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Sarah's Success Story
(Sarah - stormy_chica)

I, like a lot of us here, had tried every diet in the world. I initially lost the weight and gained it right back once I started eating like a normal person again. I actually lost weight doing a nothing-but-carbs diet before (eating only pasta salad and chips and salsa) if you can believe it. I'm sure that didn't help my addiction at all!

When I saw that my weight was up to around 180, I knew I needed to make a change. I'm only in my early 20s, so I wasn't looking for a permanant change (permanancy is scary!) but I was looking for something that would work. There was a lot of hype about low-carb working, so I thought I try it. I knew there was no way I could do Atkins though. I didn't even try it. I have to have my carb foods sometimes.

So I searched iVillage and stumbled upon this board. It's been my lifeline ever since.

I started at 175 officially and have lost 30+ pounds so far. I'm within 5 lbs. of my goal weight, and, if you don't mind me saying, I look fantastic. :) For the first time I cannot wait to go out bikini shopping (it's my reward for sticking to this WOE).

Since I started this WOE, my energy is through the roof. I've started exercising almost every day, just to try to use some of this energy up. I also know that I'm eating healthier than ever before. My body has been through a lot, it certainly deserves healthy foods now.

As for the permanance, I've accepted the fact that I'm going to have to eat like this for life. Once an addict, always an addict. It was a bit scary at first, but now that I know how easy this WOE is, I know I can do it.

I hope that offers some inspiration, or at least some humurous reading. Welcome to the board. I'm sure you'll have your own story of inspiration to tell someday. :)

 
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