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Atkins Newbie

#1
Hello everyone :)

Well after trying and failing at other diets I find myself here trying Atkins. I found this site whilst doing celebrity slim (which was actually great just not doable long term in my opinion) and I would sometimes lurk on here as I was interested in the low carb principle. Anyway after trying to do my own low carb thing I have finaly realised that if I am going to do it I need to do it properly and commit to Atkins whole heartedly. So here I am :)

I am buying the book tomorrow and will go from there. Looking forward to getting to know you all x
 
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#3
Well after trying and failing at other diets I find myself here trying Atkins
That was me nearly 10 years ago love, welcome and good luck.

Have you read the stickies at the top?
 
#4
Hi Curvy - I was the exact same and I am really enjoying atkins - good luck!
 
#5
Thanks so much for the warm welcome guys :)

I have read the stickys thanks they were incredibly usefull.

I couldnt find the book today which is frustrating but going to try a few more places on my lunch hour tomorrow.
 
#7
Hey curvy and welcome. This forum rocks and it helped me a lot.. You can and will do it. :)
 
#8
Thanks morenachica :)

Jim I managed to get the book today so busy flicking through it now trying to get my head around it all!
 
#9
I'd only read and get to grips with the induction part to start with love, the rest can come later.
 
#10
Looking at your stats Laura, you should be thinking of moving into OWL soon.
 
#13
Thanks Jim will just focus on the induction phase for now :)
 
#14
Curvy, you don't have a lot to lose so you shouldn't be on induction long, also don't expect to lose as quickly as those who have a lot more to lose.
 
#15
That's so true Jim. Curvy like Jim said when you have a lot of weight to loss it comes off quick but the closer you get to your goal the slower the weight loss but a loss is a loss even if it's half a poound or 1 pound in a week.
 
#16
Your reply makes me feel better morenahica..... I only lost half a pound this week and it makes me feel disheartened especially as I feel I am doing so well.
How long would you reckon being on induction? I get so confused.... having re-read the induction part of the atkins book and still thought I would only do induction for a couple of weeks.
 
#17
Hey cazz I'm glad that I could help :). You have under 20 pounds to lose. I stayed on induction to be honest prob. until I was like around maybe 8 pound to my goal weight then I increased my carbs 5 more per week. Those last pounds took me over a month to lose :(. The closer you are to your goal weight the slower the weight falls off. I'm not a big exercise person which I need to do more of, but I use working and chasing trains and buses all day for work my excuse not to work out more :p, but if you could walk or do something it will help. I have a aerobic video that when I was on induction in the beginning really helped.

I know how frustration it is to get on the scale and have only lost 1/2 pound :mad: makes you want to throw the scale away! But being a former scaleoholic :D I've learned not to weigh everyday and etc.. for example I would weigh in the am and then pm and have sometimes from a 1 pound difference to 3 :confused: crazy.. so I weighed in the afternoons because I weighted less after eating and etc.. than in the am when my stomach is empty and have nothing on it. measure yourself it helps..

Hang in there you'll have a day where you'll see that big loss like a 3 pound loss. stalling sucks big time.. but the weight is coming off.. big hugs
 
#18
Caz, we have all had stalls and periods where we lost very little, I certainly did, but more often than not they are followed by a whooshie, I think when you are losing the body fights back occasionally.
 
#19
Thanks guys..... I tend to keep to my weigh in day..... but had to have a sneaky peek this morning and it boosted me :) I certainly feel my clothes are a bit slacker today also which is how I tend to measure myself in my head until weigh in day lol

I also now park my car about 3/4 mile away from where I work to make sure I get some brisk walking in at each end of the day.

I'll get there I am sure.... but it's a great comfort getting the support and feedback on here!
 
#20
Hey caz glad you are feeling a bit more upbeat. Trust me stalls aren't fun but they will pass..

The idea about parking farther away to walk more is a great idea.. :D
 


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