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Fighting even harder!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Boy this weight is coming off slower than I thought it would. In spite of all the challenges and temptations, I have never followed Atk so closely and still, I have days and days where there is hardly any movement on the scale. I finally took my measurements but unfortunately w/o astarting #'s I won't see a change for a while. :0(

Still, 10-14 lbs in a month is not bad and I do feel a LOT better. Its tough weighing every day and seeing all the tiny fluctuations but I had a bad experience a couple of months ago with a workout regimen that forbade weighing for the 1st month and I gained 3-4 lbs!

I think I will calm down after a few more weeks and be able to start weighing once a week again but I'm just too nervous to do it now. I am SO much more active, am drinking SO much more water and am eating almost NO sugar of any kind so this has got to work.

Normally I jump right into OWL but this time I am doing just a slightly more generous version of Induction since I have so much weight to lose. I am going to increase the excercise even more, track my calories for a week, and decrease salt, nuts, cheese and dairy and see if I can blast my way off this plateau.

I also need to rely less on shakes and bars and avoid the new ATK entrees, as they have a VERY high sodium content. I had my first yesterday, a Tex Mex bfast scramble w/ Chiorizo sausage that I did not enjoy AT ALL and it had over1000mg sodium and repeated on me all mornng! YUCK! I can cook WAY better than that--just need to get up earlier! :0)


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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/24/2012 10:54PM

    I like the atkins bars for an occasional treat but don't do the shakes. I wondered about the meals. Sounds like too much salt for me too. You have done excellent on the weight loss!! Congratulations!

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HOUNDLOVER1 12/20/2012 8:57PM

    That is a HUGE weight loss for one month. Congrats on that! Good for you to ignore the Atkins processed crap. I agree, Dr. Atkins would be shocked if he knew.

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PEZMOM1 12/20/2012 5:04PM

    A loss of 10 - 14 in a month is great.

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WOUBBIE 12/20/2012 3:24PM

    I like an idea of SIMPLEMAW's - weigh daily but add them together and take an average for the week. I mean, hey, you can gain a half a pound from weighing yourself right after a shower! Loss over time is more meaningful than day to day fluctuations.

Also, do you have some "measuring clothes" you can use? A pair of pants that fit you perfectly right now that will be loose in 2 weeks and a pair of tight pants that will fit better in 2 weeks?

You're right about all the processed Atkins junk food. The poor Doctor would be fuming to think of his patients eating chemically laden crud!

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