Joined July 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
320.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
323.0 lb
Performance: gaining 29.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 123.0 lb
Hey there! I am Kat, I just turned 40 and am pretty okay with that. But, I have spent a lot of my life fat, so how about if we try something new?

I have been dieting for most of my life, and this time around I am focusing on getting healthy. I want to be able to move more and eat good food that makes me feel good. Right now, I am taking this one day at a time.

I am a community college professor (english and writing). I am a cat owner, baseball fan, and wanna-be writer. My favorite color is green and I am obsessed with Derek Jeter. I walked a 12K once and loved it, so I would love to get back into training. Maybe even do a marathon.

katekat's Weight History

katekat's Latest Member Challenges

  Atkins Induction for 8 Full Weeks
status: Completed
ended: 29 Jul 13
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on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.2 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: steady Steady

katekat's Cookbook

cals: 113kcal | fat: 11.30g | carbs: 3.62g | prot: 0.82g
Avocado Dressing
Creamy homemade dressing.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 7.43g | carbs: 16.33g | prot: 3.24g
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
An easy, healthy and very tasty tomato soup made from fresh ingredients.
cals: 80kcal | fat: 6.98g | carbs: 4.32g | prot: 1.36g
Zucchini Noodles
A great pasta substitute.
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katekat's Latest Posts

I think it depends on why you are doing Atkins. If it is for health reasons, then just "switching to Calorie-Count" isn't going to work.

I think the key to doing Atkins cheaply is investing in a crock pot so you can buy the big, cheap cuts of meat. I try to find any meat that is less than 2 dollars a pound and I buy it and freeze it, if I can.

When I am in financial lean times, I will just eat the same thing every day. So I can buy a package of meat and then ingredients for a salad or a bag of frozen broccoli and that gets me through the week. It gets tiring eating the same thing, but it works. Good luck.
posted 08 Jun 2013, 21:22
I am stuck on atkins
I have read the latest two Atkins books cover to cover and in both they talk about how the bars and shakes can slow weight loss. I try to only eat them when I am really craving something sweet and nothing else seems to work.
posted 07 Jun 2013, 12:24
my tummy is big
I tend toward hourglass (curvy hourglass, but still even). As soon as I start to lose weight it comes off the top part. I can go down a full two sizes in my chest before my belly and behind. I wish I could control where it came off first, that would be great.
posted 07 Jun 2013, 12:21
I am stuck on atkins
Two years ago my mom and I went on Atkins together. We ate the exact same food and she lost 3 times as much weight as I did. I had to cut out soda, Atkins bars, and start adding olive oil to my veggies to begin to see results. I can't remember if it is in the new Atkins book or not, but I know there was a section in one of the older books that talked about people who were *resistant* Without seeing your food it is tough to say what the slow down is, but I will say that some people are more sensitive to sugar. Could there be *hidden* sugars that you are not aware of? A lot of mayonnaise, salad dressings, condiments, and even prepared meats have sugar. Personally, I have to eat almost completely *natural* to lose weight on Atkins. Good luck!
posted 07 Jun 2013, 12:04
Atkins Diet phase 1
I am sorry you are getting discouraged, but I know I'd like to lose a half an inch off my waist! I just started Atkins again (I am on day three of induction). But I have done it twice before. The first time the weight just melted off. The second time it took a lot longer to see results, but eventually I did see results.

Maybe there are some hidden carbs or sugar in your food that you are not aware of? That can slow down weight loss.
posted 26 May 2013, 21:39
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I bought a new scale and discovered that I was about 30 pounds heavier than I thought. So, I adjusted my weight history to reflect this. It was disapp ...
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08 June 2013

I feel silly putting down this weight because my scale is so wackadoo right now. It is broken and I can fluctuate like 20 pounds in either direction. I ...
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