Start Weight:(01 Jul 13) 195.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Dec 14) 172.8 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

About me... I am 50, female, have a full time job that requires me to travel about 50% of the time. I have a husband and 2 small dogs.

I have always been over weight and almost always have turned to Atkins to help me lose weight. I have also done weight watches, nutrisystem, shakes, counted calories, starved, ate only hot dogs, banannas and eggs for 3 days and other fad diets. Atkins tends to work for me. However, I tend to get to the size I want and then even when I don't seem to change my eating habits, the weight starts to slowly come back.

That is where I am now. I got to the size 8 jeans I wanted and then the weights started creeping back. I logged my food but could not see why the weight was increaseing. Then, I gave up and ate 'normal' for a while. Then I would go back to Atkins eating or as i call it being good. But even when I am being good I still can't lose any wieght. Under the best circumstances I lose very slowly so it is difficult to stay motivated.

The good news is that I tend to feel better when I am eating correctly. But again, the change is slow so I don't notice the difference until I have been eating correctly for a long time.

I was a member of this site before and did pretty well when I was logging my food and journaling. However it takes time that I don't always have. I am starting back...

I am almost certain that part of what is missing is exercise. I purchased a fitbit a couple days ago and hope that it will help motivate me to move. I think I am just a lazy person. I hate activity! I hate to sweat! I don't swim due to back and neck injuries. I am just full of excuses and therefore have determined that I am lazy. I hope to find the answer this time.

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Need advise
I looked at a couple of days so this is not a good critique of your meal plan. What I saw was Atkins products. I tried using them... the shakes, the bars and the frozen meals. Loved them. They were easy to use and tasty. Problem was, I could not lose weight when I ate them.

I can also tell you that i am 5'7 and weigh about 190 now (that has been different in the recent past - got to 170 but it creeped back up). When you are near a goal weight for yourself (I should be 145 but my real goal weight is closer to 160 for my body frame) You get to the point where you work for weeks in order to see a half pound loss. You may be in that boat with me.

Exercise is wonderful - keep it up. But often, it is more difficult to lose weight because your muscles store water when they are sore. Also, the exercise may make the goal weight need to increase. It is really how you look and feel that counts not the weight on the scale. If you are a size 4 at 170 and look good - why try to get lower?? Smile I know that is a stretch but it makes my point.

Bottom line is - only you know what your goals need to be. Plus, that is not what you wanted advice on.... I would suggest removing the Atkins products from your life for a few weeks and see what happens. With your weight, it may take a few weeks to really see a change. Don't stress - that is a good thing... it means you are getting close to healthy.
posted 14 Nov 2013, 15:55
Thanks. If that is the case - I had not heart that - then my heavy cream that I have in my morning coffee will do the trick.
posted 23 Oct 2013, 11:38
Atkins help
I've tried and tried to access the link but can't get it to work on my computer. Sad

Oh well. I will try to read up on the keto diet and see if it makes sense for me. To be honest - without 'free' protien - I don't know that I would be very successful at all. Protien is the only thing I am generally able to have when I am on the road without screwing my WOE all up.
posted 21 Oct 2013, 08:42
Atkins help
Good Morning All,

I need some help. I am a long time Atkins dieter who fell off the wagon last year and gained about 20 pounds back. I came back to my senses and started this journal a couple months ago. I think my weight when I started was 195 or so. I have consistently logged my intake and have not been a cheater with 2 exceptions. I am almost certain my net carbs have not gone over 25 in the last couple months (with those 2 exceptions). When I started back, I also made the decision to stay away from artificial sweetners. I cut all diet drinks and splenda. I have very recently added a little splenda back to my diet in the MIM that I have had this week and the Soy Slender that I have been using for a shake.

The 2 exceptions noted were as follows - a couple weeks ago I had a pint of strawberries. and September 21 I had a good bit of beer for my Husbands birthday. Other than those 2 days - I have not cheated at all.

The help I need is - I am gaining weight. I don't know why. I dropped down to 189 and then started creeping back up. Today - the scale said I weigh 196. I gained 3.5 pounds since Sunday.

I do also take my measurements at my waist and my right thigh. I don't see any loss there... it is really hard to tell because I never know if I am measuring exactly the same way. I would say there is basically no difference.

I started exercising this week. I had 2 hour long zumba classes. That is new for me - I am normally very sedentary.

Would someone familiar with Atkins please look at my food intake and see if there is something blatantly wrong? I am not doing anything different from times I have done Atkins before so I am really at a loss.

Please note when you look at my diet and make suggestions that I travel for work. I am unable to cook my own foods and take my own snacks and plan my meals the way many do. In most cases, I don't have a refrigerator or a microwave in my room. Also, I don't log my water intake but I generally drink between 2 and 3 litres a day.

I am really at a loss and very frustrated. I am ready to give up and start eating so I can gain enough weight to have lap band surgery. yes I know that is stupid and it is the frustration talking but really - I am at a loss. I am a 50 year old woman - could this be hormones? If so - what can I do???

I will probably be off line until Monday but I do get your messages on my phone. I just can't generally answer them until I get to a computer. Please know that i will appreciate every answer even if I dont respond uickly.
posted 18 Oct 2013, 09:14
I am not sure if it is my body talking but I definately have to deal with having breakfast later rather than earlier. Schedule just does not permit anything different. Plus, I do eat when I am hungry. I am normally not hungry when i first get up in the morning and the coffee with cream seems to keep me satisfied until mid morning. If I don't get a decent dinner however, I find I am starving in the morning.

I think I am going to stay on the breakfast in the morning is a good thing bandwagon and just not worry too much if morning is 6AM or 10 AM. Smile
posted 08 Oct 2013, 10:09
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A little loss. I'm happy. Think I had stayed the same for about 3 months so this is good news.
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