My name is Toni and I have recently started Atkins again Friday 2 Aug 2013. I did it about 9 years ago and was the fittest and healthiest I'd ever been when I was on it. Going to gym 5 days a week, swam 2km a day, and felt fab.
Not only was I slim, at 11st (I'm 5ft8.5) but also felt healthy as before I started I had various symptoms suggesting I have candida overgrowth in my stomach and system (including eczema, thrush, pimples, anemia, sugar and carb addiction, the list goes on).
While on Atkins all these symptoms disappeared and I felt fantastic.
ANYHOW, that was then and since that time I have gained 10st, attributed to having two kids and owning a sweet shop (yes, imagine, a sweet shop, in which you are the owner and own all the sweets, and can eat anything you want!).
So the youngest is now 16 months and the sweet shop was sold over a year ago. I lost about 3 stone since I had by youngest. But my Candida symptoms are back with a vengeance and I have been controlling the eczema with medicated shampoo but I want to rid myself of the symptoms and be slim and healthy for myself.
I know it sounds selfish but as a mother and wife it always feels like I'm doing everything for everyone else and do for myself last.
Well, not this. This is for me and I want to slip on a size 10 again and not think twice about buying clothes or even leaving the house as I don't have anything that fits me!
So here goes, I hope to post on here daily my diary (also using myfitnesspal - user name AtkinsFTW - feel free to friend me on there) and since it is still early days not in ketosis yet but enjoying the not craving food every waking moment. Increased protein n fats def suppressing appetite somewhat.
Also, would love to try bp coffee, sounds amazeballs! Lol
It you're still reading this well done for your staying power, lol, sorry a bit long. Hope you have a good Sunday!
The journey so far...
START 18st6lb 02 Aug 2013
Week 01 -9lb
Week 02 STS
Week 03 -1lb
Week 04 STS
Week 05 STS
Week 06 -6lb (1 Stone gone)
Week 07 -1lb
Week 08 STS
Week 09 -1LB
Week 10 -3lb
Week 11 -3lb
Week 12 messed around with S&S for about 4 days then cheated
Week 13 cheated
Week 14 back on the wagon
Week 15 -3lb
Week 16 -4lb (2d stone gone)
Week 17 -1lb Week 18 THIS WEEKWeek 19
Week 52 1 YEAR ON ATKINS