|Start Weight:||(22 Mar 12) 142.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(11 Dec 12) 130.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||125.0 lb|
performance: losing 0.3 lb a week
I originally tried the Atkins diet back in June of 2001 when (coincidentally enough) I weighed in at 162.5lbs -- the most I had ever weighed. With a combination of Induction and some pretty serious weight training and cardio, I dropped down to 131lbs (18% body fat) a little less than one year later. At 34 years old, I was in the best shape of my life!
Fast forward to 2007... I was unexpectedly laid off work, so I decided to go back to school and get a couple of degrees. A couple of months before my graduation, we bought our first house. Talk about STRESS! Now comes 2010 with a *horrible* job market, no work to be found, and more stress. I guess it shouldn't have surprised me to find my weight creeping back up.
Finally, in October of 2011 I found out I needed shoulder surgery on my right (dominant) shoulder. During the Pre-Op physical, I discovered that I again weighed 162.5 and my blood pressure had skyrocketed to 159/89! After surgery, being doped up on pain medications for 6 weeks and constantly feeling nauseous helped me drop back down to around 152lbs, but no matter how much I tried I could NOT break the 150 barrier...
It was then that I decided to go back to the diet that had worked so well for me before, and here I am! The Monday after Superbowl Sunday (Februray 6, 2012) I began the Induction phase of my return to the Atkins lifestyle. Here's hoping it goes as well this time around as it did last time!