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Thread: Siobhan's Atkins weight loss Journey

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    Diet: Atkins
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 31st August 2014
    Start Weight: 16st13lb
    Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
    % Lost 17.47%

    Siobhan's Atkins weight loss Journey

    So, I've decided to start a diary here - I've been a registered member since 2008, but have not posted anything until recently.

    Like most of you, I'm sure, I have been trying to lose weight for most of my adult life...I've always been bigger...not fat per se, but bigger. Even when I look at pics of when I was younger, I was bigger built than others. I never used to weigh myself at all as I always went by how I felt in my clothes....Only, as the years went by I found myself buying bigger clothes.

    I went from a 12 to a 20 in 3 years while I was with my then boyf. Lost some weight and was a happy size 14-16.
    Met my now husband, that was 9 years ago. Lost weight for the wedding, got pregnant, gained weight, lost some weight, got pregnant again - luckily I didn't gain again - I was 21lbs lighter after having him. He's now a year old....(That 21lbs off came right back....)

    That took me to 237lbs in June this year. I started calorie counting and would quite easily lose 7lbs...then a couple might come back, then a couple more off. I was miserable and so hungry...

    So at 231lbs (16st 7lbs) in Aug this year I decided...enough is enough. I'd done Atkins before (Around 11-12 yrs ago) so I thought, I have nothing to lose except lbs.

    31st Aug I started - Overall, been doing fantastically. Feel fantastic and initially lost amazingly. I have been on Atkins now for almost 11 weeks and am down 21.6lbs and today I entered into the 14's - I am now 14st 13.4lbs. I'm so pleased and very motivated at the moment!

    I plan to log my food here and am always grateful of support and 'kicks up the backside'

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    Diet: low carb/low cal
    Height: 1.78m
    Start Date: 25/01/2012
    Start Weight: 103.42kg
    Current Weight: 60.78kg
    Goal Weight: 65.32kg
    Goal Date: 2013


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.7
    Current BMI: 19.2
    Goal BMI: 20.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 42.6kg
    Weight to Lose: -4.5kg
    % Lost 41.23%
    Wow your intro sounds so inspiring, youve done amazingly well. Xxx

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    Diet: Atkins
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 31st August 2014
    Start Weight: 16st13lb
    Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
    % Lost 17.47%
    Thank you Tamzy! You have done amazingly too! You look great!

    So I've been really lazy about logging my foods here - tbh, I've been really good with the odd 'slip up' (occasional red wine & a couple of biscuits I HAD to eat as my 3 year old would get upset as he's just learned to share and offer. He gets really offended if I say no and is very wise and watches to make sure I eat it.....Any suggestions on how I can get out of this?

    So other than that...I've done really well and I have dropped another 4.6lbs this week. (Not sure how tbh lol)

    I stick to bacon and eggs every morning, lunch today will be a tuna mayonnaise salad.

    Last nights dinner - I was craving tacos so bad....I made up some homemade taco seasoning and a 'salsa'. Used lettuce leaves as the 'shells' and topped with cheese. They were so amazing - hubby and I were so satisfied after. but I also had a flourless microwave cake to finish. It's so yum!

    So yea, I'm pretty chuffed about seeing 204.2 on the scales this morning! Oh, and..I got into some jeans I bought after having my eldest (Could NEVER get into them) and ok, so I have a small muffin top - nothing horrendous, but I AM IN THEM!! I am just 6lbs away from what I weighed on my wedding day. I remember being very happy with my weight then.

    Today is a good day

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    Diet: low carb/low cal
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    Start Date: 25/01/2012
    Start Weight: 103.42kg
    Current Weight: 60.78kg
    Goal Weight: 65.32kg
    Goal Date: 2013


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 32.7
    Current BMI: 19.2
    Goal BMI: 20.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 42.6kg
    Weight to Lose: -4.5kg
    % Lost 41.23%
    Thanks hun ... With regards to eating with your son, how about chopping up some allowed veggies or a small salad to eat in front of him? Sounds boring but it might do the trick. Xxx

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    Diet: Atkins
    Height: 5ft6in
    Start Date: 31st August 2014
    Start Weight: 16st13lb
    Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
    % Lost 17.47%
    Quote Originally Posted by Tamzy1989 View Post
    Thanks hun ... With regards to eating with your son, how about chopping up some allowed veggies or a small salad to eat in front of him? Sounds boring but it might do the trick. Xxx

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    I'd love to just not have biscuits etc in the house at all lol, I feel guilty if I don't allow them as a treat - but yes..I may try that next time so he can share and offer that instead. Thanks for the reply x

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    Start Weight: 16st13lb
    Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
    % Lost 17.47%
    Oops, a glass of baileys today.... My sister offered...I couldnt say no - it's my fav. Now I KNOW I NEED to make a low carb version for xmas!!

    Other than that - a good day all round. Dinner tonight is piri piri chicken with courgette, peppers and green beans. yum.

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    Start Weight: 155lb
    Current Weight: 134lb
    Goal Weight: 126lb
    Goal Date: June 2014


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 21lb
    Weight to Lose: 8lb
    % Lost 13.55%
    Hi and welcome. Yumm Baileys- tis the season!

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    Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
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    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
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    % Lost 17.47%
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeelover View Post
    Hi and welcome. Yumm Baileys- tis the season!
    Hi Coffeelover, thanks for the welcome and popping in to say hi! And indeed it is the season.

    Ok, so the reading on the scales the other day I don't think was accurate as I have been weighing 207.2 since then - oh well lol..Still a loss.

    Tried on my dress for my work's xmas do and it's looking good - and most importantly, I feel good in it. It's a masquerade theme and I've got a black shift dress and I've never worn it as it was too tight and looked horrendous! I'm so pleased that it now looks amazing on and it's so flattering. My husband even commented on how hour-glass I look again and said how proud he was of me and how far I've come.

    I also tried on a dress that I ABSOLUTELY could not get into this time last year (I tried it on for my brother's wedding last nov and there was no way it was going on - It got stuck and I was helped out of the dress lol!) and it FITS! no....actually, it doesn't...It's too big! It's so loose round my bust and waist that it looks silly! So that's off to the charity shop this week!

    I was feeling a bit disheartened as my inches are not going down...the scale is, and I feel and look smaller, but when I measure myself - It shows the same measurements. Strange... but now I don't care as the dresses have proved something is going right!

    Anyway, food wise I'm doing fine Big push on it before the xmas do!

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    Diet: Atkins
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    Start Weight: 16st13lb
    Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
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    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
    % Lost 17.47%
    End of Oct to now, only 4lb loss. Although I know a loss is a loss, and I'm in for the long haul - I'm starting to lose motivation a little. How does everyone else keep motivated at times like this? I am so determined but I sometime find myself nibbling...and then my weight loss stalls. Argh, I need to get back into the groove. Like now!

    Bit of a whinge really xx

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    % Lost 13.55%
    I know how you feel. You did lose a lot though already maybe everything catching up. Are you able to fit exercise in at all, I know it's busy this time of year but maybe would help? Keep us posted.

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    Current Weight: 60.78kg
    Goal Weight: 65.32kg
    Goal Date: 2013


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    Start BMI: 32.7
    Current BMI: 19.2
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    % Lost 41.23%
    Aww just think of it like this... Imagine u was gaining 4lbs a month? Now reverse that thought. Youve done fab, for motivation maybe you could try looking up new recipes to keep u on track? Xxx

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    Diet: Atkins
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    Start Date: 31st August 2014
    Start Weight: 16st13lb
    Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
    % Lost 17.47%
    Thank you so much guys! It's been a real struggle and I went back to almost 210...But I am back on track and have lost all that and back to 207.2.

    I walk a lot every day - probably somewhere between 2-3 miles. I walk with a buggy (most of the time with a buggy board & young child on too) but in terms of additional exercise it's difficult - Harrison goes to nursery 12-3 so by the time I've dropped him, sorted lunch for me and Finley, ran the hoover round its time to get Harrison again. Evenings are a possibility but am trying to save for a cross trainer. I did 30DS a couple of years ago but had to give that up as I found out I was pregnant on day 9. lol - So I MAY give that another go.

    I think adding in extra exercise will kick me up the backside - Any recommendations on what sort of exercise to do? xx

    Thanks for taking the time to reply xxx

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    Hey! Here to subscribe! I cant believe how quiet the atkins part of the forum is!

    Have a fab day xx

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    Start BMI: 38.2
    Current BMI: 31.6
    Goal BMI: 27.1


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
    % Lost 17.47%
    Weighing 206.2 - still heading in the right direction. Still not swerving far off track. I do, however, need all the temptation gone (None in our house...but everywhere we go!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by stef2009 View Post
    Hey! Here to subscribe! I cant believe how quiet the atkins part of the forum is!

    Have a fab day xx

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    Hi Stef, thanks for coming by. Yes I know, it's very quiet here. Things don't seem to change from one week to the next on the Atkins section. Shame really.

    Hope you're well. Have a lovely day too.

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    Weight to Lose: 8lb
    % Lost 13.55%
    Well done. Your doing so well!

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