Start Weight:(11 Aug 07) 237.0 lb
Current Weight:(13 Jul 08) 229.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: Steady

I've tried many different diets and all have failed (so far). the end result was progressively getting heavier and heavier.
Now, I'm at a point where I'm have a hard time sleeping or just keeping up with others.
Luckily, i have switched careers and have moved into a trade- with it being very physical i do tend to get more exercise in a day than a desk job.

Time to change old ways and attitudes- and get my butt in gear.

FatSecret member since: 02 Aug 07

Ikon's Weight History

Ikon's Buddies

last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
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Ikon's Cookbook

cals: 1256kcal | fat: 80.88g | carbs: 0.49g | prot: 123.57g
Cilantro & Jalapeno Stuffed Steak
A low carb easy, yet sophisticated steak recipe.
cals: 165kcal | fat: 7.25g | carbs: 2.42g | prot: 23.20g
Baked Tilapia
Tilapia coated with light mayo and seasonings - a great way to enjoy fish.
cals: 72kcal | fat: 5.62g | carbs: 4.76g | prot: 2.17g
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
Steak-Bellas, grilled portabella mushrooms seasoned up like steak.
cals: 68kcal | fat: 2.81g | carbs: 6.01g | prot: 4.50g
Egg Drop Soup
A delicious comforting soup to remind you of "fast food".
cals: 291kcal | fat: 25.54g | carbs: 1.61g | prot: 13.20g
Egg Crepes
Easy to make crepes that are lovely for breakfast with your favorite fillings.
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Ikon's Latest Posts

How much is 20g exactly?
I agree with bluemoon- get the book and read it. for counting calories, carbs and such i use www.fitday.com to help me count the carbs.Smile
posted 29 Aug 2007, 18:58
Atkins buddies with 100+ lbs to lose?
I found the first 4-5 days rough for me- i was trying to kick caffeine,sugar and carbsShock . After those first few days i did feel much better. I had more energy, and seemed to sleep better. As the days/weeks are going by, i find Atkins easier and easier to follow. I do find Atkins grocery list to be a little more expensive than what i used to buy ( rice, pasta, etc. But, i do believe it is worth it in the long run. I rather spend the $ on quality food now, than on medication (-for high blood pressure or whatever other ailments caused by being overweight)Smile
posted 29 Aug 2007, 18:42
stomach problems, heart palpatations and pain response
I was reading that blog/ link that you attached- this person used 3 teaspoons of splenda for their coffee, which is excessive. No wonder they were having problems.
(one gram of splenda= 2 teaspoons of sugar)

On the other hand, it is true that they do not have any long term studied on this product. So who knows.........

Drink a ton of water- and eliminate splenda from you diet and see if there is any change.
posted 19 Aug 2007, 13:18
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