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Exercise… Not the monster you have to fight anymore…

I love this post!! I love it and I hope people understand that Atkins is not a plan where you have to work off the pounds!!

Living Atkins Everyday

I don’t love exercise.. Never did. Once is a while I have a great walk or feel the urge to do something sports related.. But as a rule.. NAHHHHH.

One of the things I love about Atkins is that you don’t have to work out you lose. You don’t have to earn the right to eat… You can eat well and lose weight and then find some activity you like later.. If you ever do. I know, I know, exercise is good for you .. so they say.. But I am still glad that I don’t have to work off my meatballs and gravy.. My mashed cauliflower with butter, my cheesecake!!

Learn the plan. Live the plan, Then focus on exercise if you want.  Be kind to yourself. Find the grace that you have for others and then pour it over yourself.

We have all be so hard on ourselves…

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A new place to connect.

I don’t have any ill will towards the Atkins forums but it just feels like I need to move on from there for now at least. The Atkins forum will always be the number one forum and a place for which I will always be grateful. I just feel like I would like to connect with people who feel like I do about Atkins. I hope to see you there!! I would love to be able to talk to you guys and see how you all are doing! Come join me!

http://itsatkinseveryday.proboards.com/

What are you eating today??

 

This morning I am starting with left over chicken and green beans in a skillet all fried up with butter. If you don’t know this about me.. I am not an EGG girl.. I don’t like them. I try over the years to eat them and it does not go well.😉

So for me breakfast is a big meal of veggies and some kind of protein. Yesterday it was a pork chop with green beans.

 

Think outside of the box. Give your self a great start! Eat and eat well my friends!

 

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 don’t love exercise.. Never did. Once is a while I have a great walk or feel the urge to do something sports related.. But as a rule.. NAHHHHH.

 

One of the things I love about Atkins is that you don’t have to work out you lose. You don’t have to earn the right to eat… You can eat well and lose weight and then find some activity you like later.. If you ever do. I know, I know, exercise is good for you .. so they say.. But I am still glad that I don’t have to work off my meatballs and gravy.. My mashed cauliflower with butter, my cheesecake!!

 

Learn the plan. Live the plan, Then focus on exercise if you want.  Be kind to yourself. Find the grace that you have for others and then pour it over yourself.

We have all be so hard on ourselves over the years. Eating nothing only to lose an ounce and feel defeated..

Don’t do that anymore. Focus on eating right. ENJOY that eating. Don’t diet on Atkins. Eat well and lose well. Then see where you are.

 

I know you can do this. I know it!!

 

It is the morning after Easter…

How did you do?? I planned well for the day and ate well!

Breakfast was shredded chicken and green beans and lunch and dinner were Turkey, mashed cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. I had coffee with cream for dessert sweetened with Splenda..

 

I had a great day! I hope you did too. If not, Start fresh this morning. Eat well and start planning the next holiday plan of action.. It is almost barbecue season! Start looking for recipes and plan to have a great summer!

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..🙂

 

 

 

Colettes blog…

Adding link to the Atkins site and Colette’s blog.
If you want to gather information that will help you have the most successful Atkins journey. Keep this blog on your radar!!

http://blogs.atkins.com/Blogs/colette_heimowitz/Archive/2012/10/9/117494.aspx

Spinach Ricotta, Smaller version… ;) Phase 2 and up.

Spinach Ricotta pie. The other one is so big I made a smaller version today. 

 

I used what I had in my freezer

42 oz of frozen spinach. 

2/3 cup Whole Milk Ricotta

1 cup Mozarella

2 tbs butter 

 

Cook spinach drain well, Add butter,ricotta and 1/2 mozarella mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Spray pan and put mixture in and add rest of mozzarella on top. 

 

Bake at 350 until the cheese on top is nice and brown.. yum!! 

 

Nutritional INFO

Whole dish

 

Fat 78.39

Carbs 59.04

Fiber 36.90

Net Carbs 22.14

Protein 90.54

Calories 1196 

For 9 servings, Each serving is 

Fat 8.71

Carbs 6.56

Fiber 4.1

Net Carbs 2.46

Protein 10.06

Calories 133 

 

Enjoy! 

11 lbs… all gone..

Im so excited. I just have so much to do and I knew my weight was getting in the way. The way I was eating was just destroying me. I was unhappy, miserable even, and could not focus on anything.

This morning my focus is clear. I don’t have that horrible desire to eat everything in sight. I don’t feel like I am missing anything. I feel back on track.

11 lbs. almost a third of what I came back to lose.. WOOHOO!! on a side note, and funny to me…

I was looking at the scale today without my glasses that I need to see close. So I am looking and thinking… man I gained… Then I got closer and realized no I didnt I lost!!! I was counting the line as a 5lb mark and it was the next lowest 10 lbs MARK!!
That is how I do my plan. In 10 lbs at a time. I know I can lose 10. So I just focus on that rather than the whole goal!!

You can do this. Please don’t struggle alone.. Ask for help! Hang out at the Atkins boards.. Get to know people and share!