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Old 11-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #181
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Hi, I just joined this forum because I've been doing LC for a few months and haven't lost much weight. Actually, I no longer weigh myself, I let my clothes guide me, as I can't stand the disappoint of not seeing the scale move. I'm 63 and losing very slowly. I'm 63, wearing a size 12-14, would like to be slimmer, but doing LC has really helped me with many issues. My energy is better, my GERD is gone, and my tummy is shrinking. I guess I just got caught up in other's fast weight loss while mine is proving to be very slow. But I am feeling better. I'm posting here because I enjoy reading about others in my age group who are dealing with the same thing.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:57 AM   #182
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Hello. I am 52, soon to 53 and been LC for several years now. I love the energy it gives me and it goes a very long way toward controlling my diabetes. Being LC means I can be active. I hate sitting around and doing nothing so it really suits my lifestyle. It's just a great way of life.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:17 PM   #183
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Hi, I just joined this forum because I've been doing LC for a few months and haven't lost much weight. Actually, I no longer weigh myself, I let my clothes guide me, as I can't stand the disappoint of not seeing the scale move. I'm 63 and losing very slowly. I'm 63, wearing a size 12-14, would like to be slimmer, but doing LC has really helped me with many issues. My energy is better, my GERD is gone, and my tummy is shrinking. I guess I just got caught up in other's fast weight loss while mine is proving to be very slow. But I am feeling better. I'm posting here because I enjoy reading about others in my age group who are dealing with the same thing.
Hi, I'm new to this. Just joined today . Do we just pick someone's comment and reply to it ? Sounds like fun getting to know some new people around the worls and in the states. How do I get started with my little profile on the left hand side ? Thanks, folks.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:23 PM   #184
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Hi, I just joined this forum because I've been doing LC for a few months and haven't lost much weight. Actually, I no longer weigh myself, I let my clothes guide me, as I can't stand the disappoint of not seeing the scale move. I'm 63 and losing very slowly. I'm 63, wearing a size 12-14, would like to be slimmer, but doing LC has really helped me with many issues. My energy is better, my GERD is gone, and my tummy is shrinking. I guess I just got caught up in other's fast weight loss while mine is proving to be very slow. But I am feeling better. I'm posting here because I enjoy reading about others in my age group who are dealing with the same thing.
I just left a message but I lost it. I'm new to this. Just joined today. Sounds interesting and fun sharing with people all around the world and in the states. Do we just reply to someone's message at random ?
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:59 PM   #185
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:06 AM   #186
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Thanks, Cheri

I've been on LCHF for 3 months. Losing inches but no weight. However, since I am a senior, I guess it takes longer. I'm in good health, stay active teaching music , walk my dog, etc. so will stay with it. I feel better and have gotten some other friends on it, too. Love cooking new LC recipes !!

Great reading other peoples comments. Helps a lot !!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:27 PM   #187
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How encouraging your story is. Congratulations on your enormous weight loss!!!! Thank you for sharing. I can only aspire to be as successful.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:34 PM   #188
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Peace and blessings Betty. Your story is also so inspiring. I have yet to share mine, but in each one I read, I see a little piece of my own struggle. Keep on on keeping on. We all forget that it's not a destination, but a journey. Sounds like your journey has been generally very successful, your heading in the right direction, that's what matters most.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:09 AM   #189
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I went on my first diet at the age of 21 after seeing pictures of myself. I was up to 150 lbs. I didn't know anything about dieting. I ate an egg and a piece of toast for breakfast, cottage cheese for lunch and one serving of whatever my mother cooked for dinner. One piece of meat, one scoop of potatoes and one scoop of veggies. Nothing after dinner. I exercised at the Y two nights a week and lost 25 lbs. In order to keep it off, I started reading diet books including Atkins. I never actually went on induction, but I quickly learned that I should not eat sweets, bread, rice, pasta or potatoes. It became second nature to me. I didn't even think about it. Occasionally I would crave potatoes, so I would go to McD's and get a small fry, eat it, and move on. If I craved ice cream I would go to the conveniece store where they sold ice cream bars separately, eat it and move on. These thing were never bought and brought into the house where I would be tempted to eat til it was gone. Doing this, I maintained this weight loss for 14 years, until I met my husband, Mr Potato Head. He lives on carbs, and never gains an ounce. Gradually, carbs found their way back into my diet and I reached my all time high of 217, when I had open heart surgery. Since then I have lost about 20 lbs, but it's difficult to stay on low carb, living with my husband. I recently stayed on it for about a month, but fell off the wagon on Easter. Finally I decided that if I'm ever going to get healthy again it's going to have to be low carb, which led me to this forum. I need to be in the company of like-minded people, even if it's only in cyberspace.

I'm hoping that this will help me stay on track and I will have some weight loss success as so many of you have had. It's inspiring to read!
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:30 PM   #190
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Hi. I'm 55 and almost 3 months ago, my Dr mentioned "You are getting near the pre-diabetes stage" and she mentioned reducing carbohydrates. Online research led me to LCHF, eat less than 20g carbs per day. It took some work, but for 11 weeks now, that is what I aim for. Along the way, I have read some outstanding books ( Grain Brain; Good Food, Bad Food; Atkins;etc) and I currently avoid eating grains, bread, pasta, root veges and instead eat Green vegetables or salads and animal protein for each meal. I supplement with a multivitamin and a cup of bone broth daily and a daily walk with my dog. I have lost almost 14kg and have a way to go yet. Almost daily, I lurk on LCHF sites and listen to podcasts about this way of eating. My head is clearer and the weight loss has been conducive to my being more active. I still struggle with the Low Fat indoctrination that I have had and sometimes make Low Fat choices - this is remedied by a dessert spoon of Flaxseed or Olive oil.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:34 PM   #191
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i started gainin weight after i had my 3rd child................lol...NOT........I'M A 62 YR OLD FAT MAN TRYIN TO BE FUNNY...270
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:28 PM   #192
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I am 61 years old. I was zero carb for almost a year and lost about 14lbs on it. But I started having some problems with it so I started doing carbs again big time and gained back all of the weight and then some. So now I am back at it and trying to keep it to 50 grams of carbs a day or less. If I can lose weight on that I will stay with 50. If not, I will drop it to 40 and see how that does. I am a dope.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #193
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I am almost 65 years old and have battled the bulge my whole leife. I have lost 40 lbs on WW and cannot lose the last 10, so I decided to go low-carb. I have cut my carbs to 40 a day and will see what happend. My hubby is doing this as well and needs to lose a little more than me. I just found this site today, been using atkins and ***. There is a lot of great info here, hope to share info and help each other through this journey.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:24 PM   #194
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Hi I'm new to these forums. I've been doing Atkins on and off for decades. I gained over 60 lbs a few years ago when I quit smoking. I'm down 45 but still have over 70 lbs I want to lose. It's been an average of 1.5 lbs a week so slower than ever but I'm prepared for that and not going to get discouraged.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:55 PM   #195
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How can I see the newest posts?

I just joined today and all of the posts I can see are really really old - like 2002, 2004. How can I get to the new stuff?
Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:02 PM   #196
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uh nevermind.....duh...i see now
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:04 PM   #197
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Hi there. I'm curious - did you start with the 20 carb two week induction?

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Old 01-08-2015, 07:54 AM   #198
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Back on the board

Hi,

I've been on and off LC since Atkins in 1972 when I was told I was "borderline diabetic." Most of the people on the paternal side of my family eventually succumb to Type II, but I've managed to hold it off so far.

Last May I started using Fitbit products to keep me motivated to MOVE, and since then I've walked almost 2 million (monitored) steps. Depending upon the weather, that's between 2.5 and 5 miles per day. Now I've started going to a special gym called Nifty After Fifty to build my upper body strength.

In July I'll turn the page to 70 and I'm prescription drug free. According to the weight charts, I'm overweight, but I no longer lose, maybe because of my age and maybe just the insulin resistance. The weight loss no longer matters to me, just my good health and the quality of my life.

I believe Atkins and HFLC eating saves lives.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:20 PM   #199
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Success of diabetes doing low carbs

First of all - let me say, "there's HOPE!"
I've lost 127 lbs to date and still doing it.
I'm off insulin as of December 2014. My last Endo visit in March, my doc decreased my Glimpiride from 4 mg to 1.
Baby steps my friends.
My only exercise of choice is a great pair of walking shoes. Just walking!
That and counting carbs.
Be of good cheer.
All the best on your personal journey...
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:31 AM   #200
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Hi, new to site. My story is much the same as others here. Have lost and regained weight repeatedly. Tried Atkins 20 yrs ago and the weight poured off.
Of course I treated every successful weight loss the same, like touching the bottom of a swimming pool and bouncing back up to where I started or higher. Of course, at different rates of regain, but the end was always the same. This will be the first time I will treat a successful weight loss with the low carb way with making it a way of eating for the rest of my life. Have a long way to go yet. Need to lose
My wonderful slim husband was diagnosed with inherited diabetes cut his carbs successfully so he is great to share this WOE with so he just eats what I eat (just more of it) and adds his own carbs as he is allowed. So he can't tempt me too much. Still, this is not easy and I'm looking forward to looking back on the weight loss part.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:24 PM   #201
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Howdy, Folks!

I was a longtime member of the LCF (mainly the Century Club) but stopped reading and posting awhile back because I rationalized I was having too much fun to make time to come here.

To introduce myself..........I'm a 72 year old great grandfather who lived my life as an obese man, discovered the low carb lifestyle in my early 60's, lost a couple of hundred pounds, and am now experiencing the greatest time of my life.

I've never questioned the Miracle that is my weight loss, but, lately I've been lead to think I need to do more than enjoy what's been given to me. I've come to believe I'm not doing my part by passing on what, for some reason I'll never understand, was given to me.

I feel a need to try to help someone else change their life so they too can discover the joy of living an active life. As I lost weight, and became much more active, I was always being asked, "how'd you do it?" I'd answer those questions, and a few tried the low carb lifestyle with varying degrees of success. None of them were able to make it a lifetime change.

I've been maintaining my weight loss for over four years now, so my friends and relatives now see me as I am today, and not like they'd known me during the "obese years." The new friends, which I now seem to meet almost weekly, have no idea of my past, so it never comes up for discussion.

All of the above is a long winded way of saying I'd like to rejoin this forum, talk and listen to others, and share whatever little help I can offer.

I've lost a lot of weight, kept it off for awhile, dramatically improved my health, and changed from an unattractive, obese man into a pretty damned good looking senior citizen. In 2011, Atkins selected me as one of three original "All Stars," and flew us to Hollywood to shoot some promos for them.

The great news is that as a 72 year old, I can now do things I was unable to do when I was 50. The bad news is I can't seem to do today what I could last year.

So, I'm PapaJack. How do you do. Let's get to know one another.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:57 PM   #202
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Hi,

My name is Glenda and I started Atkins in 1972. I'd auditioned for the role of Maria in the German premiere of West Side Story in the German language in Nuremberg. I got the part while I was pregnant and had to lose the baby weight in order to satisfy the contract. Between April and September I lost 30 pounds. Of course I was young then and dancing 8 hours a day in rehearsal while breast feeding.

Since then I've struggled continually to keep the weight off, backsliding along the way and trying many other WOE.

I'm 70 now and still trudging along. I walk first thing every morning without fail, usually 2 miles. If I don't do it early, I won't do it. I'm on only one medication (HRT), my choice. I treat any health problems which pop up with food. My arthritis is almost invisible.

My motivation is fear.
I am not afraid to die, but I am afraid to live without my freedom.
I fear dementia, so I study.
I fear immobility, so I walk.
I fear pain, so I do yoga to keep limber.
I fear lying in a glass-walled hospital cage, slobbering while healthy people watch with pity, so I eat LCHF.

I have my motivation.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:40 PM   #203
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Hi everyone!
I'm 55 years old, and have let my low carb way of eating get lost in a little shuffle. Ever since I was strict on it, and lost all my weight, I have always been mindful of low carbing, and never did go back to the old really bad days before Atkins. Still, I was not as strict either. Since post menopausal, I have slowly crept up on the scale. I think stress was a big factor, but age is too.

One of the best pluses of low carbing is how healthy it is. I owe my good health to it, for I am still on no medications, and am in no pain.

So here I am once again needing to lose about 30 lbs, so I can eat right, keep that good health I have, and just feel better.

If my memory is correct, I think I lost about 70 lbs before on Atkins, and I was in so much worse health than I am now. I remember being in pain, sick all the time, just plain unhealthy. My main focus at that time was...I don't know how long I will be on this earth, but I want to feel good as long as I'm here.

Since gaining these extra 30lbs I'm carrying around with me, I figured I better nip it now, before the bad symptoms start rearing up at me again. Good health really is everything. It seems you can handle anything life throws at you as long as you have your health.

Good luck to all you ladies and gentleman who are on the road to good health, and feeling good again.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:04 PM   #204
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Hi everyone,
I've been away from Low Carb Friends since 2010. A lot has happened along the way. I'm now retired (3 years) and DH and I have sold our house and moved into a condo. I decided to come back to low carb as I had an angioplasty this past Tuesday on both the left and right coronary artery. Right was blocked 95% and the left had narrowed to the point where barely any blood was moving through. Very scary. The only after effect is that I'm tired, which I read is normal. I was weighed before the procedure ... 214 pounds and I'm only 5'5". and I just turned 70 this year. So its back to low carb and following very strictly. I tried all kinds of diets before and was only successful on Atkins but did not stick with it. Arghhhhh !!! Wish me luck. I'm looking forward to reading all your encouraging posts. Cheers.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:00 PM   #205
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Welcome back MsMoneypenny

It sounds like you have been through a lot recently. I'm glad you made it through the surgery and on your way to recovery. Low carb is the way to go. I wish I had tried it years ago.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:17 AM   #206
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I am a new member here but not really new to the low carb lifestyle. In 1999-2000 I lost 134 lbs on Atkins and gradually over the last 16 years it all returned. 10 years ago I remarried to someone who stays slim despite all the carbs he eats. I knew I had to return to a low carb lifestyle for me, especially after seeing pictures of myself during our long vacation a few months ago. As I am retired now, I now have no excuses for not following this lifestyle and planning/preparing appropriate meals. My lab results before restarting low carb in June indicated I am borderline prediabetic and cholesterol is 30 points over normal range. As I have an aversion to any (unnecessary) medication, I decided I HAD to take control myself with returning to low carb. In under 11 weeks, I am down 20 lbs. I have a long term goal of losing a total of 100 lbs by my 50th high school reunion in October 2017. (80 more lbs in next 56 weeks). This is good motivation :-) and I think the 1.5 lbs/week is reasonable. I have researched the ketogenic low carb lifestyle and feel this is what works for me, but really enjoy hearing about tips from others following this lifestyle.
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:06 PM   #207
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Hi Sue,

Our retirement years can be the best time for us to get control of our lives. Like you, I lost a lot of weight when I first tried Atkins. Didn't really"get it" until I retired.

Good luck, and keep us informed about your success.
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