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Old Thu, Apr-03-14, 20:20
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GreekRibs GreekRibs is offline
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Posts: 2,747
Plan: Protein Power
Stats: 212/169/150 Female 5'9"
Progress: 69%
Location: Saskatchewan

What a great success story and some really great tips too.
I weigh myself daily and also use an iPhone app to log in my weight. My son told me about intermittent fasting - will have to give that a try sometime.
Very inspiring to read you're 137, 3 pounds below goal weight of 140, which is my goal weight too.
Way to go Abbie !!!
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Old Thu, Apr-03-14, 21:17
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Abbie_B. Abbie_B. is offline
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Posts: 269
Plan: Atkins, Paleo, High Fat
Stats: 180/133.2/140 Female 5'5"
Progress: 117%
Location: New York

Thank you GreekRibs :0) Means a lot!
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Old Fri, Apr-04-14, 21:05
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Posts: 60
Plan: general low carb
Stats: 242/178.5/145 Female 162cm
Progress: 65%
Location: Australia

Well done Abbie - fantastic job!
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Old Sat, Apr-05-14, 08:08
ElizabethL ElizabethL is offline
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Posts: 9
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 218/148/145 Female 64 inches
Progress: 96%

Abbie -- congratulations on getting to goal AND on reaching such a strong level of knowing yourself and figuring out what works and what is best for you. You have gained such wisdom about yourself. And your weight is a pretty awesome number, yyyeeeah!!! This post has COMPLETELY inspired me. I have been low carbing for 6 years and still getting to know myself. (I haven't really posted here much, more on Low Carb Friends, but I do read and love this board regularly.) I have made lots of changes that have lasted (which have allowed me to lose and keep off 60 lbs) but there is still more for me to learn about nutrition. In reading your post I realized I am clinging to dairy. Heh. Other foods, I have been able to let go of with love for myself but I have not been able to get there mentally with dairy. Your post has lit a fire and now I feel ready! And intermittent fasting too! You have given me LIFE gurl! I am energized and excited to try a few new changes. Thank you for posting this and sending your wisdom out to the universe!
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Old Sat, Apr-05-14, 08:27
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ImOnMyWay ImOnMyWay is offline
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Posts: 3,813
Plan: OWL
Stats: 177/148.6/135 Female 5'2"
Progress: 68%
Location: Oregon, Los Angeles

Congratulations on your hard won goal. You are an inspiration to us all! Well done, well done!!
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Old Sat, Apr-05-14, 09:17
GoAwayFat GoAwayFat is offline
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Posts: 86
Plan: New Atkins
Stats: 256.2/229.3/195 Male 70 inches
Progress: 44%
Location: Canada

Congrats Abbie! Very inspirational!

Your theory about the not snacking often is interesting. I'm going to read up on that.

I've also done the low carb before and lost a ton of weight but gained it back and I'm back at it again with a whole different attitude.

We have to do it as a health thing and to know that if we don't we are risking our health and happiness.
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Old Sat, Apr-05-14, 10:06
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Judynyc Judynyc is offline
Attitude is a Choice
Posts: 30,111
Plan: No sugar, flour, wheat
Stats: 228.4/209.0/170 Female 5'6"
Progress: 33%
Location: NYC

Way to go, Abbie!

Good job! You truly have 'gotten it' !
Love your story.
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Old Sun, Apr-06-14, 06:10
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Kristine Kristine is offline
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Posts: 24,979
Plan: Primal/P:E
Stats: 171/150/150 Female 5'7"
Progress: 100%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada

Great job! Welcome to maintenance.
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Old Mon, May-05-14, 14:01
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gweny70 gweny70 is offline
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Posts: 4,319
Plan: Figuring it out
Stats: 366/282.2/166 Female 5'6"
Progress: 42%

Congrats Abbie!! Very inspiring!!
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Old Thu, May-08-14, 14:01
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CMCM CMCM is offline
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Posts: 4,255
Plan: Keto / Atkins VLC
Stats: 173/142.6/135 Female 5'6"
Progress: 80%
Location: N. Calif. Sierra Nevadas

Great story, Abbie...especially because if I were writing my own success story, I could pretty much cut and paste what you wrote as I do most all that too! Only thing, is I've lost focus enough that I'm still 20 lbs. from my goal, more or less. I'm on a good track now, determined to hit the finish line. In particular, I mostly do 2 meals a day, small window of eating, and after dinner (which I'm eating earlier now, 4-5 pm) I almost always have a fasting window of 15-16 hours, which I believe is helpful.

Great success!
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Old Fri, May-09-14, 05:30
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Triple digit loss
Posts: 927
Plan: Dr. Bernstien
Stats: 352/206.8/175 Female 5'7
Progress: 82%
Location: Boston, MA

Congratulations Abbie!!! So happy for you Sounds like you will be able to maintain this. The biggest thing is realizing it is practice and to pick yourself up and dust off and try again. Until you get it right.

And it sounds like you are getting it right!

Kuddos to you!
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Old Fri, May-09-14, 06:04
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Mama Sebo Mama Sebo is offline
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Posts: 5,202
Plan: Keto, IF
Stats: 224/136/124 Female 64 inches
Progress: 88%
Location: Kenya-teleworking Austria

Thanks so much for sharing in such detail. So much of what you wrote (like all of it!) Rang true for me. I will keep revisiting, and copy it into my own journal when I get to a computer. Oh, and conrats! Enjoy this you!
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Old Fri, May-09-14, 12:25
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Abbie_B. Abbie_B. is offline
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Posts: 269
Plan: Atkins, Paleo, High Fat
Stats: 180/133.2/140 Female 5'5"
Progress: 117%
Location: New York

Hey all! I just want to thank you all for such lovely comments. You guys are an inspiration and you really remind me how glad I am that I finally made it to a goal weight - and raises my determination to stay healthy. BTW, some really fabulous weight losses in your stats. I truly believe everyone can do this if I can :0) I love reading all the stories here! Have enjoyed them all!
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Old Wed, Jul-02-14, 21:17
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Jamackarch Jamackarch is offline
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Posts: 3,567
Plan: hflc
Stats: 166/157/125 Female 5'2"
Progress: 22%
Location: Pacific Northwest

ABBIE!!! You ROCK! Thanks soooo much for sharing! What an awesome post. You are inspiring me in every way! You and I have similar goal weights, similar approach (not strictly one plan), are both repeat HFLCarbers, must cook for family too... Very, very cool.
I appreciate you taking the time to share and also to write on my thread. I mean it when I say I think connecting with others who are headed in the same direction (or have walked the path already) is absolutely invaluable. Can't wait to see your pics, when you put them up.
Well done!!!
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Old Sun, Dec-28-14, 00:28
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GreenFern GreenFern is offline
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Posts: 716
Plan: Keto
Stats: 219/201.4/145 Female 5foot7 1/4 inches
Progress: 24%
Location: canada

such a helpful post!
congratulations on your getting it! and sticking with it and having self compassion. im inspired.
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Old Sun, Dec-28-14, 07:08
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JEY100 JEY100 is offline
Posts: 12,832
Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
Progress: 134%
Location: NC

Have no idea how I missed your wonderful success story last spring, but thank you! I am so inspired by it now and it is Perfect Timing.
Your story is the story seen on this forum so often, and they will increase with the beginning of Diet Season later this week. It is certainly mine too, even to the past four years becoming a nutrition research junkie, but never quite reaching the the very best weight needed.
You shared every one of your tips that helped a basic low carb plan meet your real goal. Thank you for taking the time last spring to write an inspiring success story that will give ideas and support to all returnees who are seeking a permanent solution to meet their health goals.
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