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Old 07-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Wink Newbie Saying Hi From NC!

Hi Everyone!
My name is Lora and I am from NC. I am following a low carbohydrate diet per my doctor's advice. Hopefully it will not only help control my PCOS (which is why she put me on it), but also help get the 60+ pounds I've gained off.
Just 7 short years ago, I was 137lbs and a size 3/5. Withing 2 years I ballooned up to over 200 lbs and a size 18 with NO changes to my diet or activity level. After a few trips to the doctor and a lot of blood work, we found out I have PCOS. Carbs are the enemy! LOL
The doctor put me on low-carb to help prevent diabetes. Hopefully it will have another side effect of weight loss. It's going to be hard since I am addicted to my sweet tea, popcorn, etc. But I am confident that I will be able to adjust. Thank you for having me! Nice to meet everyone!
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Welcome! Carbs are evil! LOL!
Starting weight: 140 lbs. 6/28/10
Pounds lost: 4
Current weight: 136
Goal weight: 115
Goal date: 12/01/10
Height: 5'1"
Gained weight for unknown reason then pregnant, but lost baby. New stats below:[/B]

Starting weight: 153 (can't remember date, but sometime in early June. Down to 145 very shortly after.
Weight as of October 6, 2011: 136
Mini-Goal: 125
Goal date: 12/01/11
Ultimate goal: 115 by 3/01/12
[B]I need to drink more water!
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by 25Less View Post
Welcome! Carbs are evil! LOL!
Well, without carbs, you'll die, but I do hear 'ya! Many do well with low carbs. Personally, I stay around a 40/30/30 carb/protein/fat mix that has worked pretty well for me. Every body is different, though, so do what works for you!

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May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:18 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about the PCOS diagnosis, I understand that can make dieting really difficult, and unfortunately very necessary. Welcome aboard the forum, it's a really great place to come for support. And most of all good luck on your journey.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13
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