Archive for May, 2020

1 week back in results.

So one week back on the Atkins train and I’m down 7lbs.

I’m not hungry between meals, I’m not really snacking except at night when i used to snack all day. Healthy snacks but nonetheless snack.

I’m at about 1900 calories and that is working. I don’t let it decide ahead of time, it just seems to be where I’m falling daily.

Not really exercising but I never have the first two weeks as I change my fuel source.

I also bought keto sticks. I know a lot of people today don’t use them or like them but it helps me know where I am and what impacts my ketosis state. It also is just a nice visual affirmation and instant result. It really helps with my mind set.

What I have learned most about Atkins is there is no one right way to do it. I have always liked the stripped down initial version the best, but have also followed the DANDR version and done well.

I know for me starting low and slow will be an asset as I fight all the hormones and current situation.

I know I’m 100% on eating and sleeping.

My goal is to lose a total of 50lbs. I’m down 7. 43lbs to go.

Menopause has been hard on my body and my mental state. The fight to even maintain was exhausting. I gave up. I just couldn’t eat really well and see scale continue to rise. Now that I seem to have settled into menopause more I see I can start losing again.

You ordered a new copy of DANDR And Atkins for Life. My goal is to have a living Atkins plan as I did in 2008 that kept it easy for me to maintain and still eat off all the rungs.

Here’s to week 2!!!

Menopause and Atkins

I know it’s been a while since I posted. Let me tell you that perimenopause/menopause is harder than I thought.

My experience was that no matter what I did I could not lose weight. My old Atkins habits were not enough. I could not longer move up the ladder like I had in the past and still lose weight. I did feel better but the frustration and emotional toll was too much.

What I have learned is I need to go back to the original Atkins plan. I will move very slowly through the process. I have to journal everything and make notes of changes and weigh in daily.

It is working. My body is responding. I’m hoping the extreme bouncing has stopped.

I started this plan 5/13/2020 and am down 6.2 lbs.

My cravings have stopped. I am having the classic headaches but it will pass.

My life has changed a lot since 2008. And I realized that it all makes me who I am today. I have not managed stress well and I have not maintained my weight loss. And it’s okay. It’s not how I would like it. But it’s what happened. If I sit around feeling bad about it, nothing changes. Nothing.

I’m 53 years old. I want to be fit and be able to enjoy my life without adding to the normal aging issues by being overweight and inflamed.

I feel like us carb addicts, true carb addicts have to just know it is like any other addiction. It is hard to manage the addiction by dabbling in eating them here and there.

For now it’s a beginning again. I have not been able to lose more than 15 lbs by moving up the ladder. So then I have gotten frustrated and stopped.

This time I am waiting a full month at in induction before making any changes. I am counting full carbs to start. I need to cleanse myself and get myself in the right mindset. Quarantine has not helped! But it’s time to move forward!

If you have ever fallen off the wagon and crashed, join me! Let’s take this one step at a time and follow the plan and process. It’s okay if you aren’t doing it exactly like I am. You can do this !