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I'm in my 50's and 5'8" tall. I've battled my weight since I was about 15 years old. My highest weight was 217 pounds and is now on its way down.

My initial target weight was 168. I achieved that but still had some obvious fat on my belly and kidney areas. If there is fat on the outside of you then your body couldn't put any more fat on the inside of you and continued on the exterior. So my goal is to loose the exterior fat. My new goal is 155.

From about November 2012 until the present I've been eating low carb but not the Ideal Protein products (well probably 2 per week rather than 3 per day when on the plan). My weight is steady and my type 2 diabetes is under control. My doctor was very happy with my HGA1C test that shows about a 3 month blood sugar average.

April 2013 - I'm now beginning my last 10 pound loss. I'm at about 165 lbs. I'm maintaining well and happy with what I'm eating, though it is different than before I started Ideal Protein and then low carb eating. I'll be happy if I do this in 10 weeks.

July 2013 - My weight is unchanged, still 10 pounds away, but diabetes is still under control and that is a big victory in addition to the rolls of fat being gone. Also I'm basically eating the quantities of food that I want to eat, that is not a struggle. I just have to choose low carb things to start with.

April 2016 - my weight is about the same as July 2013. So 3 years of maintanence. It is now 4 years of no diabetes medication and good blood sugar control. HURRAY!

February 2017 - Now over 5 years of no diabetes medication. I expect and A1c result at the doctors office shortly. Floating around 170 pounds in weight. One thing for sure, I'm not gaining it all back.

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  • v KATHLEEN624
    Thank you James for your kind words of encouragement. Team Keto! has changed my life. I enjoy every minute interacting with all the members.
    183 days ago
  • v JUDITH1654
    Appreciate your input but the reason for my inflamed knee is due to a pinched nerve in my back. The only that will fix that is surgery. But thanks for the suggestion. emoticon
    239 days ago
  • v JUDITH1654
    As I said from the first - my weight
    240 days ago
    LOL It's all fun and games until your pants have nothing but buttons or you're wearing a belt. emoticon
    243 days ago
  • v SOFT_VAL67
    thank you for the comment on my blog. my actual diagnosis was acute bronchitis and pneumonia. i have been pretty sick. sadly i had actually gone to a different/my regular doctor weeks ago with the same symptoms, chills, fever, body aches. wheezing and pain when I breathed.
    she did a flu test and sent me on my way with a z-pack. saying it was "probably" a sinus infection.
    no tests. so 2 wks later when the same symptoms returned, and became worse, i went to another clinic and they did chest xray and labs and diagnosed me.
    it is possible i didnt even have pneumonia at the first visit, but i cant say for sure.
    all i know is, i have been sick as a junk yard dog and staying home just doing as little as possible and getting lots of rest.
    thanks again for the response.
    249 days ago
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