Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Week 3, Day 3

Today I ate:

5 Cups of Iceburg Lettuce
Two Tbsp of Ranch dressing
Provolone Cheese
6 ounces of Salmon


Walk - 1 Mile

I am feeling good, not cranky.  Lots of energy.  No cravings...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Week 3, Day 2

I currently weigh:  251.6 pounds

Today I consumed:

2 Chicken Thighs baked in olive oil and chicken seasoning
2 ounces of cheddar cheese

And this is embarrassing... 4 cans of diet coke and NO water...  What is my problem?


1.5 Miles - Walking

Feeling energized!

I need to eat more vegetables.  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I have decided to post what I eat as well, so I can look back and make adjustments if necessary.

Today I ate:

2 Chicken Thighs - Baked in Olive Oil with Italian Seasoning
1 Can of Green Beans
3 ounces of cheese

I am having the... "Atkins poop" lately.. ugh. 

For info on this, look at past entries.

Monday, August 27, 2012

one week.

One week back on plan. 

Weight loss:  4.8 pounds

Current Weight:  255.2

I am still a little bit sluggish.. but today I had more energy than normal.

I am also feeling more aggressive than normal..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On the road again...

So.. it's been a while... again...

And I wasn't going to come back here until I had made some big milestone.  But I am currently embarking... again... and am on Day 2... again... and I have been feeling like crap... again... and so I came back to read what Day 2 was like before and I realized how helpful it was to me to know that this is just the process... This walking death that I feel right now.

CW:  260

Another cool thing, I have been working in a job where I have to walk a lot and I realized that I have been eating like crap and still lost 30 pounds from my last post... Imagine what I can do with Atkins.  :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Week 2, Day 4 - Slight cheat

So, yesterday, I ate three pieces of chocolate.

This chocolate was sent to me by a friend from St. Louis. It was from a well known chocolate factory. He knows that I've been kind of down lately and I feel like everything is going wrong.

So. I ate three pieces of the chocolate and gave the rest to my roommates.

I do not regret this. My weight was actually down this morning. And it did not make it any harder for me to continue on plan today.

I feel awake. I feel happy. I feel like I can do this.

So, life is waiting!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Week 1, Day 3


Today I did not want to get out of bed.

I have a headache that feels like it is directly behind my my right eye and no amount of Advil will get rid of it.

I am tired. I did not eat enough yesterday and it is hurting me today.

All I ate yesterday was eggs and shrimp. Four eggs and twenty pieces of shrimp. I meant to eat a salad. I meant to eat pork chops.

But after cooking the pork chops and making the salad, I wasn't hungry.

This morning, I woke up hungry, and honestly, have yet to eat, which I am sure is not helping matters.

It was between eating and sleeping another twenty minutes... I chose sleep.

I feel like I am in the middle of a deep depression, like I need energy.

Some days, I suppose, it's like that.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Week 1, Day 2

Today my stomach hurts a bit.
It may be constipation.
It may be dehydration.

It may be that I really need to force myself to down the water. Just stop arguing and do it.

My sister said to me, "I want pancakes, and I am going to eat them. And I want pizza and pretzels."

She is supposed to be traveling down this low-carb road with me. She said that she was going to indulge just a little because it would take forever for her to reach her goal weight anyway. And I said, "Well, every little indulgence makes the goal farther away." I then said, "Do you want those pancakes more than you want to be thin and healthy?" And she said, "Yes, I do." And I know that she didn't mean it. I get it.

This is hard. As I have proven over and over again. It is hard to stick to something for the long term. It truly is. I have yet to be able to stick to something for longer than 6 months without going off plan.

And it is mostly because you lose sight of the goal. It seems so very far away.

This is actually why I don't even focus on the overall picture. I have set goals as little as five pounds away. Whatever it takes. You find something that you want to do that you are unable to do until you lose five pounds and you focus on that. If I focus on the fact that I have to lose about 130 pounds in total, I am not going to make it.

But, if I focus on the fact that I want to go ziplining and the weight limit is five pounds less than I am now, well then, that, I can do. That I can foreseeably accomplish.

Does it always work? No.
But, it definitely increases the success rate.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Week 2, Day 1

Easy Breezy as far as staying on plan is concerned.

However, today I woke up with a bit of tightness in my legs. Not quite cramping but the muscle not quite releasing either.

This means that I need to start taking my vitamins as I know that the cramps are on their way if I do not.

I also need to seriously up my water as I am feeling dehydrated all the time.

I am starting a serious exercise plan this evening, beginning Couch to 5k.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week 1, Day 7 - I love chicken wings...

Still feeling energetic. Feeling the need to start a serious exercise routine and not this lazing around, maybe I will, maybe I won't walking thing.

Ate chicken wings tonight, delicious! One of my favorite treats on Atkins.

But, I have to remember that I cannot eat chicken wings every day of the week and you have to be careful to get the kind without breading.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Week 1, Day 6

CW: 276.6

Beautiful day outside!

Going to be productive.

A bit hungry this morning and very thirsty. Need to be drinking more water.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Week 1 Day 5


What can I say? I feel great.

I am needing less sleep to get through the day.

Admittedly, I have only been getting about 5-6 hours of sleep each night this week and normally that throws me for a loop.

Still, today I woke up an hour before my alarm and was wide awake, ready to go.

I still haven't incorporate leafy greens or vegetables in general into this whole shindig. But it is on the list and will be incorporated either tonight or tomorrow.

Craving water. Still drinking Coke Zero, but drinking a lot more water than I used to. 8 Pounds down over the past four days. I know that's water weight but you gotta start (or restart) somewhere.


Ate a huge cobb salad at Outback. Without the croutons, of course. I missed salad.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Week 1 Day 4 - Energy, How I've Missed You!


What to say? My energy is up. I do not feel sick. I feel less bloated.

Had my first, what I like to call, "Atkins Bowel Movement." I know. Gross. But... when you have it, you'll know it.

The day is beautiful. I am kicking off my 5k training again tonight. Absolutely gorgeous outside, so very excited. Though, I am pretty sure that once I get off work, go home and change, then make it to the park that it will have gotten a little bit dark.. Still. Excitement!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Week 1, Day 3 - Feeling Better


I am feeling better today. I feel like maybe I am pushing through the "induction flu" faster this time because I have refused to eat any sort of real carb, i.e. good-for-you vegetables.

This is not something I recommend, NOR something that the book recommends. It is pertinent to get your veggies in and I will start getting them in either tomorrow or Friday. I am just trying to get through this flu as quickly as possible so that I do not give up.

The problem with doing it this way is it is a crash for your body. The point of the Atkins program is to bring you in and try to shock your system as little as possible. No matter how fast or how slow you go in this program, however, given the amount of carbs I was eating prior to this and the amount of manufactured and chemical substances I was consuming, I was going to have a huge crash. And boy, have I been feeling it.

But today, so far at least, I feel good. I feel a bit groggy. My mental functions are down. Had a difficult time logging into my work computer today and had to try three times before I finally remembered the password or even my login ID. So, yes, bit of mental fog.

Also, I have not been drinking the water that I need to be drinking. You should be drinking 64 ounces of water a day minimum and I have been drinking half of that. Considering that a lot of sources say that you should be drinking half your weight in ounces, I am really far behind the curve!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day 2 - Death on a cracker

I woke up this morning and felt like I could have slept for 8 more hours.

I feel dizzy. I feel tired. I feel like death on a cracker. I don't quite understand that phrase but that is how I feel.

Craving water. Lots and lots of water. Don't feel as bad as I did when I first woke up but still daydreaming about sleep.

Also, I feel like my appetite is absolutely insatiable. Like I just cannot get food in fast enough...


Sudden burst of energy



Monday, February 27, 2012

"If you're tired of starting over, you have to stop quitting."

Wow... so It's been 6 months, almost to the day, since my last post.

And in those 6 months, let's just say, I have not been Atkins friendly.

Hence, I have gained back all but 5 pounds... putting me at a horrible 288.

Now, before all of you go to saying, of course you gained it back, everybody gains back what they lose on Atkins. Let's take note of the fact that it has been 6 months since I was on it, and I have still kept off 5 pounds. Positive!

In those six months, I have also been eating like a fiend, eating so much fast food and junk food that I actually decided to give up eating out for Lent. So, it isn't like I stopped eating Atkins and went to eating healthily.

I stopped eating Atkins and have been eating tons of Mickey D's and cupcakes over the past 6 months.

So now, time to start over again.

I started today.

I didn't eat ANY carbs.

I am extremely dizzy. I feel like I am going to pass out... just a note.