Mother of 2's slim down diary
After months of feeling frumpy and the diet always starting "next Monday", I woke up yesterday and thought enough is enough! The sun was shining, but I had no clothes to wear! I didn't want to get my arms out, or my legs. I felt doomed to spend another summer feeling hot and frumpy in my dark clothes! So...I went food shopping, walked past the cakes, fresh bread, chocolates and biscuits and bought chicken, cheese, eggs and salad. I surprised myself with turning down foods I shouldn't eat. Yesterday I felt in control!
Brunch- a huge salad (iceburg, cucumber, rocket) with a tin of salmon, capers, goats cheese and Mayo.
snack- boiled egg and mayo
tea- chicken (baked in foil with salt and pepper) with salad leaves
drink- so many peppermint teas I couldn't count! and water, so much my bladder is working over time!
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Woken early by poorly daughter just before 5am So an early start!
brunch- large salad (watercress, iceburg & kos), anchovies, chicken, capers, parmasan and mayo
mid afternoon snack- boiled egg and Mayo
dinner- the same as brunch
lots and and lots of peppermint tea, a black tea and lots of water. (I have been so thirsty!)
I am enjoying the meals. They are so tasty and look so colourful. It was another busy day so I haven't found it too hard. I could have easily eaten biscuits or bread, but I didn't! I have felt really focussed today.
I am feeling really tired (I am sure the early start didn't help), and did take a tablet for a headache earlier. I can feel another one coming on now, so I am off to bed. I have been drinking so much though (although I feel thirsty quite a lot so could probably drink so much more.) So tomorrow I plan to drink more (and stay close to a loo!)
I am going to weigh myself tomorrow (I always weigh myself on Thursdays) I will also measure myself too.
Day 2 done and feeling ok! (Hopefully tomorrow I will be in ketosis, I have some sticks so I will check)
Did you weigh in? I'm going to get some ketosticks this weekend, never tried the last time around. Did you have a go?
Hi MissThomas...yes I did weigh in, I was 1lb down. I wasn't overly impressed, but I was only 3 days into the diet and I had been on a sugar binge the days before which was why I decided Atkins was a good weigh to go! I do have the ketosticks. I can get a bit obsessive with them, but I know from past experience that it can show very low traces, to the point where I have thought I had eaten something I shouldn't have, but I retest a couple of hours later and I am pink again.
I have been a bit crap in keeping track of my days, but apart from a little blip on friday (I wasn't in Ketosis, I had a crap day and had a glass of wine and a handful of crisps and nuts! I did stop there though and went back to my fizzy water! It was my first big social event and I could have done a more damage.
My second big social event was a lunch out today. I stuck to it, whist everyone was eating lovely pasta and breads, cakes etc. I had a delicious salad nicoise (without any dressing or potatoes) It was delicious.
I have really been enjoying my food. It always tastes and looks so lovely. I did get caught out on Monday (by then I was in ketosis) as I had eaten my lunch early (around 11ish) and I was running around driving my children to after school activities and realised I felt light headed and tired. It was about 7pm and I hadn't eaten (or even felt the need to!) So I went into a chemist and bought some Atkins bars. I felt so much better after (I bought a couple of boxes so I can carry one around with me). I have to be careful of them though as they were my downfall last time. I only eat them if I can't eat atkins friendly food.
I am loving my eggs. I have had scrambled eggs most days, sometimes with a salad too. I have been eating lots of chicken too. I think I may get a bit bored, so I need to vary my menu slightly! But at the moment, I am enjoying it.
Weigh in day tomorrow! I am hoping I have lost a few lbs I do feel better than I did before I started the diet. I do get brain fog, and I do feel tired, but I get these strange bursts of energy! Oh, and I am constantly on the loo! But I am definitely drinking huge amounts!
I didn't eat till 4 today and thought I was going to pass out. Wasn't much choice for food to ended up getting a double cheese burger and ditching the bun. Sticks say I'm not in ketosis or very little, think my eyes are playing tricks on me. Already want to try another! Something so satisfying about them. Let me know how your weigh in goes, I weigh daily because I need the reassurance. I think I'm 4lbs down this week so far. Well since Sunday x
Well I lost 4lb. I should be happy, but I know I have lost so much more in my first couple of weeks in the past. I will continue though...it's coming off, rather than going on I suppose.
So 5lbs in total.
Today was hard. I had an early start (6am) and a long drive to watch my dd at a sports event. 4 hours standing in a field with strong winds and freezing cold. I didn't get a chance to eat breakfast before I went, but I did take some cheese and an Atkins bar. I didn't expect to be so long there. I feel guilty now because I ate some grapes and some oatcakes. I am not sure why as I think I will be ok (just tested on a stick and I am still in ketosis). Everyone was eating and passing around cakes and biscuits. I walked a very long way too.
I am still trying to warm myself up (I think that is a ketosis side effect- being chilly) but I have grilled some chicken, boiled an egg and have lots of green salad leaves I the fridge for tea.
I still ill feel so fat though....
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Start Date: 31st August 2014
Start Weight: 16st13lb
Current Weight: 13st13.6lb
Goal Weight: 12st0lb
Start BMI: 38.2
Current BMI: 31.6
Goal BMI: 27.1
Total Weight Loss: 2st13.4lb
Weight to Lose: 1st13.6lb
% Lost 17.47%
Well done on your loss! You're doing well!
I read somewhere that the weight loss rate when doing atkins on subsequent attempts gets slower with each attempt. Not sure how true that is?
Either way, weight off is better than on! You're doing great. x
Thanks Siobhan. I have now been on Atkins for 2 weeks now. It took me a while to get into Ketosis, but I have tested myself with sticks every morning and have been in ketosis for a week now. I weighed in at 5lb lighter on Thursday.
I am am dissapointed it is slow to come off (compared to previous attempts) but I find the pink sticks indicating ketosis rewarding. I have noticed that my stomach is less bloated and I don't have tummy aches/ibs symptoms since starting.
The weekends are definetly harder, being with family and friends. I do get tired, I do get cravings, I do get so grumpy, but I am hoping I can lose some weight and feel a bit better about myself.
I think ink I am going to up my water intake his week (although I feel that I am urinating too frequently as it is!)
Well done on your weight loss, you're doing fab
Thanks paigesmum. I don't feel like I am doing great. I feel quite down today. I am still in ketosis (I don't need a pink stick to tell me that....my breath says it all- although I still use them twice a day!) so I should be fat burning, but I don't feel any different, or look any different! I will weigh myself tomorrow and I know I will be really disappointed if I don't lose.
I started the 30 day abs challenge this week. Today will be my 3rd day. I wasn't sure which area of my body to focus on first, but decided to start with the abs, then maybe start the arms next week (get rid of my bingo wings!)
I am so tired. I went to bed at 9.30 last night, I really honestly can't tell you the last time I went to bed so early! Also I think my husband and kids will leave me soon if I don't sort out my mood swings! I am so grumpy. One of the reasons why I decided to cut out sugar was because I was depending too much on it to get through the day.
Also so I am a little bit bunged up. I may try a laxative, but last time I had awful cramps.
Anyway...today I have had an omlet (1 yolk and 2 whites) and red onion and mozzarella and cheddar. Tonight I will have Spaghetti Bol (without the pasta) and cheese and lettuce.
Lots of of pepermint tea and water.
Weighed in this morning and I have lost a measly 1.5lb!
I feel like eating cake!
Well I didn't eat cake yesterday. In fact I haven't had anything off plan since two weeks ago (wine and crisps). I can't cheat because I will come out of ketosis and will take me days to get back. When I was on other diets, I would cheat myself and be in denial about the consequences.
I may have not lost a huge amount of weight, but I find that I am not avoiding mirrors, my jeans are not as tight and my tummy is definetly flatter!
Just stick it out, as you are. You're doing so well. I,m the same, don't want to be knocked out of ketosis by eating something that will be gone on 10 seconds. I'm also using the sticks
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The weekends are hard, with 2 young children and a husband around, I find that everything revolves around food...yummy high sugar, high carb foods. Whilst they all tucked into a fresh white baguette and bacon for lunch, I had a fried egg and bacon.
I have started eating a pack of oatcakes (I think there are 5 in a pack) with cream cheese on the top and a handful of grapes for breakfast. It is quick and so delicious. I felt really guilty last week when I did it (I just couldn't face eggs or cheese for breakfast) but it doesn't kick me out of ketosis so all is good!
Haha, I would never have thought I would of said oatcakes were delicious! There was left over cake on the kitchen top from earlier on in the week. A month ago, I would have eaten that for breakfast!
Salad and steak for tea...yum yum!
Oh and my husband said my face looks thinner! (I am not sure whether to believe him or not though, as I asked him last weekend if he could see a difference in me and he looked me up and down then said he couldn't! Needless to say, I didn't speak to him for the rest of the evening! However, his comment today was unprompted)
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