Joined June 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
129.8 lb
Lost so far: 10.4 lb

Current Weight
119.4 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
115.0 lb
Still to go: 4.4 lb
Living In The Present
by Carlos Trevino

Do not complain nor wait to act
Life is fleeting and abstract,
Leave behind your hurts and tears
Trust your heart forget your fears.

Pity those who have not seen
Their inner soul that stands between;
This mindless world so full of hate
That beckons men without debate.

Life is more then what you see
So listen to your own decree,
Give your inner self the peace
And all the doubts you have will cease.

Hear the silence of your being
And you will find yourself agreeing
That life is more then what you see,
So go on! Get going! Start your spree.

Your dreams and hopes still wait for you
Your inner self will see you through,
Live for NOW and you will find
You will no longer feel confined.


"Tough times don't last. Tough people do."

"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
― Neale Donald Walsch

"Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more."
-A. Lou Vickery


Don't tell me if I'm dying, cause I don't want to know. If I can't see the sun, maybe I should go. Don't wake me cause I'm dreaming of angels on the moon. Where everyone you know never leaves too soon.

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Help! No weight loss during week 2 of Induction
The majority of your weight loss in week one was most likely water weight. If you look at my weight history, you'll find an initial 4.6 lb drop in weight. Then afterward, you see a more gradual weight loss in the following weeks. Several different factors contributed to this large drop in weight (like just ending my ToM, less sodium, etc).

When I believed in Atkins approximately 2 years ago, I lost ~5 lbs first week and gradually lost afterward. I was a diehard Atkins believer, staying under 10g per day. I was malnourished and thought I knew about nutrition. When I stopped losing weight, I blamed it on carbs. Then I learned a lil bit:

You see, carbs alone determine neither weight loss, nor gain. This means Atkins is unnecessary. You can eat 100+ grams of carbs and lose weight. Many people do this every day. And even upwards to 400+ grams (depending on their energy needs). Atkins is more of a marketing technique. They want you to buy their low carb shakes, bars and other products--which are, shockingly, Atkins approved! See what I mean?

What really determines weight loss/gain? Calories ultimately. Calories in (food/drink intake) VS calories out (exercise, daily living/body functions, etc).
A nice quote:
"What you need to understand is that bodyweight is a function of energy balance." -Wonderpug from bb.com
It makes sense when you think of it:
How can you gain weight when you're not in a caloric surplus; how are you going to store energy (calories) when you don't have an excess? It's not just pulled out of thin air and slapped on you by little fairies.
Or how can you lose weight when not in a caloric deficit; how will stored energy be used when there's no need for it to be burned? Just like it's not pulled out of thin air, it's not going to disappear magically.
Remember in science class in school when you were told something like "Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only change form." This applies here.

It doesn't just end with calories, though, if you want to ensure optimal health and have that lean, "toned" appearance rather than a skinny-fat appearance, etc.

If you'd like to learn more, visit:
^And start with the stickies. The information on there is free. You don't need to spend your hard-earned money on shakes, bars, etc. All you need is a few minutes and an open, willing-to-learn mindset.
If you have questions or need help, you can ask the forum linked above, or send a message to my inbox. Smile
posted 23 Jul 2012, 03:47
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