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Old Sat, Feb-08-03, 19:54
JenB JenB is offline
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 156/153/130 Female 5'3"
Progress: 12%
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I have been on Atkins 3 months & lost 2 lbs. Am I a turtle???

I am doing it right. My stix are purple. I workout 4 days a week. I have lost 0 inches. Is this WOE not for me?? Can some people not lose?
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Old Sun, Feb-09-03, 01:30
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Karen Karen is offline
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Plan: Ketogenic
Stats: -/-/- Female 5 feet 4 inches
Progress: 100%
Location: Vancouver

Jen, I think you gleaned by talking to others in different threads that breastfeeding is probably the source of your slow fat loss. Since you've recently stopped, how about regrouping your thoughts and continuing on with LC'ing?

Hormonal shifts can be "pesky" and yours are probably in the process of settling now.

You also came off WW, right into low-carbing so it can take a bit of time - along with the breastfeeding influence - for your body to re-tune itself.

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Old Thu, Feb-13-03, 12:00
JenB JenB is offline
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 156/153/130 Female 5'3"
Progress: 12%

I guess I am looking for that "definate" answer; someone to say,"Yes, that is definately the problem." But, I guess no one knows for sure how each individual will react to different foods, hormonal changes, etc. I will stick to it. Maybe another 2 months & than I will have to try another way of losing weight. I really enjoy this WOE & it doesn't feel like a "diet". I don't have a problem sticking with it, but I would like to lose the weight.

Some people say I need to cut my calories & others say I should increase them. I average between 1500-1800 a day. 10-12x my current weight is 1350-1500. But, I read that that is a minimum# of calories. Is that true, or is that the maximum# of calories?
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Old Thu, Feb-13-03, 22:59
PattiK PattiK is offline
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Plan: Atkin's
Stats: 155/155/155 Female 5'2"
Progress: 9%
Location: Springfield, IL
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If you are still breastfeeding you are supposed to have increased calories and if not breastfeeding, then are you still hungry most of the day, or satisfied. Do you have energy? Have you kept a food journal that the more experienced LCers could have a look at? Do you drink your water - you will need lots more water for the milk production.

Hang in there - this is when it is critical. You may need to change some things, but don't give up and go back to what you know doesn't work.

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