|Start Weight:||(29 Nov 13) 175.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(09 Dec 13) 174.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||178.0 lb|
following: The Paleo Diet
performance: losing 10.5 lb a week
Type II diabetic since 1994. Weighed 255# in November 2011, just before my gall bladder quit on me. Lost 35# by restricting carbohydrates in the 5 months after my gall bladder surgery. Started Atkins in June 2012 to get some order in my diet and to try to stabilize my blood sugars, which had continued to fluctuate despite my self regulated restricted carb diet.
Three months into Atkins I had lost another 22#. Blood sugars are much better regulated now that I am consistently on low carbs. Also, have reduced my insulin requirement by appx 1/2. I credit Dr. Bernstein's writings for turning me around and Dr. Atkins for showing me the way.
One year on Atkins and I have reached my goal. Now have lost 35# on Atkins for a total of 70# lost since my highest in November 2011. I'm doing the Lifetime Maintenance phase and am testing different carbohydrates to find out what ones, and in what quantities my body will tolerate.
Since the above post (starting in August 2013, I have been following the Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sisson. By eliminating wheat (actually all grains), legumes, and refined foods, I have dropped another 8-10 lbs and gained much more energy and better health. My weight has stabilized at my goal weight of 178# or slightly less. This is -80 lbs from my weight at the start of my quest for better health.