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!