Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
168.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.0 lb

Current Weight
170.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
155.0 lb
Still to go: 15.0 lb

sarahC0612's Weight History

sarahC0612's Cookbook

cals: 129kcal | fat: 1.01g | carbs: 24.54g | prot: 5.35g
Chicken Pot Pockets
Pockets are the new pies, spread the word.
cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
cals: 166kcal | fat: 5.69g | carbs: 24.43g | prot: 7.31g
Black Bean Tacos
Black bean tacos with corn tortillas and cheese.
cals: 427kcal | fat: 45.42g | carbs: 1.82g | prot: 4.66g
Olive Oil Chicken
A very delicious and low carb way to enjoy chicken.
cals: 350kcal | fat: 4.93g | carbs: 32.92g | prot: 42.63g
Green Onion Turkey Burgers
Delicious sweet and spicy turkey burgers.
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sarahC0612's Latest Posts

How do I change what phase of Atkins I am in on Fat Secret?
Question Does anyone know how to do this? I just transitioned to OWL, but I can't figure out how to change it on my profile from Induction to OWL. Any help would be appreciated.

posted 27 Oct 2010, 20:21
Tearing my hair out!
And I am one of those people. Case in point, I went on vacation this past weekend. I do not think I "pigged out" by any means, but I did cheat on the Atkins diet a bit. Other than 1 or 2 days, my calorie count was very low, but I gained 3.5 lbs! In one week! Of course part of that has to do with eating refined carbs and sugar after abstaining from them for 3 weeks, but I also think it speaks to the fact that I am carb sensitive.

As for waiting till after the holidays, I was actually thinking about that today. But I decided to stick with the diet now because there will ALWAYS be a reason (excuse) to put off dieting. I would rather nip this in the bud now and then try my best to make good choices at Christmas time (when my mom bakes her famous cookies!) Also, I am unhappy with my weight NOW, so why put off trying to fix it? I don't want to go through the holidays feeling chubby and uncomfortable. So, I am going to stick with it and keep trying. I think that, other than the Christmas cookies, I will actually be fine over the holidays.
posted 14 Oct 2010, 15:38
Tearing my hair out!
I've been weighing myself once a week, always on the same day of week and time in the nurses office at my work. It is one of those balancing scales like what they have at the doctor's office. I have a body composition scale that I have not been using at home because I swear that it is either broken, or the fact that I live in a very old house with hardwood floors that are probably all a little uneven is causing it to miscalculate. I mean, we are talking a variance of 10-12 lbs everytime I get on it. Even if I get on, get off, then get right back on again, I get a completley different number, usually + or - about 10-12 lbs. I have always assumed that if the weight is wrong, then the other measurements must be too. I suppose I could try moving it downstairs onto the area rug in the living room and seeing if anything changes.

Hbkim - I loved those articles. Thank you so much for sending! Very informative!
posted 06 Oct 2010, 12:26
Tearing my hair out!
Your post made me laugh out loud, well parts of it anyway. I may have come off as having an attitude, but I really don't and I have no intention of giving up or changing diets. I was just venting. I really like Atkins and know that it will work. I am just having a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of getting smaller without the number on the scale going down. The fact that you had a similar experience is very creassuring, and why I posted this vent in the first place. I needed to know I was not alone! I get very frustrated when it starts to feel like it's not working.....That's all. I have tried calorie counting and it just did not work for me. I have found that on Atkins, I wind up eating fewer than my RDI on most days, without even trying. I LOVE how I am not hungry all the time like I used to be so I do think Atkins is the right thing for me... However, I am going to google this Carb Cycle idea. I had not thought about that and I don't know much about it. Thanks for the tip!

Fairmamma - That MIM sounds delightful! I am totally going to try it! Thanks!

To everyone who replied, thank you! You are all the best! This is why I post/vent my frustrations, because this woderful support system keeps me focused and motivated.

I admit, my veggie intake is lacking. That is because I generally do not like veggies. I've never been a huge fan. I am surprised (and bummed) to hear that the atkins bars could also be part of it my problem. I really like them alot! Not only do I like the flavor, but also how convenient they are. But I will cut back on them and see if that also helps.

I also made the mistake of not taking my measurements when I started Atkins. I know the book said to, but again, I figured if I loose inches, my weight would change. I know I am smaller though because my clothes are looser.

As for my water intake - I drink water like you would not believe! 64 oz a day at a minimum, usually closer to 80 oz. I was also drinking iced tea (unsweetened of course), but stopped that about a week ago in case the caffine was causing a problem.

Thanks again all for the feedback and helpful tips. I appreciate it very very much!!!!!
posted 05 Oct 2010, 15:04
Tearing my hair out!
Okay people, help me out here. I have read the Atkins book, and I know weight loss can vary from person to person, but here's my story....

I started Atkins 3 weeks ago with the induction phase. Much to my delight, I lost 6.5 lbs in the first week. After week 2, I lost a measly 1/2 lb. I thought that was oddly low, but I was on my period and figured I was carrying extra water. Given my poor results the second week, and that I was still not within 15 lbs of my goal, I decided to do induction for one more week.

I weighed in today and was up 1/2 lb! WTF!?!??! I have been following this stupid diet to the letter. My clothes are fitting better and I no longer have the cravings like I did before, though I am getting a little bored with my food choices. It's getting harder and harder to keep from eating a freaking sandwhich... you know, like normal people do.

The atkins book says that you can get smaller without loosing weight...but I don't understand how that is possible if you are not actively lifting weights to gain muscle. I have not been doing anything other than my normal fitness routine of teaching Spinning 2x per week, and then another form of cardio 1-2 other times per week.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is this normal? Or am I cursed or something? Sometimes I really think my body just wants to be fat. No matter what I try, it seems to figure it out and put a stop to any weight loss progress after about a week.

I am so frustrated right now. I am about ready to go have me a big ole' cookie and wash it down with a 32 oz diet coke if this nonsense continues!
posted 05 Oct 2010, 11:31
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