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Joined: Feb 08
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Posted: 05 Feb 2008, 16:09
5 years ago did Atkins, got thin. Then, during a period of great stress, started taking notice of people who told me Atkins was bad for you and I should eat more carbohydrate. Result? Gained 50lbs and put my blood pressure up to frightening heights. So today is the start of my new life ...I'm only listening to fellow Atkins-ers!

Nice to meet you all and may we all succeed.Smile

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Posts: 1,688

Posted: 05 Feb 2008, 16:15
Welcome to the site! I am on Atkins too. My story isn't as dramatic but similar because I did Atkins before and had success, but listened to the nay-sayers and listening to that fear ended up in not-so-great results. Now I am back and so glad with the results so far. I have lowered my cholesterol and triglicerides and I am nearing my final goals. I plan to stay on the site though because I love all the people here.

Check out my book review in my journal about the book "Cortisol Connection" about the effects of stress on weight loss.

Good luck on your fresh start! Stay strong!

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Love the food that loves you back.

Take it one day at a time!

Joined: Oct 07
Posts: 13

Posted: 05 Feb 2008, 20:48
Welcome aboard. There are some great recipes on this site to help you along also. Good advise too.

Good Luck!
"I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"
Jimmy Buffett

Joined: Apr 07
Posts: 83

Posted: 06 Feb 2008, 12:23
I have found that the majority of the nay sayers have never read the book or attempted to gain a real knowledge of the Atkins plan. If ever you are in doubt about the correct diet to eat, I recommend that you read "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. I have only read the first three chapters so far and it is quite eye opening. Welcome to the site and I hope that you do well on Atkins again.Very Happy

Joined: Jan 08
Posts: 9

Posted: 06 Feb 2008, 14:43
WelcomeSmile I was on Atkins but switched to using portionpals. I now eat the foods I want, when I want, just in the right portions. If you need any help, please let me know.
Connie Johannsen

Joined: Oct 07
Posts: 305

Posted: 06 Feb 2008, 16:38
Welcome - there are lots of wonderful people here. I hope your name doesn't stick if you know what I mean! Anyway, Atkins works if followed. It takes willpower and I for one am having such great success however slow and steady, and have lost nearly twenty pounds in three and a half months. To some people that's not enough - about a pound a week - but I'm not starving and I feel healthier in years despite some arthritis pain, which fortunately is getting better... I am now a complete Atkins follower for a lifetime and will follow the program after I reach my goal weight and permanently avoid bad carbs so I don't get fat again. I am some 55 pounds lighter than my highest weight so I have a lot to be grateful for regarding this diet and there's no way I want to go back. Stick with the diet and with us and you will succeed!!! Smile
My name is GlennM- Hi!

Joined: Feb 08
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Posted: 06 Feb 2008, 17:23
Thanks to all for your support. Very impressed with all your willpower and weight losses as well as the information which you all so willingly share.

Today was great. No hunger and got a good walk in, viewing a farm. Just done a late run to the supermarket to lay in a few choice cuts of organic meat, some smoked salmon, and a new football for the dog. Time he got out of that basket and helped the old lady run off a few pounds!

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