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Name: Mandy

weight: 165plus/135/?

Age: 41

BirthDay: June 27, 1959

Sex: Female

Location: Delaware seashore

Hobbies: Playing with my computer, partying with friends, playing with my dogs, woodworking, painting, reading, exercising, traveling, etc. Many more hobbies I'd like to learn such as playing the drums and wind surfing.

Occupation: Jill of all trades. Bartending, dog grooming, artists, etc.

Comments: I gained a lot of weight in my early thirties. I had a successful art business that took over my life and all my time. I'd quit exercising and the weight piled on within one year. Don't know how much because I didn't own a scale. I went from a size 8 to a tight size 18 (and I wasn't even pregnant). After two years I got back into the groove of exercising again and got down to a size 16. For 4 more years I maintained this size by exercising and eating no more than 1600 calories a day. I chalked it up to age and heredity for being overweight even though I exercised and didn't eat a lot of food. Then I discovered low-carb dieting. I started with the Carbohydrate Addicts Diet, bought a scale, and dropped 30 pounds in 31/2 months. Got down to a size 12. But sugar was still a part of my life and I felt in order to low-carb for the rest of my life, I had to nix it for good. Then I switched to Atkins. Went from induction to maintenance to figure how many carbs I could eat in a day before I would start gaining weight (and fell in love with ketosis). I didn't lose more weight on Atkins but lost inches and dropped pants sizes. I now wear a size 6-8. I will eat this way forever.