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Joined: Aug 13
Posts: 10

Posted: 02 Sep 2013, 16:05
Hi Is it too late to join? I sure could use some motivation and support. I tried this before and didn't last long so I am back again hopefully this time I can stick to it. I let my carb craving get the best of me. I have trouble sticking and staying focus. That is one of my weakness. the other is sweets I love them. I am a busy mom of 7 kids ranging from 4 to 21. My oldest doesn't live with me anymore. It hard with a family of 8 and living on a budget. My hubby doesn't work due to 2 torn ACL in both knees. He is also diabetic and a very picky Italian. Everything is pasta this or pasta that lol. I am the only one doing Atkins. Everyone doesn't support Atkins as they think it unhealthy. So I am alone in this. I am 45 and need to lose over 90 lbs. I am currently 227 lbs. I restarted yesterday with the Atkins plan. My calories was on the low side but my net carb was 24. So I don't know what I am doing that wrong. I had three meals yesterday. I drunk 64 oz of water too. I sure would love to join your forum as I see it very active and that what I need. Sandy

Joined: Mar 12
Posts: 6

Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 08:07
Hi Sandy! I'm new too and just started a couple days ago. I've done Atkins before and it works wonders for me. My nurse in-laws are all on me about how unhealthy this diet is, but I just tell them it's pretty unhealthy carrying extra weight, too. Smile

I'm fairly lucky, as I do not have a sweet tooth at all and I really like veggies. I do miss chips, popcorn, pasta, etc. but I'm finding some decent substitutes for my snack cravings.

My husband is a big pasta fan, so I just make spaghetti squash for me and pasta for everyone else. Honestly, I feel so much better when I am on this diet. Much more energy and I don't feel so bloated and disgusting all the time.

Good luck to you! You can do it!

Joined: Oct 13
Posts: 4

Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 11:49
Hi Sandy,
How about if your husband would do the family cooking and you do your own? Just for the 2 weeks induction, and see what happens. Tell him that his loving support will be rewarded with a happier and more self confident wife and mother, and Happy Mom, Happy Family.
I know, I've been there...