I lost seventy pounds using Atkins. It took just under two years. I lost two levels on my eyeglass prescription too (eye doc said looked like someone who had recently gotten unsuspected diabetes under control.) And though my serum glucose had never been abnormal, Atkins sure as heck does stabilize serum glucose. My bad knee stopped demanding surgery and serum lipids went from "Uh-oh" to "Fabulous!"
After losing the weight I gave all my 2-3X professional clothes to a residential women's shelter/job training program so their grads could have something to wear to interviews and work. I've kept it off for five years, then gradually gained back about 20 (postmenopausal, dangitall) but losing that now. Still 50 pounds below max weight and NEVER going back.
Talk about WOW! Wendie's story is nothing short of amazing. TWO levels on her eyeglasses? That's staggering. We love her energy and hope you'll be inspired too.