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.