Joined April 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
296.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
297.0 lb
Performance: gaining 5.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
250.0 lb
Still to go: 47.0 lb
I'm 44 years old and I have lived almost my entire life in New Jersey. I grew up across the river from Philadelphia and currently live in the Atlantic City area.

My domestic partner and I have been together for 20 years. We have no children, but we do have 3 dogs and 5 cats.

I'm back after a long absence. Although I continued tracking my weight, I stopped tracking my food when the tedium of that work overshadowed my success with dieting. Now I'm ready to start again.

Roughly a decade ago I had a lot of success with the Atkins diet. I eventually fell off the wagon with that diet after vacationing in San Francisco -- a wonderful eating town if ever there was one -- and have never found my way back. One thing that made Atkins good for me was the structured way of cutting simple carbs in Induction. I was pretty hardcore about counting carbs the last time I was on Atkins. I hope to be an little less obsessive now, strangely enough, because I hope tracking here will make the counting easier.

In my spare time I like to write in my blog, watch movies with my domestic partner or play video games.

BlueWaterBottle's Weight History


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last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down
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Having big problems losing weight on atkins
Induction level Atkins is a ketogenic diet, so you want a lot of fat in your diet. You need the fat in your system and you need to drink a lot of water to make the fat burning process work.

Eating High Fat/Low Carb is naturally appetite suppressing, so most people don't have to pay too much attention to counting calories, but Atkins is a diet like any other in the sense that if you overeat, you won't see any weight loss. Most people on Induction see reasonably steady weight loss if they eat 1200-1800 calories a day, stay within their allotted carb counts, get roughly 65% or more of their calories from fat, and drink 60-80oz of water a day.
posted 28 Mar 2013, 07:41
Recipes, Portions, and Carb Counts
Linda's low carb is awesome. I use it all the time, too.
posted 27 Mar 2013, 08:39
Dieting For Food Lovers?
I am in love with food myself. Eating is one of my favorite hobbies.

I think the challenge is to find exciting ways to prepare and present the ordinary healthy day-to-day food so that there is still room for the occasional over-the-top indulgence. It's a tricky balance, and one that I, frankly, haven't managed yet, but there's got to be a way. Life is too short and some food is too good for anyone to try to be the perfect eater every day at every meal.
posted 19 Mar 2013, 08:02
Help! travel for professional reasons. How do I stick to my diet?
Right off the top, I accept the fact that if I am on the road, it's not going to be the best dieting week. Since you can't cook for yourself, you have to give up some of the control you would normally have. As long as it is a temporary thing -- as in, you get right back on the plan as soon as you get home and get your control back -- your overall goals aren't going to suffer.

To mitigate the damage, I try to eat salads or simply prepared soups. Generally, I try to eat things that have vegetables in them without rice, pasta or bread if I can avoid it and have meat or tofu. I try to avoid condiments because I assume that anything I order out is going to have more sugar than I would prefer. If my hotel has a fridge and a microwave, I try to get some things in the room that are closer to what I would eat at home so that not every meal is a dietary disaster.
posted 18 Mar 2013, 08:24
sugar okay or not okay in induction
You are supposed to avoid sugar as much as possible, but it's unlikely that you will avoid it completely. Many cheeses, salad dressings, and condiments, for example, are completely acceptable for all phases of Atkins, but they may have a gram or two of carbs.

If you're doing Induction level Atkins, you want to keep your Net Carbs at around 20g per day. For things that have simple sugars, the carb count and the net carb count are the same. For things like vegetables, which have a lot of complex carbs that don't act on the bloodstream as quickly, the carb count is higher than the net carb count, so you can eat more vegetables and technically have more carbs in your diet, but still maintain your net carb goals and lose weight.

You can set your food diary so you can track both carbs and net carbs so that you can see the difference with every item you list.
posted 14 Mar 2013, 08:28
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20 March 2013

275! That is goal. Awesome!
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01 February 2013

I'm back. I'm trying Atkins, although you wouldn't know it to look at my food tracker. It'll take me a couple of days -- maybe a week -- to transition ...
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