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Teri's Progress Photos March 4, 2011

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Here are recent photos of me @ 147 lbs., the first day of my third year on the Carbohydrate Addict's LifeSpan Program.

Down over 80 lbs., and feeling great!

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So awesome!

Oh, Teri, you look so fabulous! Congratulations! You're my role model, girl.

Again, major kudos!


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New Pictures

Thank you. You saw them before I did because my husband posted them last night while I was sleeping.

It had been quite awhile since I had a recent photo and I was dressed to leave the house so I asked my husband to take a few pictures of me. It is funny because when he took the pictures at home I was fine, but when he began snapping photos in the parking lot I was embarrassed. Of course, now that I see them, I am happy that he took them because I like them better.

I have been keeping up with your journey by email and I would like to congratulate you on your progress as well. We all have to start somewhere and your re-dedication seems to be working for you.

Wishing you continued success on your journey to become a healthier, happier, you.

With all my support,


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Way to go on these great photos!!!! What an inspiration you are!!!

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Support is Wonderful!

Thank you Allie.

I have been keeping up with you too. I know that you are a determined woman and I can tell that you will succeed.

I believe that keeping my meals balanced is what has been helping me the most in this way of eating. My carbohydrates are balanced with my vegetables and protein and I know that I will be tipping the scales if I overeat any one of them. I have had days where I ate more of an item than I should have, but I never got carried away.

In the three years that I have been involved with the forums, I noticed that the majority are CAD followers. I saw some people that used their Reward Meals as an all you can eat carbohydrate feast and some of those people limited themselves to eating once a day. It worked for them but it was not a lifestyle that I wanted to follow. I wanted to be able to eat whenever I was hungry, lose weight, and still be able to include the foods that I could not live without. I love meat and limiting myself to that and some vegetables is a perfect meal for me. Limiting my carbohydrates to once a day with my protein and vegetables feels like freedom and total satisfaction.

I accept that I can not eat carbohydrates like others can without becoming hungry, and losing control. I have seen this behavior in my past and now that I understand how to avoid it, I will never allow myself to be controlled by carbohydrates ever again.

My journey to getting myself fit, healthy, and thin is far from over. According to the BMI chart I am still fat, but I am within ten pounds of the normal range and I will get there no matter how long it takes.

Thank you for taking this journey with me and I will be here to support you as well.

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Thanks Teri! I can see by your words (and those great photos) that you have made a total lifestyle change. I am not there yet, but that is what I'm hoping to achieve. One day at a time! (I guess one meal at a time is more like it!)

I really enjoy your site here. I look forward to seeing what delicious meals you had!

Today I had beef jerky for breakfast because I have a 2-hour work call and not much time to plan breakfast, but we'll see if that was enough to hold me over. On my best days I have veggies with my protein for breakfast.


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I'm so proud of Teri...

I'm so proud of what Teri's done.

Thanks for dropping in, and thanks for the great comments!

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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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