aNewNena

Start Weight:(17 Sep 12) 230.0 lb
Current Weight:(10 Nov 12) 211.4 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 3.6 lb a week

I was very slim until I had my second child. Over the years, my weight just crept up slowly to where it is now. I did try Atkins 10 years ago and lost some weight but felt too restricted because I never bothered to read the Atkins book entirely. I have a terrible sweet tooth and eat mostly late at night. I have never been a big eater. I am not hungry when I wake up and don't even think about eating until evening. I am a night owl. I come awake at night and so does my appetite & cravings. I would eat mostly carbs and very little protein. I ate mostly peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and chocolate milk. I love milk and drink it down like water. I hate to cook but even though I would cook for my husband, I would eat a sandwich. I never keep sweets in the house because if I did, I would eat only that. I believe I gained a lot of weight mostly from not exercising and the medications I take which I feel slows my metabolism. I take medications for hypertension, under active thyroid, high cholesterol, and depression. All these drugs are terrible on the metabolism. My oldest daughter is getting married in about a year and I can't imagine going to wedding fat! I haven't worn a dress, skirt, shorts or bathing suit in 12 years! There was a time when I could wear anything I wanted and looked great! I was once the girl at the beach with the pretty tan, long legs, flat tummy that you would stare at and wish that was you. Now I 'm on the other side of the fence and I hate it! I want to go to my daughters wedding in a beautiful dress and look great! I want to feel good about my self again! I want to wear shorts again! I want to go clothes shopping and buy the clothes I love, not what will cover my stomach and arms best. I'm ready to lose weight and keep it off for good!

FatSecret member since: 19 Oct 12

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Fractal Moonshine
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
 
GigiP
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down
 
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last weighin: losing 6.0 lb a week Down



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I'm starting over as of today!
TODAY I START FRESH!Wink
I am going on 7 weeks now on the Atkins plan and it has been nothing but constant frustrations Evil or Very Mad I started off well by losing 12 lbs during induction Very Happy then my weight has just fluctuated between 215.3 to 220.7. I thought I was sticking to the plan because I have never been a big eater. My weakness has always been sweets so I added Atkins bars, shakes, and sugar-free jello with heavy cream. I'm pretty sure now that explains why my weight hasn't budged. Last night, I read all I could on Atkins and one blog I came across on another site just opened my eyes! Someone had asked the same question I keep asking myself over and over again and even though I have read 2 Atkins books completely, one women said it best. She explained that when she was in induction, she ate 'CLEAN' meaning, NO Atkins shakes, bars, artificial sweeteners, soda, heavy cream etc... Embarassed She said that since you are only allowed no more than 20 net carbs, she used them solely for vegetables, LOTS OF VEGETABLES and ate only WHOLE FOODS; meat, eggs, veggies, salads and LOTS OF WATER. She kept her fat intake high and added olive oil to salads which is VERY HEALTHY. She stated that within a few days, her cravings subsided and she was always full and satisfied and the weight just dropped off and continues to drop. A light bulb went off in my head Idea and I realized that there are no shortcuts. Having an Atkins shake in the morning is NOT 'real' food and i needed to make changes NOW so as of today, NOV 1, 2012, I am starting over by taking this women's GREAT ADVICE and the most sound advice I have come across so far. I know the Atkins plan works and even though they make tasty products, it is not food.Doubt They are snacks that I just don't need right now as long as I am in induction. They also tend to spike my cravings, especially at night. WISH ME LUCK because I am so determined to lose this weight and keep it off. Wink The Atkins Plan works if you follow it correctly. I want to make it a part of my life ; )Very Happy
posted 01 Nov 2012, 09:37
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10 November 2012

Even though I have not felt well in weeks, I still watch what I eat and drink tons of water. Funny thing is, during the first few weeks on induction, ...
on diet Atkins  

10 November 2012

I've been ill so I have not had much of an appetite and living on chicken broth and saltine crackers, maybe a protein shake in the morning when I just ...
on diet Atkins  losing 3.6 lb a week

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