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Saturday, February 08, 2014

So tomorrow will mark week 3 of the Atkins Diet for me. My mom and I started on Jan. 19, 2014 with the diet. The first 2 weeks of induction were hard. I was learning to read labels and try new things. I lost a good bit of weight that first week.

The second week got a little easier, I had a plan and knew what I was eating. I didn't lose as much the 2nd week but did continue to lose.

At the beginning of week 3 I became board with the food. I'm really not enjoying eggs anymore. This week has also been stressful, so that may have been why it was harder. I also added in some exercises from one of the Spark Team Challenges. They're not much but they're something.

I weighted this morning and when I looked back over the last 3 weeks and did the numbers I've lost a total of 11lbs!!!! That makes me so happy. I don't really see it anywhere else but at least I'm going in the right direction. I know results will follow soon, just have to keep pushing forward.

It makes me so happy that I'm now in the lower 220's. I've been in the 260-230 for so long that just seeing 224 makes me smile and gives me a little more of a push to push harder.

So here's the breakdown of weight:
Jan. 19th - 235
Jan. 21 -232.5
Jan. 22 - 231.7
Jan. 28 -229.7
Jan. 29 - 228
Feb. 2 -227.5
Feb 5 - 226.9
Feb 8th - 224.0

My goal is by Feb. 14th to be at 220lb or less. Wouldn't that be a wonderful Valentine's Day gift to myself? :) If I reach it then I will reward my self with going to get a pedicure that weekend while the kids are with their daddy.
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  • no profile photo CD5821225
    That is fantastic! I'm jumping back on my Paleo diet today and hopefully I see results like you have over the next 3 weeks!
    Keep up the great work!
    2415 days ago
  • 2DAWN4
    Awesome job!

    2415 days ago
    I enjoyed reading about your journey and thanks for sharing . I hope you find some great low carb recipes to get over the boredom factor. I love green juice in the morning (spinach, apple, ginger and lemon) it keeps me full till 11 am most days, just putting an idea out there :).

    2416 days ago
    Increase your variety by trying lots of different veggies and mixing them with mushrooms, onions, garlic, herbs. The flavor variety you can get is amazing. If you can afford it also try some different meats, like lamb, fish, bison etc. or try to marinate meats in different ways. That's where the different flavors really come in. You may be able to add some full-fat dairy if you are past induction, at least butter and maybe some cream or a few berries with dessert.
    Try to go somewhere where they have a huge selection of veggies and bring home a new one or two. Also mix veggies with nuts for salads and stir-fry dishes.
    Best of luck to you,
    2416 days ago
    Good going! After the first few weeks the rapid loss tends to slow down, but keep focus on that lack of hunger - that's the real proof that you're doing things right!

    If you're still bored with the food choices how about posting in the Living Low Carb team forum asking for suggestions? Just post a list of foods you love and foods you hate and I'll bet the ideas will come flying! There are a lot of really easy to make meals that will improve your variety. For instance, have you ever made a low carb Muffin in a Mug? Linda's Low Carb recipe site has great selections. Here's the page with "Breads". The ones with an * are OK for induction:

    2416 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/8/2014 11:09:08 AM
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