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Teri's Before and After Photos

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Update 10/28/2011 - LATEST PROGRESS PHOTOS

You can see Teri's latest progress photos here.

I have already posted before and after photos, but I posted them on two separate blog entries.

Since my after photos are still in the making, I will be keeping this blog entry current with my new photos every once in awhile!

More before the diet and current photos at Pictures current 9/19/10 and Pictures - before plus two more.

Update 10/28/2011 - Current progress photo added

See below.

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Photo of woman who lost 90+ pounds on a low carb diet
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Incredible. Absolutely incredible.

Now if we could just convince the medical establishment of the efficacy of low-carb . . .

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Thank you!

I totally agree! It is only a matter of time before the medical establishment finally gets it!!!

Wishful thinking, why not!

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Down 4 pounds after week 1 on CAD

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited. I'm down 4 pounds this week after following CAD. I don't expect that level of loss for week 2, but I'm very pleased!!

I have been logging my food choices in an excel spreadsheet, along with the daily weigh-ins. I have not been "averaging" my weightloss. I am not sure I will continue with daily weigh-ins. I might change to weekly or monthly scale checks. As long as I'm following the plan, the weight will follow. I tend to obsess a bit about the scale numbers.


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Congratulations, you are off to a great start. If I recall correctly, you were doing really well following CAD until you went away on a trip the last time. I remember how hard it was for you to get back on your program, and chances are, it is still fresh in your mind too.

I have mentioned that it took me ten years to get back on my program when I went off, but it taught me a lesson that I will never forget. Following CALP allows me to feel extremely powerful since it has taught me how to gain complete control over my food choices without feeling deprived. I feel as if I am just like everyone else out there now that I feel satisfied after a meal instead of wanting more!

In my opinion, the scale should be used as a measuring tool only. It can totally mess with the mind when it bounces up and down, and the only thing we want to see it do is drop!

It is always nice to hear how someone else is doing while following CAD/CALP, and I hope you will continue to share your journey with me here!

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See You Later Scale

Thanks for the words of wisdom Teri. Yes, I got off track once or twice before. In fact, I like you found CAD long ago (about 12 years ago, I think), and I changed my life by adjusting my breakfast to protein based food. I eliminated my daily mid-morning "low blood sugar" drops that I lived with for all my life. I kept this change as a lifestyle, but I didn't fully embrace the rest of the guidelines until last year. I was very successful last summer - losing 20 pounds like "magic". Then I relaxed the guidelines and was out of control for about a year, trying several other diets in between that made me crazy and didn't result in any notable weightloss.

So, I'm so happy to be back in the zone with CAD. I am down another 1.5 pounds since I posted the 4 I lost (so I'm down 5.5). I'm going to say goodbye to the scale for now. I know the plan is working, so I'm going to work the plan for a while and trust that the scale will move with me. I'm afraid if I continue to check the scale often, I'll lose my momentum of commitment if it doesn't show what I hope it does.

I feel great that I am "on program". I am leaving town tonight, but I have confidence that I'll be able to stick to this while I'm out of town.

Thanks for this site! I think it's great!

Day 2

I'm day 2 on CAD, would appreciated an comments you have
boiled egg for breakfast
lettuce,tomato,cheese,onions, pickles,eggs salad for lunch with coke zero
dinner same salad with dressing and cookies
am i on the right track, any suggestions welcome

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I follow CALP which is slightly different than CAD. When I eat a Complementary Meal (CM), I try to include green vegetables with my protein since that combination seems to keep me satisfied for hours.

A small amount of tomato and onion are permitted in our CMs and the only thing that I could see that may be a problem would be your Coke Zero, since our bodies can not tell the difference between artificial sugar and the real stuff.

My suggestion would be to limit your Coke Zero to your Reward Meal (RM), and other than that, your meals appear to be right on track!

Wishing you the best in making CAD/CALP work for you!


Thanks Terri

Thanks for your comments and suggestions, I never thought about needing to have the coke zero with my reward meal. Usually I do try to add some veggies with my protein at cm. Like for breakfast i might do a breakfast bowl with egg,bacon or sausage tomatoes, peppers, spinach and cheese, but most of the time i find if i eat breakfast im not hungry at lunch, its not that im trying to skip a meal im just now hungry. I need to do better with my salad though. Im striving to drink more water, im terrible about drinking water. I love reading your post, so please keep um up. Thanks for your support.

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About LowCarbForLife

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About me

I'm Teri and I am 54 years old. I have been fighting my weight since I was fourteen, dieting my way all the way up to 236 lbs. I started my weight loss program on March 3, 2008, and at that time I was unable to get into the largest pair of jeans I owned, size 18W. I have lost close to 100 pounds, and I now wear a size 4 jeans. My diet and exercise program have me feeling better than I could have ever imagined and I did it without starving or depriving myself in any way.

I am getting myself into better shape and my goal of becoming fit and healthy is getting closer every day.

Here's a link to my Progress Photos.

Current Diet Type
Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

Current Exercise Routine
Resistance/Strength Training using Bowflex, Walk Away the Pounds (WATP), & Callanetics

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