IrishChik's Journal, 30 January 2013

I know it has been a while... has taken me in many directions.

I am still battling the PCOS and the insulin resistance that comes with it. I finally had a moment where everything just clicked.

Right after Christmas I cleaned out my pantry. I made a trip to the store a few days later. I started planning my actions and getting things in order. I had decided to go low-carb since that is basically what my dietitian was telling me to do. I had tried going back to Weight Watchers and the low cal, low fat plan was not working. Because I need structure, I decided to read up on some low carb plans. I decided to do Atkins. I tried to do it last year, and just didn't have my head in the game.
Between Christmas and New Years I started to eliminate a lot of things from my diet. I ate less carbs with each passing day.

On January 1 I was 240, as of today I am 229.6. It has been pretty easy. No, not pretty easy, really easy. I just trade my chocolate cravings for my love of cheese (yes I limit myself to the allowable 4 oz.). I dont eat high fat meats and I am staying pretty low on calories. I am not sitting around eating bacon everyday either. It's funny how people think they really know Atkins based on myths they have heard over the years. I have read the 1972 book, the 92/updated in 2002 book, and the brand new book that came out in 2010. So far,it is the only thing in 2 years that has dropped me down to 230. I plan to keep pushing forward and with every day that passes it gets easier. I am on a mission to kick PCOS's ass.

I am still in Induction. I plan to stay at this phase until I have 14 days in a row where I do not go over 20g net carbs. I have had a day here and there where I have been 26 and 28. Some people leave Induction after 14 days (the minimum) while others chose to stay until they are ready for the next phase. I feel good and I want to teach myself the right way to eat for my medical issues. This is how I do it. Trial and error. I am not starving and I am certainly not deprived. I actually feel really good.

I have been on the treadmill - daily.

I've been experimenting with recipes and having a great time doing so.

I know there are a lot of Atkins haters out there, and that's fine. I can't change their mind. I think a lot of them would think differently if they paid attention to the new plan and not the old outdated stuff. But I am eating healthy , losing weight, and feeling good. I will beat my PCOS , drop the weight, and be healthy. Just like all my doctors said I should.
on diet Atkins  


Hi there! I struggle with PCOS, too - and all the challenges that come with it. I have been doing Atkins for a while and have lost 90lbs - 99 inches (bust to calf) and dropped 10 sizes. I just wanted to cheer you on and let you know you are running on the *right* track. I'm proof of that. Be encouraged! and keep up your awesome work! <3 
30 Jan 13 by member: Evie1010


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