LOST: 133 LBS
MY STORY: "I became a grandmother for the first time in January 2007 at the age of 42. I looked at my beautiful new granddaughter and felt terrible about myself. I weighed 326 lbs and was miserable. I had almost given up on losing weight and being able to keep it off. You see, I have lost over 100 lbs twice before in my life – once using Phentermine (a prescription diet pill) and once using a popular weight loss group that uses a low calorie low fat plan. Both times I was unable to control my urge to binge on carbohydrates and gained back the weight. I had actually read the 1992 version of Atkins when it was released and totally ""got it.” I just thought there was no way I could not eat the carbohydrates I was addicted to. In January 2007 I started the Nutrasystem diet and actually gained 11 lbs. I hated the food! I had been researching gastric bypass and the lapband surgeries and saw that most individuals who had surgery were instructed to eat a low carb diet. I decided if I'd have to do it after the surgery that I should give it a try on my own. I'm so thrilled I did!
I decided I had to do something about my weight. I started my Atkins Journey in March of 2007.
HOW ATKINS HELPED ME GET THERE:
I went out and bought every Atkins book I could find and read them from cover to cover. I started Induction and the weight started coming off! By the end of April I had lost 30 lbs. Now, after 16 months, I’ve lost 133 lbs and over 60"" in my waist, hips and bust.
Today, I continue to follow Ongoing Weight Loss. I have included the first three rungs of the carbohydrate ladder into my way of eating successfully. This last 45 lbs or so is coming off slowly, but I now know that it will happen in time, as I will never eat any other way! I have utilized the Atkins shakes and bars occasionally as a great quick meal on the run. I have not modified the plan, but follow it just as Dr. Atkins instructed.
I feel that even though I have not finished my journey, I have succeeded. I feel like I am in control of myself once more. I am no longer the miserably fat grandmother I feared I would always be. I can get down in the floor and play with a toddler without any difficulty. At 193 lbs I am still overweight, but no longer morbidly obese. I plan to be around a very long time to enjoy many more grandchildren in the future.
Thanks Atkins. I’m living proof. "