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  • 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!!
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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!)

    HEIGHT: 5'9" and a bit

    EYE COLOR: green

    HAIR COLOR: Raven brown....duh

    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

  • 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
  • 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 ), walking (now ), relaxing, scrapbooking.


    PETS: 2 little goldfish, called fishie and fishie

    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

    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!

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: FOOD!

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

    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.
  • Atkin's Bio
    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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  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Just Starting
    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
  • 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 SHAREhe 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!
  • 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.
  • 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!