Hi all, I'm new to this forum and last Monday I started the Atkins diet. I've always been around 2/3 stone over weight and decided after numerous failed diets it was really time to get in shape and get the weight off this time. I think from my experience you really have to be in the frame of mind that you really want it this time and nothing will stop you. So I started off last Monday at 12st 12lbs My heaviest being 14st 12lbs around 18 months ago, after moving to Australia over a year ago, the last 2 stone just seemed to have come off slowly after a life style change I guess. I'm a lot more active than when I was back in England. Anyway I've been around 12 and a half stone for about a year now, so decided it was time for a major change, I've been on countless diets which I've only lasted a day or 2. But I'm now quite sick of not being able to wear what I want and with living in the tropics in Darwin, it's extremely hot 33c everyday and I just would love to wear shorts and a vest top but I'm way to uncomfortable and conscious about my body to do that. So enough is enough I'm in the right frame of mind now, so I thought if give atkins a try. So last Monday I started, I've stuck strictly to 20g of carbs a day and haven't cheated once in the whole 6 days I've been on it so far. My official weekly weigh in is tomorrow morning, and as it's 6pm Sunday evening here now. It's pretty much been a week. So my results as of this morning are a loss of 3.3kg - 7lbs. I honestly didn't think I would lose that much and I'm so happy with the results! I plan on using this forum as a diary from now on and will be posting my weekly losses. I plan on staying on induction for as long as it takes to lose 2 stone. My goal being 9st 7lbs. So just under 3 stone to go. Then go onto phase 2 for the last stone.