Start Weight:(06 Jul 14) 188.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Jul 15) 192.4 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: Steady

In my 60's and have followed mostly low carb diets to keep my weight in check over the years. The weight gain occurs when I'm not on a program! Low carb helps keep my blood sugar steady and thus it is easier to stay with a diet regimen.

FatSecret member since: 08 Dec 13

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currently: Week 5 of 12
end date: Sunday 20 Sep 15
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Waah, I am stuck!
Oh, I think a lot of us have this problem and it ia very much related to how we became overweight in the first place. For one thing, a treat day on Atkins will sabotage your progress if your treats tend to be high in carbs. You'll start to retain water from them and it will take a couple of days once you're back on track to lose that water. And high carb foods will quickly send you on a blood sugar roller coaster that will practically DRIVE you to eat more off plan foods. (I want to call them off-plan so as not to be judgmental because it could be toast you're indulging in, not Snickers bars.) If you MUST have a treat, best make it at the end of the day, perhaps the last weekend day so that you don't have time to do much damage. If you're really doing Atkins then you're probably not regularly eating fruit, so maybe have that for your treat instead of food with grains or potatoes. Good luck!
posted 09 May 2015, 22:31
setting up a template
OH YES - when you are in the add foods section you will see "my favorite meals" in the bottom right corner. You can set them up and label them for breakfast, lunch, etc. and then just select them when you are entering your foods. They will pop up in detail, so you can easily adjust quantities or even delete items if you deviated from your routine. It's a real time-saver.
posted 04 Jan 2015, 10:33
setting up a template
I just noticed the recipe section - maybe you could set up your regular meals as a recipe.
posted 04 Jan 2015, 10:27
What is your UGW?
I used to feel best at 135, but at this point I am not seeking it. I would be quite happy to reach 155 and that is in the normal range for my height. UGW would be 145, but it is off my radar at this time. Maybe when I get closer? I've come to see dieting (in the sense of "eating right to attain and maintain health and proper body weight"Wink as a never-ending process so I tend to feel that the weight will end up being whatever it's going to. I don't want to feel like my weight loss efforts have failed because I didn't reach a certain weight by a certain time. Been there, done that and it has led to regain way too many times. I realize not everyone does this, but I'm reasonably sure I'm not the only one who gets into a negative head trip when they don't get the results they expect and deserve.
posted 04 Jan 2015, 10:22
Rewarding yourself
I like the way you think! I think I more often want a "consolation prize" for stressful days - have to figure out a non-food solution for that that doesn't "reward" stress and encourage creating more of it. A lot of stress is just due to re-hashing unpleasant events, after all - a head trip.
posted 27 Sep 2014, 10:29
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25 January 2015

I have been on a run of bad eating AND overeating! And with that comes dreadful indigestion. Time to return to the fold and log my food. Not even going ...
on diet Atkins  

19 October 2014

I have been eating off plan and this has not been as delightful as one might expect. It has, however, been instructive. I did gain weight, but not as much ...
on diet Atkins  gaining 3.1 lb a week

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