|Start Weight:||(29 Mar 13) 176.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(29 Mar 13) 176.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||135.0 lb|
following: fitby6911's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week
Until college, I was always a size 6, which was perfect for my small 5'3" frame. I never gave a thought to food, other than to eat whatever I felt like. Then came the "college fifteen", and upon graduation, the dreaded 70 lbs of "baby fat" with the pregnancy of my son. Over the years, I've tried every diet out there, and even though I lost some weight on them, sticking TO them was near impossible. I'd always give up loooong before reaching my goal. Then, a few years ago, we discovered my son had a yeast overgrowth in his intestines from years of antibiotics for ear infections. His doctor gave me a choice of more meds (which got him in the situation to begin with), or a diet change. We chose the diet, and I promised to go on it with him. A totally unexpected suprise was that the pounds just started melting off of me! Without even dieting for weight loss, I went back down to a size 6!! After my son was healed of the overgrowth, we started incorporating healthy grains back into our diets. Before I knew it, I was making horrible eating choices again, and found myself back to a size 16. After researching low carb diets, (LOVED Johnny Bowden's Living Low Carb)I discovered Atkins was very, very similar to the diet that I had lost all of the weight on before, without being as restrictive. So I decided to give Atkins a try! So far, so good!