Start Weight:(16 Aug 12) 215.0 lb
Current Weight:(12 Mar 13) 157.9 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 1.1 lb a week

I'm Angie, 45, from Texas. Divorced 13 yrs with 15-yr-old twin girls. Stage 4 Lymphoma survivor, in remission since May 2002. I believe that life is about learning, changing and growing.

1st Goal: Weigh under 200 (09/19/12)
2nd Goal: Lose 20 lbs. (09/27/12)
3rd Goal: Weigh 185 by Thanksgiving (10/26/12)
4th Goal: Weigh 175 by Christmas (12/03/12)
5th Goal: Wear size 14 "incentive jeans" by Xmas (11/03/12)
*Unexpected Goal: Wear size 12 jeans (01/04/13)
6th Goal: Weigh 165 by Valentine's Day (weighed 163.1 02/01/13)
*Unexpected Goal: Wear size 10 jeans (04/22/13)

This is a list of things that have helped me:

1. Drink LOTS of water. At least half your weight in ounces daily.
2. Eat LOTS of veggies, especially the green, leafy kind.
3. Ask questions, take experienced advice, and research things for yourself.
4. Stop making excuses. If you want to do it, you can do it.
5. Plan ahead & be prepared, especially when away from home.
6. Keep very low-carb or zero-carb foods handy for snacking.
7. Chew sugar-free gum when you're bored, or to satisfy a sweet-tooth.
8. Eat fresh food when possible instead of processed.
9. Buy a cheap digital scale and weigh your food.
10. Keep track of everything you eat daily.
11. Don't obsess over what the scales show.
12. Take photos & measure yourself all over once every 2 weeks.
13. Join an active, supportive FatSecret Group.
14. Enter Challenges to stay accountable for your actions.
15. Replace your regular table salt with a substitute.
16. Don't eat the same things all the time (unless you want to lol)
17. Be creative with food, and be prepared to actually COOK.
18. Don't think of this as a "diet". It's a lifetime change.
19. Learn to think about what you're about to eat and learn to say NO!
20. Eating 1 thing off-plan doesn't mean the whole day is "lost".
21. With salad dressing and higher-carb "accent" veggies, like onions, and sweet peppers, remember, you don't need a TON, just enough to TASTE it.

FatSecret member since: 28 Aug 12

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Need advise
Much better Smile
posted 15 Nov 2013, 21:01
Need advise
I looked at your food diary for the past 2 weeks and here are my suggestions:

I agree with alexzwk about the Atkins products. So many people either stall or gain weight when they use those.

If you're following the New Atkins for a New You, and you're on the Induction Phase, you need to eat a whole lot more of the allowed veggies (preferably the green ones). 12-15 net carbs a day should come from those. And yes, it does make a difference. A lot of people freak out when they think they will only have 5-8 net carbs left over, but remember, fresh meat has zero carbs, and you'll still have room for cheese, sour cream, dressing, etc.

Try to eat as much fresh food as you can, instead of canned or packaged food. Those things usually have more carbs, and they aren't as good for you, either.

No nuts during Induction. You can add them back afterwards, if you want, and see how they affect your weight. Remember, nothing is off-limits forever. Atkins is a lifetime program that allows you to re-introduce certain foods later on.

Also, be sure to compare the nutrition facts of the food you're entering with the food you actually ate. I find discrepancies all the time. If you're not careful, you may be actually going over your carb limit, OR you may actually not be eating as many carbs as you think. I always create a new entry and put the nutrition facts in myself. Once you've created your own entry, it's much easier to find in the database the next time you eat it. If you eat some of the same things often, they will be listed at the top when you add a food to your diary.

Be sure to use REAL mayonnaise, not Miracle Whip. Real mayo has zero carbs. You can actually make broccoli and cheese for less carbs than what the packaged kind has. Instead of buying already made salads, make your own. That way, you're more in control of what goes in it and how many carbs it has.

If you have a smartphone or a Kindle Fire, there is an app called "Fast Food Nutrition Lite" that has the nutritional data for LOTS of different restaurants. You can use that when you're going to eat out to see what would be the best thing for you to choose.

If you want, you can look at my food diary. I divide my food up in categories rather than what meal it is. Meat is under "Breakfast", veggies are under "Lunch", dairy and fruit (olives, avocados and tomatoes) are under "Dinner", and everything else is under "Snacks". Doing it that way helps me see how many veggies I've had for the day without having to figure them all up. Here's a link to what my normal day looks like:

I also have my grocery list in today's Journal if you think that might help.

Today's Journal 11-14-13

And last, but not least by any means, drink LOTS and LOTS of water. You'll have to go to the bathroom pretty often for the first week, but once your body adjusts, going will be normal again lol. My water intake is also listed in my food diary.

Good luck to you, and never be afraid to ask questions! Smile
posted 14 Nov 2013, 17:26
The turkey bacon myth...
I do think it's info that people need to know! After all, who doesn't love bacon! LOL
posted 11 Nov 2013, 08:34
The turkey bacon myth...
That's an interesting read! I choose turkey bacon for different reasons. It's already cooked, so I can just grab a slice when I think I'm hungry lol; since it's already cooked, I can just zap it in the microwave to warm it; and unfortunately, this little one-horse town I live in doesn't offer any kind of organic anything. The closest town that does is at least 85 miles away. But, I did learn something, so thanks for sharing! Smile
posted 11 Nov 2013, 07:46
That's awesome!! Yay for you! Very Happy And you're right, it'll come off eventually. You're eating better now, and changed your eating habits. Doesn't matter how long it takes. All of those days are gonna go by anyway, might as well be losing as they do Smile Continued success to you!
posted 15 Mar 2013, 04:13
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