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I am now restarting induction: 12-2007 at 252 pounds my lowest weight was 236

Slacked off and am now determined to get this going again. 

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CHARLENE PHOTOS

LINKS TO SITES I FOUND HELPFUL

MY LIFE STORY FROM BIRTH TO ATKINS

MY-ATKINS-Lifestyle.pdf

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I have been overweight since I was a child and had just settled for the fact that I was big.
However in May 2003 and adopting a grandchild;  the photo taken at the adoption was an
eye opener to me that it was time to make some life changes! 
 My weight at that time was OVER 320 pounds a size 30/32 clothing & getting tight.
I was not happy with myself and felt tired and miserable..

 I began researching different diets and options out there. 
 I chose Atkins because I needed a
LIFE STYLE CHANGE and this made sense to ME.

I began this life change on July 7, 2003 and have now lost around 80 pounds and FROM A SIZE 30 TO A SIZE 18  clothes sizes!

My loss has slowed some but I am still losing!

 


 

Our eating habits have gone from

what we used to eat :  pasta, bread, pizza, potatoes, sugared drinks, cakes

to what we eat now: salads, green vegetables, meats, eggs,
                                                      and sugar free Jell-O and sugar free drinks
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART WE NOW DRINK LOTS OF WATER


Folks have asked me for tips on how we have stuck to this.

  • FOCUS ON WHAT YOUR GOAL IS AND STICK TO IT.

  • READ THE ATKINS BOOK AND LEARN THE DO'S & DON'TS
     OF THIS LIFE CHANGE

  • TAKE YOUR VITAMINS

  • DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER, DRINK WATER

  • ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS IS A LIFE CHANGE OF EATING HABITS NOT A DIET

  • LOOK FOR A VARIETY OF WAYS TO FIX YOUR FOODS; EXPERIMENT.

  • HAVE FUN !!


I feel like we have a new life now.  We have more energy ( and with now two babies ages 3 1/2  years and the little one is  20 mo. ) we need all the energy we can get. 

UPDATE.... My babies are growing up Ashley is now 6 and Grace is 4.. my how time flies!

We are still losing and will post more photos on this page so keep checking back!!.

feel free to email me: Charlene Beauchamp

A PICTURE IS WITH A THOUSAND WORDS!

CHARLENE'S BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

IF YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED ME IN MAY OF 2003 IF IN 16 MO.
TIME I COULD FIT INTO A SIZE 18 JEANS
I WOULD HAVE LAUGHED AND SAID YOU MUST BE KIDDING!!

BUT LOOK AT ME NOW!
 WONDER IF ATKINS WORKS! TAKE A LOOK!

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE HIT STALLS AND OTHER LIFE STRESSES WE HAVE
 STUCK TO THE PROGRAM.  I AM NOW AT 252 POUNDS AND
STILL DROPPING WEIGHT  JUST LOOK AT THE PHOTOS
 TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE

 

 

 

SIZE 30  TO A SIZE 20

BEFORE photo taken December 25, 2002 ; AFTER photo taken December 25, 2003


MY LIFE CHANGE PHOTO

 BEFORE ON MAY 13, 2003 @ 320

AFTER PHOTO TAKEN DECEMBER 25, 2003 @ 265


BEFORE PHOTO: May 14, 2003 @ 320; AFTER PHOTO 12-24-2003 @ 265

BEFORE size 30                                        AFTER size 22

 

 

   

 

 


BELOW ARE SOME SITES I FOUND VERY HELPFUL!