|Start Weight:||(07 Aug 11) 289.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(10 Mar 12) 254.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||200.0 lb|
following: The Primal Blueprint
performance: losing 2.9 lb a week
I did Atkins back in 2002-2006 and did great lost 115 lbs and maintained that loss maybe going up or down 5-6 lbs. I then met my husband and started eating sugar and refined carbs and gradually started putting the weight back on. I then thought that I would just go back on and only eat the shakes and bars on Atkins, restricting myself to 1000 calories a day... maintained weight didnt' lose for 8 months... then I decided since I'm not hungry in the morning I wouldn't eat till I was hungry... sometimes not eating till 9:00 at night. I am now back on induction of Atkins and am stalled at about 300 lbs going up and down 1-2 llbs.
I found an Atkins forum that taught me I wasn't eating enough and my body was in starvation mode. I started eating more and got down to 236 lbs. Then my body decided it was time to go into perimenopause and I was just going up and down the same 5 lbs
I've now had an hysterectomy as of July 27th 2011. On the 25th before surgery I started a leptin reset because my research showed me I have almost every symptom of leptin resistance.
I gained 10.5 lbs from just inflammation in the two days I was in the hospital. I am convinced though that because I started eating primal/ paleo that I managed to get out of the hospital the day after surgery instead of being there 3-4 days!
Here we go!