Saturday, February 08, 2014
Obviously, the Atkins is doing the trick! One month in and I'm just shy of 20 pounds down from the end of last year. My waist has shrunk 2 inches. My old jeans were so baggy that they were falling off. The belt I had been wearing was down 4 notches, and I didn't have much further to reel it in. So I scrounged in the back of the closet and found an old pair of jeans that I fit back into. They're women's jeans, which are generally too high-waisted for me. I basically have no waist to speak of (only about 1 1/2") so the waistband is pretty much on my last floating rib. But I'm wearing them again after, hmmm, at least six years. If not more. So I'm cautiously optimistic.
We're using the Atkins products - the meals, the shakes and the bars. Yep, I know that it's all processed. But it fits our lifestyle and keeps the "MUST HAVE SOMETHING SWEET" monster at bay. We're still in the induction phase. Really low carb count. But it's working. It's coming off quicker for me than for my Beloved. But we can see the results, so we're sticking to it.