 6 years old, Son - 3 years old

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Guitar, Music esp Hawaiian


PETS: 2 fish and a snail

SOMERSIZE START DATE: Restart 12-05

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE SOMERSIZING: Seemed like something I could live with.

TOP WEIGHT: 295

CURRENT WEIGHT: 259

GOAL WEIGHT: 175?

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Naturally Black, now usually with carmel and red

OCCUPATION: SAHM

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: N. California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Vacations!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Committed again and not as many trips this year.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm an island girl at heart. We were in Colorado for 10 years and now in California for the last 6 but I miss Hawaii. Being a SAHM and an older mom at that, I haven't had a chance to make many friends here. Thank goodness for family!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I started SSing Feb 2001. I lost 60 lbs in 5 months, then I got pregnant. After I gave birth my doctor put me on beta blockers for an occassional rapid heart beat. Made it really hard to lose anything. I had to stay strictly on the plan just to keep my weight steady. I finally got off of those meds but it's been slow going since.

Sandi D
04-08-2006, 06:12 PM
DATE: April 8th, 06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Sandi D, SD1136,
Sandi is my real name!

AGE: 50 this year

BIRTHDAY: 2/12/56

MARITAL STATUS: Widowed way too long! I still miss him!

FAMILY INFO 3 boys, Jeff 25, Jess 15, Jace 12, 3 dogs, 2 parrotlets and 1 hedgehog

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Computer, reading, crafts

ATKINS START DATE: 1/07/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:
I am Celiac and allergic to many fruits, so Atkins seems the way to stick to my glutton free diet and a diet.

TOP WEIGHT: 335

CURRENT WEIGHT: 309

GOAL WEIGHT: I told my Dr. 150 she said it should be 180ish but ether way i have a long way to go

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: Gray with brown mixed in

OCCUPATION: Mom, and what ever odd jogs I can get

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: The Big Apple _ NY

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
I am an emotional/Stressed eater. I have to learn to handle my emotions better.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I was in the hospital for a blood clot to my lungs Jan. 05 and I was worried the whole time if I would fit in the wheel chair, machines etc. I just turned 50 this year and I want to turn my life around. I have bad knees so things have to be taken slowly

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am going to succeed at this time, all my life I started anything and never finished, this time I will.
And I hope I can help others while I am at it.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Not sure, But I am willing to find out lol!
Looking forward to talking to everyone
sandi

M&Gmom
04-08-2006, 08:01 PM
Welcome Sandi.

Sandi D
04-08-2006, 11:24 PM
Thanks Jackie
Sandi

needtolose4me2
04-14-2006, 08:41 PM
DATE: April 14, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: needtolose4me2 / Margaret

AGE: 42

BIRTHDAY: June 30, 1963

MARITAL STATUS: Married happily 14 years!

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Have a great supportive husband and 3 wonderful girls ages 9, 7, and 6. They have all become low carb pros and reallyhelp me out and are beginning toeat healthier too!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: E Bay, scrap booking, reading, just added walking and bike riding!


PETS: Cat named Mr. Mickey 2 goldfish, Chip and Dip

ATKINS START DATE: 3/30/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Many people I know did great. wanted to get a good jump start to lose those first pounds. can't stand to weigh and measure and count everything. THis is pretty simple. Down side - I'm a partial vegetarian, only eat chicken, turkey and fish so I'm pretty limited with food. Which is one of the reasons I'm fat to begin with. SInce I don't eat meat I'd skip dinner and have extra dessert!

TOP WEIGHT: 201

CURRENT WEIGHT: 183 Starting weight for this diet was 194

GOAL WEIGHT: Just don't want to have to watch the nurse move the big clunky weight thing on the scale up to the 150 mark! (with a few pound to spare so I figure about 147

HEIGHT: 5' 5"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: Reddish brown (this week)

OCCUPATION: SAHM

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Delaware

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I hate to deprive myself of anything. And while they say on a good diet you shouldn't have to deprive yourself, I haven't found one to let you have a big piece of chocolate cake !

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've had it with myself. I am one of those weird ones who carry most of their weight above my waist. (I long for big hips) Instead I have abig bust and carry a lot of weight on my back (literally!) I can't find clothes to fit and another summer is coming along! Also, I have NO energy and my kids are always wanting to do something outside with me. Lastly, I want to be healthy and not referred to as "obese".

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have been somewhat overweight my whole life and have no desire to be "thin" just healthy. I need tohave a tummy tuck (after 3 c sections in 4 years and my babies weighing 10, 11 and 12 lbs! ) so instead of just having my "pouch" removed I figured if I lost 40 lbs or so I might need one anyway. So that will be my present tome when I accomplish this!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I haven't tried many diets mainly becasue I don't care for diet food, (cottage cheese, yogurt, etc...) I did Jenny Craig years ago and lost 30 pounds in 3 months. Ikept if off until I met my husband ( A chef at the time AND quit smoking!) Plus being happy and content with my man... well you know how it is.. you tend to slack off.

hockeyfan7
04-19-2006, 05:50 PM
Margaret, I love your goldfish's names!

M&Gmom
04-20-2006, 06:17 PM
Me too! I laughed out loud when I read it. :)

tammy1214
05-02-2006, 09:29 AM
DATE: May 3, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Tammy1214/Tammy

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: Oct. 2, 2006

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Two kiddos, Katie - 10 and Hayden 4

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Who has time for hobbies??


PETS: a fish name chieffie

ATKINS START DATE: April 1, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Because I have done it before and I know it works...I know I can stick to it better than any other diet I've tried. I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING! Also it was one my husband was willing to do with me.

TOP WEIGHT:277-280 depending on the scales

CURRENT WEIGHT: 263

GOAL WEIGHT: 160

HEIGHT: 5' 5"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown and Graying

OCCUPATION: Instructional Aide

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: West Texas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I am a carb addict...I don't do moderation well at all!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am sick and tired of this and I am not trying to do this alone this time I have you guys and a therapist....

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am working on a degree for teaching.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:I have done this before. It really works but there is no going back to the food that packs on the pounds...this has to be your new life for life.

buffybear
05-02-2006, 03:44 PM
Date: May 2, 2006

User name: buffybear

Real name: Shirley

Age: 60

Birthday: July 8

Marital status: Married

Family info: 4 grown children, 2 grandchildren

Hobbies: Painting, sewing, scrapbooking, gardening, cooking

Pets; none at present

Atkin's start date: May 1, 2006

Why Atkin's: I need a well-defined plan to stay on track

Top weight: 260

Current weight: 240

Goal weight: 140

Height: 5 ft. 9 in.

Eyes: Blue-gray

Hair: Whatever comes out of the bottle (med. brown)

Occupation: Retired pre-school teacher

Location: Midwest

Biggest weight loss problem: motivation

What is different this time: my weight is affecting my health

Anything else: I have a sense of humor. :)

Experiences: I have a very sluggish thyroid (hypothyroidism) that is working against my weight loss. One thing that has helped is making a home gymn in my basement. I hate to go to the gymn with all those tiny little gals staring at me.

Candy In Alabama
05-04-2006, 11:43 AM
DATE: 5/4/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Candy In Alabama/ Candy

AGE: 40

BIRTHDAY: 8/17/65

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Have a wonderful husband, Mike. 3 great children, Jeremy 18, Matthew 15, Tiffany 13..(Don't ya just LOVE the Teenage Years)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, Family get togethers (when I can keep my kids at home at the same time)
As a Family we cook burgers outside and ride 4 wheelers.

PETS: 3 outside dogs: max, harley, rock. 3 chawahahs: tequila, misty, willie

ATKINS START DATE: Summer 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:A friend of ours had weight loss surgery and she told me they basically did the Akins diet. So I said what the heck. Seems like I tryed everything else, and IT WORKED!!!!!

TOP WEIGHT: 190

CURRENT WEIGHT: 148 ?

GOAL WEIGHT: 135 Maybe 130

HEIGHT: 5'3

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Right now, stay at home

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North East, Alabama

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying on track, I seem to go off into left feild sometimes

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Akins!!! All the foods I love to eat anyway.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?: I've always been a yo-yo dieter. Now that i know about Akins way of eating, I KNOW I CAN DO THIS!!!!! If i happen to get tired of strict Akins way of eating, I know i can give myself a little room for play and it's easy for me to jump back in. Since I LOVE this way of eating. :D

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: With me, It's staying on these boards. I love to read everyones experiences,and their Weight loss....Its so Motivating for me... Keeps me inspired!!!... WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!!!:bravo:

needtolose4me2
05-11-2006, 11:18 AM
Yes, you can tell by my fishs' names that I'm a junk foood junkie!
Sorry to report that Chip is gone! Poor Dip! Need to get him a new buddy. Maybe with my new Atkins way of thinking I'll need to call him "Celery" ! ;)

AuntB
05-11-2006, 03:28 PM
DATE: May 11, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: AuntB/Bree

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: November 21

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a 9 year old son. We enjoy spending time outdoors, playing baseball, bikeriding, etc.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Time with family and friends, sports, reading, music.

ATKINS START DATE: April 24, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: A co-worker decided to try the Atkins diet so I joined her.

TOP WEIGHT: 240ish

CURRENT WEIGHT: 232.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 160 (for now)

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Dark Blonde

OCCUPATION: Research Coordinator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Iowa

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Failure to plan, mostly. I am very much an all or none person. During prior attempts to diet, if I made a mistake, I just gave up...

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am dedicated to acheiving this weight loss/healthy lifestyle goal.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?: Four years ago, I moved to another city to pursue my education. At that time I had lost 80 lbs (but not in an ultimately healthy manner) and was looking pretty good at 170. Unfortunately, my new schedule did not allow for the rigorous exercise needed to maintain that weight. My eating became uncontrollable between late night study sessions, working, and raising a child. Four years later, I am vowing to make the necessary changes to lose this weight forever and be a healthy role model for my son.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have no experience with these message boards, but I have read so many of your inspiring stories. You all give me the hope, inspiration, and willingness it takes to succeed in this journey! Thank you!

kspence09
05-20-2006, 03:18 PM
DATE:05/20/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME:Kimberly

AGE:32

BIRTHDAY:July 9

MARITAL STATUS:Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I am a single parent with three beautiful children.


HOBBIES/INTERESTS:


PETS:a dog, 2 cats, and a rabbit

ATKINS START DATE:1st time 01/23/05...this time 05/19/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I worked so well in the past...I lost almost 40 lbs in 2 months

TOP WEIGHT:231

CURRENT WEIGHT:205

GOAL WEIGHT:140

HEIGHT:5'1

EYE COLOR:Blue

HAIR COLOR:Brown

OCCUPATION:Communications

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Aurora, Co

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sugar...I will be the deth of me...

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am serious and have incorporated exercise in the plan

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

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BrownEyedJ
05-20-2006, 07:36 PM
DATE: May 20, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: BrownEyedJ / Janice

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: August 4

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Have 2 boys, Tyler aged 10 and Kale aged 7.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading / Exercising / Hanging out with friends

PETS: Dog named Mugsie / 3 cats named Snuggles, Callie & Fluffy

ATKINS START DATE: May , 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I've tried other diets and I seem to always be hungry.

TOP WEIGHT: 163

CURRENT WEIGHT: 154

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Registrations Officer - Securities

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Prince Edward Island, Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sticking to a program, I do ok for awhile and then I seem to just go off it.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am serious about losing the weight and am ready for exercise and a change of eating.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I don't think so.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Hmm, can't think of anything right now.

rebeleagle1965
05-21-2006, 01:18 AM
DATE: May 20, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Rebeleagle1965/Laura Cook

AGE: 27

BIRTHDAY: August 1

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I am married, have a daughter- 6, a son- 4, and a son- 8 months

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, camping, anything outdoors

PETS: 2 dogs, Nash and cookie, a cat named Bo, and a Guinea Pig named Brownie

ATKINS START DATE: March , 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I haven't been able to lose any weight since the birth of my son, and I read lots of the forums here. I saw that the ladies here on Atkins were happy with their diets and had lost fairly quickly. I bought the book, read it, and it made sense to me!

TOP WEIGHT: 205

CURRENT WEIGHT: 179

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Currently just Mom, I was an office manager of a towing company for 7 years

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Morenci, Arizona

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love rice, potatos, pasta-and have always been able to get away with it. With my first two children, I took my baby weight of pretty easily. This time, it didn't want to budge. I'm kind of dumbfounded on this one, because it's the first time I've ever had a problem with weight loss.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm tired of waiting around for my fat to just magically disappear. I want to be able to fit into my old clothes. I want to be healthy. I'm miserable being overweight, and I guess I just woke up and realized that I'M gonna have to be the one to fix what I did to my body, and that's the only way it will ever happen.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I'm pretty stubborn, I say what I mean, I am opinionated to the point of being annoying :D . But despite that I'm also the girl all my friends come to for advice, because I'm honest, analytical, and a problem solver.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I have a lot of experience losing weight, because I've gained and lost 70 something pounds twice before, but Atkin's is fairly new territory for me. I've read and re-read the book though-it has become my new diet "bible". I went off the diet for over a week for many reasons that all added up to me thinking it wasn't for me, and it was a huge mistake!
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JerseyGyrl
05-21-2006, 08:09 AM
DATE: May 21, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: JerseyGyrl/Kim

AGE: 44

BIRTHDAY: August 4

MARITAL STATUS: Separated

FAMILY INFO: He isn't my family but, I have a very supportive, loving, wonderful man in my life who treats me like I am beautiful & important everyday of my life. Support is the best motivation!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Chatting with my DBF & Friends, Cooking, Shopping, NY Yankees!!:carrot: , Pittsburgh Steelers!!:carrot:


PETS:

ATKINS START DATE: April 13, 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I choose Atkins because I KNEW it was something I could do. I can go out to a restaurant, order some type of meat, chicken or fish, a salad & a veggie and I don't feel like I'm on a diet!

TOP WEIGHT: 245:o

CURRENT WEIGHT: 157

GOAL WEIGHT: 140-145

HEIGHT: 5' 2"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Light Reddish Brown

OCCUPATION: Personal Lines Insurance

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North West New Jersey (35 miles from NYC)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I have difficulties with portion control when it comes to certain things. For example, Cream Cheese is allowed on Atkins Induction however, for me, I have no control when it comes to something like that. I am not satisfied with the allowed amount. I tend to want to sit down and eat the entire package!:o Needless to say, I don't buy cream cheese or anything else I know I can't control myself with.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Determination!!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Life is not always fair...we can sit & we can feel sorry for ourselves or...we can make the changes to bring happiness to our lives. I am a firm believer in what Dr. Phil says "You Can't Change What You Refuse To Acknowledge"

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Don't think of this as a "diet" This is NOT something you can go off of once you have lost the weight. For this to work, you MUST make this a lifestyle change. For me, Atkins is the way I will eat for the rest of my life!:)
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peachy_kidd
05-30-2006, 09:38 PM
HI. I'm new here. Just wanted to post my info.

DATE: May 30, 06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Peachy_kidd/ Sandra

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: Feb 25

MARITAL STATUS: Married (five years)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have one wonderful daughter (age 2)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, surfing the net


PETS: A purple Beta name Pink Yellow (my daughters fish)

ATKINS START DATE: April 7, 06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: My boss has had a lot of success. The girl I used to work with wanted to do it with me.

TOP WEIGHT: 180

CURRENT WEIGHT: 161

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5ft4.5in

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: light brown, right now

OCCUPATION: Account Payable/Office Administrator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Mountain West

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: snacking

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am having a tummy tuck in a month (June 29th). I have to stay on Atkins once that is done.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have no support here at home, so I'm hoping I can relay on everyone here for that support.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I'm just starting out, but i've learned don't cheat once, cuz it is hard to get back on.

slimagain
07-30-2006, 09:37 PM
DATE:07/30/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME:Slimagain/Leah

AGE:51

BIRTHDAY:1955

MARITAL STATUS:Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):4 children/4 granddaughters

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:Gardening, reading, scrapbooking


PETS:none

ATKINS START DATE: restart 07/17/2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I Love meat

TOP WEIGHT:270

CURRENT WEIGHT:257

GOAL WEIGHT:135

HEIGHT:5'3"

EYE COLOR:Green

HAIR COLOR:Brown

OCCUPATION: prepress technician/bookkeeper

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Minnesota

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I start to lose weight and its like I am afraid to lose too much so I sabotage myself!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am determined to overcome my insecurities and become the thin person I know is in there.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a smart inteligent woman who can do many things when I put my mind to it. My mother taught me there is always a way you just have to find it.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Getting back on the horse is harder than falling off!!!
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TiffyTaffy
08-12-2006, 03:25 PM
DATE: 08/12/2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: TiffyTaffy/Tiffany

AGE: 20

BIRTHDAY: August 14, 1985

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:


PETS: 2 cats:kiwi and chewbacca,2 hampsters: oscar and felix:1 dog:domino

ATKINS START DATE:August 12, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:My husbad had done it when I first met him and he had lost 50 lbs on it and he had encourged me to try it

TOP WEIGHT: 245

CURRENT WEIGHT: 228

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'8

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: black,pink,purple

OCCUPATION: stay at home wife...once I get in shape I'm joing teh USAF!!!

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ohio

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:Eating foods I shouldn't.Everytime I try a diet I always seem to cheat :(

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have never been this heavy before and I know I need to lose this weight not only to be healthier but to achieve my goal in joining the USAF

Brandy1324
08-21-2006, 06:48 PM
DATE: Aug. 21, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Brandy1324/Brandy

AGE:29

BIRTHDAY: Sept. 7, 1976

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have two kids, Brittany Cheyenne and Jace Tyler

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, Country Music, Swimming


PETS:3 Dachshunds; Scrappy, Zoey and Peanut

ATKINS START DATE:Aug. 21, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:I don't know really, I like to eat meat, i guess.

TOP WEIGHT: 284

CURRENT WEIGHT: 281.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 170

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Reddish Brown

OCCUPATION: Infant Teacher

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Florida

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Sweets, Sweets, Sweets and Sodas

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My health and being Healthy for my kids

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm very shy, I have a hard time opening up to people even online...

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: That people who you thought loved you can interfer with your sucess on losing weight....
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Arkansas Kel
10-10-2006, 12:21 PM
DATE: 10-10-06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Arkansas Kel

AGE: 37

BIRTHDAY: Sometime in August - my husband doens't know it either

MARITAL STATUS: Married - chose an older man - chose to be a "princess"

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): DINKS with dogs

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: My adorable dogs, beginner gardener, reading (everything, literally), my ongoing continued medical education, cooking, shopping, classic european cars.


PETS: One spoiled boy dog and a goofy girl dog

ATKINS START DATE: today, but it's one of several attempts

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Has worked well for me, just got to get more stick-to-it-ness.

TOP WEIGHT: 235

CURRENT WEIGHT: 233.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 125 (doesn't that sound tiny!)

HEIGHT: 5ft 3inches

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: red/brown

OCCUPATION: nurse

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: arkansas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: time constraints - and lack of energy

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: As I'm getting older my joints are falling apart - it's time to change or give in to the painkiller future and diabetic future.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Have a sharp and often morbid sense of humor - am more of a dark person - not negative, just not a sunshine and rainbows girl. I'm into being tough, strong, and sexy. I admire tough fit women and movie characters.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Nothing is perfect for everybody, otherwise we'd all be clones. I just believe you can't give up without trying your hardest, and again, and again, and again. We're all works in progress.

lrgnlvly
10-23-2006, 03:32 PM
Hi Everyone,

I got this idea from another board (thank you!) and thought it would be cool for us to get to know each other a little better.

Everyone just copy and paste the following into a reply:

DATE: October 23, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: lrgnlvly/Jo

AGE: 37

BIRTHDAY: December

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): married for 14 yrs with 3 daughters (18, 10 and 8)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Literati, Scrabble, Sudoku and board games with hubby and daughters

PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: Started again today 10/23/2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It was the only thing that worked for me in the past. And I am a big meat eater.

TOP WEIGHT: 264

CURRENT WEIGHT: 263

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'4

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: Professional Student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Washington State

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My health is my biggest motivator. As I continue to get older I am having more and more health problems, osteo-arthritis in my kness, and now lower back pain.

GLgirl
10-25-2006, 08:41 PM
DATE: 10/25/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: GLgirl/Kristen

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: Oct 2nd

MARITAL STATUS: in a relationship (8 years)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):I have a wonderful boyfriend of 8 years, no children (yet), our baby is our chihuaha, Rascal:)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:music, boating, canoeing, hiking, biking


PETS: 1 dog 2 cats

ATKINS START DATE:10/23/06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Well, I tried it a couple of years ago and i lost 65 pounds. I didn't go on with OWL phase, and went back to my regular unhealthy eating habits. Luckily, I've only gained back 20 pounds of it because I started biking as much as i can, along with hiking on the trails around here. This time, I want to get to my goal weight, and follow all of the phases of Atkins. I want to do this the right way this time. I chose atkins because I do feel better when i cut down on the bad carbs, and I've had good results with it in the past.

TOP WEIGHT:225

CURRENT WEIGHT:180

GOAL WEIGHT:135/140

HEIGHT:5'9

EYE COLOR:brown

HAIR COLOR:auburn

OCCUPATION:music teacher

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Iowa

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: choosing the right foods to eat and getting in enough exercise

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: this time i'm not going to make excuses and sabotage myself

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?That's about it! I'm just ready to loose this weight

ChristineC68
11-18-2006, 04:26 PM
I am new here and figured this is a great place to start!

DATE: 11-18-06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: ChristineC68/Christine

AGE: 38

BIRTHDAY: 10/08/68

MARITAL STATUS: Married for 4 years to Don

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): No kids, just a DH and a cat.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Scrapbooking, watching bad reality tv :o and surfing the web.


PETS: a cat named Bobcat

ATKINS START DATE: 11-20-06

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: As far as diets go, it's not that terrible. I am intolerable doing something low fat.:o

TOP WEIGHT: 215

CURRENT WEIGHT: 206

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Accounting

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New York City

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Laziness -- it's easier to not go to the gym. it's easier to pick up a sandwich then to plan and prepare a meal.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am tired of this battle -- it's beyond vanity and crossing into more serious health issues.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am anxious to get this weight off. I am a great cheerleader. I hate to exercise and will do everything I can to make it a part of my life.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I LC'd before and the only thing that comes to mind is plan, plan, and plan. Making the right choice is empowering and gives you that little boost to keep going.

BellaLucia
11-22-2006, 09:36 PM
DATE: 11-18-06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: FoodObsessed/Okie

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: 7/9/83

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 parents and 2 sisters

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, watching tv/movies, especially soaps, music and surfing the web.

PETS: Afraid of all animals except birds. None

ATKINS START DATE: N/A, I'm doing South Beach which is also low-carb

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: See above. I had success with it

TOP WEIGHT: 298

Starting Weight: 292

CURRENT WEIGHT: 281

GOAL WEIGHT: 114

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Black

OCCUPATION: Unemployed

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: We going back back back to Cali, Cali, Cali

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Food

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am dead serious about losing weight for the LAST and FINAL time.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am anxious to get this weight off.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Walking, dancing and eating right gets the job done

aud
11-27-2006, 11:42 PM
DATE: 11/27/06

USERNAME/REAL NAME: aud/audrey

AGE: 45

BIRTHDAY: Capricorn! :)

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Married for 10 - together 16 years. To my detriment, Hub is a chubby lover.:( Two daughters: 20 & 9 (yeah, I know - strange breeding cycle!:o

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Politics, Reading true crime, SURVIVOR!, Pedometer Walking, Cooking & Food, NFL


PETS: Aged Mini-Schnauzer Gretel/shopping for a puppy for 9 yr olds Xmas

ATKINS START DATE: This time: 11/18 -

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I know from past experience that this way of eating/life WORKS and I feel great while doing it. Not getting any younger, but seem to be getting waaaaay heavier on anything else!

TOP WEIGHT: 247

CURRENT WEIGHT: 239

GOAL WEIGHT: 140 or lower

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Soon to be "Light Auburn" - I'm dyeing it tonight!:D

OCCUPATION: Union Official/Blue Collar

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Midwest

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Overeating/Emotional Eating/Hormonal Eating/No Longer Producing Hormone Eating/Portions

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I had an epiphany

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I LOVE beer.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I've tried a lot of "diets" - low carb lifestyle is the only way I have not felt deprived and also was successful.


1st ETA January 07: searched thru here for my former measurements - gonna post them in here this time:

2nd ETA October 07: latest measure in bold

Bust: 48 . . . . . 44
Waist: 45 . . . . . 40
Hips: 53 . . . . . . 47
R. Upper Arm: 14.5 . . . . . 12
R. Upper Leg: 25.5 . . . . . . 22
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Clancy
12-21-2006, 03:41 PM
DATE: December 21, 2006

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Clancy/Karen

AGE: 42

BIRTHDAY: 11/16/64

MARITAL STATUS: Happily married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Been married for 18 years and have a 10 year old son.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I've been playing the piano for 4 years!


PETS: Great Pyrenees: Beauty, Black Lab: Rascal, Schnoodle: Puddin', 2 cats: Gilligan and Chipper, 12 chickens, 5 goats, too!

ATKINS START DATE: Actually Protein Power, started 12/20

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Everything else seems to have stopped working.

TOP WEIGHT: 226

CURRENT WEIGHT: 163 via low fat/low calorie (up from 130lbs!)

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: dark blond

OCCUPATION: homemaker/homeschooling mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Southeastern USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Tempted by sweets

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: don't know

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Can't think of anything

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I lost 96 pounds in 2001-2002. Weighed 130, but have regained 33 pounds in the last year or so. I want to weigh 140.
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nonamortica
01-06-2007, 01:50 PM
Well since I have just jumped in, I guess I had better introduce myself:D

DATE: 1/6/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: nonamortica/Nona

AGE: 53

BIRTHDAY: May 20th

MARITAL STATUS: Widowed

FAMILY INFO: Have two grown boys, 26 and 22, who are my pride and joy.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Main one is Middle Eastern Dance, but also enjoy needlework. Have recently attempted to teach myself to speak Cherokee, but it's difficult when you have no one to speak it to.:halffull: I figure it's good exercize for the old brain cells, though.

PETS: My cat Pandora aka Pandy Cat aka The Brat

ATKINS START DATE: originally Jan of 1996, recently, Jan of this year.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Was hypoglycemic as a child, did not eat bread for two years, so it was kind of second nature in some ways and I knew it worked.

TOP WEIGHT: 196

CURRENT WEIGHT: 168

GOAL WEIGHT: 140 (may lower that to 135 if it appears to be appropriate later)

HEIGHT: 5'1"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: from the bottle dark red, I am letting it grow out, so it will be dark dark almost black brown and some grey.

OCCUPATION: Registered nurse, Life Coach

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Virginia

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: waiting out the plateaus without getting frustrated and just blowing it. Also some chronic health problems that seem to act up.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Hopefully that I am opening up to some support here instead of going it on my own.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I dance with P.U.R.E. DC.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE One's perspective can change everything.

Nona

jokemo
01-11-2007, 09:02 PM
DATE: 1/11/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: jokemo/Kelly

AGE: 24 (but will be 25 on Feb 3rd!)

BIRTHDAY: Feb 3rd

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a beautiful 2-yr old daughter whose name is Morganna (Anna for short). My husband is wonderful, even if I think he is a bit ******ed at times.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: MMORPGs, the internet, sleeping (lord knows I don't get enough!), music, and tattoos


PETS: 1 cat, Sam

ATKINS START DATE: 1/6/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It worked for me before in 2003. I lost 38 pounds, and then I got pregnant. So of course, I gained it all back and then some. I am a carb-addict if there ever was one. This really works for me.

TOP WEIGHT: 258

CURRENT WEIGHT: 222

GOAL WEIGHT: 159

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: right now it is auburn, but I'm naturally blonde

OCCUPATION: CNA

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North Carolina

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Cheating on a diet

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am very determined to look good in that dress for my sister's wedding this summer.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?: I love medieval stuff...anything about it.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Low-carb works if you stick to it!

MOCHA155
02-18-2007, 11:00 AM
Hi Everyone...Here is a little about me! :)




DATE: 02/18/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Mocha155/Kimberly

AGE: 33

BIRTHDAY: 07/09/1973

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have 3 children and a cat

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I am pretty focused on completing my Master's degree. Other then that I am interested in travel, movies, art, and a bunch of other stuff...always open to new experiences

PETS: Already covered...1 cat...but I also work at t shelter and I have puppy love daily

ATKINS START DATE: 1st time 1/23/05 This time...2/18/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:I have done it before and lost over 40 pounds...

TOP WEIGHT: 240

CURRENT WEIGHT: 222

GOAL WEIGHT: 155...or until I feel healthy


HEIGHT: 5'1

EYE COLOR: brown/blue

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Development Director

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ft. Collins, CO

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Eating reguarly...I often get so caught up in life that I don't eat or just grab something quick.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am doing for me and not to spite someone else.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I believe that laughter cleanses the soul...

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

Kayakgirlygirl
03-18-2007, 10:04 PM
Hi everyone!

Today is my first day posting at 3fatchicks...and it looks like a great place!

Here's a little about me!


DATE: 03/18/07

USERNAME: Kayakgirlygirl AKA Shelly

AGE: 45

BIRTHDAY: 07/31/61

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 GREAT teenage kids (boy 19, girl 17 yrs old), a furkid (humm, about 6 yrs old) and my hubby!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I LOVE outdoor activities, my latest fav is kayaking...but I love hiking and traveling!

PETS: 1 cat

ATKINS START DATE: April 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I love the ability to control my cravings, it's the best!

TOP WEIGHT: 275ish...I'm not sure exactly, but I know what I weighed in certain pictures and I have pictures where I'm heavier..make sense? :)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 249

GOAL WEIGHT: 165 to 175


HEIGHT: 5'8"

EYE COLOR: Bloue

HAIR COLOR: Reddish brown with blonde highlights

OCCUPATION: Project Manager

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Washington (state)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not paying attention and getting sloppy with my menu and what I "tell" myself I can have.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've learned every time from myself everytime I've fallen/gained/stalled...so I have a lot of experience now :) I guess the difference this time is my attitude and I hope dedication to make this a way of life!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love to joke and love to laugh!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I think the biggest thing experience I've had with low carb eating and Atkins would be this: plan your meals, "just one bite" is the kiss of death, be prepared for normal days and have an emergency goodie bag with legal foods!

kalie
03-27-2007, 05:55 PM
DATE: 3/27/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: kalie/Leslie

AGE: 25

BIRTHDAY: May 7th

MARITAL STATUS: single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Mom, dad, two brothers, and my cat, Bob

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I’m finishing up my masters in English, which means I spend a lot of time reading and writing.

PETS: My cat, Bob. (She’s family too!)

ATKINS START DATE: March 26th 2007 (The first time was August 2003)

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I chose Atkins the first time on a fluke; I didn’t think it would work. When it did, I was really pleased. I decided to do it again, but this time stick to it. (And not let people’s judgments of me bother me.)

TOP WEIGHT: 210

CURRENT WEIGHT: 165

GOAL WEIGHT: 135

HEIGHT: 5’5

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Red

OCCUPATION: English teaching assistant

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Missouri

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I eat when I’m bored and I eat until all the food is gone.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I need some control, plus I don’t want to pant every time I walk up a flight of stairs. I want to just feel good again!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Right now I don’t have much of a life. I pretty much just work on school, either my own work or grading my students’ work. I can’t wait until May!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: My first time on Atkins was incredible. I went from 210 to a low of 125. I felt great. I just let other people tell me how I should eat, and then it led into the return of my bad habits (like eating a 20 piece Chicken McNugget meal in one sitting). I also recently tried NutriSystem, but found that I was hungry and was rationing food supplies.

karrier
03-28-2007, 03:05 AM
DATE: March 28, 2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: karrier / Karoline

AGE: 47

BIRTHDAY: July 17

MARITAL STATUS: Married 23 yrs (24 in June)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Ihave a great husband and 3 great kids.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: music Jazz and Sweet Adelines

PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: 7 Jan 2007

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Started it many times before but never ready to commit. Now my head is on straight and finding it great.

TOP WEIGHT: 275

CURRENT WEIGHT: 243

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5ft 3in

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: Unemployed due to health problems

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Havvelock North New Zealand

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: support

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have my mind made up this time.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love to play trombone in a 21 piece big band and direct a Sweet Adelines Chorus here in New Zealand. I was born in Chicago Il and met my husband at college. After we were married we came to live here (he is a New Zealander (kiwi))


WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Plan Plan Plan. If you plan you have better results because you don't have to think too much. The choice is easy. Just stick to your plan. Success is the result of many correct choices.


I try to plan out my weeks eating every Sunday and I try to make my weeks worth of revolution rolls and pickles as well.

Rikku
04-04-2007, 01:22 AM
DATE: 04/03/2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Rikku/Ramona

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: July 29th, 1982

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I am the oldest of three and love my whole family to death!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I sing and act as well as attend college full time for Psychology and Theatre


PETS: 1 Cocker Spaniel named Lucy

ATKINS START DATE: On and off for years, but seriously for about 5 months :)

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I love to eat! I tried more restricting diets and it was very diffucult for me to avoid things like cheese and steak as well. I also love that I can excersice minimally and still see great results.

TOP WEIGHT: 212

CURRENT WEIGHT: 171

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5'1

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Black

OCCUPATION: Human Resources

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying motivated

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I had an epiphany one day when I saw myself in photos, and boom that was it. I have stayed motivated ever since!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not really, just that I look forward to meeting all of you!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I got to a point where I didnt even want to go out into public. I hated myself, so I hated everyone around me. I grew angry and bitter. I have been so low that I wanted to disappear from the world. But I am living proof that you can pull yourself out of anything and feel good again. : )

LadyJulieAnn
04-05-2007, 07:18 PM
DATE: 04/05/2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: LadyJulieAnn/Julie

AGE: 38

BIRTHDAY: September 26, 1968

MARITAL STATUS: Divorced but now in a long term relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I am from a close, supportive family. I have one brother who is 2 years younger than me. I'm dating a wonderful, loving, and supportive English man (I've always had a thing for English guys :) ) who lives about an hour from me, and we plan to move closer to each other this summer.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Travel, music and seeing live bands, the UK, making beaded jewelry, pottery, walking in scenic areas, exploring my intuitive side

PETS: I have a cat named O.C. (for orange cat)

ATKINS START DATE: I am restarting Atkins/low carb after dieting on and off over the past 10 years. I have almost completed 2 weeks.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Eating low carb is what works for me. I feel better when I eat this way and I do lose weight. I also gain control over my eating overall as far as sugar intake.

TOP WEIGHT: 263

CURRENT WEIGHT: 259

GOAL WEIGHT: My initial goal is to get to 200, but overall would like to get to 150.

HEIGHT: 5'1

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Pediatric Physical Therapist

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Williamsburg, VA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I tend to get discouraged at times when results seem slow. It's also difficult when I find myself in social situations that are centered around food and drink that are triggers for me.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: The biggest wake up call for me this time was when I started worrying about gong to amusement parks because I knew I wouldn't fit into the rides. I was starting to have to worry about participating in things I usually would have just done in the past when I weighed less. I want to be able to enjoy things with my boyfriend without being limited. He is wonderfully supportive, and that is really helping me this time around.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Nope- that's about it. :)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Over my years of dieting I've learned that a plan needs to be livable, and I can't allow myself to get obsessed with every little thing I eat or drink or else I set myself up for failure. I may not always eat exactly on plan, but when I do eat differently, I try to do it in a smarter, lower carb/GI way. I also try to focus on the other benefits that I am experiencing when eating low carb, such as increased energy and less joint pain.

Dropzofjupiter29
04-15-2007, 04:07 PM
DATE: 4/15/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: dropzofjupiter29 / Christy

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: 8/15/78

MARITAL STATUS: In relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a wonderful boyfriend Zach. And 4 kids. Mary 10, Sam 9, Phillip 6, and Punky 4

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Concerts, music, writing, reading, horror movies


PETS: Chihuahua mix terrier named Tomo

ATKINS START DATE: 4/13/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: because it works well for me

TOP WEIGHT: 302

CURRENT WEIGHT: 297

GOAL WEIGHT: 175

HEIGHT: 5 ft 6

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION:

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: central california

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: keeping away from the sweets when i start stalling.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: more determined. And that picture of that skinny chick on my desktop ha ha

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: i lost quite a bit of weight 3 years ago on atkins. I put some of it back on when i started eating too much sweets again. So back at it again. This time i need to take the rest off!

hersheyskiss
04-17-2007, 09:47 PM
Hello Everyone. I'm new here today. I actually can't believe I am doing this. I have always been so private with my wieght issues. I'm the fat chick always talking about how my weight doesn't bother me, while inside I'm unhappy as all get out.

DATE: 4/17/2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: hersheyskiss / Karena

AGE: 25

BIRTHDAY: 9/7

MARITAL STATUS: Happily married

FAMILY INFO: I have a great husband, awesome actually, and four pretty swell kids.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love everything outdoors. I love to read.


PETS: two labs, two cats, and a lizzard

ATKINS START DATE: 4/16/2007 for the third time

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It is the only thing that has ever worked for me.

TOP WEIGHT: 285 Ouch!

CURRENT WEIGHT: 275

GOAL WEIGHT: 160

HEIGHT: 5'5"

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: dark brown

OCCUPATION: Office Manager / Accounts Receivable

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Oregon, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: time and energy

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Summer is coming and I cannot even imagine wearing jeans and a t-shirt in public.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

ThinMeWantsOut
04-21-2007, 04:01 PM
DATE: 4/21/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: ThinMeWantsOut / Vee

AGE: 39

BIRTHDAY: 3/21

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a wonderful husband Jeff, 2 equally wonderful sons, ages 14 and 10.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Sci. Fiction Movies / books, hiking, music, traveling


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: 4/16/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I was on Atkins before and it helped me lost 45 of the 65 pounds that I lost and kept off for 3 years. I loved the "ease" of staying on the program -- especially, when going out to eat ... eating low carb helped me with my sugar binges which had gotten out of hand with my low fat dieting. I just feel BETTER and more energetic when low carbing.

TOP WEIGHT: 219.5 (when I first started Atkins in 2002), when I started Atkins this go around I was 207.5

CURRENT WEIGHT: 203

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5 ft 4

EYE COLOR: blue-green

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: Biology Teacher and web designer

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New Orleans area

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Binges on sweets

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: After I got on the scale the other day and saw how close I was to having regained almost all my weight back which would be me BACK at my heaviest of all time ... scared me!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Since I followed Atkins for about a year and a half when I lost on the plan before -- one word of caution to anyone who is following it for the first time is to be careful not to get discouraged when those BIG initial weight losses on the scale stop. After about 3 months of being on Atkins the first time I was lucky to lose .5 to 1 lb per month -- HOWEVER, I kept losing inches and clothes kept getting bigger on me. So, the measuring tape/mirror/fitting of your clothes is by far your best friend -- not the scale.

jhiraqua
05-08-2007, 04:44 PM
Hi,everyone!

DATE:5/08/2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME:Lisa/jhiraqua

AGE:29

BIRTHDAY:9/14/1977

MARITAL STATUS:engaged

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):I have a 10 year old son going on 35,and I'm engaged to be married to my boyfriend of 3 years(Dawis).

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:I love to read and help others.


PETS:a chihauhau named Mischief

ATKINS START DATE:5/07/2007

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS:It's worked for me before and the weight comes off fast and easy.

TOP WEIGHT:258

CURRENT WEIGHT:235

GOAL WEIGHT:150

HEIGHT:5'5

EYE COLOR:hazel

HAIR COLOR:brownish-black

OCCUPATION:stay at home mom taking classes in real estate

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Vernon,Florida

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:Sticking it out and getting bored easily.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:I can't fit any of my clothes and I want to be healthier and more active so that my son will stop calling me boring as well as I want to be able to shop for cute,trendy clothing and actually fit them!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?I'm very determined to do this and would love any help offered!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:I'm tired of bieng looked at as the pretty,thick girl (fat). I want people to see me as beautiful inside and out so I want this really,really badly. I'm sick of the skinny people that I know feeling sorry for me because I'm not bieng complimented on how nice I look and bieng told you have a beautiful face, the rest doesn't matter,which it shouldn't but in all honesty really does.

Laura G
06-14-2007, 04:34 PM
DATE: June 14, 2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Laura G / Laura
AGE: 30

BIRTHDAY: 22/07

MARITAL STATUS: Happily married

FAMILY INFO:

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Swimming, reading,


PETS: 1 husband!

ATKINS START DATE: 13/06/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I'm not on Atkins per se, but I am trying low carb

TOP WEIGHT: 336

CURRENT WEIGHT: 309

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: brownish red

OCCUPATION: Dispatcher

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Saskatchewan, Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: impatience and temptation

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Hopefully, getting some support

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

SunChick
06-26-2007, 12:01 PM
DATE: June 26, 2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Sunchick/LeiAn

AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: July 28

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): getting ready to celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary, no children except of the 4-legged variety.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, internet, beading...interested in lots of different things

PETS: two kitties...Bear & Pepper

ATKINS START DATE: June 22, 2006

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: well, it seems like I've tried everything else and nothing seemed to work (including prescription diet pills)and after reading up on the low carb lifestyle, I decided that it makes sense and I realized just how many carbs a day I was eating...sometimes it was nothing but carbs!! so I thought I'd give this a try and so far it's working.

TOP WEIGHT: 253

CURRENT WEIGHT: 243

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: dark brown

OCCUPATION: medical assistant

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Orlando, FL

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm starting to get aches & pains that I know are weight related so I'm determined to get this weight off before I have major health problems.

FitinTime
06-27-2007, 12:45 PM
DATE: 6/27/2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Diana

AGE: 45

BIRTHDAY: 12/30/61

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Husband, no children

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Antiquing, camping, baking, sleeping.


PETS: Sammee, my Papillon

ATKINS START DATE: End of March 2007

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: My sister asked me if I wanted to do it with her. I know alot of people who have lost weight on it, so I wanted to give it a try.

TOP WEIGHT: 243

CURRENT WEIGHT: 216

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5 5

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: office

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: southwest

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Watching the FoodNetwork and wanting to bake sweets and eat them. I love to eat, especially Mexican food. Ohhhh, my Moms red chile, rice and beans. I love it! I was never full, I thought I has something wrong with me, because all I wanted to do was eat. Well obvioulsy, I had something wrong, it's called addiction! LOL

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm not sure what it is this time. Maybe because my sister is on too, now my parents are on Atkins and I can't let them beat me! Haha.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm here to talk, encourage and support anyone who needs it.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I probably have the same experiences as alot of you when it comes to weight loss. But I know we can all do it!

honeybuns100
06-28-2007, 09:27 PM
DATE: 6/28/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: honeybuns100

AGE: 27

BIRTHDAY: January 1980

MARITAL STATUS: married for two years to a Super Guy

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I was overweight when I got married and I have gained fifty pounds since then, mostly all during the few months after I had a miscarriage (at 8weeks) about a year ago. This weight loss for me is a healing process and a recovery of myself as I prepare to get healthy enough to try again for a baby.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: tarot cards, thrift store shopping, art

PETS: 2 dogs, 1 cat, lots of fish; chocolate lab--Rigby 8 years old, little mut ---Jack 4 years old, and Siamese cat ----Plumpers 2 years old

ATKINS START DATE: I am not choosing Atkins. I am doing the Body Type Diet, but I didn't see a forum for that one. I am starting today, 6/28/07.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I have tried the body type diet before about four years ago, and I lost 20 pounds easily and kept it off for two years.

TOP WEIGHT: Current weight 234

CURRENT WEIGHT: 234

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'2

EYE COLOR:

HAIR COLOR:

OCCUPATION: med school student and weekend caregiver

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Pacific Northwest

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
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chickadee315
07-30-2007, 11:55 PM
DATE: 7/30/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: chickadee315

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY:

MARITAL STATUS:living in sin

FAMILY INFO my sister has always been slim and my parents each lost 20-30 pounds this year on ww which i have tried before but just couldnt be motivated to start it again.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
2 cats

ATKINS START DATE: 7/23/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: i really am sick of counting calories and wanted something with faster results since i need to be in a bikini - hopefully- in 4 months
TOP WEIGHT: 199

CURRENT WEIGHT: 192.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 145-155

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR:

HAIR COLOR:

OCCUPATION: what dont i do.... :)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: motivation and exercising

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: i am really sick of looking and feeling this way and comparing myself to others - i want to be even hotter!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:

MuffinPop
09-20-2007, 03:29 PM
Hiya! I'm a newbie so I thought I would use this as a way to introduce myself :dizzy:

DATE: Sept 20/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: MuffinPop/Sherry

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: July 16th

MARITAL STATUS: Common-Law

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a sweetheart of a boyfriend who is always supportive of everything new that I try.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Making Soap, Reading, Travelling.


PETS:I have the cutest dog ever! (I know its debatable but she's perfect to me)


ATKINS START DATE: April 2004

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Desperation, but as it turns out its the only way I can lose and maintain weight loss.

TOP WEIGHT: 172lbs

CURRENT WEIGHT: 136.2

GOAL WEIGHT: 120

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Hazel-Green

HAIR COLOR: Black

OCCUPATION: Payroll

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Getting that last 15lbs off.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: More determination...

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? hmm, not much that I can think of.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Hmm, where would I start :)

krawhitham
09-20-2007, 08:13 PM
DATE: Sept 20/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: krawhitham/Emily

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: Feb 16th

MARITAL STATUS: unmarried

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live with my bf of 2 years and a couple other people, my family lives 3,000 miles away and I see them about once a year!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading lots, learning different languages, enjoying the weather, bikram yoga


PETS:none


ATKINS START DATE: September 2007 (two weeks ago)

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: After doing it "my own way" which was counting calories and eating healthy and NOT getting to my goal after 2 years of that AND hearing several of my friends losing 40-70lbs each from doing Atkins...I HAD to try!!! (They are all so skinny now!) And because my body is very sensitive to carbohydrates, so it makes sense for my make-up

TOP WEIGHT: 160

CURRENT WEIGHT: 135

GOAL WEIGHT: 117

HEIGHT: 5'3.5" (I am estimating)

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Multimedia Specialist

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NorCal, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: the LAST 10 LBS!! Once I get to 127, getting to 117 is like scaling a wall. I am dreading being 127 again because thinking about the plateau i'm going to hit (again) makes me want to cry and throw things.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Good question...I have a new job! I want to fit into my jeans better...and I am enjoying the atkins nutritional approach so far

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I like the idea of a "magic pill" but would NEVER take one!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Don't try to lose weight for an event or another person...take your time, no deadlines, and do it for yourself!

coolchange
09-22-2007, 06:57 PM
how are you doing?

salsa sarah
10-14-2007, 04:55 AM
DATE: 10/14/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Salsa Sarah/Sarah

AGE: 22

BIRTHDAY: 4/11/85

MARITAL STATUS:in a relationship

FAMILY INFO: I have a great family


HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Painting and singing


PETS: A cat in the house she loves me but I'm alergic to her :(

ATKINS START DATE:10/08/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I Had to try something and the great part was i could eat as much as I want though in the end you end up eating les cuse your not hungry. Its just great !!

TOP WEIGHT: 254

CURRENT WEIGHT: 246

GOAL WEIGHT: 170

HEIGHT: 5/6

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: depends I color my hair but I'm naturaly a dark blond

OCCUPATION: Cosmetologist

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: CA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: not letting myself cheet

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: This site and knowing that it will help my career

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a pritty creative person who is very into art. I love being around people and just being ther to help a friend when thier down.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Well about 2 years ago I lost 50lbs on the low carb diet. It felt so good I know Ican do it agin

ravenmist76
11-01-2007, 07:28 AM
DATE: 11/01/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Ravenmist76/Danielle

AGE: 31

BIRTHDAY: 7/16/76

MARITAL STATUS:married for 11 years

FAMILY INFO: I have 2 sons ages 10 and 6


HOBBIES/INTERESTS: horseback riding/reading/video games with hubby


PETS: 1cat,1 dog, 1 horse

ATKINS START DATE:10/26/07

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Ihad a great deal of success with it in the past. Unfortunately due to a death in the family I let my depression take hold of me and gained weight back(comfort eating)

TOP WEIGHT: 190

CURRENT WEIGHT: 185

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: brunette

OCCUPATION: SAHM and childcare provider

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: PA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: motivation to excercise. After taking care of others all day I feel mentally and physically exhausted.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have lived and learned and know that I carry the means within myself to be sucessful

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am the type of person who doesnt usually rely on anyone for anything. It took a lot for me to actually realize that this type of support community would be great for me. It's what I need, especially when my friends are so anti atkins and have the low-carb-is -the-devil- mentality.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: No matter what happens in life, you must remember to take care of yourself, its the most important thing. It was hard for me to overcome my depression and realize that during that time I had lost all of my good habits. Now I can look ahead and start over and take solice in knowing that sooner is better than later.

CLCmom
11-16-2007, 07:37 PM
DATE: Novemeber 16, 2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: CLCmom/Bonnie

AGE: 27

BIRTHDAY: July 11

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
I have a wonderful baby boy Carson- he is 17 months today, I have been officially married for 5months to my husband Carl

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I like crafts - scrapbooking, and I LOVE cooking


PETS: None

ATKINS START DATE: 2nd time - Nov 15th

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I did it about four years ago and I did really well on it. I am deffinitly a carb o holic and it worked so great for me then

TOP WEIGHT: 253

CURRENT WEIGHT: 250

GOAL WEIGHT: 180 (for now)

HEIGHT: 6 foot

EYE COLOR: Green/Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: SAHM - Fulltime mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Idaho

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love pasta and cream sauce

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: my motivation for doing it this time is very differant - It is about me

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am also a fulltime student getting my Masters in Adult and Organizational learning

Koren Michelle
12-12-2007, 12:58 AM
DATE: December 11, 2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Koren Michelle/Koren Michelle :)

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: June 17

MARITAL STATUS: LTR

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I'm very close to my family. My parents are divorced, my dad is single and my mom is in a LTR with her girlfriend who I consider my second mom. I have a biological brother and sister and a step brother and sister. I do not have any children yet but I'm in an amazing LTR with the most wonderful man in the world.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I am an avid writer, I love fashion, beauty, gossip, music, etc. :)


PETS: A fat sausage of a dog who I adore, Franklyn

ATKINS START DATE: I started low carb dieting in 2000 and that is w how I lost almost 200 lbs

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: It was the only diet on which I saw real results.

TOP WEIGHT: 293

CURRENT WEIGHT: Usually between 113-120

GOAL WEIGHT: It was 150

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: Brown, but I fake green eyes and fabulously!

HAIR COLOR: Black

OCCUPATION: Full time college student, going on to grad school and part-time employee at a non-profit clinic serving children who do not have medical insurance

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: LA, California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I'm grew up on an extremely unhealthy Carribean diet, I love fried food and sugar. My weekness is cocktails.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I decided I needed to finally loose weight when driving back to my house from Burger King when a group of boys shouted to me at a stoplight that they hoped my car had good shocks >=(

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I would love to offer advice/support to anyone going through the process of losing weight!

harleychick04
12-17-2007, 08:56 AM
DATE: 12/17/2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Brit

AGE: 37

BIRTHDAY: 07/10/1970

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Anything outdoors (of course that was when i was thin not HUge like now.)


PETS: 2 of the best Kitties in the world

ATKINS START DATE: 12/17/2007

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I was on atkins in 03 and loved it...just fell off the wagon for a bit

TOP WEIGHT: 230

CURRENT WEIGHT: 225

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'8

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION:

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: AZ

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: motivation and sticking to it

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I can't stand looking at myself

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am here and can't wait to get to know everyone

:cool::carrot:

bluex
12-19-2007, 11:21 PM
DATE: 12/20/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: bluex

AGE: 36

BIRTHDAY: December

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live on opposite coasts from my entire family.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: computers, internet, languages, dieting, low carb, auto racing


PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: 3/2006 I don't do atkins, I do my own brand of low carb as first suggested by Kaiser.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Low Carb was chosen for me by Kaiser when I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Kaiser's nutrition classes recommended a low carb approach. I followed Jennifer's advice on the internet. Basically, I didn't eat anything that raised my blood sugar above 140 at 1 hour after eating.

TOP WEIGHT: At least 256. I am not sure cause I didn't weigh myself for a long time. I know at one point I was heavier cause I lost a little weight the summer of 2005 by walking a lot.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 161

GOAL WEIGHT: 154

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown with lots of highlights.

OCCUPATION: Elementary School Teacher.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Well my whole life it was overeating and gorging on carbs. I now fight portion size in the allowed foods.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I haven't been unsuccessful with low carb at all. I am joining this forum now to fight a stall again. I find it really hard when I hit a stall and I am trying to find ways of becoming unstuck. Or maybe I have reached my goal weight and I just don't know it.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: You can lose weight, you just have to stick to a plan for a while... and think of it as a lifestyle change. You can never go back to the way you ate. I never thought I would but I found the side effects of diabetes (blindness, organ failure, amputation) to be really motivating. I remind myself of those things whenever I want just one chip.

JerseyGirl69
01-03-2008, 01:36 PM
TODAY'S DATE: January 3, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: JerseyGirl1969

AGE: 38

BIRTHDAY: August 27

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE AND LOOKING

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I'm very close to my mom, my dad passed away when I was 22, my brother and I get along adequately ; /

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I am a professional writer, marketing executive, former college professor, closet singer, and now am thinking of studying personal training (with no intent to use it but for myself)

PETS: A pudgy pug, Mickey

LOW CARB START DATE: I've low carbed off and on since the mid 90s and am now accepting that it's what works for me and learning why. I don't do Atkins, I just don't eat any breads/rice/potatoes/pastas, etc...except on special occasions. As much as I know their are good choices in those starches, they don't work for me. I've done diets and counted calories and still couldn't lose weight. I've even fasted and not lost weight! I've learned that with low carb, I don't even have to count calories (though I do watch my intake) or really monitor my foods closely. By knowing it's all about protein, fats, fruits, and veggies, I know what I have to do and can be "liberal" with it. I've been training for 6 months and we've played with my intake a lot and I now can see--low carb does it for me. Period. End of sentence. So for 2008 I have committed to it without exception.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: It is the only way I lose weight. When I started at the gym at 320, eating 1000 calories I learned how to repair my metabolism with food. We've played with my intake and even 1500 calories of healthy options didn't do it, but 1700-2300 of low carb does....

TOP WEIGHT: 335 (2001?)...got to 269, but gained back to 320...which is when I started training (7/17/07)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 292 and losing

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: My best feature--green

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: marketing consultant

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NJ

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love food that tastes good (sweet, chewy, etc.), so I can really over do carbs. But going low carb has nixed my sweet tooth and desire for starchy foods.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I feel I have no choice. I want health, marriage, and kids...and am running out of time. I want to up my odds, if I can.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am one determined woman!

sylvia78
01-06-2008, 04:27 PM
DATE: January 5, 2008
USERNAME: Sylvia78
AGE: 41
BIRTHDAY: July 4th
MARITAL STATUS: Married
FAMILY INFO: 1 wonderful-supportive husband; 2 great kids
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: knitting & reading
PETS: None at the moment

ATKINS START DATE: 1st time April 15, 2004 / several restarts after that / most recent = May 16, 2007 / I'm restaring today = January 5, 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I did research on the theory behind Atkins. I read everything that I could for a month before starting the program. I realized early on that, since my pregnancies, I have a serious problem controling my bread portions.

TOP WEIGHT: 195
CURRENT WEIGHT: 172
GOAL WEIGHT: 125
HEIGHT: 5'4"
EYE COLOR: brown
HAIR COLOR: brown
OCCUPATION: Executive Assistant
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Los Angeles (Hollywood, baby!)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: The feeling of deprevation and being an emotional eater is not helping.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't really know. I am starting again and I hope to do better.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have never lost weight by working out. What and how much I eat has always had more affect and effect on my weight. I am looking for a support system that will understand that I am a person and sometimes I make the wrong choice but everyday is a new day and I can make a better choice today.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: The first time I did Atkins I was strict about it but I found myself always wanting bread. Anytime I was hungry I ate meat but that was not satisfying. After restarting about five times within one year, I just stopped all together. I gained everything back. Last year I found some information that really helped me understand what problem I was having strictly following Atkins. I started low-carb again but a very modified Atkins. This time I focused on getting 35 grams of carbs, not counting fiber, a day, and limiting my meats and low-carb diet products. This allowed for a lot more vegetables than Atkins allows for during Induction [2 cups of salad & 1 cup of other veggies] and lost 40 pounds within 4 months. I never even wanted bread. I had a setback in October and am just now recovering.

CINCIGIRL
01-15-2008, 11:11 AM
Koren-
You are a great inspiration! If only those boys could see you now!!

marie.
01-15-2008, 12:17 PM
DATE: 10/15/07

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Marie/Marie

AGE: 47

BIRTHDAY: 1/24

MARITAL STATUS:Married to a country boy.

FAMILY INFO: I have a great family


HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I collect Victorian mourning items and polychrome teal delft.


PETS: 3 smelly cats
ATKINS START DATE:currently Jan 14 2008
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:I've done them all and each one had something that made me stop or fall off the wagon. Of all the plans I've looked at, this one seems to have the most positive qualities
TOP WEIGHT: 212

CURRENT WEIGHT: Im not weighing but I'm going with about 205

GOAL WEIGHT: around 160
HEIGHT: 5/9

EYE COLOR:Brown
HAIR COLOR: Blonde/dark brown

OCCUPATION: Teacher

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: CA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not staying foused and thinking that when I lose weight Im a "skinny person" which causes me to backslide

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: The fact that I have to avert my eyes from mirrors these days

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? My house is haunted (lol-its true!)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I never had trouble losing weight if I wanted until the dreaded 40's hit me...lose it while its easy girls!
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Skinny by summer!!!

jlkeahi
01-16-2008, 10:46 PM
DATE: 01/16/2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: jlkeahi/rosie

AGE: 20

BIRTHDAY: 07/29/1987

MARITAL STATUS: single

FAMILY INFO: No bf/hubby, no kids.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: playing video games/watching "reality" tv

PETS: 3 kitties

ATKINS START DATE: lol. i havent started yet, but plan to on 01/21/2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: i had the book, read it, and it appealed to me

TOP WEIGHT: 300

CURRENT WEIGHT: havent weighed myself since i saw the 300 on the scale.

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: drk. brown

HAIR COLOR: drk. brown

OCCUPATION: being me :)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: nevada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: motivation and sticking to it

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: i think about my future, and i want to actually be there to live it

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? im crazy silly! i love to joke around....alot!

broadabroad
01-18-2008, 07:00 AM
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Broadabroad/Fay

AGE: 34

BIRTHDAY: August 20th 1973

MARITAL STATUS: Single like a single thing from the planet of the single people. And, since I'm a fat white chick in Bangkok, that's not likely to be changing any time soon. (In Bangkok, size 12 is fat. Oh, joy.)

FAMILY INFO:....er, no kids. That's what you mean, right?


HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, writing, acting, singing, drawing, painting, travelling...


PETS: The Cat Daniel, who I picked up in a moment of idiotic weakness out of the gutter in an oasis in the Sahara (no, really) when he was a filthy and truly pitiful little scrap of kittenhood. Now he's 4 1/2 years old, and he's moved to Bangkok with me.

ATKINS START DATE:14th January 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Read Gary Taubes' fascinating book 'Good Calories, Bad Calories', which was recommended to me by a friend. It was an eye-opener. As to why I'm wanting to lose weight - well, obviously there's the unhappiness with my appearance and the physical discomfort and all that, but recent catalysts include seeing an actress being interviewed on telly when I was home in the UK over the Christmas holidays), who had lost 12 stone (168lb) over 2 years. And then there was the sheer loveliness of finding that I couldn't fasten my seatbelt on the flight back to Bangkok this time. Nice. I have had enough of this crap. Time to do something about it.

TOP WEIGHT: 240lb? Not entirely sure, actually. Around that, anyway - I don't think I'm QUITE at my all-time fattest, but not far off.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 236lb

GOAL WEIGHT: 140lb. (I mean, sure, yes, less would be lovely - but if I can scrape into the healthy BMI range, that would be fanbloodytastic.)

HEIGHT: 5/3

EYE COLOR: blue. Although subject to change without notice, thanks to my various coloured contact lenses. (I think I like purple best, although honey is pretty fabulous too. I really want turquoise.)

HAIR COLOR: blonde.

OCCUPATION: Primary teacher in a British-curriculum school in Bangkok.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Thailand.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: not getting disheartened. Staying motivated. Keeping that self-belief going.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have a better plan, I think. Plus, there's a gym in my building, and a pool, for Pete's sakes - I have NO EXCUSE for not exercising. None.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Um. I'm a big sci-fi geek? And I'm bisexual?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: In the light of my previous answer I'm tempted to say something like 'cunnilingus while dressed as Captain Kirk', but since you don't know me from Adam you might take it serioiusly. And of course I might offend someone. Um. So - well, I successfully lost a couple of stones (30lb or so) a few years ago, when I was following the WeightWatchers plan and exercising regularly. So I know that I CAN do it. I just need to have a plan, stick to it and not let my routines get screwed up.

marie.
01-18-2008, 12:19 PM
"WHILE dressed as Captain Kirk??????" We simply Cannot ABIDE this behavior Fay!
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Everyone knows 7 of 9 is WAY sexier ;););)

broadabroad
01-19-2008, 01:46 AM
Marie, you are absolutely right!

Amy On a Mission76
01-20-2008, 02:42 PM
DATE:1*20*08

USERNAME/REAL NAME:Amy On a Mission 76/ Amy

AGE:31

BIRTHDAY:12*22

MARITAL STATUS:Married (12 years next month)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have the most wonderful husband and 3 amazing kids

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, playing backgammon and hearts online (LOL), being with the family and my pals


PETS:a lovable ole' black lab named Sadie

ATKINS START DATE:1*1*08

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:I have tried SO many things, even become a consultant for Herbalife last year to get the discount. But I never stuck to anything. And Atkins has been the most successful for me. I made a pact with my husband, who is on it also, that this was our year, no more sabatoging ourselves, we are getting healthy together.

TOP WEIGHT:250

CURRENT WEIGHT:231

GOAL WEIGHT:180ish

HEIGHT:5'4

EYE COLOR:brown

HAIR COLOR:right now??!! brown with some red and blonde

OCCUPATION:Romance Enhancement Consultant for Tasteful Treasures

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Mechanicsville, VA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:emotional eating, but I have also started therapy to help with that and some other issues

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I know I can do it, not just think, "Well maybe..."

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am looking forward to finding friends and support here.

stayincalm
01-20-2008, 09:24 PM
I love Fay. She cracks me up. Eff those Asian Twiggys. I would kill to be a size 12. By the way, I'm not being racist. If you were in Angola I would call them Angolian Twiggys. Come to think of it...eff those Californian Twiggys. Until I'm one of them that is.

claudiac1983
01-20-2008, 11:21 PM
DATE: 1/20/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: claudiac1983 / Claudia Yvete

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: April 17, 1983 * ARIES!! *

MARITAL STATUS: Living with boyfriend since 6/2/03

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a wonderful boyfriend Leo, we are trying to get pregnant with our 1st, but have some problems due to my PCOS (and overweight Im sure)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I really dont have time for hobbies.. unless it involves chocolate or ice cream..


PETS: None. .our Betta Fish named "Fishy" past away after 2 years with us..

ATKINS START DATE: 1/14/2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Iv tried other approaches, but none work. Iv done atkins before and it did miracles.. so here I am again.

TOP WEIGHT: 269

CURRENT WEIGHT: 259

GOAL WEIGHT: 165

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: Black

HAIR COLOR: Today? Black

OCCUPATION: Account Executive for The Los Angeles Times

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: West Hollywood, CA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not being able to eat junk food. During the day Im fine on my diets.. its at night when I unwind to watch my "novelas" that a mean sweet tooth kicks my butt!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Im not expecting miracles.. and also after over 2 years of trying to get pregnant with all sorts of meds, I think this will help with that

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not really...

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I did atkins about 8 years ago.. went from a size 16 to a size 8 in 3 months.. hope to do at least half of that this time..

bambifox
01-22-2008, 11:37 PM
SORRY FOLKS...JUST A FEW CORRECTIONS IN MY BIO...i THINK I COPIED IN HASTE!!!
DATE: 01/22/2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: bambifox/joyce

AGE: 40

BIRTHDAY: 04/29/1967

MARITAL STATUS: single-divorced

FAMILY INFO: 2 kids 8 & 21; 2 grandkids, 3 & 2; divorced, 2 yr relationship with Boyfriend - not sure were this is going though, especially after 2 divorces.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: gardening/crotcheting/watching "reality" tv...I LOVE NY

PETS: none

ATKINS START DATE: 01/05/2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I've done the Atkins diet 10 yrs ago, and found that as a carnivore, this diet works best for me (no calorie counting, measuring, etc.); after watching my then neighbors who weighed in excess of 250 lbs lose weight frying bacon and eggs, hamburgers, sausages, cheese, cream sauces loose over 100 lbs each, I was sold!

TOP WEIGHT: 185

CURRENT WEIGHT: 177 as of last saturday

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'9

EYE COLOR: drk. brown

HAIR COLOR: drk. brown

OCCUPATION: Mortgage Broker/Real Estate Investor

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northern Virginia

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I think a combination of not having energy to stick with it and my hectic work/child schedule. I'm always doing things for everyone else but me!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: this is it guys....I'm forty and approaching 41 in a few months! I don't feel I have many chances more to really have my mind and body connect...I've gotta go for it! Beyonce...look out!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not really...just that I've always been one to help others and I really appreciate the chance to also get some help from all of you. Let's stay motivated and keep pulling each other up!

Sheebes00
01-28-2008, 04:38 PM
DATE: 1/28/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Sheebes00 / Shannon

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: 1/12/82

MARITAL STATUS: happily married :hug:

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I'm married to a wonderful man named Andy. We have a son named Andrew who was born 7/1/04. :D

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: LOTS of things! Reading, riding my motorcycle, hanging out with friends, quiet times at home, yoga, the list goes on and on.


PETS: 2 dogs - a 13 month old rottweiler named Thor and a 6 year old boxer/pitbull mix named Chaos, 1 rat named Templeton, and 1 snake name Slinky


ATKINS START DATE: well, my restart date is today, 1/28/08 :^:

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: It's worked for me in the past.

TOP WEIGHT: 208 :(

CURRENT WEIGHT: 189 :(

GOAL WEIGHT: 130 (my weight before having my son) :carrot:

HEIGHT: 5' 6"

EYE COLOR: hazel (they change)

HAIR COLOR: auburn (I naturally have brown hair with blonde and auburn highlights)

OCCUPATION: Mommy & wife

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Berks County, PA, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Eating junk, cravings, and emotional eating (that's every emotion!! bored, happy, sad, mad, etc.) :nono:

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have a buddy :kickbutt:

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not that I can think of, if you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me! :)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Hmmm, I'm not sure....

Natalie03
01-28-2008, 11:53 PM
DATE: 1/28/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Natalie03/ Natalie

AGE:23

BIRTHDAY: 10/23

MARITAL STATUS: engaged

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: music, movies, reading, internet


PETS: I have a cat named Frances.

ATKINS START DATE: two days ago... sort of?

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: This is the ONLY diet have had any success with. I need to see fast results to stay motivated, and losing noticeable weight in the first two weeks alone is key!

TOP WEIGHT:240ish?

CURRENT WEIGHT: I don't even want to know! I would estimate in the 230's. :(

GOAL WEIGHT:165

HEIGHT: 5'5''

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown, blond highlights

OCCUPATION: student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: PA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: addiction to sweets, and all foods actually. I overeat and comfort-eat, etc. etc. etc.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My wedding is creeping up on me. I haven't even looked at dresses yet. I plan to go gown shopping in May and so I HAVE to lose some serious weight by then!!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not especially. :)

countrymom831
01-30-2008, 03:44 PM
DATE: Jan. 29, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: countrymom831 / Sheila

AGE: 41

BIRTHDAY: 8/21

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married for 22 years

FAMILY INFO : I have 2 kids, Sarah 18 and John 16. My husbands name is John.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Teaching children's church, gardening, and camping.


PETS: 4 indoor cats...Koko, Patches, Rugrat, Chloe

ATKINS START DATE: Jan. 1, 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Doctor

TOP WEIGHT: 350

CURRENT WEIGHT: 333

GOAL WEIGHT: 152 set by my doctor.

HEIGHT: 5' 5"

EYE COLOR: blue...sometimes green or grey...change all the time.

HAIR COLOR: black and grey

OCCUPATION: SAHM

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: USA South Carolina

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Getting discouraged when I hit a stall. Which makes me yoyo.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am committed to getting off my meds. I want to be healthy.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a member of TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) I attend on Tue. nights.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: If you have a bad day with eating don't eat bad all day....let that one time be bad and get right back to plan the next time you eat. Something that helps me is I plan a cheat MEAL not day but a meal every so many weeks that I lose weight. If I don't lose then I don't get my cheat meal. This works for me. I also reward myself every once in awhile with clothes or shoes.

The best ME I can be
02-10-2008, 09:06 AM
DATE: Feb 10/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: the best ME I can be/ Kim

AGE: 22

BIRTHDAY: Dec 18

MARITAL STATUS: Living in sin for 3 years now

FAMILY INFO : It's pretty much just me and my sweetie... both our families live WAY north, so we're kinda on our own here.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: My pets, my boyfriend, and reading everything I can get hold of

PETS: Here it goes... 4 ferrets, 1 cat, 3/4 of a chinchilla (he was born missing an arm) and a turtle

ATKINS START DATE: Jan. 1, 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: It really worked for my mom and when I read the book, it just made so much bloody sense!!

TOP WEIGHT: 190 (started the year at 180)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 170

GOAL WEIGHT: 125... or bikini worthy, whichever comes first

HEIGHT: 5' 2 or 3"

EYE COLOR: bleuy-greeney-greyish??

HAIR COLOR: Naturally, dirty blonde... synthetically, RED RED RED

OCCUPATION: Front Desk at a hotel

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Vancouver Island, Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not listening to that nagging little voice that says "eat the fries, you'll never lose 50lbs anyway."

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I NEED TO SHUT THAT VOICE UP ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm going to make a really hot skinny chick!!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I've done all sorts of diets... homemade and tried and true alike. None have really worked for me since I gained all this weight in my first year of college... freshman 15 my foot, I put on a good freshman 50!! :mad:

WeightSmasher
02-14-2008, 12:16 AM
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DATE: Feb. 13, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: WeightSmasher/Lydia

AGE: 30

BIRTHDAY: Oct. 4th

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married

FAMILY INFO : My husband and I have been together for 10 yrs. married for 7 of those. We have a wonderful son together which is 7 yrs. old. I also have a step son who is 13 yrs old.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Shopping, cleaning house, playing with my son, watching movies.

PETS: None

ATKINS START DATE: Jan. 2, 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: It worked for me before plus I have PCOS so this is the best diet for this condition.

TOP WEIGHT: 230

CURRENT WEIGHT: 216

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5' 1"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Assistant Director

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Central California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: First being hungry all the time I always feel hungry and never full. Also, not seeing the weight come off fast enough

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am determined. I finally see myself in the mirror and see that fat that I look. I use to look in the mirror and think I looked ok. Not anymore I want to change and I am doing it for my self and so that I can be around for my son as he grows up.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a fun and carring person who just wants to not only look good on the inside but on the outside.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Don't give up just because you are not seeing the scale move fast enough does not meat that you are not healthier inside. Compared to all that junk we use to put in our body, our body finally has a chance to see what it feels like to be healthy!!

breathe me
02-23-2008, 07:00 PM
DATE: 02/23/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: breathe me/Deon

AGE: 19

BIRTHDAY: May 30th 1988 * Gemini*

MARITAL STATUS: single with a fling

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Parents aren't together. From my mom side I am the second of three. From my dad I am the first of 6. I'm not really sure if I want to get married in the future. And I would also love to have 2 or 3 kids.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, creative writing, cooking, watching movies & shopping at times.


PETS: about 11 tropical fish. I lost count after they slowly started dying one by one.

ATKINS START DATE: Today 02/23/08

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Wanted to try something new plus I've been hearing a lot of positive feedback about the diet.

TOP WEIGHT: 244

CURRENT WEIGHT: 233

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'8

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Auburn

OCCUPATION: Student but during the summer I work at a day camp

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Temptation. I live at home and I'm the only one dieting. My mom buys a whole bunch of snacks and sometimes it's hard to ignore them but so far since i started back in late january i've been going strong.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've tried dieting in the past but somehow (I'm not sure why) I am motivated more than ever.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am very open-minded

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Walk. Even if you don't feel like working out just go for a walk.

petra65
02-26-2008, 07:48 PM
DATE: Feb. 26, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: petra65/Mary

AGE: 42

BIRTHDAY: 12/14/65

MARITAL STATUS: single (never married)

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): family lives in Northeast (PA, NJ, DE) I live in Mississippi so I don't see them a lot.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Mostly my two dogs. I was a serious musician (classical) at an earlier time in my life. Would like to be a scrapbooker but never seem to get it done. Work on my house/yard some.


PETS: 2 dogs-5 year old yellow lab (Kobe), and 2 year old German Shepherd (Tammy). Lost a Golden retriever in November at age 10. The Shepherd is new.

ATKINS START DATE: Not on Atkins. Low carb re-start date Feb. 22, 2008.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Lost 65 lbs on Protein Power about 2 years ago. Then sold my house, quit my job, moved half way across the country for a new job, etc. Gained half my weight back, tried something else. You get the idea. Have decided to return to an approach that has worked well for me previously. The program I'm following is called Four Corners (50 grams net carbs, 25 grams fiber, 50% of fat from monounsaturated sources, and probiotics daily). I don't do it perfectly everyday but it is a good goal.

TOP WEIGHT: 265

CURRENT WEIGHT: 224

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5' 4"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: light brown

OCCUPATION: physician

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Gulf Coast, Mississippi

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I am a refined sugar addict. If I can abstain, I can be successful.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I know what I have to do. I have borderline high blood pressure and cholesterol at this point. My primary care doctor has given me 3-4 months to lose 20 lbs or else I have to go on meds.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I've had a very interesting life.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I lost 55 lbs on weight watchers once and 65 lbs on low carb. Clearly I know what is required, it's simply a matter of doing it.

butterfly_dreams
02-28-2008, 08:16 PM
DATE: Feb. 28, 2007

USERNAME/REAL NAME: butterfly_dreams/Christina

AGE: 22

BIRTHDAY: Nov. 19

MARITAL STATUS: Single

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Obesity runs in both sides of my family. My mothers side and my dads side. I want to stop that in it's tracks with my future family.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Photography, Art, Myspace


PETS: 5 cats (Squeekers, Roamy, Samson, Cally, and Socks), 3 dogs (a huskie name Dekota, a pit bull named Batman, and umm.. a mutt I guess named Shiloh, and 2 betta fish: the blue male is named Herculese and the red female named Arial.

ATKINS START DATE: Tomorrow Feb. 29, 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I've been told that I need to do low carb and I went to the six week body makeover site and it said the same thing.

TOP WEIGHT: 365

CURRENT WEIGHT: 311

GOAL WEIGHT: 180

HEIGHT: 5 feet 4 inches

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: black dyed dark brown

OCCUPATION: Photography

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Georgia

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying motivated

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My friends and partners here on 3 Fat Chicks.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Umm...not that I can think of.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Their is no magic diet pill.

KO
03-12-2008, 06:24 PM
DATE: March 12, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: KO/Kierie

AGE: 31

BIRTHDAY: June 9/ Rebirth Day (Gastric Bypass) 9/8/2006

MARITAL STATUS: Married Almost 4 years!

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Can't think of anything right now!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: scrapbooking, cardmaking, writing, knitting, cooking, going out


PETS: 1 gorgeous Cat named Baby aka Kitta (he has a toupe!) and a Turtle named Tinkerbell

ATKINS START DATE: Not sure yet still I'm kinda doing an atkins/SBD hybrid

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I'm addicted to carbs to the point where depending on what I eat I'm like cookie monster in the keebler factory. No refined carbs means I have control!

TOP WEIGHT: (this hurts) 225 in 2000

CURRENT WEIGHT: 135 (the ticker lies)

GOAL WEIGHT: 120 based on how I feel

HEIGHT: 5 ft 2

EYE COLOR: Dark brown with gold flecks!

HAIR COLOR: According to the Box Dark Chocolate

OCCUPATION: Writer/Content Analyst

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NJ

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Making the time for myself to do what I need to do.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Knowing that me and my health are much more important that anything else! Buddying up with DH.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm crazy but only in the best of ways!
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Every way to lose weight takes work

Slingnmom
03-12-2008, 06:54 PM
DATE: March 12, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Slingnmom/Stephanie

AGE: 32

BIRTHDAY: 8/25

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO : I have 7 kids; Sariah 9, Rachel 8, Mason 6, Liam 4, Kaden 3, Jaylen 2-ish, Evan 6months old.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Everything dealing with pregnancy and childbirth; digital graphics


PETS: 1 cat named Gato

ATKINS START DATE: March 10, 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I know I am a carbaholic. Plus this is a restart for me as I did Atkins in 2005 and lost close to 60lbs but then I got pregnant and then pregnant again and weighloss wasn't a priority then.

TOP WEIGHT: 295

CURRENT WEIGHT: 285

GOAL WEIGHT: 190

HEIGHT: 5' 7"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: The box said Dark Auburn

OCCUPATION: Research Associate in the field of Child
Development and Human Relations

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Michigan

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: 7 kids, holidays, and endless temptations.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Who knows. I WANT to be successful but right now I am losing weight so I don't tip the scales to a number I will regret ever seeing on a scale.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Um. . .I recently resigned from the LDS church?!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: not much in the way of weight loss, other than just drink your water!

michelle204
03-18-2008, 08:10 AM
DATE: 03/18/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Michelle

AGE: 43

BIRTHDAY: 01/23/65

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): No children, but the best husband ever.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Surfing food/diet sites


PETS: 2 dogs: 12 yr old Yorkiepoo and 2 yr old toy poodle

ATKINS START DATE:07/09/07 Low carb

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:Article in magazine

TOP WEIGHT: 262

CURRENT WEIGHT: 173

GOAL WEIGHT: Was 180 now it's 170

HEIGHT: 5'9"

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: own my own automotive customizing shop

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Committing to a plan

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Before I was doing it for looks. Now I'm doing it for my health and life.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:Eat breakfast or drink it. Plenty of water. Pay attention to the health benefits and not just the looks.

Cootieshot
04-02-2008, 06:41 PM
DATE:3/2/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME:Cootieshot/Jess

AGE:20

BIRTHDAY:11/23/87

MARITAL STATUS:Boyfriend of 2 years.

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a very supporting and loving boyfriend. = )

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, music, adventures, writing.


PETS: Dogs Timmy and Topanga.

ATKINS START DATE: 3/25/08

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:I've tried everything else. So, why not?

TOP WEIGHT:230

CURRENT WEIGHT:222

GOAL WEIGHT: 140

HEIGHT:5'7" or 5' 8" I'm not completely sure.

EYE COLOR:Blue

HAIR COLOR:Naturally blond, currently auburn.

OCCUPATION:Customer Service Specialist at Big Lots, hahaha. But I'm also in college.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:MConnecticut

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:Emotional eating and bored eating.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:My self control is just....crazy right now. For some reason I just can't give up.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? You all seem super nice and fun.

lifechange
05-19-2008, 11:41 AM
DATE:05/19/08
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Lifechange

AGE:42

MARITAL STATUS:married 19 yrs

FAMILY INFO I have two amazing boys 13 and 15 and a supportive husband
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, gardening, boating


PETS: goldendoodle dog

ATKINS START DATE: 4/15/08

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I started with weight watchers on line but realized that my problem is carbs. I love them and they are my weakness. I was losing weight on WW and not having trouble with self-control but I now that for maintenance I need to constantly be cautious of my carbs so I might as well start now. I lost approx 70lbs 8 yrs ago, 130 but slipped in maintaining it and my weight went to its highest point ever.
TOP WEIGHT:286

CURRENT WEIGHT:250
GOAL WEIGHT: 128

HEIGHT:5'4"
EYE COLOR:hazel

HAIR COLOR:light brown

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ontario
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love to eat. Maintaining
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am going to be as commited to maintance as I am to weight loss. I will continue to journal my food intake forever and I will be more careful with my carb intake on maintance. I will choose exercise programs that can be done indoors (as my staple) so that seasonal changes do not make me give up.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? This is it for me, I will be successful for my lifetime.

snapless
06-09-2008, 08:48 AM
DATE: June 9, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Suzanne

AGE: 39

BIRTHDAY: December 12

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 4 beautiful daughters

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Books, Computer games, Cooking, Exploration (I like to travel and see new and interesting things)

PETS: I have children. :D

ATKINS START DATE: 05/14/2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Three huge reasons.

1. I hate the way low-fat food tastes.
2. I hate to count calories.
3. And last but definitely not least, I am a carb junkie. I know most of my extra weight comes from a combination of a sedentary lifestyle and 'worthless white carbs', both of which I have gotten rid of. The weight is flying off!

TOP WEIGHT: 200 lbs.

CURRENT WEIGHT: 181 lbs.

GOAL WEIGHT: 135 lbs.

HEIGHT: 5' 5"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Right now? ;) Umm...blonde, red, brown, dark brown. :dizzy:

OCCUPATION: Retired network admin turned stay-at-home mom and writer-hopeful

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Japan

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: The daily inner battles. Taking my 5 yr old daughter for ice cream and settling for water while she eats a child-size scoop of chocolate chip. Fixing myself a plate of chicken-ala-suzanne*** while my family eats spaghetti.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I hit my rock bottom (everyone's personal rock bottom is different)...cried for a half hour after I realized I'd been kidding myself for the last 6 years about the weight loss and it was never going to happen until -I- made it happen. No more lies or fibs, to myself or anyone else. No more putting it off, no more weaseling out of gym or thinking 'eating this one thing won't hurt'. I'm determined this time.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm sad that I can't add a ticker to my signature yet. :(

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: None yet, but I will be.

***chicken-ala-suzanne is a dish I make myself where I pan-fry boneless/skinless chicken strips in a tiny amount of peanut oil with fresh bell peppers, onion, garlic, mushrooms & tomatoes and serve it on a spread of lettuce instead of pasta.

Stormcrazie
06-11-2008, 01:08 PM
DATE: 6/11/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Becca

AGE: 41

BIRTHDAY: 10/24

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO: Mom of two extraordinary girls, 18 and12. Married 20 years to a great guy

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, hanging outside, BBQing with friends, gardening. Concerts. ( big Kid Rock fan)


PETS: Grace, Jolie, Princeton..dogs all rescues....Batman, Dumpster...cats both rescues and Ricketty Rack, the stray possum that lives on my front proch

ATKINS START DATE:off and on since 99

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: RESULTS!!!!. although I do tend to stray on occasion....sometimes the call of the carb is to much to resist. But I always come back.it may take a year or so... LOL

TOP WEIGHT: 285

CURRENT WEIGHT: 232

GOAL WEIGHT: 165

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: green

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: Medical Insurance Manager

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Louisiana

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: my apppetite and the inability to say no to ice cream

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: motovation... I recently lost and the nregained about 30 lbs..and it just felt so darn good....I MUST be there again.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I LOVE this way of life....


WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: This WOL works!!

freyabecca
06-11-2008, 05:28 PM
DATE: June 11 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Rebecca

AGE: I will be 25 this month.

BIRTHDAY: June 21 1983

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Mom to a son (8)


ATKINS START DATE: Not on Atkins, other low carb. may 21 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: WW didn't work for me!!

TOP WEIGHT: 184

CURRENT WEIGHT: 170

GOAL WEIGHT: I am aiming for 135, I may decide on a little bit higher.

HEIGHT: 5'4

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: brownish

OCCUPATION: Massage Therapist & Esthetician

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: NJ

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: denial and laziness

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am ready now.

tybeeanna
06-23-2008, 08:15 PM
DATE: 6-22-08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: tybeeanna-reva

AGE:45

BIRTHDAY: 12-62

MARITAL STATUS: 3-29-86

FAMILY INFO ; one of 10 kids no children of my own 2 step [grown thank God]


HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading ,surfing web, singing,


PETS: no more [lost my baby last year ]

ATKINS START DATE:6-1-08

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: nothing else has worked

TOP WEIGHT: 280

CURRENT WEIGHT: 270

GOAL WEIGHT: 165

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: brown -green=when upset

HAIR COLOR:auburn

OCCUPATION: unemployed

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Rochelle Il

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:[portion control] I love Low-carb

Sunrose
06-30-2008, 06:42 PM
DATE: June 30, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Sunrose/Lori

AGE: 33

BIRTHDAY: February 12

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I live at home with my hubby, my sister, and my cats. :D

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I am interested in many things, but my weight has held me back. I love all kinds of physical activities, but do not participate in many. I would love swimming, tennis, volleyball, bike riding, jogging. I want to go on a river rafting trip eventually.

I like The Sims 2, I love box turtles and am currently working on building an enclosure in my backyard so I can adopt some who need a home. I love road trips, and I love my hubby and my cats. I love all animals!


PETS: Cats and hopefully box turtles soon!

ATKINS START DATE: June 29, 2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I notice that when I eat lower carb, I am more successful at losing weight. I am tired of being fat and not doing anything about it or just doing something for a little while and giving up. I think I am a carb addict as well.

TOP WEIGHT: 270

CURRENT WEIGHT: 240

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: Brown/Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown

OCCUPATION: High School Teacher

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northern California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I do not have the self-confidence to believe that I CAN DO IT!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am learning to believe that I CAN DO IT! I don't want to waste my life being miserable and missing out because I don't feel confident enough to do something about my weight and get out there and enjoy life.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a very nice person, but extremely shy until I know someone well. I am very sensitive. I have been told that I'm a very compassionate person and am easy to talk to. I like to think of myself as open-minded, but I think I am also close-minded and stubborn in some areas.

I want to go back to school to get my PhD in Clinical Psychology. I don't know if I will ever do it, but I hope I can get my confidence level up and just go for it. Right now I am a high school teacher, and the most rewarding experiences I have had in that job is the one-on-one help I have been able to give to individual students - not academically, but on a personal level. I think I will be able to make a bigger difference as a psychologist than I do as a teacher, and I want to feel productive and that I am making a difference. Unfortunately, I do not feel that way in my current job on a regular basis.:(

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: The one time that I was successful at losing weight and keeping it off, I was consistent most of the time. Just find something and stick with it, and modify as needed if you are not getting the results you want.

Also, do what you feel is right no matter what anyone else says or thinks. You know in your heart what is right for you and just because ten people might think you are wrong and you are the only one that thinks you are right, keep on going because this is the time when you will probably have a breakthrough and make the biggest change your life. This is just something I have found througout my life in all areas, not just dieting. Just believe in yourself. It's what I struggle with every day, but when I am successful at it is when I accomplish the most!

wyo rose
07-22-2008, 11:40 AM
DATE: July 22, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: wyo rose / Robyn

AGE: 46 next month

BIRTHDAY: August 1st

MARITAL STATUS: Living with boyfriend for 3+ years

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Boyfriend finds it easy to lose weight by going to the gym, but is currently laid up due to knee surgery. And is eating every kind of bad carb known to mankind.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Quilting, sewing, reading.

PETS: My container veggies are my babies.

ATKINS START DATE: First time Fall 2003. On and off since then.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Don't have to starve myself. I like all the food choices.

TOP WEIGHT: 237 in 2003, down to 145 in 2004, back up to 215 in 2007

CURRENT WEIGHT: 205

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: Green/Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Warm Chocolate Brown thanks to Loreal Excellence

OCCUPATION: School Technology Director

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Rocky Mountains

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Cheating on diet, stress

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Planning meals, dealing with stress.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I know Atkins works, because the weight just fell off the first time I tried it. And it was easy to keep it off the first 2 years after reaching goal. I really had to make a determined effort to sabotage myself to start gaining again. However once I started putting it back on, it was impossible to stop.

It is much harder this second time, but I know I HAVE to do it.

SaskNewfie
07-23-2008, 09:03 PM
DATE: July 23, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Jason/SaskNewfie

AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: August 25th

MARITAL STATUS: Married (2nd time)

FAMILY INFO I have 2 kids...14 yr old daugther from ex and 4 yr old son from current.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, online gaming, watching movies, playing guitar, listening to music and socializing!

PETS: Nil

ATKINS START DATE: 21 July 08 (tried it for a month in 2004).

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I tried it in 2004 and loved it (i'm a big meat eater), but for some reason gave up after a month. I did lose 20lbs in that month. A year and a half ago I went on LA Weight Loss...lost 36lbs in less than 3 months. I went to a restaurant one day and had fries with my meal and I kept eating poorly since. Anyway, I gained back the weight I lost with LAWL and developed medical problems (metabolic diabetes and high cholesterol) so I need to shed some weight. No better time to start Atkins than mid-BBQ season!

TOP WEIGHT: 265 in 1999, down to 200 in 2001, back up to 273 in 2006

CURRENT WEIGHT: 263

GOAL WEIGHT: 220

HEIGHT: 5'10"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Red (shaved as per profile pic)

OCCUPATION: Canadian Forces (military)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Kingston, Ontario

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not enough of it! Giving in to cravings is bad for me too...

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Medical reasons.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm an easy going social drinker from Newfoundland, Canada who is going to have a horrible time switching from beer to Bacardi and Diet Coke and who is really going to miss my bi-weekly feed of chicken wings (lightly battered).

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I pretty much summed this up above...

tanya7768
08-05-2008, 11:13 PM
DATE:8/5/2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME:Tanya

AGE:31

BIRTHDAY:4/22/77

MARITAL STATUS:Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): No children, but lots of animals lol!!! I'm an animal fanatic!!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, music, hanging out, Sims, computers,paranormal,resuing animals..........


PETS: Dogs Harley(jack russell) Lilly (rat terrier) Cat(gizmo) King Snake(Jake) and fish.

ATKINS START DATE: 8/5/2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:I've tried everything else.

TOP WEIGHT:180

CURRENT WEIGHT:172

GOAL WEIGHT: 130???

HEIGHT:5'4"

EYE COLOR:dark brown

HAIR COLOR:light brown

OCCUPATION:home maker

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Upstate,NY

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:Carbs and boredom

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:I want to feel good about myself

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love spicey food!!! the hotter the better:)

FitMommaCat
08-29-2008, 08:56 AM
DATE:8/29/2008

USERNAME/BIGMOMMACAT/Mary

AGE:39

BIRTHDAY:11/08/68

MARITAL STATUS:Married

FAMILY INFO: 8 yr.GT(gifted/talented) DS, 1 yr. DD, Hubby of 10 yrs. 2 poochies, Rudy and Rocky (shi-poo's)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: hanging out with family, scrapbooking with girlfriends, making beaded jewelry, working out, camping (in a camper, no tents)ds & wii games

Protein Sparing Modified Fast 8/24/2008

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB/ATKINS:I tried this in 2005 and was successful - this is the only plan that has worked for me.

TOP WEIGHT:315 pregnant

CURRENT WEIGHT: 283.6

GOAL WEIGHT: 180ish

HEIGHT:5'6"

EYE COLOR:dark brown

HAIR COLOR:dark brown

OCCUPATION:Banking - construction loans

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Northeast Ohio

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:second guessing myself

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:This is 100% for me, I will not second guess myself - basically I'm so PO'd that I'll get it done this time.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm awesome!

MrsParker828
10-13-2008, 02:24 PM
Hi Everyone,

I got this idea from another board (thank you!) and thought it would be cool for us to get to know each other a little better.

Everyone just copy and paste the following into a reply:

DATE: 10/13/08

USERNAME/REAL NAME: MrsParker828

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: 2/25

MARITAL STATUS: Engaged

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Two lil boys 7 & 11 <not so little anymore :( > Wonderful fiance'...

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading,swimming,college football, music


PETS: None!

ATKINS START DATE:10/13/08

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:It's the only way I feel in total control of what I eat, I feel better & I get the best results this way..

TOP WEIGHT: 267:mad:

CURRENT WEIGHT: 267:mad:

GOAL WEIGHT: 185 (for now :p)

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: brown

OCCUPATION: healthcare

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: OK

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My "enablers" (aka best friend and mother)...allowing situational obstacles to knock my completely off course.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm turning twenty-nine in a few months & I don't want to be fat my WHOLE 20's..

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm in it to win it!!!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:Nothing I can think of now..

Cie
10-14-2008, 10:29 PM
DATE: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

USERNAME: Cie

AGE: Past 50

BIRTHDAY: December 22

MARITAL STATUS: single again

FAMILY INFO: Foster parented my niece.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Meditation, hiking , camping, reading, beading.

PETS: !3 year old cat named Felix

ATKINS START DATE: Off and on, also used South Beach in 2003

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Struggled with cravings and stalls.

TOP WEIGHT: 240 pounds

CURRENT WEIGHT: 150 pounds

GOAL WEIGHT: 130 pounds

HEIGHT: 5’ 4”

OCCUPATION: Wellness facilitator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Vancouver, BC Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Magical thinking ie. “I can eat just one of this”.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Keep building on successes and keep grounded with my meditation practice.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a First Nations woman (Native North American) who works with my community and would like to do more.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: When I was younger I went immediately to what I thought was the meat of the plan and lost a lot of weight. If I had taken the trouble to read the book in depth I would have prepared myself for the major bumps in the road.

Finally, I have read many postings on different boards and there will always be persons that believe it is one way or the highway. When Atkins wrote about metabolic resistance he mentioned zero carb for a short time to get the cravings stopped. Its better to support each other because it can be a tough road.


:comp:

Cie

Update today: I have reached goal!

MadelinRose
10-15-2008, 09:14 AM
DATE: October 15, 2008

USERNAME/REAL NAME: MadelinRose - Madelin (Rose)

AGE: "I'm 18, I get confused every day..."

BIRTHDAY: May 14... Taurus, strong and proud!

MARITAL STATUS: Taken, long-distance, and very happy.

FAMILY INFO: Wonderful, supportive and encouraging mother and father for whom I will always be grateful, a brother 10 years my senior who recently announced he and his wife are expecting! I'm going to be an aunt!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Keeping up with politics, playing oboe, collecting all sorts of music, making fashion statements. The college thing.

PETS: At home, one black lab/German shepherd mix, Alyeska. I miss her!

ATKINS START DATE: 10/5/08

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I had success with a similar low-carb plan on the Curves six-week challenge, and then lost a little more just exercising and watching my sweets intake. Now I'm ready for another big loss!

TOP WEIGHT: 180

CURRENT WEIGHT: 148

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5' 5"... and a half!

EYE COLOR: Hazel-ringed green

HAIR COLOR: I've been just about every color under the sun. Currently, blonde.

OCCUPATION: Student!

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Annandale-on-Hundson, NY

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I get too satisfied too early in the game.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am DETERMINED to have a visual difference in my body when I come home to my friends, family (and boyfriend!) for the holidays.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I love to learn, every day is a chance to change how much I know about the world around me, music gives the world its color... and someday I'm going to be just like the staff on the West Wing! Low-paid White House staffing job, here I come...

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Exercise is a big part of my health and fitness way of life, and taking physical education courses through online correspondence because I didn't have time in my high school schedule really taught me the importance of self-motivation and dedication when you can't depend on others to make you get off the couch. Speaking of which... it's time for a good 50 minutes on the elliptical!

brookypooh
06-16-2009, 01:31 PM
DATE: 6/16/09

USERNAME/REAL NAME:brookypooh/brook

AGE:26

BIRTHDAY: may 4th

MARITAL STATUS: happily married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have two sons daniel (6) and noah (3) hubby and I have been together 8 years married for 4 in aug. We are both trying to get healthy

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I dont remember my life is currently consumed with school, kids, work and hubby that I dont have time for much else :)


PETS: a dog a cat and 2 gold fish

ATKINS START DATE:6/15/09

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: while taking one of my classes i learned how and why low carb diets work and I figured nothing else seems to work for me so why not give this a shot!

TOP WEIGHT: 213 the day I had my oldest

CURRENT WEIGHT:212.2

GOAL WEIGHT:125

HEIGHT:5'6

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: brown with red and blond hi lites

OCCUPATION: aide at a elem school

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Michigan

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: It doesnt seem to happen lol I lose a bit and then even if I am on a diet still and working out still I stall or gain it back :(

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have gained 22 lbs in a few months in jan I was 190

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am sick to death of being fat and feeling miserable about my self its time to be a healthy happy me!

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: None yet but Ill sure let you know!!

jannekeh
07-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Hi today is my first day back to Low carbing

my name is Janneke, and I will be 35 in Dec and hope to be back to my former size in time for our family photo. I am a wife of 13 yrs to Brian, Mom to Parker, Xander, & Jake, and college student once again. I work part time and shuttle kids around the rest of the time.



ATKINS START DATE: I started Atkins in 1999 and lost 40 lbs and keep it off until I got PG and it has been a struggle for the last few years. I am done with babies and breastfeeding and ready to reclaim my body for myself.


TOP WEIGHT: 203lbs

CURRENT WEIGHT: today I was 193lbs

GOAL WEIGHT: 145lbs

HEIGHT: 5'5

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Austin, Texas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: my hubby loves to bring in sugary foods, which is fine for him he is 6'1 and 170.


WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: as strange as it was the first time around I found it easier to LC at home, since there was so few options, but now I find that I can stick to the LC way easier eating out. you order what is needed and you go, nothing to tempt you.

SaskNewfie
01-30-2010, 05:07 PM
Hey...again...yeah, this my 3rd attempt at Atkins. I tried it a couple of times in the past, but fell off even though I was losing weight. I also did LA Weightloss and was very successful for about three months. Unfortunately I'm back to my original weight from three or four years ago.

Anyway, my wife is on WW right now so I figure this would be a good time to try again. I'm motivated right now and want to drop 40-50lbs.

My real name is Jason and I'm from Newfoundland. I am serving with the Canadian military and have been for over 13 years. My top weight was 273lbs 4 years ago. I was 270lbs three days ago and am now down to 263lbs...my goal is to reach 220-230lbs.

I am married with 2 kids...15 yr old daughter and 5 yr old son. I am crrently 37 yrs old. Oh, no pets...

This means I'll be in here picking your brains and looking for help over hurdles!

It's nice to be back...

honeybjones
02-08-2010, 12:20 PM
DATE: 2/08/10

USERNAME/REAL NAME: honeybjones/melissa

AGE: 37

BIRTHDAY: 2/05

MARITAL STATUS: married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): we are childfree by choice

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: sewing, knitting, computer games, reading,


PETS: 2 weenie dogs, Dr. Weener (DW) and Private Weener (PeeWee)

ATKINS START DATE: 2/01/10

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: husband needed to lower his A1C and I was already following a calorie controlled plan of my own so I suggested Atkins to him, he agreed and I jumped the fence.

TOP WEIGHT: 232

CURRENT WEIGHT: 222

GOAL WEIGHT: 180 and then 160. I'll still be overweight but I will be happy. I come from a long line of big girls. I don't think I even want to be thin.

HEIGHT: 5'1"

EYE COLOR: hazel

HAIR COLOR: dark brown with a whole lotta gray

OCCUPATION: legal secretary/investigator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: heart o texas

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: my husband makes it so easy for me not to care about my weight. he doesn't like skinny women and we both like to buy pastries and eat them together while watching the food channel. also I have always been a big girl, was always surrounded by big girls so being big is normal to me.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't know. I am on a different plan. I have no hunger which is a new phenomena for me. I don't feel the need to snack incessantly like I usually do. I can't say I will be successful only that I am going to do everything I am supposed to do. I offer myself no guarantees.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome which makes me very prone to injury, I am Jewish and don't eat pork but I do not keep Kosher either, my real goal is to not end up like my mom, I love to crack jokes because good gravy people take things so seriously like weight loss is their new religion or something.

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: When heading to the meat department in the back of the store, walk through the baby or pet aisle so you won't be tempted by off-plan food. Don't lend more money than you can afford to lose. The people you step over on you way up are the people you meet on your way down. Give people enough rope and they will hang themselves with it. (Sorry if these were not the experiences you were looking for but I feel they are helpful regardless.)

sckakame
06-30-2010, 02:24 PM
Hawdy ya'll! My name is Sheila and I will be 37 on Sept 1st this year (2010).I am a wife of 15 yrs to my love and best friend Joel, Mom to Kristen (10),and twins Holton and Charles who are 8. I am full time preschool teacher (I love my summer's off!) but my main priority will always be to manage and maintian my family and home. I also sing in the choir at church.



ATKINS START DATE: July 2008 (many restarts in between as I will from time to time get an urge to find some kind of "balance" though my body screams for me to stay on course.


TOP WEIGHT: 227.5 (April 18, 2008)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 153

GOAL WEIGHT: 140 (I have a dream goal of 125, but that may be unrealistic)

HEIGHT: 5' 4"

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Baytown, Texas (Outside Houston/Galveston area)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I get tired of always eating differently then everyone else, so I struggle with consistency.


WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE:
1. When losing .... focus on 10 pounds at a time. (Now that I am closer to goal, I am focusing on 5 at a time.);)
2. Realize that no matter what, no matter how hard it seems you are worth every ounce of effort this journey takes. :D
3. There are days you will feel like a freak, there will be other days where the rest of the world seems like a freak. :dizzy:

BananaMarie
08-15-2010, 08:08 AM
DATE: 8/15

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Alana

AGE: 28

BIRTHDAY: July

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Husband is a US Marine.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: History, Knitting, Camping.

PETS: 1 cat, 2 dogs

Primal START DATE: tomorrow

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB: peer pressure ;)

TOP WEIGHT: 175

CURRENT WEIGHT: 165

GOAL WEIGHT: 135

HEIGHT: 5'6''

EYE COLOR: brown

HAIR COLOR: pink

OCCUPATION: student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Okinawa, Japan

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: over eating, grazing on bad food, loving burger king.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't know.

wabrouq
04-27-2011, 01:07 PM
DATE: 4/24/11

USERNAME/REAL NAME: wabrouq / Wendy

AGE: 41

BIRTHDAY: 1/1

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 3 children

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Photography


PETS: dog, Buddy

ATKINS START DATE: 3/9/11

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I have done it before and it worked great! Now I just have to figure out how to make it a permanent lifestyle!

TOP WEIGHT: 212

CURRENT WEIGHT: 195

GOAL WEIGHT: 125

HEIGHT: 5'3"

EYE COLOR: blue

HAIR COLOR: dark blond

OCCUPATION: IT Project/Portfolio Manager

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Madison, WI

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: keeping it off!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have had several health problems lately and I realize that it is not going to get any better unless I take this seriously and make it a permanent change.

DaiseeDay
05-07-2011, 09:13 PM
DATE: 5/7/11

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Daisee

AGE: 18

BIRTHDAY: 5/5/93

MARITAL STATUS: Single

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Musical Theatre, music, running.

PETS: Dog & two cats.

ATKINS START DATE: 5/9/11

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I'm trying the Dukan diet. I've had weight problems ever since elementary school, I've tried calorie counting/restricting numerous of times and it never seemed to work well. About a year and a half ago I seemed to "suddenly" gain about 20 pounds, and I noticed I started feeling dizzy and lightheaded after eating certain things. I had other symptoms and looked them up online and found out about insulin resistance syndrome. I then tried a strict low-GI diet and the weight seemed to melt off and I felt so much better. My mom has PCOS, so I'm already prone to it and insulin resistance, I also have a nodule on my pituitary gland, I don't know if that effects anything. Low carb type diets seem like they'll work for my body best.

TOP WEIGHT: 200 pounds

CURRENT WEIGHT: 167.4 pounds

GOAL WEIGHT: 130 pounds

HEIGHT: 5'6

EYE COLOR: Dark brown

HAIR COLOR: Very dark brown

OCCUPATION: Student

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Southern California

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Getting bored and inpatient when I feel like I'm at a stand still.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Having a scale to see my progress for motivation, and sticking to a diet that I know gives me good results.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a pescetarian - I used to be full vegetarian, but added fish to make dieting easier and because eating meat in itself is not a moral issue for me, the way animals are sometimes treated is. When/if I return to meat eating I want to eat free range, grass fed only.

Carrie1238
06-17-2011, 04:27 PM
I'm very new, I thought this was a good place to start.

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Carrie

AGE: 46

BIRTHDAY:

MARITAL STATUS: Separated :(

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Art, Reading, Music

PETS: Lost in separation :(

ATKINS START DATE: Not really Atkins, but started low carbing (again) on May 30.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Because it's worked for me before, and I *feel* better not eating carbs and sugar.

TOP WEIGHT: 235

CURRENT WEIGHT: 188

GOAL WEIGHT: 135-140

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Blue-ish green-ish gray

HAIR COLOR: Dark Blonde

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Concentrating on nutrition when under stress.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I decided I'd rather be a thin middle-aged psychotic failure than a fat one! In all seriousness, too much stress for the past few years, what I put in my mouth is the only thing I can control. I've decided to just be thin. And I'm doing it for me this time, not for anyone else.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Yes, I'm pretty cranky these days! (*lol*)

WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: My best successes at weight loss were with low-carb. I lost quite a lot on WW and reached goal, but as soon as I stopped writing down every mouthful of food (a full time job) the weight crept up.

I've lost 14 pounds between May 30 and June 17 eating low-carb and intermittent fasting.

IMJB
08-01-2011, 10:31 PM
DATE: August 1, 2011

USERNAME/REAL NAME: JB

AGE:41

BIRTHDAY:

MARITAL STATUS: Committed Relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Living with the man of my dreams for ten years and have two dogs a 7 year old lab and a 2 year old lab. They are my fur kids.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Hiking, knitting, walking, spending time with family and friends


PETS: Freaky and Trouble

ATKINS START DATE: Two weeks ago

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: My sister has celiac disease, my parents are both diabetics and suffer from high blood pressure. All of the research that I have done, it appears that this lifestyle change will be the best for me.

TOP WEIGHT: 272 lbs

CURRENT WEIGHT:245.6

GOAL WEIGHT:170

HEIGHT:5'10

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Depends which colour I dye it! :dizzy:

OCCUPATION: Call Centre

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ontario Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: IT always came back, I was not able to stick with it.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am scared, although I am healthy I am worried about continuing to be healthy in the future.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have always felt that my insides don't match my outsides, recently however I am finding that I am accepting that people look at the outside and make a determination of worth. I hate shopping, I begrudge buying groceries and even more I hate looking in the mirror. On the inside I am a happy go lucky, sensitive, loving and caring person. Years ago I was engaged to a man who cheated on me and his reason for cheating was that he wanted to know what it was like to sleep with a skinny woman. I left and never looked back. My husband fell in love with the person on the inside and has always supported me and said whether it is a 100lbs or a 1000 lbs he does not care he loves me. It is the most amazing acceptance I have ever received. I am truly blessed, but I still don't like to look in the mirror! I want it to change!

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Rocky Horror
10-21-2011, 08:19 PM
DATE: Oct 20, 2011

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Rocky Horror/Liz

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: August 27

MARITAL STATUS: Legally single, committed relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I'm living with my parents again until I finish my Bachelor of Education. My mom is diabetic and does most of the cooking.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Singing, musical theatre, belly dancing, history, reading, movies, doggies, acting, music


PETS: 3 beagles

ATKINS START DATE: Not Atkins, just lower-carb. Pescetarian low carb. Starting tomorrow October 21st.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: I've noticed that my stomach feels very heavy after eating a carby meal and I'm very puffy the next day. Basically bread is the devil.

TOP WEIGHT: 214

CURRENT WEIGHT: 200

GOAL WEIGHT: 145

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Dark green

HAIR COLOR: Dark brown

OCCUPATION: Sales associate/teacher-in-training

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Carbs...

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Lack of carbs!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I dunno I guess I'm ok?

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cellie
10-23-2011, 01:55 PM
DATE: Oct 23, 2011

USERNAME/REAL NAME: cellie / Celeste

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: April 1st (yes -- no joke. It's always a laugh when I go out on my birthday get ID'ed :p)

MARITAL STATUS: Committed relationship

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.):
I'm a halfie. My mother is Filipino, and my father is British. They're both meat-and-potato-atarians. :( I also have an older sister. Both my mother and my father are short and overweight - my father much less now, as he's had some major stays in the hospital lately due to heart issues. My sister is tall and skinny as ****. I spent most of my life being tall and skinny too, but I have a bigger sweet tooth than she does and it caught up to me.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Design (Interaction design, graphic design, web design and industrial design!), Cooking, Anime/manga (big nerd. Went to Japan last fall. good times!)


PETS: 1 cat, Calvin. The most morbidly obese of them all in the household!

ATKINS START DATE: 10/21/2011

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS:
A few things. Like most people, I ballooned when I entered university - it took me until now to realize (despite my mother's warnings) that my metabolism wasn't the same was I was when I was a teenager. I kept eating like a teenager, but wasn't digesting like a teenager anymore.

I entered university at 122lbs, but by 2nd year was hovering around 150lbs. I was unhappy with my weight at this time, but was incredibly busy (an interaction design degree = no spare time for anything, really) and enjoying going out for meals with my new friends.

In my 5th year, I took an 8-month internship at a leading technology company in Canada. I moved away from home, and took on a desk job for 8 months. When I left, I was 150lbs. When I came back, I was 169. I weighed myself on the 20th, and was shocked to see that number go up to 172. I decided to put my foot down, and fix this problem while its still a small one. I didn't want to see 175.

I chose Atkins because a friend had tried it and had success. Another reason I chose Atkins was because the information was free, and of all the things in my life I loved to indulge in, carbs was definitely #1.

TOP WEIGHT: 172.2

CURRENT WEIGHT: 166.2

GOAL WEIGHT: Short-term goal: 145lbs. Long-term: less than that.

HEIGHT: 5'7"

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Black

OCCUPATION: Student (Interaction Design)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Vancouver

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I'm not sure how I'm going to sustain the Atkins lifestyle - frankly, my dad makes an amazing spaghetti bolgonese and I'm not sure I want to give that up forever because I can't eat pasta. I'm considering transitioning to a calorie-counting diet after OWL or pre-maintenance.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
First time dieting; there is no "this time".

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

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Masa0808
02-10-2012, 03:05 PM
DATE: 2/10/212

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Tommi

AGE: 44

BIRTHDAY: 8/11/67

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 3 kids, two girls (18 and 17), one boy (17). We are a 'blended family'. Mu hubby had the girls, I had the boy.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Baking.. yeah, i know... Low carb and love to bake. I make unique cakes for friends and family


PETS: Hm, Cat, Ferret, Bird, Rabbit, and Fish

ATKINS START DATE: 1/15/2012

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: Have done it before with success. I can also track my 'status' with the Keto strips

TOP WEIGHT: 260

CURRENT WEIGHT: 250 (for two weeks now... argh)

GOAL WEIGHT: 180, but will be happy under 200.

HEIGHT: 5' 5"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Its dyed brown with blond streaks.

OCCUPATION: Product Manager for Medical Software

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Dallas Texas area

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Family sabotague... and finding time to excercise with three teens.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am at the point i have a hard time going up the stairs in my home. I cannot have that anymore. And my cholesterol is thru the roof.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

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maggie2
04-11-2012, 11:53 AM
DATE: April 11/12

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Maggie2/Marg

AGE: 62

BIRTHDAY: July 30, 1949

MARITAL STATUS: M

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Hubby of 43 years Fred. Grown kids Winston, 40, Stacy 39 and Charlotte 37 One granddaughter Katie, 15

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: camping, travel, writing, reading, antiques, cooking, writing cookbooks


PETS: Einstein, a small terrior cross of some kind

ATKINS START DATE: Actually doing Low Glycemic Diet April 2/12

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: My doctor advised me that a low glycemic diet would be best for me and I think I can live with it

TOP WEIGHT: 250

CURRENT WEIGHT: 239.4

GOAL WEIGHT: 175

HEIGHT:

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Blond

OCCUPATION: Author

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Alberta, Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Insulin Resistance

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I understand the implications of insulin resistance

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have been having some fairly major health issues for 16 years and have had real difficulty losing weight. I now know that I have insulin resistance and that it is probably the cause of my health issues as well as my inability to lose weight. It's amazing to discover that the weight is a result of insulin resistance and not that the weight created the problem. New reasearch shows that insulin resistance generally precedes weight gain.

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treadmiler
06-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Hi, I'm Lee, 46 year old widower with two boys, ages 17 and 13. I'm 5'5", 235 lbs at present. I'm Type 2 diabetic, on metformin, actos, glimepiride & onglyza (lotensin and lipitor for HBP and cholesterol). My top weight was 240-something. My goal is to get down to 150 eventually, but below 200 will be a good start.

I'm trying to go completely carb free, or as close to it as possible. It's harsh, but I have found that going cold turkey is the only way I will be able to make a difference in my diet. Trying to count calories, carbs, whatever is too much work. I don't have the self discipline to keep from cheating. There's a snack machine not 15 feet from my office door full of yummy sugary sweets that calls out to me like a siren's song. A firm NO! is the only way I am going to be able to resist.

It's Monday, Day 3 since I started this journey. I hope I lose weight before losing my mind.

thechemistmommy
09-05-2014, 02:42 PM
DATE: 9/5/14

USERNAME/REAL NAME: thechemistmommy

AGE: 24

BIRTHDAY: 4/17/90

MARITAL STATUS: Married

FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): My hubby is 30 and is a phenomenal support! He is on low carb too. My baby girl is my favorite (well, her and hubby) and she is turning 1 in October.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, walking, biking (except I never do it!)

PETS: none

LOW CARB START DATE: 5/30/14

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE LOW CARB / ATKINS: My doctor told me to or I would eventually be diabetic.

TOP WEIGHT: 213

CURRENT WEIGHT: 180

GOAL WEIGHT: currently 135, but it is kind of up in the air as I want to see how I look at that point

HEIGHT: 5' 3"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: dishwater blonde

OCCUPATION: office support assistant for Social Services

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: about two hours south of St. Louis, MO

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Cookies! Also, trying to exercise when I am always either at work or with my baby

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: First-timer!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

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