So this morning I was dropping off my son at school and the crossing guard says” Wow I did not even know it was you the other day picking up your son. I started to watch this woman walk over to Evan and was making sure he was okay and then he hugged you and I realized it was you!!!”
What an awesome way to start the day!!!
I have no idea how much I have lost at this point. I have not weighed in over a month I think now, but I feel fantastic. Clothes are falling off me and I have a bag in my closet I have been dumping things that no longer fit in for good will and it is getting full!!!!
For me Atkins gives me my life back. I no longer have that heavy feeling. I no longer feel like I am dragging my arse anywhere. I feel alive and when I walk I can breathe and talk. I can jog if I want, (though not really my thing.. 🙂 ). I feel fantastic.
The weight loss will always happen on Atkins. All you have to do is work the plan. Eat the right foods, don’t get into the crazy restrictions. Eat correctly and let the plan work and it will! For me the weight loss was only part of the reason I went back. My bp was so high in the fall it scared me. My grandmother had horrible high bp her whole like and suffered strokes that eventually lead to her death. My father has genetically high bp and has had meds for it forever even though he is in great shape and takes care of himself. So far it has skipped me. I have been able to maintain mine by dropping weight and eating Atkins. I had my cholesterol done last fall. I am looking forward to having it done again in June. That may be when I decide to get on a scale again. To be honest, The number means little to me. I care about how I look and how I feel.
I watch people get hung up on a number and it is sad to see them worry and make themselves nuts over a few pounds that are not going to matter at all in how they look. It is a mental game.
Now when I get to where I want to be I will weigh in and then weigh in daily to keep myself on track. I feel like weighing is an important part of maintenance, but when it comes to losing, the weight comes off on Atkins. You just have to eat and allow it the time. It may not be in your time frame but it will work for you if you indeed let go of crazy deadlines and crazy weight goals and just let your body and Atkins lead the way!!
Have a great Atkins day!!!
So I hope you all did well. I never count anything on a holiday but I stick to my foods. So I had extra brussels sprouts and cauliflower and it was yummy!! I had roast turkey with gravy and my veggies. It was a good day. My dessert was coffee and cream and jello supreme. No guilt but lots of good eating!!
I hope you all are still on plan and off to a good start this week!
I am!! I have it all planned out, like I do every holiday. Of course there will be lots of things there I won’t eat but I can make sure there are lots that I can.
I am making the turkey and mashed potatoes for everyone but for me I am making brussels sprouts, mashed cauliflower and sauteed green beans.
I may make a cheesecake if I have the time but if not I will make my jello supreme.
It can be a crazy day especially since it is a candy crazy day. I suggest if the candy thing will drive you crazy that you go and get some Atkins candy to snack on so you don’t indulge in the other stuff and end up sick or full of regret that next morning!!
Eat smart. Plan ahead. If you are not cooking offer to bring something.
EAT ON PLAN!! No one at that table has to get up and fit in your clothes or get on your scale the next morning!!!
You can do this!!!! Please let me know how y’all did!!! I want to know! Be a happy eater on Easter!!
I can not tell you how bad I miss the Atkins forums. They were the best place for support and information. It was a true community of people who came together to support each other and were treated like adults. I have no idea what is taking them so long to get one up and running but it is a true shame.
I love talking to people about Atkins. I love seeing their progress and supporting them and making sure they know someone is in their corner.
I tried a few lc forums lately and they are garbage. The traffic is so slow and the admins are nuts. Like Low Carb Friends. Not only do they punch your ticket for silly things, but then when you try to pm them back it says they are not accepting pms. So they like to smack and hide. They treat the posters like children and are ridiculous.
Someone posted about someone making fun of them and their way of eating and I posted #$#@#$%% to mimic a bad word and was dinged.
I posted in my little group to keep up the good work and that I may not stick around too long, nothing else and they erased it and I can’t access anything. They wiped my signature and closed my access to anything except posts. I posted the other day to tell someone about fatsecret and I was dinged and erased again..
I can’t tolerate such narrow crazy admin. PLEASE Atkins!! Please get that forum up and running. We are all in limbo out here waiting!
In the meantime, If you have a good Atkins community site please comment with it!! I am open for more options until Atkins is back!!
I have not weighed in a long time. My scale when wonky and I tossed it. I have always done better just living Atkins than dieting it. I just eat what I am supposed to and let the plan work in it’s time. It feels good and liberating.
This morning I got up and measured. At this point I am down a total of 17 inches. 17!!! I am 2 1/2 months from my hard reset. My waist has shrunk 6 inches and my hips 5 inches! It feels so good to live in a smaller space 🙂
My plan this time is to not worry about the minutia so much. Stay with my protein, veggies and fat plan. I eat simply and clean. I feel fantastic. I feel like all the things that were bothering me before the reset have gone away. I make sure I eat well each day. I don’t skimp on food or cut my calories low. I am enjoying every bite!! My plan for weighing in in the end of April is still there but we will see how I feel. I ditched 2 pairs of jeans this week they were too big. WOOHOO!!!
It takes time to lose weight. Just like it took time to gain it. Don’t rush it. Don’t make it a temporary dash to the finish line. Make it yummy and satisfying and enjoy the journey!!