In the end that is what will drive you crazy.
If you are just starting, take it easy. Learn the plan and while you are drop all the flour and sugar and fries.. Read up, Learn about the plan. Stock up with good food. NEW ATKINS FOR A NEW YOU, the newest Atkins book makes it so easy for you to learn the plan. To make it something you can live on each day. The options are limitless within the rules of the plan.
I love the forum. But there you are getting information that is skewed by someone else’s experience even mine. I love the Atkins books. I really feel that if you want true success in something you need to be educated in it as much as possible. Learning only about
Induction is only going to make you an induction expert..
LEARN THE WHOLE PLAN!!! Learn how it works. Read more than one book. Then start the plan by stocking up and getting rid of trigger foods eat well and learn to enjoy eating. Don’t diet on Atkins eat!!!!!!
Good meat, Good fats, good veggies..
Butter, oil, bacon, all things you can add to make things flavorful and make your food taste good!!
I just used the title of this post on an Atkins post because it is really speaking to me tonight. I have had a hard couple of years. The biggest blow to me is the changes that come as you age.. hormones.. Little torture gremlins..
No one tells you how brutal it can be.
I have 30lbs I need to lose. I lost 8 the first 2 weeks and it made me realize this time is going to be different. I am older again, Now I am being attacked by hormones or the lack of them.. But that is okay.
Amazingly enough, tonight I feel much stronger. I feel like there is a light again at the end of the tunnel.
Today as I ate my lunch of mashed cauliflower and fried pork chops, It felt good and easy. I am in the groove again.
That is my high today..
Today I am out with a bunch of amazing people at my church for a conference. There is a lot of walking. Uphill. Downhill. Stairs.
As I was walking quickly through the hall of the arena, I realized I was not hugging and puffing. I was not struggling it feeling small. I found my stride.
I felt taller. It felt like a strut. It felt good.
I bought a packit lunch tote and have it filled with my food. One of the best things was an ice cold sliced plum tomato. This thing works!!
But today is the day, I found my stride.
For the past months, I have been having horrible symptoms. Some seemed heart related and with the family history, I was tested and cleared. Then I had symptoms that resembled a small TIA, Tingling on one side of my body, headache.. fatigue and scatter brained..
Yet all my tests came back good.
It started to make me feel like I was crazy. I had physical symptoms and people are telling me I am fine.
Cold chills, hot face to heat flashes, aching, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, the list goes on. So I went on line and searched.. Know what..
All are signs of menopause. ( do you hear the hallelujah chorus?? I DO!!).. It makes complete sense..
What I found when searching is that eating An Atkins lifestyle is really most beneficial to manage it along with some other things. I am going to start adjusting it here and there to see if I can get some relief along with getting back to regular exercise and consulting with Colette to find out the best foods and maybe some that would not be so good..
What I have learned in this Journey is that EVERYTHING is affected by what we eat. Atkins gave me a new lease on life. I truly believe it will get me through this next stage in the journey!
Where did it go ? Seems like not too long ago I was fishing out shorts for my boys and now I am buying school supplies and clothes!
This summer has been one of the best I have ever had. Being almost 100 lbsw lighter than 2 years ago, I can tell you that it feels like a whole new life now. I fell light and free. I don’t worry about going to the shore or not having to wear a coat to hide..
This summer has been full of freedom and living. I have enjoyed myself and stayed on my Atkins plan and even tested some new foods for me. What I found is that after 2 years, I am finally free of the obsession with food. I can have a taste of this or that and not have that driving crazy feeling to eat it all. I love how I eat , all the veggies, the meats and good fats. My favorite thing this summer has been braised cucumbers or cucumber and tomato salad with cheese.
I hope that wherever you are on your Atkins journey, that you are feeling great and enjoying the best food life has to offer. I hope that you are meeting your goals and learning all you can. There is no substitute for a well lived life.
Living Atkins Everyday,
It is funny. I was not sure what I would feel but I did not expect tobe so much more charged up and excited. It feels so good to have reached my goal and it does not all feel like finishing anything. It feels like beginning.
Maybe it is the exercise and weight training.. who knows?
If you are just starting, Or in the middle of that journey, Just know it gets better and better. Make sure you are making it something you are enjoying. Take your time, Try new things and just focus on your goals.
YOU WILL GET THERE!
Today is the day!! I start Lifetime maintenance today!! I was reading the new book NEW ATKINS FOR A NEW YOU.. and there is a section about finding the right goal weight..
I have lost 95lbs to date. I have been at this weight since November. I go down but then bounce right back. So my body seems to want to stay here for awhile and I have decided to embrace it! I am wearing a size 8 , feel AMAZING and really know that I have changed my body, My life and my future.
I am kicking up my exercise and just going to see where it takes me.
I realized that a goal of 150lbs may not be right for me right now or ever. I want to be fit and strong.. And I feel like that is where I am heading now.
I am at 45nc daily. And I eat like a king.
Life could not be better!!
SO HERE I AM!!!! Traci… a 4!
23months in from when I came back to ATKINS!
Well It is almost summer and time to get it in gear.. Started yesterday.. Doing the work out that our exercise guru at the Atkins.com site put together for us.
2 days and I am good and sore!
There is a group there that works out and just keeps each other motivated! Come check in. I am doing the beginners work out.
Exercise is so good for you! Come join the fun!
You can do it!
I am amazed that each day I get up so energized, ready to take on the world. I have been up since 6 am and have already been planning what to do with my kids and what I need to get done today. When I was carrying that extra weight, I got up trying to find time to lay down and relax.
I find that when I am doing my errands, I literally run around. Walking seems slow, I tend to jog in and out of stores and carry many bags intead of one at a time or getting a cart. I park farther, I just enjoy being more Active and feeling alive!
It is amazing that even though that scale is sticking, I am still noticing changes in my body. My dh said my hips are slimming down more and more… He just said it out of the blue, not prompted by me..
For all those just starting, Just know that only good things await. Weight loss, Energy, great health, smaller clothes, and amazing food are all on their way. Ask for help at Atkins.com. Read as much as you can and give it your best effort. You are so worth it!