|Start Weight:||(13 Oct 12) 208.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(26 Dec 13) 230.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||180.0 lb|
performance: losing 13.5 lb a week
I started counting calories in February after realizing I had lost and gained 40lbs over the past year. It seems my new high weight bumps up a couple pounds each & every year. In March I was told my cholesterol was high.
After starving for a couple months, eating stupid Smart Balance spread and losing 10lbs I resolved to find a better (yummier) way to continue to loose weight.
After scouring the interwebs, I decided to try Atkins again. Three years earlier I had tried my own "pick and choose" version with so-so results. I ate tons of Atkins bars, shakes and basically anything that said low-carb. I decided to follow it to the letter this time.
I am doing "reasonably well" and I am down 30lbs so far. Hell, I am thrilled! I even slowly lost while on vacation (including a visit to Disneyworld with a friend who constantly insisted that I couldn't be on a "diet" on vacation).
I am a 34 year-old (5'8.5") nursing student, a waitress (yes, I eat at a mexican restaurant 5 days a week --maintaining my carb goals by avoiding beans, rice & tortillas!). I bake desserts for the restaurant, but I don't eat them (sometimes I taste and spit out!) I am married to a wonderful man with a horrible diet (he eats Marie Calinder's Pot Pies) I have learned to live with us eating our own food and try to keep my nagging to a minimum. I am the mom to an amazing Standard Poodle.
I DON'T eat Atkin's bars, or shakes, I am skeptical of things that have sugar alcohols to reduced net carbs.
I mostly stick to the induction plan, occasionally having a few berries and nuts.
My favorite snack is whipped cream. I rarely drink enough water. I like peeing on ketostix. I do not exercise (other than waitressing--which is a workout, people! and leisurely riding my bike) but plan to start this fall.
I am a great, but lazy cook, and always looking for recipes. I have a big appetite for life, but I don't seem to eat as much as I used to.